Learning first from my German grandfather and later through self-teaching via insane amounts of books, websites, videos, and plenty of trial and error, I can be your guide to excellent home baking and decorating. All you need are a few basics to get you going.
I'm offering several classes to get you started. All classes can be taught either in my home or yours. At least 3 people must participate for a class to run in either location. The class atmosphere is fun and relaxed, just the way baking and decorating should be! Grab a friend and sign up now!
The following classes are offered at my house on the dates shown. If you prefer a class at your own house with your friends or family, you can contact me to work out a date and time. To register, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired class and date. Payment is due on the day of class.
Scratch Baking 101: Cake and Cookies
Nov. 8th, 2pm-5pm
Baking is both a science and an art. Learn the very basics of the science and technique that takes the mystery out of baking and helps you achieve consistent, delicious results every time. If you yearn for something beyond boxed cakes and packaged cookie dough, this course is for you! Learn how ingredients function, what makes a cookie crispy or chewy, and how to get a perfectly textured cake. Finish off the class with a delicious cookie and a slice of cake to devour!
Intro to Cake Decorating
2 session course
Nov. 7th, 10am-12pm and Nov. 14th, 10am-12pm
$35 + handful of supplies (decorating tips and disposable bags, approx. $10 at the store)
Always wondered how those pretty cakes are made? Move beyond a can of frosting smeared all over a cake and learn how to get a beautifully iced and decorated cake for all occasions! Learn to make decorator's icing, and then how to level, torte, fill and ice a cake, as well as several borders, designs and even a beautiful icing rose! This is a great class for friends to take together. Each student will make their own special cake to take home.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Dec. 6th, 3-5pm
$25 - icing and cookies provided for you
Love those perfectly iced holiday cookies you see in stores and bakeries? They're easy once you learn the basics behind them. Come learn a recipe for the perfect sugar cookie for decorating, how to make the special icing, and how to make the pretty designs. Practice on the cookies provided for you and take some home with you to eat or give as gifts!
Other classes may be available upon request, including:
- Gourmet Cupcakes
- Frostings and Fillings
- Intro to Fondant and Gumpaste
- Royal Icing Flowers
- Pizza from Scratch
- Pies and Tarts
- Holiday Gifts