Fancy a slice of fresh homemade bread, straight out of the oven or want that perfect chocolate pound cake for a friend’s birthday? Bake it yourself. The Culinary and Cake Decorating School ( CCDS) offers an interesting mix of courses like basic baking, cake decoration, fondant and sugarpaste crafts, chocolate making and multi- cuisine cookery classes.
CLASSWORK The classes are divided into beginners, intermediate, and advance sections. These workshops last for two to three days, but make sure you really are passionate about food because at CCDS ‘ food’ is a serious matter. They scrutinise applications before they let you inside their stunning kitchen that will make you feel like you are on the set of a food show.
THE MIX Enrolments are on first- come- first- serve basis and you need not have any prior cooking experience. The classes are conducted by Chef Nagpal who has 15 years of experience in confectionary making, and has been conducting baking classes at CCDS for the past three years now. Only 20 students are accepted in each batch. Those who want to advance to the professional level and learn the trade can also enrol in the threemonth certified diploma programme which specialises in couture cakes or the five- day Wilton Intense course.
HOMEWORK Practice bakes perfect cakes. A range of cake supplies are also available at CCDS which is Wilton’s official distributor in India. Pick up quirky cake molds, funky decorations, cookie cutters, and premium quality baking ingredients. COST Rs 3,000 onwards ( for a basic two day workshop)
WHERE Okhla Phase II, Near Crowne Plaza Hotel. Checkout their class schedule at: nowletslearn.com