Cakewise (4 weeks)
Discover the world of cakes through the eyes of Chef Ricky Flickenger, former head pastry chef at Trophy cupcakes, and Chef Carol, Le Cordon Bleu trained in pastry. Learn the basic methods of cake making as well as creaming and foam cakes. Chef Carol will guide you through the process of syrups, fillings and frostings, cake assembly, and basic decorating skills to make your cake look as good as a pro! All classes are hands-on, class time averages 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Session 1: Basics know your ingredients measuring storage troubleshooting Creaming method Vanilla Pound Cake Lemon Curd Quick Lemon Glaze Chocolate Ganache Cake Master Workshop Session 2 2-stage method Box cake methods Moist Golden Cake American Buttercream Fruit Coulis Chantilly Cream Cake Master Workshop Session 3 Sponge Method Storage & Transport Roulade Mousse Italian Buttercream Syrups Cake Master Workshop Session 4 Plating Assembly and decorating
Carol is a member of an elite group of Certified Culinary Professionals (CCP), a designation from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Chef Carol’s formal training includes a Master Chef program and pastry school at Le Cordon Bleu in London. She studied cuisine at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in Bethesda, Maryland and Everyday Gourmet School of Cooking. Carol has applied her training, teaching theory and practical hands-on culinary classes for the last 28 years at numerous adult schools across the country including Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table. Chef Carol has shared her knowledge with viewers throughout the Northwest and Canada as co-host of KCTS Cooks, the only live cooking show produced in the United States, on Seattle’s PBS affiliate KCTS-9. Carol’s book, Cooking Class, a chef’s step-by-step guide to stress-free dinner parties that are simply elegant! was selected by the North American Bookdealers Exchange as the 2003 cookbook of the year. Carol has lived and taught in numerous cities both within the United States and in Europe, gaining a wide spectrum of culinary experiences. Sizzleworks Cooking School is located in Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle. A space dedicated to the joy of cooking, it represents everything we stand for as chefs and food enthusiasts. It is designed to be as inviting as it is invigorating, housing a comfortable atmosphere and state-of-the-art kitchen with everything you need to develop your skills.
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