Love the fancy cakes you see in bakery windows and wish you could do it yourself? Give it a whirl at Fancy Cakes by Leslie, the Bethesda bakery that has done artistic cakes for the Pope, Marc Antony, Ace of Cakes, and the Today show. The bakery is offering 2-hour workshops through May:
May 3: Buttercream Piping Workshop: Learn about decorating pastry tips. Pipe borders, create side designs, flowers, garlands and swirls. $95.00. Note: Class is also available on May 24.
May 10: Beginning Fondant Workshop: Learn to weigh, cut, knead and color cake fondant, and techniques in rolling, covering and trimming cakes. All materials provided, $125.
May 17: Beginning Cake Decorating Workshop: Discuss box mix cakes/icings vs. scratch, plus torting and filling cakes. Finish icing in buttercream with piped, pulled borders. All materials provided, $95.00
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