Cooking classes are definitely a huge passion of mine. As some of you might know, before I went into the pastry field I was actually studying to be an elementary school teacher. All of my life this is the job I thought I was going to go into and was blessed to be able to work as an aide for many years. I absolutely loved teaching, but felt that God was leading me into a new passion and I jumped head first into it and have never turned back since. However, God knew He didn’t give me the love for teaching and sharing my passions with others for nothing and has helped me find ways in this new field to share and bless others. I feel so honored to be able to help and guide others that share my same passion for desserts and food and inspire those that never knew they had it within them. I have loved being able to teach classes at Prep Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach and at my church Rockharbor in Costa Mesa and now I am excited to announce a new opportunity that I have been given. This month I am starting to teach cake decorating classes at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA. I am teaching three separate courses that consist of three classes each. Here are the three classes…
Module 1 – Basic Cake Decorating (9/08-10/08) $120
This relaxed and friendly course takes you through the basics of using a
variety of icings to decorate typical cakes required for birthdays,
graduations, etc. You will be shown techniques related to piping, use
of modeling paste for flowers and ornaments, and the covering of cakes
using a variety of icings tools and equipment. This will be taught as a
beginners level course. Perfect for either the recreational cake
designer or the individual who wishes to gain professional skills.
Module 2 – Wedding Cakes (10/08-11/08) $120
This course is suitable for creative cake-makers who may have completed
a beginners cake-decorating course. The course will primarily focus on
the techniques and styles needed to decorate beautiful wedding cakes.
Please do not sign up for this class if you are not familiar with the
basic principles of cake decorating.
Module 3 – Specialty Cakes (11/08-12/08) $120
This course caters for participants who wish to advance their basic
skills. Learn a variety of new, contemporary techniques using icing and
fondant, allowing you to create beautiful and unique cakes. On
completion of the course, students will have a greater understanding of
cake design and the satisfaction and confidence to further their
The classes still have spots left in them and are priced quite low for how much information you will be learning in them. If you are interested in signing up just check out their website and they can give you all the information. Hope to see some of you there!
Well before leaving I wanted to share some photos with you from my cooking class at Rockharbor. This class was on appetizers and we had a great time! The menu was…
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip with Pita Chips
Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, Prosciutto, & Olive Tapenade
I wanted to pass on this recipe of Ina Garten’s from Barefoot Contessa. Her recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Dip is fantastic and extremely easy…a double winner in my book! I highly recommend that you try it!
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