Baking tips with Grace Stevens

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Apr 13, 2018

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Television’s baking virtuoso Grace Stevens is set to host a two-session buttercream course at the Amakoekoe Guest Lodge, in Honeydew, Johannesburg on Monday, April 16, 2018. 

The twice-published author and founder of Cupcakes by Design has an impressive 10 years of experience training aspiring bakers all over South Africa and the United Kingdom.

As the guest chef on SABC3’s Expresso, Grace Stevens regularly showcases quick family-friendly recipes for well-prepared desserts, cake decor ideas and dishes for viewers with a sweet tooth.

Her blog and YouTube Channel, Bake with Grace and Everyday Baking with Grace Stevens are just more platforms on-which she shares many of her dependable recipes that she makes personally for her own clientele. 

For the last 6 years, Grace Stevens has been a mentor and tutor at Pretty Witty Cakes - a forum that has fast become one of the world’s largest online cake schools with members in over 100 countries. Consequently, she is always travelling, teaching workshops online and offline.

One of the unique selling points of her lessons is that no previous experience is required. Fondant cake decoration and its intricacies is a skill honed by a few but Grace Stevens is critically acclaimed for turning beginners into adept bakers with her ravishing designs and innovative cakes. 

Her debut book, Celebration Cakes: Step By Step with Fondant was recognized by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards as the Best South African Dessert Book in 2012.

Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens, her second cookbook, follows on the sensation of her previous one. Here, her readers will find an enhanced understanding of sugar flowers, more ingenuity with fondant figures, elaborate themed celebration cakes and in-depth techniques for creating memorable wedding cakes. 

This fun and detailed course is from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday, and costs R 1500 with all materials included (expect the 3 x 20 cm sponge cakes used by each student)

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