“A party without cake is just a meeting.”
We think Julia Child said it best: “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Whether vanilla, chocolate, simple, elaborate, layered, bundt, or otherwise, cake holds a special place in our hearts. Join our cake-only techniques series to learn new techniques, styles, and recipes for cake preparation and decorating. From classic to modern and everything in between, practice decorating with butter cream, whipping up genoise, or creating luscious fillings to brighten every event with the ultimate symbol of celebration.
Week 1 – Foam Cakes: Foam cakes are light, airy cakes made of flour, sugar, eggs, and in some cases butter. The fluffiness comes from beating air into egg whites, which lets any subtle flavors shine. We love these cakes at tea time!
Week 2 – Butter Cakes: Butter cakes, like pound cake, are made with significant quantities of butter and a chemical leavening product such as baking soda or baking powder to build up heft. Our butter cake recipes include jams, ganache, buttercream fillings, and frosting to create showstopping centerpieces.
Week 3 – Flourless Cakes: These naturally gluten-free cakes make dessert accessible to our gluten-intolerant friends and those with Celiac disease. We also love them for their rich, decadent flavor and versatility.
Week 4 – Tortes and Layer Cakes: Typically made with many eggs and little flour, these luscious beauties are often filled with layers and layers of whipped cream, buttercream, mousse, jam, or fruit. They’re often reserved for upscale or elaborate evening celebrations where the dessert is the star of the whole menu.
Interested in more?
Whether you are a novice looking to gain confidence in the kitchen, a total cooking whiz looking to add to your repertoire, a couple or group of friends seeking an alternative fun night out, or looking for the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, we have something here for you! Our chef instructors take pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise with students at all levels of proficiency in our intimate, hands-on environment. Our kitchens are professionally equipped, but you will leave understanding how to adapt every recipe for your home kitchen. Learn about our most popular offerings – the best cooking classes in the greater Boston area – and peruse our offerings to find the class you’ll most love. Visit our Class Calendar for adults or teens to sign up for upcoming classes and check back – we update our class postings all the time.