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

Dairy Free / Nut Free…… and still it tastes spectacular!

Best Dairy Free / Egg Free Cake Recipe Ever

by Cake Decorating Classes on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 9:32am

My granddaughter inspired me to find this recipe. She was always disappointed that she could not have cake because of her severe allergies.  I found this recipe and tried it.   I was quite amazed at how good it really is.  And it makes great cuppies too.  Give it a try and let me know how it worked out for you.

Egg and Dairy Free Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Mix well with a fork, then stir in oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. When dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened, pour in cold water and stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

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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?

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Couple Cakes Anyone?

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Lesi Johnson’s World Famous COUPLE CAKES

Ever wanted to bring home a delicious desert for you and your honey, but the cakes are always just too large for the two of you? Not only that, but going to the bakery can be a game of chance, you never know what’s inside all that icing.

Lesi has created a solution for couples that has stirred a serious buzz in Calgary! Couple Cakes are just big enough for two, so there are no worries about being tempted to continue to feed on a large cake for days after!

The taste sensations are creating a huge demand for these romantic dinner additions.

Order yours today!