Things at The Sweet Kitchen have been surprisingly busy for the beginning of the year. A few of my Farmer's Market regulars asked if I would be interested in teaching them something, anything...and I said yes.
Last Thursday evening I hosted 3 lovely ladies for a cupcake icing and decorating class. It was the first class (besides swimming) I have ever taught and I think it went well.
I pre-made the cupcakes, but we covered ganache (the miracle worker) and Swiss Meringue Buttercream, basic piping skills, paper cones and a bit of chocolate work.
A good time was had by all and the girls left with a dozen cupcakes each.
They did beautiful work and I don't think by looking at their cupcakes, anyone would guess that they had no previous piping experience. Talented ladies indeed!
Things almost got ugly when Janet's apron was still sparkling white, while Barb's and Helene's had some chocolate smudges. But Janet's quick talking averted a crisis and everyone was friends again!
Things I learned were: follow the plan you made, narrow your subject matter down, but keep it interesting and stick to a time limit. I was way too ambitious in what I thought we would get to and forgot some of the basic things I should have covered, but all in all I think we did well.
For the next class - I think we'll do a chocolate tasting. Anyone interested????