Friday, March 25, 2011

My sister in law, Dawn is starting up cake classes! She is a culinary school graduate and pastry chef extrordinaire. I am SO excited, I am taking them all. I can't wait to learn how to make a cake that not only looks good, but tastes divine. I wonder if she is offering them so I will stop asking her to make my kids cakes, just kidding - she is way too nice and generous. I have been so lucky to have her near by, she has spoiled us on many occasions with cakes for my kids birthday parites. I am taking the Tuesday class so if you like the Utah, come join me! Here are just a few of her cakes and all the details, in her words:

I am starting to teach cake classes out of my home in West Jordan. I am starting with a "beginner" class, and will add more advanced classes shortly, such as a rolled fondant class. The advanced classes will require that you take the beginner courses first. These are hands on classes!

The beginner class will be a 2 part class. The first class will teach you about professional cake pans and basics of baking a cake. You will then learn how to make chocolate mousse and learn how to layer and fill a cake. Then we will talk about cupcakes and you will learn how to fill cupcakes with chocolate mousse, and learn how to make American buttercream. You will get to fill with mousse and decorate 6 cupcakes to take home that night.

In the second class I will bring out the cake that you layered in the first class, and I will teach you how to make Italian buttercream. You will then learn how to frost a cake using a decorating turntable. You will learn some easy, fun, basic decorating ideas. You will get to take home your finished cake that night.

The beginner class (both parts) cost: $50

My first session will be Tuesday April 5th (part 1), and Tuesday April 12th (part 2). Both of these start at 7 p.m.
I also have a Saturday session on April 23rd (part 1), and April 30th (part 2). Both of these start at 9 a.m.

Class is available for ages 16 and up, and no children or babies please.

I only have 5 spots available for each session. You would need to be able to attend both consecutive classes. I will have all the supplies you need for the class - just bring an apron!

Feel free to call or email me with any questions, and please forward information on to anyone you know that would be interested. If you would like a special session and have a group of 5 people that can do that specific session, I am more than happy to accomodate your requested date, and make it a private session.

Please leave me a comment with your email address if you're interested and I will contact you.

If I have enough interest for classes in Phoenix, I would consider going down there :)


  1. If she ever comes out to DC (to visit Katie?), my daughter and I would totally be game for a class! Looks like fun!

  2. I am 100% interested but I don't know if I can make those dates....Justin just finished grad school and we are in Springville now but he is studying for boards and I still have our little baby attached to me at all times. Do you think she will be doing any other classes at a later date?


  3. I am really interested in attending your sister's class on the Saturday session. My email address is

  4. Jane...I love your blog! You are one of my favorites. I use your recipes all the time...and now I find out you are right here in West Jordan!!!! Me too!! Do you ever go to Gardner Village? I am the manager of Anastasia's Attic. I live just down the street from Macey's and Joel P. Jensen Jr. High.. If you ever venture over to Gardner Village stop in and say hi. I would love to meet one of my favorite bloggers!!
    Happy Sunday

  5. Jane! I want to take the Tues. class with you! It sounds so fun and I've been wanting to hang out with you--it's been way too long. Will you ask Dawn if she has any spots left?

  6. I so wish April wasn't crazy and I would totally take a cake class!

  7. I would LOVE to take one of her classes! She is so talented!

  8. I would love to take a Tuesday class (but obviously I've missed it!) The Saturday class might work - but isn't it beginning the day before Easter (the 23rd?) which might be a crazy weekend. Would you let me know if you have any other options? Thanks much!

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  10. I'm interested in the Saturday sessions, but the first part is taught the weekend before finals! :) (I don't know if that is the best way to be spending my time when I should be studying.) Let me know if she offers any other classes. I'd love to come.


    Thank you so much!