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  FULL
Session 2: June 10 - 13 1 SPOT LEFT!
Session 3: July 8 - 11 FULL
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!

THIS CAMP IS FULL - REGISTER TO BE ON WAITLIST

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) 1 SPOT LEFT!
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.