5th Annual Cake Wars
Ages: 6th grade and up
Date: July 6-9, 2021
Time: 9am – 4pm. Arrive at 8:45 for health assessment.
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Each year this week is sold out almost immediately and we do our best to open more sessions and then those are sold out. We are grateful for the popularity of our signature camp each summer because it's one of our favorite classes to teach! Chef Tiffany has compiled almost every kind of tool (except that darn fondant roller on her wish list! LOL) and loves to show students how to use them in their baking projects.
Students that have been to this camp in the past enjoy the refresher about cake baking fundamentals as well as trying new cake designs and recipes, so don't be afraid to signup for this camp again.
The format of this cake week is Cake Wars where each student bakes and decorates their own cake and is invited to participate in a Cake Wars style competition where they earn points for participation, effort, design, and cleaning up. On the first day of camp, we review the basics for both vanilla and chocolate cakes, then Chef Tiffany presents a new cake each day to make for daily competitions and a grand champion for the week.
Students that are interested in the same lessons, but are NOT interested in competing each day will love our Crazy About Cakes week that's held August 2-5th. They will still earn points each day in the same manner, but the goal is to get enough points to win individual prizes, not select an overall winner.
How to Prepare Inexperienced Young Chefs for Success
While you are waiting for summer, you can help your young chef prepare for camp by working on their measuring skills. Let them pour, scoop, and measure all types of ingredients. Talk to them about the labels on the measuring cups and spoons and how it matches the ingredients list on your recipe - or even on the side of a box. This is a No Judgement Zone! The more you allow them to work in the kitchen with you, the more independent they become.
What To Bring to Camp:
- Bring a cold lunch and a water bottle
- Bring to-go containers. More details about size later.
- Long hair should be tied back away from their faces.
- Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. They stand a LOT while they are cooking!