Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bon Vivant Baking Class all about Cakes

Last night I attended a Bon Vivant baking class all about cakes taught be chef Suzanne Hunter. If you know anything about me I LOVE anything having to do with cakes so, this was right up my alley! I learned many new techniques including the French way of making Vanilla Buttercream. I had such a great time and look forward to taking another class through Bon Vivant. If you love cooking or baking I would highly suggest taking a class from them. Check them out at

All the ingredients lined up to make the Pineapple
Coconut cake.

Vanilla Raspberry cupcakes

The sugar syrup that will be the base
of the Pineapple Buttercream. It was
very sensitive. We had to make two
batches... the first one got too brown.

Now, the cupcakes are ready to be frosted with
the Pineapple Buttercream and dipped in coconut.

Red Velvet cupcakes

We made Marzipan carrots to go atop the mini
carrot cakes. So fun!

Our finished masterpieces! We made eight different
cakes with nine different frostings.

Carrot with Cream Cheese frosting
Vanilla Raspberry with Almond Buttercream
Pineapple Coconut with Pineapple Buttercream
Red Velvet with Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate with Salted Carmel filling and Chocolate Buttercream
Chocolate Hazelnut with Chocolate Ganache
Lemon with Lemon Meringue
Banana Rum with Currants and Chocolate Banana Buttercream/ Chocolate Banana Whip cream

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