Date: August 17 - 19, 2012 (3 days)
Instructor: Colette Peters
Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Class Description: Create a beautiful "dummy" cake, decorated with real icing that will amaze all of your friends!! Students will learn all about sculpting a real cake and how to structure it so it is stable, while working on a "faux Styrofoam" cake. You will learn various decorating techniques, such as working with fondant, gum paste flowers, wood grain, inlay, quilting, brush embroidery, and much more!! Bring your imagination and a sense of whimsy. Students should have some previous cake experience.
Instructor Bio: Colette Peters is the owner of Colette’s Cakes, a specialty cake company in New York City. She is the author of five books. Colette has created cakes for many celebrities including Sting, Yoko Ono, Natasha Richardson, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Kanye West, Al Pacino, Ertha Kitte, Pat Robertson, and the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. She created cakes for the weddings of Marie-Chantal Miller and Prince Pavlos of Greece and Alexandra Miller and Alexander Von Furstenburg, among others. First Lady Hillary Clinton asked Colette to make decorations for the White House for 2 holiday seasons and in 2005, she created a five-foot replica of the White House for one of the Inaugural parties for President Bush. Colette has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Food Network, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, CNN, and Lifetime Television. In 2003, Colette helped create and design the format and rules for the first cake challenge for the World Pastry Forum, which would soon become the first Cake Challenge for the Food Network. Colette has participated as a contestant and a judge on many Food Network Challenges. In 2010, she won first prize on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. Colette has served as a food stylist for Ladies’ Home Journal, Food Arts, Women’s’ Day, and Good Housekeeping. In 2007 she was voted one of the 10 Best Pastry Chefs in the USA, and was given the Trendsetter of the year award by Modern Bride magazine. In 2010, she was given the honor of being chosen one of the 10 best cake designers in America by Pastry Design Magazine. She has instructed students at the Culinary Institute of America in California, the French Culinary Institute, The French Pastry School, The Wilton School, L’Academie de Cuisine, and the Notter School of Pastry Arts. Colette has also participated in the Disney Food and Wine festival and has lectured at the Degustibus series at Macy’s in New York City.
Instructor Website: www.colettescakes.com
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $115
A $30 Registration Fee will be added to your course total. This is a one-time annual
fee for non-members. If you are a current member, this fee will be removed before
credit card processing.