The Cake Tutor – Harvest Festival Baking
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About the Event
This course is designed to help students use seasonal ingredients and store cupboard essentials to create some delicious bakery treats. Using ingredients such as apples, pumpkin and nuts students will bake cakes, baklava and more. The exact content of this course is decided about one week before depending on what seasonal products are available. All ingredients and equipment will be supplied for this workshop at the end of which you take home all the products that you produce. We just ask that you bring along a variety of containers to carry all the goodies away ( that is if you can resist eating them before you leave us!)
Skills acquired during this workshop,
· Learn the basic techniques involved in bread making and how to create sweet dough.
· Turning the sweet dough into pecan cinnamon buns.
· Making baklava using pre made filo pastry.
· Depending on seasonal ingredients available we will also create some of the following - carrot granola bars, apple and cinnamon scones, blackberry shortcake, vegetable tea cake and/or wholesome fruit slice.
· Helpful hints and tips on the pitfalls that many bakers make so that you produce great products every time.
A Bit About Sally
My name is Sally Davis. For as long as I can remember I have loved to bake and decorate cakes so when I left school I decided to study patisserie and cake decorating at bakery college for three years. After finishing college I set up and ran a successful bakery and tea rooms with my family in Woodstock. Some years later I decided to branch out and set up The Cake Shop in the Covered Market Oxford with a view to concentrate on cake decorating. The business went from strength to strength and soon I opened a second branch in Banbury and moved to larger premises in Oxford.
I am proud of my achievements at The Cake Shop and over the years made cakes for thousands of people with many of them coming back year after year. We even had a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. I am an accomplished baker and love to pass on my knowledge to students of all ages and abilities.
I have held many cake decorating workshops and evening classes over the years to teach sugar craft skills and baking techniques. I strongly believe that it is possible to coach all students and to give them the knowledge and tools to create great looking cakes and improve their artistic ability and confidence in cake decorating and baking.
In 2020 I sold The Cake Shop with the aim to concentrate on passing my skills and knowledge to anyone who loves to bake and create works of art.