This Saturday, I had the exciting opportunity to take Cake Decorating I at Artistic Cake Design. The instructor and head decorator, Amanda, told us that this round of classes filled up in less than four hours, so I was quite happy to have a spot.
I have obviously been decorating cakes for a little while now (out of a need to attempt to make what I bake look pretty) but had never taken any training. Amanda's wealth of knowledge meant that I learned an extraordinary amount in such a short time yesterday.
We started the class making character cakes (on practice sheets). This is something I had never done before and it was a lot easier and faster than I had imagined. I will definitely be exploring this option in the future.
By the end of class, everyone had to decorate a cake using the techniques we had learned. I was very pleased with my results and got a major ego boost when Amanda asked me if I was looking for a part-time job. I wish that it worked into my schedule! If you live in Ottawa and have any interest in cake decorating, these courses are a must! I can't express how much I enjoyed it and can't thank them enough for everything I learned.