I do a cake during the first of each of my four-week Level 1 classes. I also make the icing in class with my hand mixer so that the students can see how it’s done. I like being able to leave the cake for the staff after class (they don’t complain either) and I get to demonstrate actual technique more effectively. The biggest reason of all though is that I’m a bit of a showoff. I really like being able to decorate a cake in front of them from beginning to end during that first class. Even better though, is the next week when I get them to do it and they would have sworn that they couldn’t
It was made easier by the fact that I’d done a LOT of them. Then Wilton went and changed everything up and I couldn’t do the old standby. I got to do something new and I think I like it.