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Lori Horton
Lori Horton is the owner of Celebrations by Lori in Pittsburg, Ks. With over 15 years experience in the bakery business, Lori opened Celebrations in 2000. She is always out front with the most unique ideas in cake and cookie decorating for all occasions. Celebrations is also on top of the industries' latest trends and products with the area's largest selection of baking and cake decorating supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, Celebrations can be reached at 620-231-5700 or at www.celebrationsbylori.com
Candy, Chocolate & Sweets
2012-01-26 15:38:50
Learning a new hobby
A: I love this resolution. Learn a new language, recycle more, lose weight, save more money… these are so old hat. Learning a new skill is a great idea. Several levels of classes are available locally for everyone from the beginner, to the advanced student that has taken several lessons. If you are starting with absolutely no experience, of course you will start with a beginner level class. Beginning classes teach such basics as how to make a perfect butter cream icing that will be ideal for coloring and piping. You can also pick up things like cookie decorating, borders, writing, frosting a sheet cake and a layer cake and the grand finale is learning to make a beautiful ribbon rose with butter cream icing. This is the ideal class for family birthday cakes or just making your tried and true desserts look really cool! It’s also a very good class for kids ages 10 and up to take with a parent for some fun, quality time together! If you have already taken some beginner classes you may be interested in continuing to learn more advanced skills. All kinds of flowers made from royal icing (a type of icing that dries hard like candy) are covered in Course two, as well as the amazing basketweave technique made with butter cream icing. With all the cake shows on TV bringing rolled fondant icing into the spotlight, you will find classes that offer a beginning fondant course and advanced classes that teach you how to make a spectacular bouquet of gumpaste flowers that are all hand cut and molded. This should give you a variety of classes to pick from to help you in completely at least one of your New Year’s resolutions!
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