Monday, May 16, 2011

Cake decorating classes with Handi

When I heard earlier this year that Handi from Handi's Cakes was coming to Perth I couldn't believe my luck. Handi is only one of the best cake decorators in Australia... (he has just won the Cake Decorator of the Year award by the National Baking Industry Association). I met him a few years ago at a course when he was still working for Planet Cake in Sydney. But with two kids it is just harder to jetset to the other side of the country.

I spent a full week with Handi perfecting my techniques in Sugar Flowers and Royal Icing, finishing with our masterpiece: the Double Barrel. Lots of cake, kilos of chocolate ganache to smooth, huge amounts of icing to knead and roll. By the time we had to do the finer work of royal icing brush embroidery we were all super tired.

But it was worth it. Can't wait till he comes back in October.