These days getting a cake has gone beyond opening a box of ready-mix or popping into your favourite bakery.
In fact, it’s becoming more and more common to see people making their own cakes from scratch the good old fashioned way. This shouldn’t come as a surprise though. While making your own cakes requires a little more time and effort than buying one or making it from a box, quality and taste are definitely better.
Where to Go
Of course, not everyone has been blessed with the talent to be the next contestant in the Great Australian Bake-off it’s not an impossible skill to learn.
The truth is that learning how to make cakes has become even easier these days thanks to the rising popularity of the craft. Chances are, there are lessons being offered somewhere near you. Whether you are looking to learn how to make cakes as a hobby, or as a business, there are many options to learn the craft. Here are the best places to look if you want to get some cake lessons:
Local Bakeries or Cake Shops – A number of bakeries and cake specialty shops often extend baking courses to their customers. C&W Cakes in Dandenong, for example, offers all types of courses from baking to professional cake decorating. Not all shops that offer this advertise their courses so be sure to ask the store personnel about what they can offer you in terms of learning to make cakes.
Online Courses – Almost anything and everything that you need today can be found on the internet. Without any doubt, cake lessons are included. You’ll be sure to find many people that offer this just with a simple search. Of course, you will want to pick the most reputable one among the search results. Be sure to do a background check and verify the legitimacy of what is being offered before making any payments or attending any sessions. This will ensure that you do not get scammed.
Culinary Schools – Other than offering full courses, many professional culinary schools also offer short lessons in different areas, including baking. For those looking to get a certification or some type of professional documentation of the lessons taken, this may be a good option. It can also be useful if you are looking to set up a cake business in the future. However, this route may be more costly than other options since it may involve enrolling in classes at an institution.
Classified Advertisements – A somewhat old school approach, but a rather effective one. For those who still like to check newspaper listings for services of all sorts, you may be able to find ads for cake lessons or baking lessons in general. This can be a good place to look especially if you don’t want to go very far just to learn how to make cakes. Advertisements in local papers will more often than not, list services that are within the area.
Why not give this recipe a go and train your cake and baking skills like a pro.
Picture thanks to Lauren