The teacher, Jeanne, is fun. She truly loves what she does and has 40+ years of experience in the bakery business.
Few tips we learned tonight:
- buy confectioner's sugar in plastic bags & not boxes. If you buy it in a bag you do not need to sift it if you open the bag and dump it in your mixer. So if your recipe calls for 1 pound, buy a 1 pound bag, etc. I love this ..no more sifting!
- when removing a cake from a pan, take it out of the oven, let it sit 10 minutes, not 9 minutes, not 11 minutes, but 10 minutes....turn it over and it will come right out
- don't overfill bags, it's hard to control large bags and is hard on your hands/wrists