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2019 Summer Classes and Camps




BAKING CAMPS 
at the home of For Goodness Cakes

Do you have a budding pastry chef in your house?  If your child is obsessed with cooking, baking, creating (and making a mess in your kitchen!) send him or her to "Cakestravaganza Camp" for 4 days of fun in The Bakement, home of For Goodness Cakes (a.k.a. The Barksdale Residence in Cotswold neighborhood).

Each day we will bake something delicious and introduce your child to lifelong skills that can be used to make sweet, edible creations of their own.  We will focus on proper measuring, mixing and decorating techniques while allowing for the creative freedom that this age group craves.

Kids will enjoy a fun hands-on experience that may spark a lifelong love of baking! 

 NEW!  GLUTEN FREE OPTION FOR CAMPERS: Note the GF request at registration and add $10 per day of camp to payment.  All gluten free cakes will be baked ahead for your child to decorate and take home but they will participate in the baking of wheat flour cakes.

CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP is for (rising) 4th graders and up, and is perfect for kids who love to cook, bake, use their hands, be creative, artistic and have fun with friends.  No experience is necessary, but baking and cake decorating requires patience and practice, so this camp is best suited for kids who have the interest, want to try new things and are able to sit still for long periods.  We will introduce your child to the wonderful world of cake in the most delicious and fun ways possible!

  COST: $325  (Gluten Free, add $40)
LOCATION: The Bakement, 436 Bertonley Ave. 28211

MONDAY-THURSDAY
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
TOTAL # of CAMPERS: 10

-Kids will need to bring their own lunch except for the last day (Thursday) when we will make our own pizzas.  

-Campers can invite one friend or family member to be a judge in Cupcake Wars on the last day - they will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before end time on Thursday.  

-Drop-off between 9 - 9:15 am.  Pick up between 1:20 - 1:30.

Session 1: June 3 - 6 ALMOST FULL
Session 2: June 10 - 13
Session 3: July 8 - 11
Session 4: July 15 - 18

Sign up for a 2nd multi-day camp and receive a 10% discount off one camp.

Class Description
Each day we will bake something delicious and introduce your child to lifelong skills that can be used to make sweet, edible creations of their own.  We will focus on proper measuring, mixing and decorating techniques while allowing for the creative freedom that this age group craves. 


DAY 1: FLORAL CUPCAKES
Learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients and mix cake batter, and an introduction to pastry bag and piping skills.  Kids will decorate and go home with cupcakes iced in colorful buttercream flowers.
DAY 2: CHOCOLATE
Learn the basics of working with chocolate. Bake mini chocolate tortes, learn to ice with white chocolate ganache, glaze with warm dark chocolate ganache and adorn them with modelling chocolate roses and leaves.  Save room for a decadent dessert on this night!
DAY 3: FONDANT
Learn how to color, shape, mold and cut out designs with fondant.  Each child will cover a real 6" cake with fondant and decorate it using fondant and edible paint.  They will also start to make plans for the big Cupcake Wars competition!
DAY 4: CUPCAKE WARS
Just like the hit TV show, kids will team up and create their very own cupcake recipes and designs using the skills they learned at camp.  They will even get to decorate a special stand for their cupcakes to be displayed.  In celebration, we will have a (homemade!) pizza party and every child will get to taste each team's cupcakes.  Their special guests will arrive at the very end to judge cupcakes on best taste, appearance, originality and presentation.

JUNIOR CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP is for (rising) 1st graders to 4th graders, and is perfect for kids who love to use their hands, be creative and artistic, and have fun in the kitchen with friends.  Kids will get to learn about ingredients, the basics of measuring, mixing and baking, and of course lots of beginner decorating skills using both fondant and buttercream.  This camp is best suited for kids who have the interest, want to try new things and are able to sit still for long periods.  We will introduce your child to the wonderful world of cake in the most delicious and fun ways possible!

