In September 2019 we signed up for ‘Advanced Bakeshop’ class with SD Continuing Education… Not really sure what to expect, but hoping we’d learn some baking theory and good technique… The class was packed, and I suggested D sit at the table with the more ‘experienced’ looking students…( who already had their gear, and clothing)… and we were split into 6 groups, so our team-mates for the next 16 weeks were to be: Adi, Jesus, Rachelle and Walter, with one other person dropping out. Adriana was the teacher, and once we got used to understanding her, and figuring out when to call her in for questions, it was reasonably straightforward.
The course was fun, with plenty of cake making, and probably more cake decorating and less ‘explanation’ of theory than I wanted, but it was interesting to see the range of creativity across the class as we learned how to make icing, pipe flowers and patterns, mix colors, make ganaches, buttercream, halloween cakes, dias de la muerta cakes, fruit cakes etc etc
Our team was a nice group, with Jesus as the lead joker – in addition to the creaming and folding methods, we pioneered the “Oops” method where we added the right stuff at the wrong time, or left stuff out, or dropped stuff etc… All fun… Walter was the creative expert, and Rachelle the perfectionist…
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