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EASY, FUN & CREATIVE: Ana’s Cake Classes teaches the art of baking

EASY, FUN & CREATIVE: Ana’s Cake Classes teaches the art of baking

If you are a foodie, an amateur or an established baker looking to learn new or creative cake decorating techniques, then Ana’s Cake Decorating School, situated at 33 6th Avenue, Newton Park, is just the right place to learn. The classes are held in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that emphasises the enjoyment factor.

Cake decorating books can be hard to follow at times and after several frustrating attempts, I decided that learning from a professional was not a bad new year’s resolution, hence I signed up for one of Ana’s Cupcake Decorating workshops.

All the equipment required to decorate our cupcakes was provided including freshly baked cupcakes. All that I had to bring along was an apron, a note-book, a pen and a lot of enthusiasm.

Happily settled among a fun and excited group, we started the class. Ana has a way of bringing out that creative spark in her students, even for those of us that had never done any cake decorating before. I really learnt a lot in that one lesson and was soon festooning the provided cupcake with masterful strokes that could have left Picasso or Michelangelo green with envy.

The Beginners Cake Decorating Course is the best place to start learning how to make royal icing, basic piping techniques and it also covers how to correctly colour your icing with the correct food colouring, and how to work with sugar paste.

Some of the other exciting courses offered at Ana’s Cake Decorating School include: Butter-icing for Beginners, Making Beautiful flowers out of Sugar Paste, and making Sugar Paste Figurines. For those who might not have time to spare during the day, Ana’s Cake Decorating School also offers evening courses.

Ana and her partner Nico also own Timeless Cake Creations which ‘custom-designs’ cakes, cupcakes and cake toppers for weddings, birthdays, christenings and anniversaries or for any other celebration.

I had such a great time with this work shop that I have since made arrangements to go back for her Beginners Cake decorating course and then move on to more advanced courses such as the Intermediate Cake Decorating course.

With over 16 years’ experience in the cake decorating business, Ana’s Cake Decorating School not only teaches you to decorate cakes like a professional but will also offer you much more in these courses than you would learn anywhere else.

Do you also wish to learn about frosting your gourmet cakes and cupcakes? Call Ana’s Cake Classes on 079 519 0929 or visit www.timelesscakes.co.za.