Week Two TA ~ Bonnie Gordon College

This week was cray-zay! The class is picking up and there is more and more to do which is making the days fly by! I got a chance this week to take home the plain white demo cake. I adventured out to a cake supply store in Toronto to pick up a few supplies to practice painting on a cake. I got lost on Friday so I had a re-do on Saturday. I am really happy with how it turned out since the first painting on cake attempt in class was not the easiest. The design that I found online was more simple to achieve something that looked nice.

I also did my weekend tradition of trying out a bakery in the city. Here are some pictures from Nadege from last weekend and Bake Sale from this weekend. Nadege was amazing and Bake Sale was just okay.

Enjoy and looking forward to another busy week!



Week One TA ~ Bonnie Gordon College

This was my first week at BGC as a TA! I did some training last week but Tuesday was my first day with students. I am TAing the the same course that I just finished up in March. It is such an awesome opportunity to be able to watch all the demos all over again. Plus, the instructors switch out so I am certainly picking up new things!

I am also getting the opportunity to learn all the back of house operations. Being a former operations person from my tradeshow days this is an organizational paradise. Everything from ingredients to decorating supplies is perfectly labeled and stored. I think my husband might kill me since I started labeling and dating things in our kitchen at home. 🙂

Here are the ladies in the class all lined up with their first cakes!

Week Eight Finals ~ Bonnie Gordon College

This week was our final. We had both a practical assignment and a written exam. I was assigned a theme and a client for my final cake. I was given swan lake and a description of the recipient in order to design my cake. We had to do everything on our own from design, baking, costing and of course decor. It was a lot of fun and affirmed everything that we have been learning over the past seven weeks! The written exam was pretty much review of most of our quizzes throughout the course.

I really liked how my cake turned out and would have done only a few small things differently. I designed the top to look like Princess Odette’s headpiece and the bottom to incorporate the black swan. The beading did not take as long as I thought and I had time to let my tiara dry for two nights which was ideal.  Everyone in our class did a great job. I am really going to miss everyone!

Thankfully I am going back in April as the T.A. for the next Designer Cake Certificate Program! I can’t wait. It will be a great opportunity to re-affirm everything we learned and hopefully pick up new things! Another eight weeks of early mornings and I couldn’t be happier. I will keep you all posted on everything when I start back up April 27!

Here are the pictures from this week. Enjoy and thanks for following through this amazing course!