The next Naked Cakes workshop with Gillian Bell is on at Showroom September 21st. [ezcol_1third]I'm still a looooong way from Showroom, enjoying my summer vacation in Canada.

(In fact, when this post is published I'll be getting back to my woody roots up at the family cabin without electricity or running water, much less the internet... I am bringing my camera, though, and I can't wait to share photos the landscape I love the most when I get back to the city at the end of the week!)

While I swat mosquitoes by the lake there's lots going on in our old Paddo Queenslander - we're gearing up for a super fun schedule of workshops in September. We have a heap of sessions to help bring out your inner green thumb, plus Claire and I will be hosting another Social Media for Creative Entrepreneurs on Sept 13th, and on the 21st Gillian Bell will be back in The Makery to reprise her Naked Cakes Class.

We had so much fun at this workshop the first time round and luckily Kylie from Just For Love Photography was on hand to capture all the details... Thanks for the pics, Kylie!

On the day, Gillian began by showing the group how to make the perfect sponge using locally sourced, organic ingredients. Gillian's recipe just happens to be gluten free which was such a bonus for quite a few of our ladies who were out to learn the secrets of a special occasion recipe that sacrifices nothing in the taste and texture stakes to dietary requirements.

While the cakes baked (oh, they smelled good in the oven!) each participant learned to crystallise little blooms grown in Gillian's own edible flower garden. We then used the shimmering flowers along with fresh berries, home made curds, and decadent whipped cream to style the mini layer cakes each participant constructed in their own cake box, ready to take home. The naked cakes were so impressively beautiful, and Gillian and I can't wait to see the look on the faces of the next batch cake-makers-in-training when they sit back and admire their creations at the end of our next session! If you'd like to come along, do click over to sign up here.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]GillianBell-96GillianBell-34GillianBell-9GillianBell-2GillianBell-20GillianBell-37GillianBell-47naked cakes workshop 1GillianBell-69GillianBell-14GillianBell-78GillianBell-82naked cakes workshop 2GillianBell-83GillianBell-91[/ezcol_2third_end]


Catherine Roberts