Welcome to cake decorating! This class is structured to guide you through the simple steps of creating two delicious and beautiful cakes from start to finish. We will begin with the very basics and finish with professional quality cakes — inside and out.

Along the way, I will offer creative tips, tricks, and substitutions for specialty tools that you will most likely find in your home kitchen.

Techniques learned will include: baking a cake; leveling, filling, and stacking a cake; applying chocolate ganache; covering a cake with fondant; and hand-sculpting five different fondant flowers along with a few adorable little birds! Recipes will be provided for: double chocolate cake; delicious vanilla buttercream; dark chocolate ganache; and ganache truffles.

Is your mouth watering yet? If so, stir, mix, bake, and create with me in this fun cake decorating class!

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