Cake group to hold special royal icing classes in North Carolina

August 3, 2013 by  

The North Carolina International Cake Exploration Society (NC ICES) announced recently that it will be holding two special classes in Pineville in August, both of which will focus on royal icing piping skills.

No doubt the NC ICES is using flyer printing and poster to let those who are interested in baking and decorating cakes to become aware of these classes. The group is hoping to attract as many people as possible.

The set of classes will be held on August 13th and 14th at the Comfort Suites. The first session will be run by the accredited British Sugarcraft Guild Instructor Christine Flinn and will cover bridgeless and bridged extension work, of which Ms Flinn is known to be a master. The session is limited to 10 students and costs $220 for the day – this includes lunch and additional beverages.

The second class, also run by Ms Flinn, will be on Victorian and Edwardian Piping and will cover the correct techniques and the delight of traditional royal icing. This class is to help those who already have some level of skill in cake decorating and piping to develop further.

Demonstrations by Ms Flinn will include the creation of royal icing, making a chamfered cake board, and the Golden rules of piping. Students will create top and side templates, graduated line work, bulbs, flowers, scrolls, and leaves; they will also learn about dusting and piping royal iced leaves and petals. The price for this class is $165 and is limited to 16 students.