Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Introduction to Sugar Blossoms

A new batch of Gumpaste Flowers begins next week Tuesday, April 6th and there are 3 seats remaining!

This course introduces the student to one of the most extensively used cake decorating mediums. Basic techniques to establish a methodical grounding in this craft are taught along with the making and colouring of gum paste itself.

Learn popular flowers from start to finish including the rose and in the finale arrange your creations in an artistic bouquet that will look too real to be sugar craft!
Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Format: Demo & Hands-On
Price: Rs.6500
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, April 6th, 13th & 20th           
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tools & Equipment: List available upon registration

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Calling all foodaholic shoppers!

The retail store located inside CCDS is bursting with new stock of the latest gadgets and kitchen tools! We carry all supplies and designs required for our classes, along with modern and sophisticated designs for the amateur baker and cake designer.

Some of our supplies include basic and advanced cake designs, fondant, gumpaste and luster dusts, truffle moulds and sugarcraft cutters, baking and cake decorating ingredients that are practically impossible to find elsewhere, including Belgian coverture chocolate and pure extracts and flavourings. Other than this ofcourse there is the wide variety of tips, bags, pans and other basic supplies from PME and other local brands.

There is so much, much more – so come and take your time exploring what new gadgets, tools and ingredients you can pick up to enhance your culinary and cake decorating experience. As always, you can order an item not in stock or in our current product range and we will try and have it available just for you. Contact one of our friendly staff members for your specific needs!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Free Demo

The Whimsical Cake Course was a great success. Students had lots of fun and  took home  purses, shoes and even a cute little dog-all made from cake!
On Friday, March 19th, we are having a Free Demo of  Full sized Doll Cakes. Sculpting and designing ideas will be discussed and a full doll will be made, from scratch using fondant and butter cream. Email to register as we can accomodate only 15 attendees. Demo begins at 6 p.m. sharp.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Whimsical Cake Course this weekend!

Take the fear out of carving a cake into a toy, a dog, a shoe or anything that you fancy. This course focuses on preparing the student to tackle this advanced art. Students learn how to carve, stabilize and decorate life like sculptures all out of cake! Ideas will be discussed along with practical suggestions to working out even the most complex cake creations.

Level: Intermediate Prerequisite: CD2 or equivalent
Format: Demo & Hands-On
Price: Rs.6000
Dates & Times: Saturday March 13th and Sunday March 14th. Noon-3p.m.
Tools & Equipment: List available upon registration

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to the CCDS Blog!

At CCDS we are not just good teachers but serious foodies as well. There is always so much to talk about at the School that we just had to start a blog to keep you posted on all the latest news and happenings from CCDs. This blog is intended to serve as an informal platform for us to share ideas, discuss recipes and rant about our pet peeves and joys in the culinary and cake decorating world, not just with students but others out there who are not students, yet. Other than that the blog will be updated with event news, pictures from workshops and classes and discussions on new products.