Cake making 101: Make your cake and eat it too

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend Cake Decorating 101 with Cake Occasions. Some of you may recall, they created a brilliant cake for my little one’s first birthday a few months ago and I have always wondered just how hard it is to create such a masterpiece.

The cake making class ran for 6 hours on a Sunday and it was a great way to spend a day, thanks to Jane, Bronwyn and Irene, my cake decorating companions.

Led by Christopher Chavez, we learned all the basics including making ganache, preparing the decorative bows, flowers, shapes etc and covering the board and cake itself with icing. He was such a huge help and with only four people per class you have a lot of one-on-one time to ask questions (or in my case fix bits and pieces that appeared to be not going as well as I had hoped!)

Christopher Chavez has more than 15 years experience as a professional cake artist. Christopher is one of Australia’s top cake designers and has worked with two of Sydney’s best known
decorative cake establishments – Sweet Art and Planet Cake. His teaching style is very relaxed and he shares plenty of cake-making secrets with the class.

Due to overwhelming interest in the cake design workshops, they are running new courses in March and April. With such small classes its best to book early. Please contact Alisa for details on exact dates and pricing.

You can see our finished cakes above, not bad for complete novices!  If you want a little look at the class in action, check out the video below. Then go see some of the Cake Occasions professional masterpeices on their website.

Thanks so much to Christopher and Alisa, I can’t wait for the advanced class!

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