Yes I finally went back to going to the Williams Sonoma Cooking Demos. I can cook a little, but without the funds or the time to do a cooking class I’ve been going to these demos since August. Most Williams Sonoma’s do a free cooking or baking demo on either Saturday or Sunday mornings, I try to go to as many as I can! This week’s demo has probably been one of my ultimate favorites. It was on Cakes & Cupcakes! Woohoo! And it was full of free samples of the icing & the cupcakes!
I did learn a few things that I thought I should share with you. Apparently there is TWO Essential things you must have in order to make a great cake:
2. Offset Icing Spatula: This is used to smooth the top of the cake with icing as well as the sides. You can use a regular knife but it's apparently a pain the ass. lol. You can find these icing spatulas cheap at Ac Moore or Michael's too!
Well I didn't even know what an Off-set spatula was! I'm glad I went. The lady demoed cupcake decorating too with the standard pastry bags & metal inserts that make the designs. I never realized how relaxing cake decorating looks. One of my favorite things to do is to make chocolate-covered Strawberries. I think I might have a new passion tho. hehe.
I also learned that the BEST way to tell if your cupcakes or cake is done you should do a TOOTHPICK Test. It's as simple as it sounds. If you stick a toothpick in the cupcake & it comes out clean then the yummy goodness is done!!
AND if you are using a mixer machine to make your cake, make sure you get all the ingredients off the sides of the bowl!! =) Oh & parchment paper. Make sure
I will definitely be making some more cupcakes this week! I'll post pics!! I would recommend these demos. They really are a lot of fun! Next weeks one is Pies & tarts. Can't Wait!
I'm listening to the rain fall right now...it sounds angry. I wonder what would piss off rain...hmmm....