Icing on the Cake: The Ultimate Frosting Toolkit
Expand your frosting toolkit for an endless repertoire of show-stopping cakes. From buttercream to ganache and even fudge, pastry chef Jenny McCoy shares her secrets in the only frosting guide you'll ever need. Warning: This class may result in overwhelming demand for your dessert creations!
As a pastry chef with more than 10 years of experience in some of the country's finest kitchens, Jenny McCoy has learned to transform classic techniques into inventive and exceptional desserts, many of which you'll find in her book, "Desserts for Every Season." Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can expand their repertoire to create expertly refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny's detailed lessons are both inviting and inspiring.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Jenny McCoy and learn the secrets to delicious, fluffy meringues. Master Swiss and Italian meringues first. Plus, experiment with fun flavoring and decorating options.
Find out how to turn fluffy meringues into rich, silky-smooth buttercream. Then flavor your meringue buttercreams with fruit purée. You'll also learn how to flawlessly flat-frost cakes for use on their own or under fondant.
Create a cooked-milk base for flavorful buttercream that's great for piping. And make classic, American-style buttercream that's a kid-friendly dream to work with.
Make stabilized whipped cream frosting that holds up well for cake decorating. Then whip up tangier, thicker variations that incorporate crème fraîche. Plus, Jenny makes coloring, flavoring and even piping whipped creams easy with her tried-and-true tips.
Create two decadent chocolate frostings as you turn traditional ganache into a spreadable dream. Get Jenny's ultimate fudge frosting recipe before discovering flavoring and frosting options for your chocolate recipes.
Finally, Learn how to make the two most versatile and popular cake glazes around: chocolate glaze and poured fondant. Plus, pick up tips for glazing gorgeous petit fours.