Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cake Decorating Class at Carlo's Bakery

Yesterday, we went to a cake decorating class at Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken and had the opportunity to learn about fondant. Above is a picture of the finished cakes we made in class and a picture of us with Mary--who was super nice to autograph our apron and pose in a picture with us. The classes and the cakes are not gluten free (we gave our cakes away!) But we enjoyed learning how to use fondant--which is like edible playdough. Today we made our own gluten free cakes at home.

Most fondant in naturally gluten free. Satin Ice Rolled Fondant--which is the Fondant used at Carlo's Bake Shop is gluten free and dairy free. You can purchase Satin Ice Rolled Fondant at Amazon. It is FULL of dye and totally not a healthy--but super fun for the kids and very inspiring if you know how to use it. Unfortunately, there is nothing at Carlo's that is gluten free. But, it was easy to be gluten free in the class because it was about decorating--not about eating. And everyone was SOOO super nice.