In this half-day workshop, held at Honey Crumb's beautiful light-filled cake studio in lower Queen Anne, pastry chef Carla Schier will introduce you to the world of modern buttercream cakes. We'll equip you with tools, cake, and buttercream, and you'll dive into the process of filling and frosting a cake like a pro. There'll be a demo and thorough discussion on baking a cake from scratch and demystifying the process of making Swiss meringue buttercream -- the most luxurious and legendary of all the frostings. You'll learn to create a modern watercolor buttercream gradient with overlay texture, and will leave the studio with a gorgeous cake of your own along with a whole new set of skills.|
Skill Level: All are welcome, whether you're a complete beginner who has never baked or decorated a cake before, or you're a keen baker and are looking to raise your game. The class size is small enough for each person to receive the attention they need.
All tools and materials will be provided for your use during the workshop. NO VIDEO is permitted, but you are welcome to take photos during the class (as long as you don't photograph the other students or their work without their permission!). You will receive a supply list so that you can purchase your own specialized tools once the class is over.
Dates: Friday, January 10th, 2019, OR Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 (1PM to 6PM)
Class Size: 10 people max
During this hands-on workshop, we'll start out by covering the following:
-Baking basics: Equipment and tools, how to prep cake pans, and top tips for successful baking
-Design & logistics: Principles of contemporary cake design, time planning for cake baking & decorating, tips for transporting your cakes
Then we'll get down to the business of:
-Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC) demo -- We'll show you how to make your own at home, and will supply frosting for you to use on the day
-Coloring your buttercream with edible gels
-Splitting (torting) your cake layers evenly, and filling them with SMBC
-Achieving a perfect crumb-coat (aka the semi-naked finish)
-Applying a final coating of frosting for a beautiful opaque look
-Achieving sharp edges on your cake
-Achieving a watercolor gradient with buttercream
-Adding buttercream overlays to add dimension to your design
We'll provide the following:
-Coffee, tea, and filtered water
-All cake decorating equipment and tools for your use during the workshop
-Two 5" round cakes (which will create one single-tiered, four-layer cake)
-A batch of Swiss meringue buttercream
You will take home:
-Recipes for the cake and buttercream used during class, as well as our recommendations for tools and equipment
-Your beautifully frosted and decorated 5" round cake (which serves 8-10)
What to bring:
Please bring your own snacks to enjoy during the workshop. We'll take a quick 15-min break half-way through so everyone can fuel up while our crumb-coated cakes are all chilling in the fridge.
We will be supplying an apron for you to borrow during class, but please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing that you don't mind dirtying with frosting, cake crumbs, or a wayward droplet of food coloring. Also, since Honey Crumb is a licensed commercial kitchen with an "Excellent" food safety rating from King County Public Health, we kindly ask that you manage any long hair or stray bangs with hair ties and/or a bandana.
PLEASE NOTE: Once payment has been made, you will receive a notification to confirm your seat in the workshop. You will *not* receive a physical ticket.
WORKSHOP FEE: $350.00
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to gift your ticket to a friend. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time, in which case we will issue a full refund for all tickets purchased. In the event that Honey Crumb LLC is unable to host a class due to circumstances beyond our control, Honey Crumb LLC is not responsible for any costs, damages, or expenses that you may suffer or incur. Doors open 20 minutes before the class begins, and we will begin promptly at 1PM.
Honey Crumb Cake Studio (View)
177 Western Ave W, Suite 268-A
Seattle, WA 98119
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|