We are delighted to offer this new workshop with Lucie Bennett at The Bertinet Kitchen.
During this workshop, you will learn how to create a wonderful crème mousseline, a delicious custard-based buttercream. Traditionally used as a filling in desserts, this amazing buttercream works perfectly as a topping on a sponge cake and is great for piping. You will also be making a crème patissier and learning how to use this to adorn your cake. Lucie will teach you how to pipe a spiral of buttercream and pipe intricate shells around the edge of the cake. We will show you how to handle the crème in a piping bag before you get creative piping your own designs onto your cake.
To allow time to focus on making butter cream, piping skills and decorating, the seasonal sponge will be preprepared for you and the recipe provided. You will top your cake with the crème mousseline buttercream, using piping skills, and then learn how to decorate your cakes in a beautiful natural style using ingredients that are used in the recipe. Example flavours might be an apple, blackberry and hazelnut or almond cake.
After starting her career as a Pâtissier in 2004 at Westminster Kingsway College on a two-year pâtissierie scholarship, Lucie moved to London and joined one of the UK’s leading chocolatiers, William and Suzue Curley. It was there that she refined her skills as a Pâtissier and Chocolatier while also gaining her first experience giving workshops. Lucie left London after four and a half years, taking her knowledge all over the UK, as well as to Greece, China and Saudi Arabia. She has many exciting projects such as teaching baking and chocolate classes, recipe developing with Bailey’s, being featured in Country Living magazine, and working as a brand ambassador for Guittard Chocolate in the UK. Currently, she works from her family home creating bespoke celebration cakes, wedding cakes, afternoon teas and pâtisseries. Lucie has an abundance of experience and skill; a day’s teaching from her promises to be full of wisdom, advice, and fun.
Please bring a box with you take home your glorious creation.
This workshop runs from 2pm until 4.30pm.