Tuesday, September 7, 2010
CAKE DECORATION – FLOWERS
3 Tuesdays, Nov 9, 16, 23, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
An introduction to the art of decorating cakes with life-like flowers made out of gum paste. In this three day workshop, Chef Ruth Drennan will teach the class how to turn gum paste in to a variety of stunning flowers.
Tuition for class includes a student kit that contains all of the tools we use in class.
Chef Ruth Drennan is an accomplished pastry chef and master cake decorator. She was one of the original stars of the Women's Entertainment Network reality TV show “Amazing Wedding Cakes”. Her work has been featured on CBS’s “As the World Turns,” and “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?”, and in all of the top wedding magazines. To
see her stunning cakes, visit www.ruthdrennancakes.com.
$250 -- CALL TO REGISTER -- 718.758.1339
Posted by kosherliz at 1:34 PM
We are proud to announce our new dates for Cake Decoration Master Classes for this Fall, with both day and evening options.
MORNING: Mon - Fri, Dec 13 – 17, 9 am - 12 pm,
EVENING: Monday nights, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Appropriate for beginner to intermediate cake decorators. Price of class includes a student tool kit. All baking and decorating done on premises, during class.
If you are serious about learning how to make exquisite, professional-looking cakes, this intensive hands-on class is the one you’ve been waiting for. Over the course of five weeks (or 5 consecutive days), we will teach you how to create cakes and decorate with fondant in order to create your very own stunning three-tiered masterpiece.
Topics covered include:
- How to ice a cake with rolled fondant
- Rolled fondant decoration techniques
- How to make pareve buttercream
- How to bake, ice, fill and assemble a 3-tiered cake
- How to slice cake layers evenly
$375 -- CALL TO REGISTER -- 718.758.1339
Posted by kosherliz at 11:41 AM
Debra "Mama Deb" Baker, a Culinary Arts Pro Program Graduate (Winter 2009) who blogs about her cooking adventures here, shares this wonderful seasonal recipe for her apple kugel, a perfect side dish for a Yom Tov meal such as Yom Kippur break-fast or Sukkot. Apples of course are just now coming into season, and kugels are particularly good for Yom Tov, because they are fully baked in advance and they reheat extremely well.
12 apples (Granny Smith preferred), peeled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
(optional: 1/2 cup Craisins or golden raisins)
(optional: juice of 1 lemon)
Toss the apples with the above ingredients and set aside.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Let the batter rest for five to ten minutes.
Mix the apples into batter, and pour into one large pan or two 8" by 8" pans. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees until the batter has set and the apples peeking through have browned. Serve warm.
Posted by kosherliz at 10:24 AM