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Baking Schedule October to March 2013

You can now see the detailed lessons in my website, www.breadmakinglessons.com for Commercial Bread making and Cake Decorating. I will also add a class on Baking Cakes for Beginners, the very basic such as Butter cakes, Pound Cakes, Banana and Chocolate Cakes that you can turn in to Cupcakes if needed be. For the Cake Decorating, i give the students the option to take an extra session day if they want to for either of the three lessons which are Gumpaste and Fondant, Buttercream (not the confectioner's but the real Buttercream) and Royal Icing. I will only give one day lessons for each but if you want to extend it up to 2 days, then you are free to do so, minimum is at least two students. If you look at my website, the tools you need are all there including images of what the lessons might be. If you have no tools available for your use in class, i will allow you to borrow mine, but you need to purchase them later for your practice. If you ask me, i would start with the Buttercream, then Royal Icing and then Gumpaste and Fondant. This is the order in which i learned them myself but of course you are free to take whatever lessons you feel like having. What i like about getting the basics from these 3 disciplines is that i am not stuck at a particular type of decoration. I can mix them up (as seen in my website and tumblr blog), use Royal icing flowers and Buttercream borders, or Gumpaste flowers and Royal Icing piping etc., With regards to Bread making, the lessons are hands on, no time limit and you will start from scratch. There will also be lectures, basically what goes on inside a bakery, how to troubleshooot, what are the problems, how to calculate food costing etc., Below is a Soft Bun dough that i turned into Pita breads as well. I have also managed to make Pan de Sal out of it, Cinnamon Rolls, Pan de Limon, Dinner Rolls, Hotdog Buns, etc., etc.,
An overload of Sesame Seeds that i bought from an Indian store in New Jersey, these breads will stay soft for 5 days. After days, it will start to dry up, then become moldy in 7 days without any preservatives at all. If you own a bakery and your Soft Buns mold in 2 days, there is something wrong with your production.
Even if opening a bakery is not in the horizon right now, the satisfaction of making your own bread is the most glorifying of all endeavour for someone who is in love with food. Don't we all love to eat? Everyone can cook, i borrow that from the movie "Ratatouille" and i agree, but NOT EVERYONE CAN BAKE. Start learning, use that extra time to learn a craft and you might be in for a surprise. I will start accepting reservations first week of September. My class is limited to only 7-8 students per session. Email me at sherqv17@gmail.com for instructions on how to reserve a slot.

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