What To Teach In 3 Hours?

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SarahJane Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:04am
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I'm teaching a three hour beginning cake decorating class for a group at my church. They have no cake decorating experience. What would you teach in that 3 hours? Ideas would be appreciated.

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bettinashoe Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:54am
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I would teach the basics on torting, crumb coating and covering a cake with buttercream. Then the piping of the border. That is going to take at least 3 hours, don't you think? If not throw some fondant their way and let them roll out flowers. Teaching a beginning class sounds like so much fun. Your church group will love it!

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alene Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:57am
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I guess if it were me I would start with the basics. How to make bc icing, icing consistency, filling decorater bag, correct bag position and then maybe go over a few of the icing tips and techniques. There's not a lot you can teach in 3 hours unless they already know the basics. Hope this helped. Good luck.

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Elise87 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:27am
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i agree with all the above and maybe if you have time you could also get them to practice piping writing eg happy birthday etc

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Shirlcantuck Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 4:46pm
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In Hawaii thumbs_up.gif I wish I could come icon_cry.gif

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SarahJane Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 11:45pm
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It's a GREAT place to live!

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Elise87 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:39am
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I'm in Aus but went to Hawaii last year for holiday, had a great time icon_biggrin.gif

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rharris524 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:06am
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I agree with the PPs but I'd also try to do something 'fun' but easy like maybe drop flowers or using the star tip to fill a simple design.

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