Nov 052011
 

Oh, dear. I haven’t been very at all diligent about posting regularly. October was a busy month, and I didn’t always have time or–even remember–to take pictures of the recipes made and treats decorated. But it’s been exciting, and I have a lot of fun stuff going on!

First off, I started teaching cake decorating classes at the Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill. In addition to the regular “Enjoy Cake Decorating” class series I offer at the Franklin Recreation Complex, I’ve also added some “Mommy and Me” classes at Longview. These are geared for ages 3 and up with a parent helper.

 
I’m also offering “Mommy and Me” Gingerbread House classes this fall at both Franklin Rec and Longview. Each parent and child pair will build and decorate a gingerbread house for the holiday season. We’ll use royal icing to assemble the pre-baked gingerbread house pieces. Then, while we wait for the houses to dry, we’ll learn simple piping techniques and pick out sprinkles and candy to decorate the houses with. This is a two-hour class, tuition is $15 per parent/child pair, and all supplies are included in the supply fee. Check out my Upcoming Class Schedule page for dates, locations, and times.
 
The other thing I’ve been doing is cake decorating birthday parties. These are so much fun! I tailor what we do according to the age group and what the birthday boy or girl is interested in. For the young adults, this has been rolled fondant (thanks to shows like Cake Boss). I usually spend about 15-20 minutes doing a brief demonstration of some basic techniques, and then each party guest decorates their own cake/cookies/cupcakes to take home as a party favor. I’m able to offer these parties at the Franklin Rec Center, or I’m happy to come to your location as long as you have plenty of room, enough table space, and don’t mind a mess. Please contact me for more information.
 

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