Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Boss was here - The Cake Boss that is.....

If you were not aware, Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss is currently on tour performing a live interactive show. He was in Toronto last night, and my friend Karey and I went down to check it out.

The show opened to a screaming crowd of enthusiastic cake fans - the opening song - Pour Some Sugar On Me! This was obviously going to be a rowdy show!

After a quick intro, Buddy called upon the women of the audience to come on stage for a cupcake decorating contest. To the music of the Flight of the Bumblebee, Buddy quickly demonstrated the cupcake design. Then each contestant had to do their best to recreate the design. THIS was a sight to see! Needless to say, some were better than others. Now what's good for the goose is good for the gander, and so the men had to come up and prove they had what it takes! Ummm ...sorry but no, they didn't! LOL! It was all in good fun and it was entertaining!
Other portions of the evening included how Buddy became "The Cake Boss", his experiences, a slide show presentation of some of the work he has done over the years & a Q & A portion. Overall it was a fun family show for anyone who loves the Cake Boss!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Caddy Wampus Cake with Bronwen Weber

The 2nd class with Bronwen was one I was really excited about - the Caddy Wampus! In this class students learned how to created this gravity defying cake - sure to wow guests at any event! students learning how to assemble their stands

Not only did we learn the beauty of the stand design, we worked with live cake to see how stable the construction was - all cakes left the shop assembled and made it home just fine (mine is still standing a week later! And no I'm not going to eat it!!!)

Bronwen demonstrated how to use her favourite fondant (and one of mine too) Fondx properly - we covered the dreaded square cakes with ease. From beginners to professionals, no torn or cracked corners in the room!

Once covered, we learned simple and quick decorating techniques that give a WOW to any cake. From applique to Lambeth, we did it all as we had 12 sides to work with
Bronwen demonstrating piping - amazing to watch!

Thank you Bronwen & Francois for an AMAZING 3 days!