I woke up Saturday morning bright and early to beat the heat and humidity (okay I by no means beat it, buuut I eluded the hottest part of the day), and get my run done with so I could go to my Cake Class! As you might remember there was a certain Triathlon Cake that I created earlier the year that won best in show for my overall division. With that win came a basket of goodies, and included in the basket was a cake class voucher which allowed me to take a class with any certified sugar artist. So I started poking around to see what classes are in my area that might peak an interest. I found more than I was looking for! I had NO IDEA that Norman Davis from the Live Food Challenge and the Ultimate Cake off, was located right in my area! Seriously I was stoked! If you do not know who “Norm” is, you are clearly not watching enough TV, so I’ll refresh your memory.
Anyways, sure enough The Sweet Life Bakery is just around the corner from when I live, so this is definitely an opportunity I will not be passing up! Like I said, it was Saturday morning and I was ready to roll to class post run. At least I was ready to go; apparently I don’t know how to read a calendar and showed up one day early for class! … Class is on Sunday, successful cake shops typically make wedding cakes on Saturdays! Yikes, what a first impression!
So, I wake up on SUNDAY morning ready to rumble for class! This is what I accomplished!
Believe me I wish I could break this cake down for you and give you step by step instructions, but I don’t think the guys at the Sweet Life would much appreciate it. I do encourage you to take a class with Norman or his partner Zane if you ever get the chance, it was very well structured and informative.
Along with the cake purse we did an entire course on making flowers. I really enjoyed this part of the class, especially because I tend to hide out from any flower work needed.
These buggers would cost you ~$7 a piece if you were to want a cake with lots of sugar flowers. They took a while to make each individual pedal and then to attach each stem together with floral tape, but I loved the result!
This is the class flyer/information paper that I have from the class. If you want more information head over the Sweet Life and see what they have going on at their website.
That’s all for now. Don’t stray too far though, the purse cake wasn’t the only thing I made this weekend. Hopefully I’ll get myself organized enough to post that one tomorrow!