I was quite pleased when the weather turned a bit cooler in Cape Town last Friday morning, as this was the day that I had booked for a Cake Decorating Workshop with Chez Gourmet.


This is the second hands on course I have done with Chez Gourmet (the first being Pastry Perfection), and again I was not disappointed.  The Chez Gourmet classes are amazing value for money – Emma is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge, the fully equipped training kitchen is state of the art and you finish the lessons with a load of edible goodies to show off to your family and friends.


During the lesson we made a batch of cupcakes to decorate and were given a vanilla sponge cake and a chocolate sponge cake to decorate.  We covered the vanilla cake with marzipan and plastic icing, with royal icing piped round the base.  We made the chocolate ganache to cover the chocolate cake. 


Here are a few pics to tickle your taste buds:


 Covering the Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


 Setting the Ganache


 Moving the Cake on to the board


 We were offered a wide variety of decorating mediums to use


 We made sugar coated rose petals




 Covering the vanilla sponge with marzipan and plastic icing






I needed a few large containers to get this lot home!


And that was Day 1 of Cake Decorating at Chez Gourmet.  They are based in a beautiful converted home in Claremont and offer a wide variety of short courses and professional courses, as well as catering services and a boutique shop of divine kitchen goodies.  I highly recommend you check them out!


I am really looking forward to Day 2!