Carved Cake: Ballerina Pig with Karen Portaleo
This year, ICE welcomes back Karen Portaleo. Karen is a cake and chocolate artist creating fantastical cakes at Highland Bakery in Atlanta, Georgia. She has appeared on numerous television shows, and her work has been featured in various publications and websites worldwide. She grew up in a family of pastry chefs, and combines a background in art, prop and set design, and clay sculpture. In this fun class, students will learn structure and armature making, making modeling chocolate, sculpting with modeling chocolate, creating clothing with fondant, painting on chocolate, painting on fondant, and more! Chef Karen teaches cake art classes internationally, and has shared her technique and skills in 18 countries. Chef Karen encourages students to individualize their pigs!