Cake and Pastry Artist Lesi Johnson

XDream Cakes and Pastries in Calgary

Upcoming Specialty Classes at “Lesi’s Kitchen”

March 26th, 2011 This month’s feature class has been cancelled to allow for Instructor Training Day…..I have to stay one step ahead of you all. :)

April 23rd, 2011 we are proud to be hosting our very first ever Cakin’ Kids class. Baking and decorating with the younger crowd in mind. They will leave with basic cake making knowledge, and have a lot of fun picking up some basic icing and fondant skills while creating some yummy fun of their own. This class is geared for kids age 12 – 15. Younger children can be accommodated under the supervision of an adult.

May 28th, 2011 we head into territory slightly outside the mighty cake realm. Pies, Pies, Pies will add a little variety to your caking repertoire. Easy never fail pie crust is a skill you will be able to tuck into your goodie bag. Seldom heard of pie recipes to wow even the most discerning palate. Dessert will never be the same.

June 25th, 2011 we bring to you Amazing Cupcakes and Cookies. These are not your average pretty cupcakes. They are specifically themed for any occasion. They look like you’ve spent hours but are amazingly simple and truely a treat for all. Come express yourself!

July 23rd, 2011 take flight with the Butterflies. Gelatin Bows and Butterflies is the newest technique to hit cake decorating. You will learn the secret to realistic looking butterflies to embellish your summer creations. These bows are like no other! You won’t believe they aren’t ribbon! This is truely too good to miss.

Well, that is what is shaping up in “Lesi’s Kitchen” for the next little while. I hope to see you in class. In the meantime,

Happy Caking!

Lesi

Learn to Make Amazing Cakes on a Small Budget

Cake decorating doesn’t have to be expensive!

There is no need to shy away from this  art form that you love,  for fear of cost.

In my new classes you will be shown cost effective ways to pursue your craft of cake decoration.    Each workshop offered  is  based on a     2 – 3 hour curriculum  and is  designed to meet the  needs of busy cake enthusiasts.

Most people, when they first start this hobby,  don’t think outside the cake-box.  The big brand cakers will tell you what you need.  More often than not,  it’s what they would like you to think that you need.

If you were to go through your kitchen,  right now,  you would  most likely have everything required to make amazing embellishments to adorn your home-made baked creations.

These are the  many little tips and secrets that I want to share with you.

Back in the day,  before commercialism,  gorgeous and  elegant baked goods were readily  available.  Someone crafted them with a little imagination,  and simply,  by hand.

Here are a few examples of  “by hand” creations that  you will learn,  in the very first class,   at  Lesi’s Kitchen.

Sign up HERE for a class.

Tell me about your experience with cake decorating classes.  What would you like to see, as far as cost effectiveness goes?

Talk to me.  Leave a comment below:

“Lesi’s Kitchen” Grand Opening Classes – Please note: These are NOT Wilton Classes!

It has been a long time in the workings, but I am now offering the next phase to  what you now know about cake decorating and  classroom instruction.

I have put together select  project classes that are  designed to take your cake decorating to the next level. Finally you will be able to take the classes specific to the techniques that you have been dying to learn.

The offerings will cover everything from amazing life- like  florals to intricate cake sculpting.    Gone are the days of  our grandma’s round, pink  flowery cakes.      Move  over granny,  there’s a new Grandma in town…..  and she’s bringing on the Ultimate in  Cake Design!

Get ready to learn more modeling  candy clay techniques, more realistic gumpaste flowers, a menagerie of animals, fairies and elves, cars, handbags, and shoes,   just to name a few.

You will gain fabulous insight into recipe how’s and why’s, as well as, get the scoop on some awesome “must know” cake and pastry secrets.

Here’s the best part. You will learn the secret of “how to cake decorate without breaking the bank!” (it’s my little pet peeve)

There is so much more to learn.

Each workshop is based on a 2 – 3 hour curriculum and is designed to meet the needs of today’s busy cake enthusiasts.

Sign up for a class today and take your baked goods to a whole new dimension.

Go to: http://xdreamcakes.com/products-page/