Above: Promotional graphic for Alchemy of the Hearth
In the cake world there are two types of cakes; high fat or shortened cakes and low fat or foam type cakes.
The Elements of Cake Baking taught by chef Arleen Lloyd at Alchemy of the Hearth on March 21, 2012 educates you on the techniques needed to create foam type cakes, better known as sponge and genoise cakes.
You'll learn about cake formulas, mixing methods, when fats should be used, how to scale, pan, bake and be successful at creating wonderful tasting sponge and genoise cakes.
Bring an apron, closed toe shoes, 2 cookie sheets with sides pans and containers to carry your creations home.
Alchemy of the Hearth, 960 Rancheros Drive Ste L, San Marcos: Google Map.