On the morning of June 30,2016, Regional Extension Agent Janice Hall meticulously cleaned and lined the tables of the auditorium in preparation for her upcoming class. Hall was preparing for her Cake Decorating – Learn to Earn Workshop which offered an exciting twist – decorating with Fondant.
” Fondant is a fun decorating tool for cake design. It is a thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavored or colored and is used in candy and cake decorations”, Hall said.
During the course on June 30,2016, participants learned what materials and ingredients to use, how to make their own fondant, and how to delicately layer their creations on a cake.
The learning atmosphere was fun and relaxed with Hall walking from table to table encouraging participants. Autauga County CEC Darrue Sharpe, who decorated her own star-spangled cake, was a part of the fun.
“Janice’s class represents what we hope our Autauga County residents will glean from Extension, and that is a sense of accomplishment by learning to create based on research based teaching from our trained Regional Extension Agents. Plus, this is just plain fun!,” Sharpe said.
One of the participants chose to celebrate her birthday learning to decorate with fondant. The results of the Cake Decorating- Learn to Earn Workshop were wonderful!