Friday, March 26, 2010

Mike McCarey was here!

WOW it's been an AMAZING week! I'm still trying to process all the information I've learned this last week working side by side with the talented, the "AMAZING" Mike McCarey of Mike's Amazing Cakes!

Firstly - Mike & Mike (the dynamic duo!) are both fabulous - they are so funny, talented, sharing, personable and full of information. We were honoured to host them and hope that they will return really soon! For those of you who don't know, Mike is a 4 time Gold medal winner of Food Network Challenge. Be sure to check out his website to see all that he can do!

For the last 4 days we hosted 2 classes. The first 2 days focused on Modeling Chocolate - one of Mike's favourite mediums. After this 2 day class I can certainly see why! Students were wowed by all that you can do with modeling chocolate - from designs, to figures, to covering cakes - you can do almost anything with modeling chocolate!

Our next session was on Cake Structures - this is Mike's newest class - and MAN is it AMAZING! I now feel I can take on just about any cake with confidence. We learned how to take any object - ANY object - and recreate it in cake. Using materials such as wood, steel, PVC piping, cake, buttercream and modeling chocolate - students recreated a 3 foot tall Big Bird EXACTLY like his winning cake on the Sesame Street Challenge!

Here are some pictures from the 2 day Modeling Chocolate class:And pictures from our 2 day Cake Structures Class:

Thanks to everyone who joined us! We hope you had fun, learned lots, and hope you come back to see us again soon!!



AWESOME birds! Congrats on your classes! Good to hear that they all ran so well.

Shauna @ City Girl Cakes said...

That is so, so awesome!! I wish you were in Halifax, NS!! Guess I'll need to take a trip. :)

VillageCakeLady said...

The class I took was exceptional! The celebrity teachers were very informative and down right funny!!! I would highly recommend any classes at FlourConfections if you want to advance your skill level & laugh your head off! Thanks!!