As I told you just a week ago (time flies!) I went to a 2-day cake (or should I say flower) workshop-master class with Ron Ben Israel.
The class was hosted by Satin Ice (sugar and gum paste) because bringing Ron Ben Israel to Israel is very costly and no one cake decorator could pull that off. and I assure you many have tried.
First, I have to admit I had a lot of fun! When you're busy all day with brides, grooms and creating wedding cakes, taking a break to learn new and exciting things is so great!
Living in Israel (and I'm not bitching about it) but we are secluded when it comes to having cake masters teach us new stuff, but that's for another post...
So Ron was finally here and felt free enough to ask us to call him Ron (very normal and common in Israel+ he is a former Israeli ) rather then Chef Ron etc'.
Day 1- We learned how to create his beautiful JFK roses. Ron told us that when he learned cake decorating with the master Ms. Betty VanNordsrand see encouraged each of her students to find their "rose", so he did just that, and found the JFK roses to be his personal favorite.
we learned how to create sugar poppy leafs, that waited along with the sugar poppy flower center, to dry over night (sadly they didn't dry properly due to the rain and very high humidity in the class room)
We learned how to create a lace design using real lace, with a pasta machine.
Gotta go now, I'll add the second half of Ron Ben Israel's Master class tomorrow.