Cake Decorating Day Camp for Kids – Winter & Spring Session

Cake Decorating Day Camp for Kids
Cake Decorating Day Camp for Kids

 

What are your kids doing over the winter/spring school break? 

Have you considered a Cake Decorating Day Camp for Kids?

 

Lambert Academy of Sugar Craft is now offering winter school break  cake day camps for kids  9 – 14 years of age.

The skills that your child will develop over the course of the three day hands on cake decorating day camp will have your whole family smiling.   And then there is CAKE!

DID I MENTION THAT THEY WILL BE LEARNING TO BAKE?

We put emphasis on kitchen hygiene, essential baking skills, recipe comprehension and of course, the fun that goes into creating an amazing work of cake art.

The classes are fun and affordable. Everything they need is included. There are no supplies to purchase.

Put some cake fun into your kid’s school break.  Tell a friend and get class perk for yourself!  With two confirmed and registered referrals, you can get your’s for 1/2 price!

Summer is near…..Get your kid into Boss mode!

 

Sign up here:   http://lesiskitchen.com/cake-decorating-day-camp-kids/

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Cake

2 ingredients

Who would have thought you could make a decandent rich mouth watering chocolate cake with only two ingredients?  And it’s diabetic friendly, celiac  friendly and dieter friendly!!

 

 

 

Two Ingredient Chocolate Cake

French Chocolate Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes one 8” round

Oven temperature:   500 degrees

Prep time: 30 minutes plus 12 hours /overnight refrigeration

Bake time: 8 minutes

 

Ingredients

11 oz. (310 gm) 90 % cocoa solids dark chocolate (for cake batter)

plus and extra 7 oz.(185 gm) dark chocolate ( for topping)

10 large eggs, separated

 

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

Line an 8” springform pan with parchment paper.    The liner for the pan sides, should be an inch or so taller than the pan to allow for rising.

In a large metal bowl, over a pan of simmering water, melt  11 oz. of chocolate.    Do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water.   Stir often.

Once melted, allow the chocolate to cool slightly but not return to solid.

In a large bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peak consistency.  Do not over beat.

Transfer the bowl of warm chocolate to your work surface and gently stir in the beaten egg yolks.  Then add a couple of tablespoons of the egg whites to temper this mix. Stir just to combine. Once combined, quickly and gently fold in the remainder of the egg whites until the mixture has the consistency of a light mousse. Do not over mix or you will deflate your mixture.

Pour this mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes EXACTLY.

Remove the cake from the oven and allow the pan to cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Place it in the fridge to chill for at least 12 hours.

Turn the cake out of the pan onto a cake plate and pour a thin film of melted chocolate over the surface of it.   (Two ingredient Ganache is a wonderful icing to use for decorating!) Still keeping it diabetic friendly.

To serve, dip a sharp knife into hot water and use it to slice the cake.

 

My personal favorite way to serve (EAT) this is with a few fresh berries and a bit of cognac infused whipped cream.  Or if the eat cake, lose weight thing isn’t your schtick and you just want to  eat cake, it’s great with ice cream too!

Quinoa Chicken Saute

A Healthful One Dish Dinner

As many of you may know, I have always been somewhat connected to the health industry. I have been a runner, a personal trainer, taught cardio kickbox and aerobics classes, studied healthful cooking (raw, vegan, carb sensitive) or just personal choice. But it remains true that I LOVE FOOD and I am a serious Caker.   I have had to find ways to make these two areas of my life work. I am really excited to share some of that with you.

 

Even though today’s posting has nothing to do with cake, I will eventually take you there. I have some absolutely amazing and delicious cake recipes that are very pretty and body friendly too. Safe for diabetics, celiacs, dieters and the likes. Needless to say, I have a pretty healthy sweet tooth, so over the years I have found many ways to be able to indulge without all of the harm that follows indulgence.   But like mama said, you have to eat your veggies first.

My first installment is a wonderful One Dish Dinner that I am sure you are going to love. Quick and easy too!

 

A Healthful One Dish Dinner
A Healthful One Dish Dinner

Quinoa Chicken Saute

 

6 Chicken thighs, cut into cubes (you can substitute breast meat)

½ small onion

1 clove garlic

1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil

1 tsp salt free multi seasoning (ie: Mrs Dash)

½ cup each: finely chopped carrots, baby bok choy or baby kale, chopped green beans or zucchini, chopped celery stalk

(I put all of the veggies, onion and garlic in the food processor and finely chop)

1 cup of quinoa

1 ½ cups unsalted chicken broth  to cook the quinoa in  (This will add significant flavor without extra calories.)

2 tbsp chicken broth reserved

 

In a deep fry pan, sauté chicken thighs. Do NOT use any oil. I call this method  Dry Fry.  Add salt free seasoning.  If you have substituted breast meat, which has significantly less natural fat, you may use olive or coconut oil.

In a separate fry pan with 1 tsp of olive oil or coconut oil,  sauté minced veggies until translucent.

Cook quinoa according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for the water. (I use 1 cup of quinoa to 1.5 cups broth)

Once everything is cooked, transfer it all to the largest of the fry pans. Add 2 tbsp chicken broth to the pan as well. Cover and simmer over very low heat for 10 minutes.

Serves 4

or

Serves 2 with leftovers for lunch the next day.

