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Intermediate to Advanced Baking: How to Make a Skull Cake

Mary G.
Average rating:3.8Number of reviews:(16)
In this class, students will learn how to make a special occasion cake covered in fondant and decorate a skull cake for Halloween.

Class experience

Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to a Skull Cake
• (class discussion) ingredients, tools, process • (class demonstration) piping, fondant, pastry technique
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Baking – Skull Cake
• (class discussion) ingredients, tools, process • (class demonstration) Baking and crumb coating – skull cake
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Decorating Elements – Skull Cake
• (class discussion) ingredients, tools, process • (class demonstration) Rolling fondant and fruit purée
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Finishing – Skull Cake
• (class discussion) ingredients, tools, process • (class demonstration) Finishing and presentation of skull cake
Students will improve their ability to multi-task based on their current level of skills and experience. Students will learn a methodology in thinking and performing multiple steps of a recipe. Students will learn about proportions and measurements as it relates to the class topic(s). Students will learn about new ingredients and kitchen tools and equipment. Cooking participants will learn how to manage their time in the kitchen while practicing their skills and remaining attentive to the teacher’s instructions.
Homework Offered
Three assignments will be given at the end of each session (refer to the course topic outline). Because this is a special occasion cake that is best made step by step, students may complete assignments following an alternative timeline where the cake will be baked and finished during Week Three (refer to details under Week Three on Page 2 of lesson packet). Cooking participants will let the teacher know if they plan to follow an alternate timeline upon enrollment.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Upon request, informal assessments will be given based on organization, pastry technique, visual appeal, and presentation.
Grades Offered
Preparation before attending class
•	Formulate a question, a learning goal, or a fact from your knowledge and experience on class topics to share with the class 
•	Familiarity with ingredients, tools, and equipment 
•	Preparation of materials 

Tools and Equipment: Digital kitchen scale, Kitchen Aid mixer with paddle attachment or handheld electrical beater and bowl, rubber spatula, whisk, wooden spoon, stainless-steel mesh strainer, food processor, a (handheld) blender, small pot, one liquid measuring cup, medium-size mixing bowl, sifter, small bowl, dry measuring spoons, dry measuring cups, tasting spoon, oven mitts or pot holders, non-stick cooking spray, cooling rack, 10-inch cake circle or round plate, plastic quart container or coffee can, paring knife, small offset cake spatula, pastry bag with star tip (optional), toothpicks, ice bath, rolling pin, plastic food storage bag

Ingredients: all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, raspberries, cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, milk, white cake fondant, food coloring (optional), spider or worm gummy candy (optional), candy corn, cornstarch, chocolate graham crackers
Handling hot liquids will require parental supervision and approval.
Handling sharp kitchen tools and equipment using the oven and stove top will require parental supervision and approval.

Learners will be working with ingredients that may contain wheat and dairy. Learners with possible allergies to these types of foods are encouraged to take appropriate precautionary measures and parental approval and supervision is required.
Average rating:3.8Number of reviews:(16)
Hello! I teach topics about cooking and baking for students on the Outschool platform. I have six years of professional experience and a bachelor's degree from a leading culinary institution in New York. I have enjoyed teaching various baking... 
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weekly or $28 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 1 learner
Ages: 9-14

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