I’m now home after my Australian cake adventure… and have lots of pictures, thoughts, tips and ideas from my travels to share with you all. To get the ball rolling, I’m starting with the second workshop I taught at Iced Affair in Sydney – the novelty cake carving class.
Cake carving class – cat cake
This cake was designed, literally, on the back of an envelope, whilst talking to my publishers on the phone. They were asking for a ‘sassy’ cat cake design to be included in my ‘Party Animal Cakes’ book. The result of my rough sketch is my ‘purrectly exotic’ cat, on which this class is based.
None of the students had ever carved a cake before, so this class was a challenge a few were a little nervous about. By the end of the day, however, the comments I was hearing were along the lines of:
“I’m never going to be afraid of carving a cake ever again”
Of course, this was all I wanted to hear!
White chocolate cake – perfect for carving
The cakes, baked by Evan, were a dense white chocolate cake. A new flavour for me, so I couldn’t resist sampling a few offcuts… delicious, but disastrous for my waistline (I don’t usually eat cake!)
The finished cakes were a treat…hope you’ll agree.
If you are interested in attending a similar course in the UK then please do get in touch.