Modern Buttercream Ruffles
Deep Dive into the Cake Decorating Basics
Class at the BARN
Let’s dive into the world of cake decorating. We will explore how to bake, torte, fill, ice, stack and decorate a two tiered cake and best of all you will walk home with your very own masterpiece.
Day one; its flower decorating time. We will learn how to make gum paste and figure out how to make a giant gum paste hydrangea (from pre made gum paste)
Day two; it’s all about the cake. We will bake a delicious moist chocolate cake from scratch, wrap and chill it for the next day. Our gum paste will be cured by then and we will make green leaves (cut out from our self made stencils), many sugar daffodils and more loose hydrangea petals out of gum paste. To give these blooms life we will color each petal individually. These will be set aside to dry.
Day three; it’s buttercream day! I will teach you how to make swiss meringue buttercream. Then we will torte, fill, and ice our chocolate cakes. I’ll show you an easy trick on how to get these straight and level cake sides. Be prepared to get messy.
Day four, let’s ruffle! I’ll teach you how to pipe ruffles on your iced cake. You can ruffle horizontally, vertically, diagonally or just swirls. Which ever way you prefer. And now, it’s time to stack the cakes! After successfully wiggling them into place we will arrange all our sugar flowers to give it the last bit of hurrah!
Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, www.crumbs-cakery.com, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self taught cake artist (mostly through trail and error, oh so many errors!) and opened her shop 6 years ago on Bainbridge Island. Her work is mostly known for its real looking art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes... ) and she was published in numerous magazines.
07/21/2020 - 07/24/2020
This class offered for the ages 13 - 17.
Please go to the BARN website for details and registration