Friday, May 20, 2011

Foundation Birthday Cakes (HANDS-ON)


The most important step in learning the art of cake decorating is to master the technique of setting up a cake to perfection. Our workshops are hands on and you will be guided in a small group setting to create your very own work of art. You will learn how to master the foundations of decorating to achieve a creative and wonderful level of finish and to create the level of detail and design which distinguishes a plain looking cake from a brilliant one. At the end of the workshop, you will create your own cake designs with confidence and take home two beautiful cakes to brag and share with your friends and family.

You will learn:
1. How to make Vanilla Sponge Cake
2. How to make Cake suitable for Fondant Decoration
3. Basic Cake Decoration Using Whipped Cream, basic piping techniques & Fresh Fruits
4. Basic Cake Fondant Decoration using different tools and cut-outs and inexpensive alternatives that can use at home

You will bring home 2 cakes:
1. Fresh Fruit Cake
2. Fondant Cake


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Commercial-Style American Chocolate Muffins HANDS-ON


Muffins are favourite amongst kids and adults. They are as nourishing as they are good to eat. They are not too difficult to make with the right procedures and they often contain much less sugar and fat. We usually eat them for breakfast but like them with any meal. They work well for snacks and desserts as well. Extras can be frozen and heated in the microwave for hot muffins anytime. If you are thinking of setting up your own food kiosk specializing in sinful chocolate muffins, this is definitely a worthwhile experience for you.

Hands-On Outline
• Methods in producing commercial muffins that can last for at least 6 months
• Methods in storing them to keep them longer (without any preservatives)
• How to have them ready in minutes and anytime
• How to produce chewy muffins and cake-like muffins

You are expected to work in groups in weighing ingredients, washing utensils etc. You will, most of the time, have their own cake to work on and very often are encourage to create their own designed cakes . You may be required to take down notes and tips for baking.  At the end of this creative journey, you will bring home their own masterpieces.

1. American Devil Food Muffins
2. Black Forest Chocolate Cheese Muffins
3. Very Nutella & Nuts Muffins with Frosting
4. Cookies and Cream Muffins