Local

July 3, 2014

Students learn cake decorating art

Tags:
G.A. Volb
Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Adrienne4HRJPG
The white creamy icing was slathered on “guinea pig cakes” with enthusiasm – much of it building up around the edges leading to sweet tempting stalagmites.

A group of cake-decorating connoisseurs of confectionary craftsmanship focused on provided instruction to mold creations into works of sugar-coated art.

The small-room of students attending “Cake Decorating 101” at the post commissary recently received a basic introduction to the art.

Provided by a team from the Military Deli and Bakery Services, students soon realized the art of decorating cakes was a bit more involved than most might have thought.

Like auto body specialists who work to remove dents and touch up paint on vehicles, the ability to turn the basic cake into a masterpiece takes talent. To do so, students used tools of the trade to produce shells, flowers, bubbles, and balloons for their anti calorie-conscious concoctions.

On the positive side, according to instructors, the icing contained zero trans fat, which was a good thing for students who found themselves “stealing” samples between sessions or destroying the evidence of poor design in a similar fashion – one swipe of a finger removing any remnants of poor craftsmanship into the mouth of the artist.

Adrienne Colloton practices making daisies with icing during a cake decorating class at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 10.

“I have 10 grandchildren,” said Shanna Bennett, a cake decorating student and produce manager at the commissary. “So every month there’s a reason to make a cake. There’s always a monthly celebration.”

Bennett said, “I’ve never experienced anything like this. This is really a treat.”

According to instructors, the ability to craft extremely detailed, professional decorations can take anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks to learn – depending on how quickly a student catches on.

Tools of the trade to include the many tips used to make designs, tubs of icing, and various “sculpting” gear ranges in price but are not exorbitant.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office

The biggest challenge ever!

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office Staff Sgt. Jimmy Toun, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment food service sergeant, arm wrestles MasterChef star Gordon Ramsay after the filming of the biggest cooking challenge in the five ...
 
 
Col

Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and str...
 
 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

Deputy commander riding off into retirement

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Wayne Taylor rides on the way to a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony at Fort Irwin. Taylor, an avid rider, rode his Harley in the motorcycle procession through the installatio...
 

 
Road_impact_map

New hospital construction to impact roads July 7-20

  Traffic flow and road accessibility will be impacted on some roads of Fort Irwin, July 7-20. Signs will inform motorists of 1) Local traffic only access. 2) Local traffic and hospital only access, and 3) Intersection wil...
 
 
Cake_cutting_DFAC1

Taking care of business since 1775

National Training Center and Fort Irwin command team Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (left) cut an Army birthday cake at Fort Irwin, June 11. Cutting with them is Pvt. Austin Heiser, of 2nd Sq...
 
 

Be aware of heat injury signs

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. During extremely hot weather the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. This happens when the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin