Cake Decorating with King Arthur Flour – Community Education Series
Are you looking to spruce up your baking game with some cake decorating techniques that will impress your friends and family? Look no further than King Arthur Flour’s cake decorating classes in their Community Education Series. In this class, you’ll learn techniques ranging from basic decorating tips to more advanced techniques like fondant and gum paste.
Before diving into the decorating tips and tricks, it’s important to have a sturdy foundation to build on. King Arthur Flour recommends using their Basic Cake Recipe which creates a classic, light and fluffy cake that will be perfect for decorating.
Once you have your cake baked and cooled, it’s time to start decorating! Here are some of the decorating techniques you can expect to learn in this class:
1. Buttercream frosting: This classic frosting is a must-know for any cake decorator. The recipe involves mixing together butter, powdered sugar, milk or cream, vanilla extract and salt. Buttercream can be used for everything from simple swirls to intricate shapes and designs.
2. Piping bags and tips: Piping bags and tips allow you to create professional-looking designs with ease. You’ll learn how to fill and use piping bags, as well as which tips are best for the various designs you’ll be creating.
3. Fondant: Fondant is a pliable, moldable dough made from sugar, water, and gelatin. You’ll learn how to roll and shape the fondant to create intricate decorations like flowers, bows, and even characters.
4. Gum paste: Gum paste is similar to fondant, but it dries hard for even more intricate designs. You’ll learn how to mold gum paste into delicate shapes like leaves and petals, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your cakes.
5. Cake painting: Instead of using traditional frosting, you can create designs by painting directly on the cake itself. Using food coloring mixed with a little bit of lemon juice or alcohol, you’ll be able to create fun and unique designs.
By the end of this class, you’ll be able to create beautiful, professional-looking cakes with your new-found decorating skills.
– King Arthur Flour’s cake decorating class teaches foundational techniques for decorating cakes.
– Basics include a sturdy cake base and buttercream frosting.
– Piping bags and tips, fondant, gum paste, and cake painting are advanced techniques covered in the class.
– You will be able to create intricate designs on cakes by the end of the class.