1 SPOT LEFT!

COST: $300  (Gluten Free, add $40)
LOCATION: The Bakement, 436 Bertonley Ave. 28211

MONDAY-THURSDAY
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(no lunch)
TOTAL # of CAMPERS: 10

Class Description
Each day we will bake something delicious and introduce your child to lifelong skills that can be used to make sweet, edible creations of their own.  

DAY 1: CUPCAKES and BUTTERCREAM ICING 
Learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients and mix cake batter, and an introduction to pastry bag and piping skills.  We will play around mixing colors and using different tips to create fun icing textures on cupcakes and kids will get to go home with a box of colorfully decorated cupcakes.
DAY 2:  BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE  and INTRODUCTION TO FONDANT
Bake mini chocolate cakes and cupcakes and learn how to cut out and mold shapes and flowers with fondant.  Kids will decorate mini cupcakes and begin creating their very own fondant flowers and leaves that will be placed into their edible flower pots on Day 3.  
DAY 3: FLOWER POT CAKES
Kids will learn how to fill and ice their mini chocolate cake and transform it into a life-like flower pot, one that is both beautiful and delicious!  If time allows, they will also get to bake sugar cookies and paint them with edible food coloring.  
DAY 4: CUPCAKE WARS
Just like the hit TV show, kids will team up and with the help of our junior chef assistants, create their very own cupcake recipes and designs using the skills they learned at camp.  At the end, every child will judge the cupcakes on best taste, appearance and originality.

2 DAY BAKING CAMPS
Attend one or both camps!  


MAKE A CAKE WORKSHOP: UNICORN CAKES 
The trend continues!  Learn the basics of measuring, mixing, baking, filling, icing and cake decorating in this 2 Day workshop.  On day 1 we'll bake your cake layers, learn how to make Italian meringue buttercream, learn fondant and buttercream piping skills and create decorations for your cake.  On day 2 you will learn how to fill and ice your cake, and adorn it with your unicorn horn and buttercream rosettes.  Show off your new skills and take home your delicious cake to share with family or friends.

Monday, June 17 - Tuesday, July 18
COST: $145 per child
Morning Session for rising 3rd Graders and up (9 am - 12 pm) ALMOST FULL!
Afternoon Session for rising 6th graders and up (2 pm - 5 pm)


2 DAY CUPCAKE CRAZE CAMP
On day 1 we'll celebrate the essence of summer with adorably decorated cupcakes!  Together we'll make yummy cupcake batter, and add fun flavors to give them variety.  While they bake, we'll make buttercream and learn how to make cool designs using icing and fondant (think beach trips, s'mores, lemonade stands and pool days). Go home with adorable and delicious cupcakes that are almost too cute to eat.  

On day 2, kids will team up and compete in Cupcake Wars!  They'll get to learn the skills they learned in day 1 to create cupcakes that will be judged on appearance, taste, originality and presentation.  


Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, July 20
COST: $145 per child
Morning Session for rising 3rd Graders and up (9 am - 12 pm)
Afternoon Session for rising 6th graders and up (2 pm - 5 pm)




IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR CHILD'S PLACEMENT, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND SUBMIT A FULL PAYMENT:
CLICK HERE to fill out the online registration form and view payment options.

Minimum of 6 campers required and must be registered by 1 week before start of camp.
Cancellation Policy:
More than 2 weeks notice: Payment refunded or used as a credit toward future camp/class, minus $25.
Less than 2 weeks notice: Credit toward future camp/class, minus $25.
Less than 1 week notice: No refund or credit unless space is immediately filled.




