Baking Basics - Flavours and Techniques St George & Sutherland Community College

Baking Basics - Flavours and Techniques

Do you want to make delicious treats to impress your family and friends? Are you getting stuck somewhere in the process and looking like you’ve just come out of an episode of “Nailed it”? Learn and practice a variety of baking treats in a fun environment, where there are no silly questions.

We will make slices, decorated cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and brigadeiros (Brazilian caramel balls).

Focusing on a variety of techniques, we will explore different flavours, which will be sure to please everyone, including gluten free treats. No gluten doesn’t equal no flavour. In our last week, you can bring something you’ve been trying to master but can’t quite get there. Our experienced instructor will guide you step by step. Come and have a break from everything, tapping into your creative side. You might not turn into Donna Hay but you’re sure to have so much fun.

Week 1
Introduction to the course
Vanilla cupcakes, filled with jam and topped with buttercream in different piping styles and colours.

Week 2
Gluten free lemon slice

Week 3
GF or normal Sugar cookies (baking)

Week 4
Sugar cookies (decorating)

Week 5
Woolies mudcake hack
Rainbow or Bluey

Week 6
Gluten free Brazilian chocolate caramel balls

Week 7
Cake pops
Finish off caramel balls

Week 8
"I had a go, but…"
Let’s work on something you’ve tried but didn’t quite get there.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be a more confident baker
  • Have fun with like-minded friends
  • Take home delicious treats each week

What to bring:

Week One:

  • 6 uniced vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 batch of buttercream (homemade American type or store bought)
  • 6x Piping bags
  • A variety of piping tips
  • 4 different food gel colours (rainbow colours)
  • Jam or spread of preference
  • Cling wrap
  • Apron
  • Silicone spatula

I’ll supply a list each week

About the Tutor:

'Tania is the owner of Penny Lane Bakery, a local Shire business who specialises in delicious and beautiful cakes, cookies and other treats. Tania started baking as a teenager, decades ago, tempering chocolate and making Easter eggs, then moved on to small treats and cakes.

With a Brazilian background, Tania focuses on delicious flavours and perfect looking treats. Her motto is: practice, practice, practice. When things go wrong, take a deep breath, dance a little and never give up!'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.