Flavors: Friday, August 9th
We’ve got one more month of summer where we can all keep our brains “off” for a bit, then once September hits and the boys go back to school, I’ll return to writing interesting blogs and doing 10,000 things for the upcoming book. But here’s one PR tidbit I’ll let you know about right away, because I’m pretty sure there’s a chance it might sell out by Labor Day, and then you guys will be all mad I didn’t tell you earlier because I’ve been too busy “enjoying the sunshine” and “spending time with my children.” I’m going to ignore them during the holidays, people! I promise! I’ll be all baked goods all the time then, when you guys really need me!
On November 10th, Matt and I will be teaching a four hour, hands-on recreational baking class at the Institute of Culinary Education in the Flatiron District. We’ll be showing how to make four recipes from our book, and will cover such topics as cake baking (duh), homemade fruit butters, cookies, puddings, candy making and more. It’s going to be a LOT more than your normal “bake cupcakes, slap on frosting, eat” classes. No, you’ll get to see firsthand all the excessive amounts of detail that we put into making our cupcakes, learn lots of different techniques, and learn how you can apply these things to your home cooking/baking outside of our recipes. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, PEOPLE.
Though I just made it sound intimidating, this class is for all skill levels — you do not need to be an expert baker to attend. You may not come out a master baker (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAThat will never stop being funny!), but you’ll certainly learn a thing or two. Or at the very least, appreciate the work that goes into these things
Peach Melba: Brown sugar peach cake, raspberry jam, vanilla buttercream, peach compote, graham crumbs
Bluth: Chocolate banana cake, chocolate buttercream, roasted walnuts, ganache
Key Lime Cheesecake: Brown sugar cake, key lime curd, key lime cheesecake buttercream, graham cracker crumbs
Horchata: Horchata cake, pudding and buttercream, cinnamon sugar rice crisp