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Two Peas and Their Pod: Cake Class at Viking

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cake Class at Viking

We are having fun at the Viking Cooking School. We did another class and this time it was all about cakes! We made five cakes in five hours!! The time went quickly because we were having loads of fun!!

First, we made a red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting. This was my first time making a red velvet cake! I loved the bright red color! This i
s the perfect cake for Valentine's day too!

Next, we made coconut cupcakes with a swiss buttercream frosting. The cupcakes were really cute and had a great coconut flavor, but I persona
lly don't like swiss is too buttery for my likings:)

We also made a chocolate sheath ca
ke. The frosting was silky smooth and the cake was very very decadent!! Easy to make though!! Nothing fancy, you bake it in a 9 by 13 pan, so there is nothing to fuss over!

Then, we made a five flavor pound cake. I
t had vanilla, coconut, lemon, rum, and almond extracts! We baked it in a tube pan until it was golden brown. When it was finished baking we poked it with holes and poured a glaze all over. This was my favorite one!! It was bursting with flavor and the cake was really moist.

Finally, we made a caramel apple
upside down cake. We baked the cake in a cast iron skillet, with the apples on the bottom. We flipped it over and added a caramel sauce. A very rustic...and delicious dessert!

So we had a busy day in the kitchen! It was fun baking so many different kinds of cakes! Luckily, they didn't make us eat them all...ha! That was a lot of cake! For more information about the Viking Cooking School vis
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Blogger Jacque said...

Ooooh, lucky you!! that looks like a great class and your cakes look wonderful. It's nice they had such a variety.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

so much fun! :)

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures and delicious baking! :)

5:32 AM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

Everything looks fantastic! How fun!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

woooooooo... lucky you girl to be able to go to a cooking school! that's in my to-do list for the future!
so fun!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like the perfect class for me!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

That looks like so much yummy delicious fun!!

6:24 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

Ok how fun is that? I so need to learn how to decorate cupcakes and cakes. Wonderful! Good fun, and a great way to reduce stress!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

It was a fun class!! I usually don't bake cakes at home because I don't like cake that much, but it was fun to learn different recipes and techniques!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's so great! You look like you are having a lot of fun... Your creations look wonderful!



7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great class - and so many wonderful cakes! Wow!

8:02 AM  
Blogger amycaseycooks said...

What a fun way to spend the day. and to get to try all those different types of cakes!!!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Awesome. I think the caramel apple one would be my favorite! I love cream cheese frosting but not red velvet :/ :)

8:19 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

The caramel apple one looks to die for!!!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I wish my husband liked to cook with me. I think this class would be so fun - you lucky girl.

8:46 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Jealous!! That looks like SO much fun! The cakes turned out beautiful!

8:55 AM  
Blogger cakewardrobe said...

I took a cake decorating class once and I absolutely loved going to class! I didn't miss it for even one week and was never late! It was so much fun!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

WOW! 5 cakes in 5 hours?!! It sounds like you're having a great time and the pics of the cakes look delicious!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I would have loved that class. I love baking cakes. Looks like a blast!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Wow, how fun -- I'd be like a kid in a candy shop! Your cakes look fabulous! I hope you got to take some home with you!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

The class was so much fun. If there is a Viking school near you I recommend signing up! They offer a variety of classes. It is a fun job for us!

Cathy-They did send cake home with us! There is no way we could eat it all, so we only took some samples!

9:58 AM  
Blogger suzi said...

I need those recipes and QUICK!!! I've got desserts to make and the cupcakes look perfect for the kids!

10:49 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

How fun. What a great way to spend the day.

So what will you do with all of that cake? I can help you with the leftovers.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, this looks like so much fun! I'm jealous. All of the cakes look great.. I especially like the red velvet.

I know a lot of people don't like Swiss Buttercream, but I love that stuff!

1:31 PM  
Blogger emily said...

I'm a 100% jealous!!! I love cakes. I would love to do that!!! BTW, I love the new logo on your blog. We really must get together soon.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

What a fun class! Everything looks wonderful!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

That sounds like loads of fun!!! I can't even pick a favorite cake, they all sound so good!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Wow! That is the best looking red velvet cake! I would love to go to a cake scratch cakes always come out so dense.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

I would love to do this and looked it up after you mentioned it last time but they don't have any in my area. That 5 flavor pound cake sounds like my fav too. That is super cool you do that together!!!!!!!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

You guys are so cute!

I made an upside down pear tart last night in a cast iron skillet!
will post it soon. It was delish!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That pound cake sounds amazing! What fun it would be to take a class like this!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

What a fun opportunity.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Holy cow. That is amazing!!! That looks so fun. I love that you and josh get to do it together. Your birthday cookies looked way yummy too.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

Sounds like fun! Baking was my favourite class at culinary school.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You guys are too cute! Your cakes look great, I can't decide which one I would want to eat first. Maybe a small slice of each...?

3:57 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

They all look delicious to me, especially the upside down caramel apple cake.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Apples and Butter said...

I love taking classes like that one! I have yet to do a lot of baking classes, but if I had a viking school nearby, I would definitely give it a try!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

This class looks like so much fun, I'm jealous!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Jealous. I've always wanted to go to a proper cooking class. I'm dying for a taste of the five flavour pound cake. And the caramel apple upside down cake sounds like a bit of heaven. Drool.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

yum!! i love red velvet! yours looks delicious (as does everything else!!)

5:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

how fun!!! what a way to spend your time together... :)

6:43 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

So cool! Cute pics of you guys! Those cakes all sound (and look) AMAZING!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Selba said...

That must be really fun and interesting... :)

7:03 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Wow, what amazing treats! Cooking classes are so much fun.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Your cake class is always fun! I can tell from the pictures that both of you have thoroughly enjoyed the class. :)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Deeba PAB said...

FUN FUN FUN...I'm really glad you enjoyed & shared such a great experience!

2:03 AM  
Blogger Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Great pictures. Everything looks tasty!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Ahh I am so jealous! All those cakes you made sound amazing - and I love that you do it together!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

Great pics and that Red Velvet Cake looks amazing!


12:56 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

You are so Darned lucky. Wish I was there. SO so wish!! Crying, I am !!!

4:48 PM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Ooohhh this looks like so much fun! I wish I was there!

If you think you don't like Swiss meringue buttercream, you should try my recipe for it. I use less butter and a little more sugar than all the other recipes I've seen. I don't like it too buttery either!

7:30 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

A cake making class sounds like loads of fun!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Wow, I can't believe you did all that in just 5 hours, and everything looks super.

9:06 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

That would be so much fun!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

WOW this is amazing and you're so lucky!! Your cakes look wonderful and it sounds a very good class.

Rosie x

6:39 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I saw this school on the news a week or two back and thought it would be fun to take a class or two. Now I'm convinced!

9:29 AM  

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