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Cupcake Courses for 2016 in Frankfurt

24 Feb

One of the things that I love equally as much as baking is meeting fellow bakers in Frankfurt and teaching them all I know about baking the most perfect cupcakes. For about 2 years now, I have had at least 3 weekends a month booked with students from all over Germany coming to Frankfurt for my classes.

The most popular one is the one where I give away my vanilla raspberry cupcakes recipe and teach my students how to make swiss meringue buttercream. In this class there is also an introduction to working with fondant and gum paste and I teach how to make little daisy flowers and lady bugs.

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In addition to learning how to work with fondant and gum paste, the students also get to try out professional piping tips that give you that beautiful bakery swirl! We practice piping techniques and learn how to colour buttercream.

A close second, is the decoration course where you learn how to put the perfect fondant dome on a cupcake and how to make a beautiful rose bud.

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Student’s work after my step by step demo on how to make a rose bud in one of my classes.

I run all my courses from my baking studio and additionally I have a longstanding partnership with the Genussakademie which is a culinary school here in Frankfurt. My courses are bestsellers on their website, and every course is fully booked.

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Here is a picture at the Genussakademie in Frankfurt. This is the Fressgasse location, located right next to the Apple store in Frankfurt. Here is a work station set up for my cupcake baking class.

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For each station, there are 4-5 participants that work together to bring the cupcakes to life. As the first step I go through the written recipe step by step with the entire class and then they make the cupcakes themselves at each station while I come by and help and ensure they are on the right track. The best way to learn is by doing it themselves.

This year I have introduced a new course, called Pralines. This means I teach you how to make your own box of truffles. Using traditional praline making techniques and new ones, I show you techniques and tricks to give you the confidence to work with chocolate. You learn how to temper chocolate, how to make ganache -3 ways, how to use cocoa butter to paint patterns, how to use chocolate foil transfers, and how to make two different types of fillings. I am really looking forward to this one!

I also run cake pop courses where you learn my chocolate cake recipe and a sharp edges courses which means working with a big cake, learning how to fill it and working with ganache as a medium to get those sharp fondant edges!

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Here is the set up for newest course which I exclusively offer at the Genussakademie -the mini cake course. In this course you learn how to make a mini cake and the techniques you would use on a big cake. There is tons of ground to cover in this course in just four short hours but that is why I have developed the sharp edges course which I offer at the Ewa Feix Akademie as a follow up to to the mini cake course. The sharp edges course is 7 hours long and does include lunch!

All the courses are in German. After 6 years of living in Frankfurt now, with a thick English accent I do my best and communicate with all my participants in German.

For more information about my courses at the Ewa Feix Akademie and to sign up, click here: http://dascupcake.de/ewa-feix-akademie-2

 

 

Cupcake and Cake Pops classes at Frankfurt’s Genussakademie

28 Dec

Exciting news! I scored a spot as a guest teacher at the Genussakademie and with it my first article about Das Cupcake in print! How cool is that! My new name, “Ewa Feix” and my come to real-life business idea, “Das Cupcake” in black and white! This article is in the latest issue of Genuss Magazine. Check out my little, not so shabby blurb on the page. This magazine is a culinary magazine published by the Genussakademie on all types of culinary happenings in Germany, in subject areas like wine regions, professional kitchen equipment and the top restaurants in the Rhein Main region. It also prints information about all their classes and the chef/bakers that teach them. Maybe I too will be on the cover one day. *sigh* A girl can dream, can’t she. You can read more about the magazine itself here (in German).

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The article introduces me as a new guest teacher. The title, Süße Törtchen mit Sti(e)l! is a cute word play and translates to “Cute Cakes with Style/Sticks” In German if you add the “e” the word turns from “style” to “stick” and is alluding to the fact that I make cute cakes and cute cakes on sticks too i.e. cake pops. Cute, eh?

It goes on to explain that since I came to Germany in 2009, I developed my own recipes to perfection and that I also perfected the art of decorating by learning with world-reknown cake designers like Lori a.k.a. the Caketress and Naomi a.k.a. hello naomi. In addition, I bring to the academy, a new theme -cake pops. Are they mini muffins? Are they round cakes? the article asks, and responds by saying “whatever they are, they give us the perfect opportunity/occasion/excuse to decorate and eat/munch up some goodies.

Now what is the Genussakademie, you ask. Well, it is a really awesome culinary school in Frankfurt. With four amazing kitchen spaces, like this sexy beast, it invites guest teachers and of course has its own permanent chefs that teach everything from Thai cooking, to five course menus to using knives properly to cupcakes and cake pops!

I will be teaching a total of four classes at the Genussakademie in Frankfurt. 2 cupcake ones (one in German and one in English) and 2 cake pop ones (one in German and one in English).

Cupcake Classes (January 27th, 2013 (in German) & February 17th, 2013 (in English, yay!) from 11:00 a.m. to 15:00) 69€

This class is designed for beginners and those who already bake but want to learn how to bake fluffy North American style cupcakes. You will learn how to bake delicious cupcakes from scratch, using high quality ingredients. Then you will make buttercream frosting for your freshly baked cupcakes. Once we have everything made, there will be an introduction to working with fondant, followed by using your skills to create fondant creations that will go onto your cupcakes. Lastly you will learn how to use a piping bag and piping tips to create buttercream swirls like a professional.

In this class you will learn:

-how to make swiss meringue buttercream (this is the buttercream most used by wedding cake designers in North America. It is not too sickly sweet but instead silky and oh-so-delicious.)

-how to bake vanilla raspberry cupcakes

-how to colour fondant and how to work with flower paste

-how use professional tools to create fondant flowers and other pretty details

-how to use a piping bag to make buttercream swirls

By the end of the 4 hour tuition, you will have 6 delicious and beautifully decorated cupcakes to take home to family and friends. This course is available on weekends and in both English and German for your convenience. Workshop fees include all ingredients. To sign up for the cupcake class, follow the link here.

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Cake Pop Classes (February 10th, 2013 (in German) & March 3, 2013 (in English, yay!) from 11:00 a.m. to 15:00) 69€

This class is designed to introduce you to the world of cake pops. Cake pops are a wonderful trend, made famous by Bakerella from America, who is the queen of turning cake pops into works of cute art. Cake pops are pieces of cake on a stick, dipped in chocolate/candy melts and make wonderful bite sized pieces of dessert. You can customize them by topping them with ingredients such as coconut, hazelnut or sprinkles.

In this class you will learn:

-how to bake the cake which is the foundation for a delicious cake pop

-how to make the frosting that binds the cake pop together

-tips and tricks to making perfectly shaped cake pops

-how to melt chocolate using a bain-marie

-tips and tricks to dipping your cake pop

-how to decorate cake pop using ingredients you can buy at any grocery store

At the end of the class you will go home with 24 cake pops to share with your family and friends. This course is available on weekends and in both English and German for your convenience. Workshop fees include all ingredients. To book the cake pop class, follow the link here.

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Amazing pictures by Morayma from http://www.morayma-kraft.de/

We really have something for everyone! Whether you want a class in German or English, about cupcakes or cake pops, we have it all. So join me at the Genussakademie and I promise you tons of tips and tricks, delicious results and lots of fun! I look forward to meeting you all!