 

I absolutely love this meal and my husband who has never been a fan of quinoa has no complaints now.

 

I wish you all good health and vitality for this New Year 2015.    I am accepting submissions if you have any good healthful recipes you would like to share. You can email me directly at lesi@lambertacademy.ca

 

On a slightly different note, shortly into the new year, we will be having a Cake Decorating Series on Allergic and Diabetic baking. Please stay tuned, check out the website for class dates and times.

I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, happy caking!

 

Lesi

What’s Going on in Lesi’s Kitchen

Hello again cake friends!   I hope this post finds you all well and happily baking up dreams.

My kitchen has been bustling with activity for the past couple of weeks.  Halloween, last minute showers, and building new classes for the 2015 Roster have kept me very very busy.  But putting all of that aside,  it isn’t that long before all of the year end festivities start.  This time of year can be quite the strain on the wallet, but you shouldn’t have to put your hobbies on hold completely.  You’ll be happy to know that we are once again having our annual Winter Sale.  Here at Lesi’s Kitchen it’s our way of  adding a little cheer to this time of year.

Here are all of the specials, followed by the roster of classes for November.  Your gift certificates however can be used on all of the classes, not just the November roster.

 

Special #1 : Sign up to Rose/Orchid Class and receive Intro to Gumpaste Free

Special #2: Sign up for Advanced Gumpaste and receive Intro to Gumpaste Free

Special #3: Sign up to Glamour Wedding Cakes and bring a friend for 60% OFF

BONUS SPECIAL:  FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES

Get a $10 gift Certificate with sign up for Kids Cookie Workshop, Ginger Cookie Mural, Introduction to Gumpaste, or Cake Decorating-The Basics

Get a $50 Gift Certificate with sign up to any of the other classes.

YOUR BONUS CERTIFICATES ARE VALID WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF ISSUE DATE.   BONUS OFFER CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH SPECIALS 1-2-3

 

Just a reminder as well, to sign up for your ONLINE Fat Chef Video Tutorial class at 50% off while the offer still lasts.

https://www.udemy.com/fat-chef-sculpted-cake/

Use  PromoCode 5STAR

 

Are ready to get in on some of these great deals?  It might help shorten your Holiday shopping list as well.  Don’t stop reading yet.  This is what’s going on in Lesi’s Kitchen  for the month of November.

 

 

November 2014 Schedule of Classes

 

Saturday November 15th   9:30 – 12:30

Introduction to Gumpaste

http://lesiskitchen.com/introduction-to-gumpaste/

 

 

Sat/Sun November 15-16th

Gumpaste Roses and Orchids

http://lesiskitchen.com/gumpaste-orchids-and-flowers/

 

 

T/W/TH November 18 – 20 incl.  6:00pm – 9:30pm

Glamour Wedding Cakes Workshop

http://lesiskitchen.com/glamour-wedding-cakes/

 

 

Sat November 22nd

Fundamentals of Cake Design

http://lesiskitchen.com/basics-in-cake-baking-cake-decorating/

 

 

Thursday November 27th

Perfectly Square Cakes in Ganache

http://lesiskitchen.com/perfectly-square-cakes/

 

 

 

Saturday November 29th

Advanced Gumpaste

http://lesiskitchen.com/advanced-gumpaste-figures-female-form/

 

 

 

Watch for new classes coming up in December and January

 

Kids Cookies http://lesiskitchen.com/kids-gingerbread-cookies/

and

Adult Gingerbread Mural classes will be held on Saturday December 6th.

http://lesiskitchen.com/gingerbread-cookie-mural/

 

Toy Chest Cake Workshop will be Tues/Wed December 16th and 17th 6:30 – 9:00 each evening

 

Kids Winterbreak Cake Decorating Day Camp

M/T/W December 29 – 31 inclusive 10am – 2:30pm each day

http://lesiskitchen.com/cake-decorating-day-camp-kids/

 

 

 

I really hope that you can take advantage of some of these savings.  I look forward to seeing you in class.   It has been quite a year and I personally am looking forward to the festivities that start popping up all over the place.

 

Until next time,  Happy Caking!!

 

Lesi

Sculpted Cakes: Fat Chef Video Tutorial Now Available!

 

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Hello again cake friends

 

I know that a lot of you were unable to attend the Fat Chef workshop this summer for one reason or another. I am taking this opportunity to share my latest project.

 

Fat Chef Sculpted Cake on video!

 

It is my first full length video (2 hours). It will take you through the entire process of creating the Fat Chef in full detail. You can work on it at your leisure, in the privacy of your own kitchen, at your own pace. Could it be any more perfect?

I am giving a 50% discount off the regular purchase price to the first 25 purchasers of the video.

Promo Code: 5STAR

Follow this link to take you to the Fat Chef video tutorial.

https://www.udemy.com/fat-chef-sculpted-cake/

 

Without Your Positive Reviews And Feedback, 
My Business Does Not Exist

Your satisfaction is my top priority so if you are not “5 Star Happy” with my video, please contact me Lesi@lambertacademy.ca.

 

I welcome your critique and  I highly value your opinion.  Your input is necessary  help perfect my process with future videos and you will not hurt my feelings I promise.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.    Now, I’m off to make more informative vids for you to enjoy.

Happy Caking!

Lesi