At my office everyone is always looking forward to birthdays and other occasions involving cake (in my mind – this should be any event!) because we get our cake from Konditor & Cook (if your office doesn’t do that…then you are doing something wrong). So when Nuffnang invited me to their Konditor & Cook’s Cake School I couldn’t turn down a cake-related occasion – involving cake itself!
But Tea, you might wonder, why is this of any interest to me? Well it turns out – a cake decoration class is a great idea for a day/evening out – take for example my friend who was in London last week and who yawns at any cultural things like museums and galleries, but loves anything food related – this would have been perfect. K&C offers different classes with everything from sponge to decorating, biscuits and brownies.
Back to last Wednesday: once me and the bloggers behind
were assembled, our teacher Laura introduced us to the wonder world of piping bag folding and filling with icing. We then practised different decoration techniques; Laura made it look so easy, but I soon learned there is so much you need to keep in mind for the perfect figure – keeping it at the right height, plus you need some serious muscles to press the icing. Laura gave us some tips and tricks in between like how to make a flower, a Chanel bag and even a little Nemo.
After this, we got to decorate a round biscuit – I adorned mine with letters and figurines; then a heart shaped one – I tried to make a German style Lebkuchen; and finally a gingerbread man – I went for a bearded man, though the beard looked a bit like spaghetti, so it was probably more a messy spaghetti-eating-gingerbread-
And last but not least we got to decorate our own Curly Whirly (K&C’s signature cake). Though I originally had a Van Gogh masterpiece in mind, I decided to go abstract and went for a Jackson Pollock design with bright colour splashes. Not sure if it was my skills, but at home the cake was welcomed very warmly and finished very quickly!