October 3rd, 2011 | Shop News | 0 Comments
Just wanted to point out to you all that we have 2 amazing instructors coming to teach at The Cake Cottage in the next two months. First up we have Charity George. Now she can show you how to make your cakes taste just fantastic and for those of you who would like to learn about gluten free baking then does she have a class for you. Here is some info on her and her classes:
Charity Pykles-George is a Pastry Chef and Cake Artist in San Diego, CA. She specializes in chocolate and sugar art particularly with regards to wedding, specialty and extreme cakes. She has also specialized in baking and cooking for those with food allergies and sensitivities. Charity owns d’Zrt Cake Studio in La Mesa, CA.
Charity is a native of Southern California and was raised in San Diego. She wrecked 2 Easy Bake Ovens as a child so her mother decided to teach her to cook on the “big oven”. By age 12 she had “tapped out” her mother and grandmother’s cooking knowledge so she resorted to reading cookbooks (which you can still find her doing if she gets 2 seconds of spare time). During her senior year of High School she went to work for a local cake shop where she cut, filled, iced, delivered and occasionally got to decorate cakes.
She attended Brigham Young University for her freshman year of college, and then attended Le Cordon Bleu in London & Paris and Le Ritz Esscoffier in Paris but did not finish her degree there. After returning to the States she gained experience in the “corporate world” in graphic design, marketing, advertising, radio, film & TV.
Charity continued throughout her career to teach baking, pastry and culinary skills in the private sector and created cakes for friends and family. She created “cooking clubs” in each city she lived in, most of which are still holding meetings monthly. After a 15 year “culinary school hiatus”, during which she married, had 3 children, divorced and moved back to San Diego, Charity went back to school to finish her Culinary degree in Baking and Pastry Arts.
For the last 6 years she has worked exclusively with cakes and has been a contestant on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off twice in season 2; winning the taste competition, and was most recently featured on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes and the Niecy Nash Wedding Bash. She has been a judge at numerous cake shows/contests and teaches sugar arts across the country.
So check out her classes on our schedule and learn something new.
Next up we have Peggy Tucker. She will be teaching Isomalt like you have been asking for. Here is a little info on her: