Friday, October 23, 2009

Planet Cake Part One

Today was my first Planet Cake workshop, to say l was excited would be an understatement. I felt like a little kid that couldn't sleep because it was going to be Christmas the next day. I even had a night mare and woke up in the middle of the night thinking that l hadn't baked a cake to bring to class.

We had ten people in our Class with Jessica (she is holding the cake in the below picture) as our teacher and Fran (bottom centre) our facilitator, Jessica is amazing and at the ripe old age of 2o something is a fully qualified chef, pastry chef, chocolatier and guru cake decorator. And Fran is equally talented and incredibly funny! You can see some of her woke here .

The class was very full on, I think l learnt more in the past six hours, then l did doing the previous 8 week cake course. We were taught so many "cool tricks", but it will be a long time before l perfect Planet Cakes sharp edges.

Tomorrow we will do a two tier square cake, stay tuned for part 2.




  1. Love the cake! Can't wait for Pt 2

  2. Hi there Yvette. I've just been reading your blog and have also been looking at your Flickr photos. Your cakes are lovely. I was wondering if I can ask you a bit about the Planet Cake courses. I think I'm in a slightly similar situation to you. I have just done an 8-week course at a Community College. I would really love to do a course at Planet Cake because everybody raves about how fantastic they are, but I'm hesitant to fork out all that money when I have already completed a cake course, I have the Planet Cake book (and have therefore learnt about 'cool tricks' that they use, and feel like I know quite a bit already and just need practice. It sounds like you enjoyed it - can you help me to make up my mind about doing a course? Thank you so much for your time!!!!

  3. I am soooo jealous Yvette! The cake looks awesome!

  4. Hi Jules, Thank you! for me the course is well worth the money, unfortunelty I'm not the type of person that can just pick something up from reading it. We were taught so much more then what is in the book and everything was so hands on. I can't recommend this course highly enough, but why don't you give some of their techniques a try and see how you go. Feel free to ask me questions anytime! Yx

    Thanks Aimee!

  5. Thanks for getting back to me Yvette. I guess you've answered my question by telling me you were taught so much more than what is in the book (I suppose they wouldn't want to reveal all of their secrets in their book would they?!) It's just a lot of money to spend (especially when this is just my hobby...I'm not going into business) and I just wanted to know if it was worthwhile. Thanks again, and I'll be keenly following your blog and Flickr photos! I love your magnolia and bamboo cake by the way! :-)

  6. Thanks for the information Yvette, I've also been uhmming and ahhing doing a course with Planet Cake but like Aimee the fees are making me hesitant. I guess I better start saving huh lol