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ironchef 11-30-2006 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by goboenomo
These two girls at my work took a cake class.
I didn't think it would be much until I saw their cakes.
It was more of the decorating, not the baking.
It had these hard special layer around the outside. The inside was vanilla with icing between two layers, and strawberry jam between another 2. Then it was topped with icing flowers that she told me take about 10 mins each to make.

I would like to take that.

The outer layer was probably fondant.

goboenomo 11-30-2006 02:09 PM

Yeah that's the stuff.
At first I thought the icing just hardened because somone told me the cake was out over night. But I thought it was other then that. I asked, but I had already thrown it out. Haha, it's okay, too much icing for me anyways.

Ishbel 11-30-2006 02:10 PM

I've taken lots of classes over the years - both here and in European countries. Some of them have been a couple of days, some a couple of weeks - and one, many years ago in Paris was 6 weeks. This year I've been on a 3 day course in Portugal and a 2 day course in the highlands of Scotland.

But, I'm not a chef and never will be! I don't think I have the temperament for it - or the stamina :smile:

kitchenelf 11-30-2006 02:12 PM

I have taken several through the years. I always learn something from each one of them. The last one I took taught me to be more proficient with my stovetop smoker. Good flavor/healthier cooking!!!!!

Caine 11-30-2006 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by ironchef
Somewhat, but I still have problems with following directions. :dry:

Yeah, there's a lot of that going around. That's why I can't figure out the surge in cook book sales the last few years.

shpj4 11-30-2006 05:31 PM

I have taken some Cooking Classes at Valley College and they were very interesting.

It really depends on what type of class you are interested in and then research them out.

Robo410 11-30-2006 05:38 PM

yup lots. Go for the hands on ones , not the demonstrations. You can get demos at dept stores and on TV. But hands on work with a group of like minded enthusiasts and a chef is worth the $$$.

Mr_Dove 11-30-2006 05:57 PM

regarding fondant: i signed my wife up for about 12 weeks of cake decorating classes. Fondant looks really good but usually tastes terrible. By terrible I mean that it has almost no flavor.

kccats 11-30-2006 06:00 PM

no i have not. :)

Corinne 11-30-2006 08:59 PM

Funny you should ask! Just got a flyer in the mail today from one of the local high school's continuing education program. This will be my first formal class. I'm signing up for a Homemade Cheese class that starts in Jan. 6 weeks for $85. Using fresh milk to make Mozzarella, Ricotta, Queso Blanco, Cheddar, Fromage Blanc, etc. I LOVE cheese! :pig:

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