Have your cake and make it beautiful, too! Pastry chef Laurie will walk you through the steps of creating a well-built cake that looks as good as it tastes. Starting with prebaked chocolate and white cakes, Laurie will show you how to transform the cake base into a finished product with straight sides, a flat top and easy-but-elegant décor. Discover how to make and color Swiss buttercream, split cakes into layers for construction, and decorate using a palette knife for abstract and simple floral details.
Vegetarian with dairy, eggs and gluten.
About the instructor: Pastry chef Laurie encourages lively discussions with students about baking and pastry techniques, local grains and flour, and seasonal produce. She is particularly passionate about teaching not only the “how,” but the “why" of baking and pastry. Formerly the pastry chef at Salish Lodge and Spa, she also worked under Jeffrey Hamelman at the King Arthur Bakery in Vermont. Laurie graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She is the author of “Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, and Roasting” (2020 Sasquatch) and is the owner of Pastry Craft, a pastry instruction company.
This is a demonstration class offered live via the Zoom app. Class details and recipes will be sent before class; after class we’ll share a recorded version. One spot in class is good for one kitchen or device. Online classes are nonrefundable.
Friday, January 22, 12:00 - 1:30 pmRegister for class