So for the last few months, I’ve delved into the world of teaching. The concept of teaching is not new to me. When I was an editor, I loved teaching my staff writers. I loved seeing them embrace something new, loved seeing their work evolve, and I loved thinking that I had somehow inspired them.
Standing up in front of a crowd of strangers however, is a little different! I’ve had shaky hands while demonstrating piping, and had stuttered my way through the first 10 minutes of my first class. Still, I found I enjoyed it, and hoped fervently that my students did too.
I started with cookie decorating classes and I’ve just launched a whole series of beginners and advanced cake pop classes in Hornsby, Sydney with Pearl’s Creations, a full-fledged studio with kitchen facilities. I’ve made over 30,000 cake pops, and was one of the early adopters of cake pop making in Sydney. I’ve made all sorts of mistakes and have refined my process along the way. These classes have been a while in the making, because, well, cake pops are my baby and I wanted to get it right.
Here are some pictures from the last cookie decorating class in Hornsby.