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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fondant Cake Decorating Class

Recently, my girlfriends and I took a fondant cake decorating class at Give Me Some Sugar. This small storefront is a cake decorating school in Chicago's neighborhood of Roscoe Village. A blank canvas of a cake or cupcakes are provided and you'll learn how to decorate the goodies to take home.

Not only was Chef Alekka accommodating with our difficult schedules, but the class was BYOB - always a plus in our books! Give Me Some Sugar offers a variety of classes, private events (birthdays, bachelorette parties, etc), and special events (Cupcake & Cocktails - included in the class price are cupcakes/cakes to decorate and take home in addition to drinks and recipes from a mixologist!).

In our two hour private class of three students, Chef Alekka demonstrated how to level and frost our cakes and covered all the little tips and tricks to working with fondant from rolling, dying, covering, shaping, to storing the leftovers. As with everything, you could probably figure out the basics with an internet search. But Chef Alekka filled us in on little tid bits of information here and there that I wouldn't get from a generic online tutorial. After learning the basics from Alekka, I'd definitely try making fondant cupcake or cake toppers for my future parties.

I was surprisingly impressed with Agatha's {the least domestic of us 3} cake decorating skills from leveling, frosting, laying and sculpting the fondant!

Overall, it was a fun Tuesday evening with my girlfriends, polishing off two bottles of wine, learning the basics of working with fondant and taking home three personalized cakes to show for it.

Mia definitely liked the cake I brought her and posed as if she baked it in her little kitchen set :)


Christine @ grateful for a coffee break said...

This looks like you guys had SO much fun! ;) Love the Mia cake! :)

Elisa said...

Thannk you for sharing this