Cake of the Month



75th anniversary cake for Christ Episcopal Church
300 servings, almond cake with buttercream icing and fondant for decor

Testimonials

“Your cake was FANTASTIC!!!!! My guests loved your cake; it was a big hit! Even my friends who are chefs, wanted seconds!!! THANK YOU! I look forward to using your services in the future, and if you ever need references, I would love to share how great your cake is and what a wonderful person you are to work with.”
-Marianne Brandwijk

“Just wanted to say thanks for the amazing cake this weekend! It was absolutely gorgeous. You are quite talented. Everyone loved it. I was very sad to cut into it because it was so cute, but glad I did because it tasted fabulous!”
-Jennifer Ricketts
“I just wanted to thank you so much for the delicious carrot cake . Not only was it delicious but it was absolutely beautiful! Actually, it was the hit of the luncheon! You have been so sweet and great to work with and I thank you for that! Hopefully, I will have an occasion to call you again soon! I will definitely spread the word!”
-Tara Johnson

“You are amazing. The cake was spectacular—just spectacular. Exactly what we had pictured. Simple and classic and absolutely delicious. We can’t thank you enough.”
-Susanne and Brooke Hawthorne
“Everyone RAVED over how delicious our wedding cake was...and I can't wait for 9/15/08 to eat it again! Thanks for all your work - it was wonderful!”
-Brooke Westmoreland “Thank you for the fabulous wedding cake. It was spectacular--both beautiful, amusing, and delicious. One could not ask for more! I cannot tell you all the wonderful comments we got on the cake, but suffice it to say that your ears should be burning with praise. Thank you so much, Haines, for so beautifully realizing Sasha and Alec's conception.”
-Eileen Paroff
“What can I say--Joe’s cake was amazing and I have NEVER had so many compliments! You did an amazing job and I cannot thank you enough! I am thrilled!”
-Terah Polite

“You are amazing! Would you believe there wasn’t a piece left? Thank you so much!”
-Susan and Stephen Kirk

Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes are the main focus of my business and therefore occupy most of my time. I book up quickly during the wedding season, so it is best to reserve the date on my calendar at least 6 months in advance. Prices start at $5/serving (minimum of $500 for orders placed more than 4 months in advance).  Please email or call me for more information and to set up a tasting.

These galleries are made up of photos of my work dating back to as far as 2004, and they are updated monthly.

ALL WEDDING CAKES          MODERN          CLASSIC       NONTRADITIONAL

FALL

Groom's Cakes

The groom's cake used to be considered a southern thing (think armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias), but now it is popular at weddings throughout the country. Usually served at the rehearsal dinner or an addition to the bride's wedding cake at the reception, it is most often playfully designed to match the groom's interests. It's a fun way to get the groom involved in wedding planning or it's the perfect surprise for him.  Pricing variable - minimum $500 for orders placed more than 4 months in advance.

SEE PICTURES

Birthday Cakes

What's a birthday without a cake?
Chef's choice $75 minimum, custom designs start at $150.

ALL TYPES

KIDS

BOYS

GIRLS

OVER 30

Baby Cakes

After the wedding cake...

CHRISTENINGS

Chef's choice $75 minimum, custom designs start at $150.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always fun and easy to serve. Any cake flavor can be made into a cupcake, and there are lots of fun ways to decorate them. Prices start at $2.50/ea for standard size (minimum order 2 dozen) and $15/doz for minis (minimum order 4 dozen) Cupcake tree rental - $10

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Wedding Shower Cakes

....around the house....stock the bar....lingerie...kitchen....bridal luncheons....gardening....entertaining...favorite things…..
Chef's choice minimum $75, custom designs start at $150.

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Miscellaneous Cakes

Weddings, birthdays, showers, babies, yada, yada, yada. There is so much more to celebrate in life.
chef's choice minimum $75, custom designs start at $150

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HOMESTYLE CAKES - (no design or color, may include message, any flavor, rough icing) start at $35

Goodness Granola

It's healthy and delicious, and people can't get enough of my homemade Goodness Granola! This yummy concoction of oats and nuts is the perfect "pick-me-up" and makes a great gift.

Come by for a free sample or call to place an order!

Ingredients: Rolled oats, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, canola oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt

Price: $7/lb (1 cup = 4 oz)

Sold by weight in any amount.