12/07 • CAKE DECORATING • Layering, Frosting, & Natural Decorating, December 7 (12-2 pm) Saturday

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Valerie Gordon of Valerie's Confections in LA is coming back to Ojai to teach her gorgeous, all natural cake decorating again! We had so much fun and learned a lot last time she came to Cattywampus. In this class, you will make a Winter Wonderland Cake and learn how to layer a cake with delicious fillings, frost with buttercream, and decorate with an array of beautiful farmer's market ingredients like herbs, citrus, berries, and candied cranberries. For this special holiday cake decorating, Valerie is baking the most delicious chocolate cakes that just so happens to be gluten free (but totally doesn't taste like it) and white chocolate peppermint buttercream. At the end of class, you will have your very own splendid cake to take home and enjoy. So plan a party and get together with friends! Believe me - your cake will be the center of attention wherever your serving it up! 

 cake decorating

MATERIALS INCLUDED • all materials are included in the class fee
• 2 x 6" chocolate cake (gluten free)
• buttercream
• farmer's market herbs and fruits for decorating

TIME • 2 hours


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.

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. 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.