Get Started Baking Sponge Cakes | Amy Kimmel | Skillshare
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8 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      0:52
    • What is Sponge Cake

      2:22
    • Sponge Cake Mise en Place

      3:28
    • American Sponge Cake

      1:54
    • American Sponge Method

      16:15
    • European Sponge Cakes

      1:46
    • Genoise Method

      6:45
    • Thank You!

      0:44

About This Class

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: An electric mixer, counter top or hand, will be necessary for this course.

Sponge cakes can be tricky for anyone who has never attempted them before.  Recipes don't always give all of the details or explanation necessary to first timers.  This class will give you a little background combined with two methods to help you become a sponge master! 

You will learn what classifies a cake as a sponge and the two classes of sponge cakes.  This class will teach you how to prepare ingredients and learn a proper folding technique to get the most volume in your cakes. 

There are also easy, tested recipes that you can download, included with the class:

  1. Classic American Sponge Cake
  2. Genoise Sponge

Sponge cakes are delicious on their own, soaked with simple syrup, or layered in elaborate confections.  So, let's start baking!

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Amy Kimmel

Cake Artist, Instructor, Pastry Chef

My passion is to inspire and change people's lives with cake. Cakes produce smiles, laughter, hugs, and even tears. They have the ability to change a person's mood, to bring light to those in dark places, to shine in moments of celebration, and even to bring financial stability to a family. I've had the privilege to share in so many positive moments throughout my career and life with loved ones and strangers. It may seem like just butter and sugar, but I see otherwise. It is with great j...

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