Elegant, black wedding cakes have risen in popularity recently, and as decorators it is very important that we stay up-to-date on not only the latest trends but the newest techniques. Join Cake Designer, Mimi Hood as she leads this hands-on class in creating a trendy black & gold tiered cake using unique font cutout & texturing techniques. This cake will be a perfect compliment to any wedding or special occasion, and the techniques you'll learn in this class can be applied
Each student will go home with a completed three-tiered (8” double & 6” round) black & gold display cake incorporating the following techniques:
- Darkening fondant in 5 minutes without adding large amounts of gel colors.
- Creating textures using items found in your home, hardware & art stores.
- Creating molds from unconventional items.
- Adding dimension to tiers using cut outs & color.
- Stacking and covering double barrel tiers.
This is a class you will not want to miss!
Students are to bring a rolling pin and mat. All other materials provided by the instructor.
Sugar Flowers: Pre-made flowers will be provided in class to complete cake design. Dahlia sugar flowers will be demonstrated only during class time. Students interested in participating in a full, hands-on sugar flower class should consider registering for the Fall Themed Sugar Decorations class held on Friday afternoon.
A Special Shout Out of Appreciation to our class sponsor!
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Attending the Sweet Makers Industry Conference? Sign-in to register for this class and receive the Professional Experience, Conference discount. This class is $110 for non-conference attendees, and $95 for those attending under the Professional Experience. LEARN MORE
INSTRUCTOR: Mimi Hood
DATE: SATURDAY, Nov 10, 2018
TIME: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CLASS LENGTH: 3 HOURS
REGULAR PRICE: $110 || CONFERENCE PRICE: $95
Mimi is the Owner and Creative Director of Mimi’s Mocha Treats which is a licensed, inspected and insured home based cake studio. Located in Woodbridge, VA we happily serve the Greater Washington DC area. Mimi happened to “stumble upon” the cake industry nine years ago and hasn’t looked back since then. In this short time, she has even managed to become a seven times award winning cake artist. With a background in Architecture and a love for baking, Mimi uses her skills / knowledge to ensure that each cake design is uniquely structured and aesthetically appealing, no matter the occasion. She is also a strong believer that each cake design MUST taste as good as it looks, so all cakes are baked from scratch using high quality ingredients including real butter, quality cocoa and couverture chocolate.
As an Army brat born to an American father and Ethiopian mother, this cake artist has moved with her parents all over the world including Seychelles, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Thailand. However, the one constant in her life has been the warmth and love of the family kitchen. Her dad is a natural chef who can whip up anything from thin air. And, her mom pours her heart and soul into her traditional Ethiopian meals. Memories of cooking and baking fill Mimi’s fondest memories as she was born with a spoon and a mixing bowl in her hands! Her passion for cakes is what drives and motivates her each and every day.
Mimi’s Mocha Treats has been featured in Bird's Party Magazine, Edible Artist Network Magazine, Cake Master's Magazine, Black Bride Magazine and was featured on the cover of Cake Central Magazine. In addition, she has competed on Food Network's Cake Wars.