There’s something especially celebratory about a good old-fashioned layer cake! Yet recipes rarely share all of the tips we need to create a truly good (and good-looking) one. Luckily, pastry chef Jen Nurse is leading this hands-on course, in which she'll share practical knowledge from her years as owner of an award-winning cake bakery. We'll walk away knowing the best tools, mixing methods, and simple tricks for baking and assembling superb layer cakes. Recipes will include Triple-Chocolate, Blue Velvet (colored naturally by fresh local berries), and a knock-your-socks-off Carrot Ginger Cake, along with multiple frostings and fillings.
A hearty snack of baguette, ham, butter, radishes, and a seasonal salad will be served. You are also welcome to brown bag an alternative dinner.
Jen Nurse is passionate about demystifying cooking and baking for the home cook. A lifelong love of the kitchen pulled her away from a long tech career to open an award-winning boutique bakery in Seattle. Back in her native San Francisco, Jen has worked as a chef and recipe developer for clients ranging from food trucks to Michelin-starred restaurants. The chance opportunity to teach a cooking class two years ago led to her life’s great “Aha!” moment; she now teaches kids and adults throughout the Bay Area to make simple yet sophisticated food.