Summer Classes and Camps




CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMPS

Do you have a budding pastry chef in your house?  If your child is 9 years or older and 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!

LEVEL 1 CAMP is fun for anyone, even those who have attended a camp here before.  There's always something to learn and practice makes perfect!

Session 1: June 5 - 8 (ages 9 and up, 9:30 - 12:30)
Session 2: June 12 - 15 (ages 9 and up, 9:30 - 12:30) *note age minimum has been lowered for this camp*
Session 3: July 10 - 13 (ages 9 and up, 9:30 - 12:30)
Session 4: July 10 - 13 (ages 12 and up, 2:00 - 5:00)

COST: $275

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.

DAY 2: CHOCOLATE
Learn the basics of working with chocolate. Bake mini chocolate tortes, learn to ice with buttercream, glaze with warm ganache and adorn them with chocolate decorations.

DAY 3: FONDANT
Learn how to color, shape, mold and cut out designs with fondant.  Each child will cover a faux cake with fondant and decorate it using fondant and edible paint.

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.  At the end, every child will judge the cupcakes on best taste, appearance and originality.

Level 1 Camps: SIGN UP HERE!

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

LEVEL 2 CAMP is for kids who have completed a Level 1 Cake Camp or at least 4 total days of classes or camps at For Goodness Cakes within the last 2 years.  More advanced skills will be introduced and they must be familiar with basic baking, piping and fondant skills, as well as how we do things in The Bakement!

Session 1: June 17 - 20 (ages 12 and up, 9:30 - 12:30)
Session 2: July 24 - 27 (ages 9 - 12, 9:30 - 12:30)

COST: $275

Each day we will bake something delicious and kids will get to take the skills they've learned in past camps to a higher level.  Measuring and mixing will be done in smaller groups allowing for more independence.  Kids will be introduced to new tools and techniques that are not used in Level 1 camps. 

DAY 1: FLORAL CUPCAKES
More independent baking, new tips and piping techniques to create a wider variety of buttercream flowers.

DAY 2: GUMPASTE FLOWERS AND LAYER CAKES
Kids will learn to create some simple gumpaste flowers that make beautiful additions to cakes and cupcakes.  They'll also learn how to torte and fill layer cakes. 

DAY 3: FONDANT CAKES: AIRBRUSHING AND PAINTING
This time kids will cover real cakes with fondant.  Then they'll get to try out airbrushing and painting their fondant cakes to create their own edible works of art.

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.  At the end, every child will judge the cupcakes on best taste, appearance and originality.

Level 2 Camps: SIGN UP HERE!


ODE TO AMERICA BAKING CAMP

Make America bake again!

DAY 1: SUGAR COOKIES
We'll bake and decorate sugar cookies in stars and stripes, and red, white and blue. 

DAY 2: APPLE PIE
Learn to make and roll out a delicious homemade pie crust and create a mini version of this classic American favorite.

DAY 3: FLAG CAKE
Learn the secrets behind making the famous American Flag cake, and take it home just in time to celebrate our nation's birth!

AGES: 9 and up
DATES: June 26 - 28
TIME: 9:30 - 12:30
COST: $205


FOR ALL MULTI-DAY CAMPS, IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR CHILD'S PLACEMENT, YOU MUST DO 3 THINGS:
1. Sign up here on sign-up genius.
2. CLICK HERE to fill out the online registration form.
3. Send a $125 registration fee to: For Goodness Cakes, 436 Bertonley Ave. Charlotte, NC 28211 (checks payable to For Goodness Cakes, or send via Venmo to hainesbarksdale)


SUMMER THEMED CUPCAKES
Let's celebrate the essence of summer with 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.

Tuesday, August 1 (ages 5- 8)
9:30 - 12:30

OR

Thursday, August 3 (ages 9 and up)
9:30 - 12:30

COST: $70


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