Recently, our friends at Square Native visited our one-night Gourmet Cupcake Workshop and took these beautiful photos. They were also kind enough to write up a little review about the class as well.
Here's a little eye candy in case you still haven't made up your mind about joining us. Keep up to date with the latest happenings by following us on Facebook.
Monday, May 28, 2012
June's one-night Cupcake Workshops are in the planning phase. We're looking at one session being held on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30pm. If that fills, we'll open an additional night.
If you'd like to join us, simply click on the PayPal link provided to the right and register. Classes are held Provo Bakery, 190 E 100 N in Provo. Here is a list of items you'll need to bring with you to class:
- 2-3 Small mixing bowls (2-3 cup sized - even Tupperware will work) for mixing frosting colors, flavors, etc.
- An apron
- A hand towel or two (some folks even bring a hand towel and a package of baby wipes)
- At least 3 (but preferably 4-6) LARGE disposable frosting bags - any grocery store bakery will sell you these or you can buy a small box of them at WalMart. (Reusable bags don't really work here. The frosting tips we're going to be using don't fit in a traditionally cut/prepped reusable frosting bag.)
- 2 Large Decorating tips. Photo available. (a 3-pack set available at WalMart for $3)
- A box, tray, or some method of transporting your finished cupcakes home.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I taught my first Fundamentals of Cake Decorating Class over 2 years ago. It's been a really fun thing to do over the years and I've had a great opportunity to get to know a lot of really talented people. It's been really fulfilling to invite in a group of women (and 2 guys) that had no outside experience in cake decorating and watch them develop their skills over just 4 short weeks.
Life seems to get more and more complex and the opportunity I've had to host these sessions has become less attainable. This past winter I was contacted by a gentleman that was interested in classes for his girlfriend. He asked if I'd ever offered a one-night session for something like cupcakes. I thought it a good idea, but didn't really buckle down with it until this month.
When I finally opened registration for the class, it filled up within about 24 hours. As a result, I opened registration for an additional workshop and subsequently, that filled up within a day or so as well. What I really need to do is say, thanks Brady (seen pictured below), you've inspired these cupcakes classes and everyone gets to benefit.
|Cake Class Photos|
Fundamentals of Cake Decorating - Supply and Tool List
Here is a supply list that you'll need to start accumulating if you're planning on enrolling in an upcoming decorating session. The thinks listed (and pictured) below are things that you'd need to bring with you each week to class. I found that purchasing a large inexpensive tool box was the best way to keep my supplies together.
- 1 or 2, 12" or 14" non-disposable decorator bag and a standard coupler (http://bit.ly/eVUSgj)
- A long serrated knife (like a bread knife) as pictured here: http://bit.ly/gQ4aI9
- A cake decorating spatula as pictured here - 10" -12" in length: http://bit.ly/gIxPYM (Available at Wal-Mart - you'll have the choice between an angled spatula and a flat spatula - my preference lies with flat - around $5-$6)
- A small variety of cake decorating tips: a basic star tip, a basic petal tip, and a basic round tip (more info available if needed, please ask if you'd prefer tip size numbers) Standard decorator tips (Wilton brand) are numbered. There are 3 sets of 4 tips each, available at Wal-Mart that would be ideal for class. They are in the craft area with other cake decorating supplies. Please do NOT bring any plastic decorating tips.
Large Tip Set - tip #10, #12, #21, and #32
Small Tip Set - tip #3, #5, #16, #18
Flower Tip Set - tip #102, #104, #224, #252
- Some sort of cake plate, stand, or pedestal, preferably one that spins, but anything will do for starters. (Wal-Mart carries a basic Wilton spinning cake stand that was around $15 if I remember correctly. Definitely a good investment in the long run)
Additionally there will be a few odds and ends you need from home each week - things like small mixing bowls, a hand towel, apron, small pointed scissors, and wax paper.