Fabulous Cakes TV Show on TLC Review

If you want to learn more about cake decorating, you have to watch the new show Fabulous Cakes on TLC! I think this is one of my favourite cake shows I have seen so far!

Fabulous Cakes is about educating the viewer on how fabulous cakes are created. They explain, in detail, the technical aspects of making cakes.

Each show goes to a different city and follows different professional cake decorators though the entire process. They definitely share some great cake secrets and innovative cake techniques.

They follow the professional cake decorators – in depth – through every step of the cake:

  • the customer consultation
  • planning and structure
  • baking
  • carving and crumb-coating
  • covering in fondant
  • decoration
  • delivery
  • set up

They even sometimes catch the painful “cake disasters,” and what the decorators do to fix them! I love carefully watching the expressions on the decorator’s faces – you can almost read their minds when they know something is wrong.

And this is one of the few cake shows that reveals the prices of the cakes! I really appreciate this as it gives a greater understanding of what people are paying for these amazing works-of-art.

This show is definitely not nearly as scripted as some of the others. It really is more about explaining and education people about what a cake goes through from start to finish.

For anyone that is interested in learning how amazing cakes are made, I highly suggest checking it out.

For listing information, please check out TLC’s TV Listings.

Update: I just saw the New York episode and it was awesome…  It featured one of my favourite cake designers,  Kate Sullivan. There are some really great cakes that come out of that city!  And the guys from City Cakes NY??? – they’re ripped! I am sure they have no problems lifting cakes around!

Cake Decorating Classes in Calgary

SAIT offers quality instruction from experienced industry professionals, in an academic bakery setting.

The following classes geared towards beginners, everything from bread, chocolate, to cake decorating. Classes are offered at both the Main Campus and the Downtown Culinary Campus:

http://culinarycampus.ca/classes-baking-basics.php

SAIT also offers general Baking and Pastry classes for kids, children, and teenagers.  It’s also part of their Summer Camp program. See more at: http://www.saitsummercamps.ca/camps-a-additional-programs/camps-by-theme/culinary.html

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to instruct a number of courses. It’s enlightening to see students find that moment of happiness… That epiphany moment when it all comes together.

Here are a some of my favourite moments so far:

Calgary Cake Class



SAIT Cake ClassCalgary Baking Class

Photos of our last Creative Cupcakes class, held March 16th at the downtown Culinary Campus.

Each individual student learned how make cupcakes and icing from scratch, and how to pipe swirls.

Together, we also made dark chocolate ganache and caramel sauce:

Calgary Baking Class

Calgary Cake Decorating Class

Thank you to the many sweet students for the memories. 😉

Hope to see you there!

SAIT Baking School