View Entertaining and Educational Cake Baking Lessons

Are you someone who has had the urge or desire to discover how to bake and decorate cakes just like the professionals? Perhaps you’re interested in starting a little shop of your own? It can be difficult, these days, to find the time to learn a new hobby or craft but cake baking classes and lessons are available in much more convenient ways than in the past.

Cake baking classes online are indeed a marvelous method of gaining information on this specific craft for many of us. Nearly everyone’s got a day job these days and many of us have kids, who they themselves are just as busy. Between the household, running chores, and of course your job, it’s difficult to fit a brand new routine into your hectic colander. Cake baking classes can be perfect for you. With the ability to watch and learn what you want, when you can, you’ll be developing a new skill (or honing your current one) in an efficient, stress-free way.

A Convenient Method to Taking Cake Baking Online

You’ll discover cake baking classes online on a variety of subjects, from frosting the perfect tiered cake to creating beautiful floral and seasonal decorations from gum paste as well as and marzipan.

Cake baking is a fabulous hobby. There is a specific feeling of pleasure and triumph that can generally be experienced when baking for your friends and family. Several people check out cake baking lessons on your computer just for the fun of it. They are there to learn another skill, polish their style, and set free some of their creative side that doesn’t often come out to play.

Pure fun is also a totally legitimate reason to view cake baking classes. And yet there is another reason to consider studying the essentials and superior techniques of cake art. For some, this goes far above a pastime and into a full time business venture. Start a business doing what you love, and the rest will come naturally.

For the trainee, you’ll learn the essentials of cake baking and decorating, taught by Master Chef Susan Holtz who simply loves to share her wisdom. From baking tips, to filling and icing the cake, you’ll see why it’s so crucial to start with a solid foundation in your cake art labors. From there, you’ll learn how to work with fondant, decorator bags and tips, buttercream and other decorative media. You’ll learn to cut, color and pipe amazingly realistic creations, and assemble them just like the professionals.

From there, the sky really is the limit. Take what you’ve learned and begin your very own cake decorating business. Begin by telling anybody you are acquainted with that you can make gorgeous cakes. Take samples to any parties or gatherings you are invited to, and be sure to have some business cards on hand for everybody who’s curious.

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About Susan Holtz

Susan Holtz is a natural born teacher with decades of professional experience as a baker, instructor, and entrepreneur…and she has a portfolio of accolades to show for her efforts in each of these arenas. What Susan takes just as much pride in though, are her hundreds of graduates now working in the culinary field. Most recently, Susan not only has served as Director of Culinary Arts at West Valley Occupational Center in Woodland Hills, CA (where she created the curriculum and designed the classroom laboratory) and as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Cake Decoration at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, CA (where she also developed the curriculum), but she has also just established the Baking & Cake Art Academy, Inc. in order to provide an online forum and laboratory to inspire baking and cake art enthusiasts and professionals everywhere to achieve their highest goals. Entertaining and informative, dedicated and patient, Susan delivers her instruction in a uniquely low key manner, but with a quite evident passion for sharing her wealth of knowledge on baking from her own academic, apprentice and work experience. She really knows how to encourage her students and make the learning process fun so that all levels of students find her teaching understandable and inspiring! Susan’s fascination with cake decorating started in the sixth grade. In those days, it was all about the star tip and the rose nail! Since then she has studied and worked with some pretty impressive names in the pastry/baking/restaurant fields: Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Fenniger of “Too Hot Tamales” fame, Nancy Silverton, Patrick Terrail, Gerard Joel Bellouet, Mark Carter, Francois Vignac, and Joe Ortiz, Kamolmal Pootarakfa, Gordon Hamersley, Hugh Carpenter, Yolanda Chen and LiE Wong. (You can find out more about all these phenoms on!) Ever the student as well as the teacher, Holtz has studied a broad spectrum of specialized international cuisines, including Japanese, Chinese, French and Thai, as well as baking and cake art methods. Susan has earned certification from The Wilton School of Cake Design, then in Chicago (pulled sugar and international cake art methods – Philippine, Australian, English); the American Institute of Baking in Manhattan, Kansas; Joe Ortiz of Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola, California (artisan bread baking); St. Moritz Luxury Chocolates in Beverly Hills; with New York’s Colette Peters (fondant techniques); Roland Mesnier (the very intimidating process of pulled sugar); Scott Clark Woolley (gum paste techniques); Ron Ben-Israel (mold-making for jeweled embellishments); and Johnson & Wales in Denver, Colorado (advanced pastry & bread making).