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CAKE DECORATING CLASSES

Cake Decorating Series

6 week intensive series- Saturdays, 10:00am-12:30pm- 15 hours of Hands on instruction!

January 11, 2020

$245

students take home their own cake every week! see each week's cake below!

3rd-12th grade

This Cake Decorating Series is a HANDS ON intensive into the world of professional cake decorating. Students will learn the secrets that professional cake makers know and use and build on their skills each week! 

Have you ever wanted to make a three or four tiered cake? Have you wanted to learn how to make flawless fondant? Have you ever wondered how much to charge for a cake?

This series has the answers and the opportunity for learning as Students work step-by-step to learn and master using butter cream, traditional piping, fondant, gum paste, chocolate, and more! Students will learn how to level, split and fill a cake, and support each layer onto the next. The class will learn recipes to mix the frostings into the exact consistency needed for various decorating techniques, and practice dozens of piping skills. Each week every student will take home their own cake. Syllabus will be sent to enrolled families. 

You won't find a cake decorating series like this anywhere else!

Skills Learned:

- How to price a special events cake

- History of cake decorating styles and current trends

-Common mistakes and other troubleshooting tips

-How to level a cake

-How to split a cake evenly and fill with various cake fillings (Buttercream, custard, fruit etc.) 

-How to support multiple layers of cake

-How to crumb coat and properly frost a large cake like a professional

-How to make 3 buttercream recipes 

-How to use various cake decorating tools

- How to fold a pastry bag and how to install a piping tip

-How to fill and use a pastry bag for decoration

-Piping techniques using various piping tips

-How to roll out and cover a cake using fondant

-How to hand- sculpt gum paste flowers

-How to box and transport a cake

-How to assemble a multi-layered cake

-How to fix mistakes in decoration quickly and professionally 

This series is such an exciting opportunity for students! If your an accomplished decorator this class will give you the confidence to bake for your next big event. If your just learning this class will give you the hands on experience every Baker needs!   Weekly syllabus will be sent to all enrolled families so students can look forward to what they will be learning and doing each week! Class will meet on 1/11, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 

If you love cake as much as we do, you will not want to miss this! 

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Paint nights 

The Kid Creative Cottage would like to invite parents and their students to attend new monthly classes where families can learn classical painting techniques together! Join us for warm Apple cider and an evening of fine art.

Starting January 2020!

Return to Hogwarts

These are MONTHLY, in-depth, 2-hour classes that bring the magic of  J.K. Rowling's Literature to life through teaching core subjects and life skills that Harry, Hermione. and Ron would have learned! Students will create the Art, Science, Folklore and Food from the world of Harry Potter. These spectacular classes are an awesome experience and happen only once a month this Fall!

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7th-12th Grade Return to Hogwarts Schedule

New Monthly Classes

January 25, 2020

$45 per class (Enroll in all four classes for $150.00)

For students in 7th-12th Grade- In these awesome once-a- month classes you get to experience and participate in our literature-based classes for Spring 2020! Lessons will be more challenging so you will need your wits about you work as a team, find clues, solve riddles decipher potion recipes and practice your hand at Candy making, potions, care of magical creatures and more in your Hogwarts Classes! You will not want to miss this!  

HoneyDukes: Candy Making Apprentice

$45 Saturday, January 25th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Care of Magical Creatures

$45 Saturday, February 29th 10:00 am-12:00 pm-

 

 Rare Potions Laboratory

$45 Saturday, March 28th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

 Hogwart's Astronomy Tower

$45 Saturday, April 25th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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Come dressed in Hogwarts Robes or School house attire. 

HoneyDukes: Magical Candy Making Apprentice

Friday, January 24th Time slot A: 10-12 (CLASS FULL) or Time slot B: 1-3 (CLASS FULL)

January 24, 2020

$45

1st-6th Grade - 

Take an edible journey behind the magic of Honey Dukes Confections and Candies as an apprentice candy maker. Learn the infusions, concoctions and chemistry in the recipes for Exploding Bon-Bons and Fizzing Whizzbees! Apprentices will learn to read thermometers, take precise measurements, read candy recipes, use candy molds, candy-making safety, and more, while preparing traditional candies- start to finish. Candies will be packaged in official Honey Dukes packaging, ready for the shop window!

Skills Learned: This class focuses on candy making but will improve kitchen/cooking skills and familiarity for all students.

Take Home: Students will go home with their two types of confections in packages and the Honey Dukes printed recipes.

Care of Magical Creatures

Friday, February 28th Time slot A: 10-12 (CLASS FULL) pm or Time slot B: 1-3 (CLASS FULL)

February 28, 2020

$45

1st-6th Grade

The care of magical creatures is not a task for the faint of heart! In this class we prepare students to become Magi-zoologists. We will travel into the depths of the world's oceans, lakes and seas to discover how to find and locate ancient aquatic creatures throughout history detailed in historical texts and folklore. Students will learn how to identify many types of mysterious aquatic creatures, and their eggs and to which species they belong, as well as, how to protect themselves from a variety of aquatic species' powers and abilities. With the knowledge of how to respect and care for these amazing creatures, students will record their learning in their Hogwarts Textbook which will be taken home along with their specimens in a protective box, in case it hatches.

Skills Learned: Students will cover topics in Geography and climate as we search through antique atlases and globes to learn about Sea creatures in Literature and folklore around the world. Students will learn Ocean and aquatic wildlife safety and including how to identify where animals may be and how to avoid dangerous confrontations with wild animals in water. 

Take Home: Students will take home a Hogwarts textbook The Care of Magical Aquatic Creatures, Rare oceanic maps and a specimen in a protective box.

Potions Laboratory

Friday, March 27th Time slot A: 10-12 (CLASS FULL) or Time slot B: 1-3 (CLASS FULL)

March 27, 2020

$45

1st-6th Grade.

Potions are an ancient and meticulous art using the power of plants and compounds found in nature to create potions for spells, healing and trickery. In this class potions students will use their Advanced potion textbooks to piece together the highly complex concoction called- Poly Juice Potion. Students will learn to read detailed potion recipes, use a brass scale to weigh ingredients, grind materials into powder using a mortal and pestle, the magic of Moondew (dry ice) and color changing chemicals to create this famous potion. Can you master this recipe? 
 

Skills Learned: Students will learn recipe sequencing, reading detailed recipes, exact measuring, safety with dry ice and lessons on chemistry.

 

Take Home: Students will take home an incredible potion book from the Hogwarts library, printed recipes, and a labeled Poly Juice potion bottles in protective wooden box! 

Hogwart's Astronomy Tower

Friday, April 24th Time slot A: 10-12 (CLASS FULL) or Time slot B: 1-3 (CLASS FULL)

April 24, 2020

$45

1st-6th Grade

Join us in the Astronomy tower where Hogwarts students learn the names of stars, constellations, and planets, as well as their location, movements, and the environments of planets and moons! A telescope , star chart, books, quill and parchment will be provided! Come explore the magic that exists in our universe and test your skills of observation, and decoding as we read ancient star charts and piece together the mysteries in the sky!

Skills learned- Students will learn planetary characteristics and movements, how to identify star constellations and how to track the seasonal changes in our night sky. How a telescope works and how to use one. Students will learn to navigate by reading a star chart (map) and learn the ancient mythology that brought the night sky to life!

Students take home- A book of Astronomy from the Hogwart's library and their own leather star chart! 

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