GINGERBREAD BIRDHOUSE CLASS
What better way to start Spring than to learn how to assemble and decorate your very own gingerbread birdhouse in time for Mother’s Day!
We will teach you how to assemble the handmade pre-baked gingerbread cookies into a lovely birdhouse which you will then decorate. You will learn how to make royal icing and how to use it to attach the walls and roof so that everything is sturdy and secure. And once the basic frame of your gingerbread birdhouse is constructed, the creative fun begins! We will teach you several different decorating techniques including royal icing piping, stencilling and embossing techniques, and how to make sugar paste vines, flowers, birds, roof tiles, wood-effect panelling, and other decorations to embellish your gingerbread birdhouse. We will explain the steps you should take at home to make flat, well-shaped and evenly baked biscuits/cookies ready for decorating—so you can recreate this gingerbread house and more at home. And we will give you other decorating tips and tricks for engineering well-fitted 3D gingerbread constructions.
We provide all the materials and equipment for you. You can take home your Gingerbread Birdhouse, together with complete instructions, recipes and suggestions for creating other gingerbread house designs at home.
WHEN: Friday, 28 March 2014 -- 10:00am to 1:00pm
What you will learn
How to make royal icing
Assembling the pre-baked gingerbread buscuits/cookies neatly and securely
Basic royal icing piping and stencilling, plus sugar paste embossing
Colouring sugar paste
How to make modelling paste
How to make sugar vines, small flowers, birds, roof tiles, wood panelling and more
Tips for making firm, flat, well-shaped biscuits/cookies suitable for decorating
How to cover a cake board for a professional looking finish
Tips for creating your own gingerbread house designs at home
This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate bakers.
Tutor: Leslie Grant
We will provide all the materials and equipment for you to use in class. You will just need to bring an apron, and pen/paper.
You will make a 9-inch tall 3D gingerbread birdhouse on a pretty cake board, all boxed up. Class notes will be supplied and will include recipes and methods, plus materials and suppliers information.
How to book
If you would like to attend, please complete the form on the right, letting us know which class (and date) you'd like to register for, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email you an invoice together with a copy of our terms and conditions. Classes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your place is not secure until full payment is received. (See terms and conditions.)
Please book with care. Once you have made your payment for the class by PayPal or BACS and your place on the class is confirmed—it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Location: Classes are held in Chobham, Surrey. (Details will be emailed to you once you have paid for your class.)