06/22 • CAKE DECORATING • The Art of Stunning, All Natural Cake Making, June 22 (9-11 am) Saturday

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Valerie Gordon of Valerie's Confections in LA is coming to Cattywampus to teach us how to decorate cake! If you've ever seen Valerie's gorgeous creations... at the farmers market, at one of her shops, or in her Sweet cookbook... then you know that they are truly special. She transforms layers of cake and frosting into treasures that are as much fun to give as they are to eat. In this cake decorating workshop, everyone will get their own 6" cake to customize, learn on, and take home. Valerie will teach you how to do fillings, frosting, crumb coating, and decorating with natural ingredients from the garden and farmers market. So plan a party for this weekend and let's make cakes together! 

• cake decorating

MATERIALS • All materials are included in the class fee.
• 6" round vanilla cake
• buttercream frosting
• natural toppings, fillings, and decorations 

• 2 hours

• Must like cake!

TEACHER • Valerie Gordon’s business acumen and warm, entertaining charm lend themselves to her extensive brand, including the flagship retail boutique Valerie Confections in South Silverlake, a café and bakery showcasing her savory prowess in Echo Park, and a third concept to open in 2019 in the Valley Country Market in Woodland Hills. The celebrated Los Angeles chocolatier—and James Beard Finalist cookbook author for 2013’s Sweet—embraces a philosophy of telling compelling stories through flavor by ensuring every dish remains approachable, with nuanced interpretation. Gordon founded the confectionary in 2004 with her partner Stan Weightman Jr., and eventually guided Valerie Confections to become one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed boutique chocolatiers. Gaining recognition from national media outlets, TV networks, marquee food festivals, Gordon continues to push the boundary of her artisanal confections by collaborating with innovators in fields spanning fashion, design, and sustainability. Her versatile culinary knack includes handmade chocolates, preserves, historic California cakes, savory delights, and a new frontier involving nationally praised grilled desserts. An active community member, Gordon participates in organizations and events including L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, Planned the Parenthood Los Angeles Food Fare, No Kid Hungry, and others. You can read a review of some recipes from her book Sweet at the LA Times.

Classes cannot be refunded if the event is within 5 days. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.