Cake Class at Viking

By Maria Lichty

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We are having fun at the Viking Cooking School. We did another class and this time it was all about cakes! We made five cakes in five hours!! The time went quickly because we were having loads of fun!!

First, we made a red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting. This was my first time making a red velvet cake! I loved the bright red color! This is the perfect cake for Valentine’s day too!

Next, we made coconut cupcakes with a swiss buttercream frosting. The cupcakes were really cute and had a great coconut flavor, but I personally don’t like swiss is too buttery for my likings:)

We also made a chocolate sheath ca
ke. The frosting was silky smooth and the cake was very very decadent!! Easy to make though!! Nothing fancy, you bake it in a 9 by 13 pan, so there is nothing to fuss over!

Then, we made a five flavor pound cake. It had vanilla, coconut, lemon, rum, and almond extracts! We baked it in a tube pan until it was golden brown. When it was finished baking we poked it with holes and poured a glaze all over. This was my favorite one!! It was bursting with flavor and the cake was really moist.

Finally, we made a caramel apple
upside down cake. We baked the cake in a cast iron skillet, with the apples on the bottom. We flipped it over and added a caramel sauce. A very rustic…and delicious dessert!

So we had a busy day in the kitchen! It was fun baking so many different kinds of cakes! Luckily, they didn’t make us eat them all…ha! That was a lot of cake! For more information about the Viking Cooking School visit their website:

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Ooooh, lucky you!! that looks like a great class and your cakes look wonderful. It’s nice they had such a variety.

  2. woooooooo… lucky you girl to be able to go to a cooking school! that’s in my to-do list for the future!
    so fun!

  3. Ok how fun is that? I so need to learn how to decorate cupcakes and cakes. Wonderful! Good fun, and a great way to reduce stress!

  4. It was a fun class!! I usually don’t bake cakes at home because I don’t like cake that much, but it was fun to learn different recipes and techniques!

  5. That’s so great! You look like you are having a lot of fun… Your creations look wonderful!



  6. Awesome. I think the caramel apple one would be my favorite! I love cream cheese frosting but not red velvet :/ 🙂

  7. I took a cake decorating class once and I absolutely loved going to class! I didn’t miss it for even one week and was never late! It was so much fun!

  8. Wow, how fun — I’d be like a kid in a candy shop! Your cakes look fabulous! I hope you got to take some home with you!

  9. The class was so much fun. If there is a Viking school near you I recommend signing up! They offer a variety of classes. It is a fun job for us!

    Cathy-They did send cake home with us! There is no way we could eat it all, so we only took some samples!

  10. How fun. What a great way to spend the day.

    So what will you do with all of that cake? I can help you with the leftovers.

  11. Wow, this looks like so much fun! I’m jealous. All of the cakes look great.. I especially like the red velvet.

    I know a lot of people don’t like Swiss Buttercream, but I love that stuff!

  12. I’m a 100% jealous!!! I love cakes. I would love to do that!!! BTW, I love the new logo on your blog. We really must get together soon.

  13. Wow! That is the best looking red velvet cake! I would love to go to a cake class…my scratch cakes always come out so dense.

  14. I would love to do this and looked it up after you mentioned it last time but they don’t have any in my area. That 5 flavor pound cake sounds like my fav too. That is super cool you do that together!!!!!!!

  15. You guys are so cute!

    I made an upside down pear tart last night in a cast iron skillet!
    will post it soon. It was delish!

  16. Holy cow. That is amazing!!! That looks so fun. I love that you and josh get to do it together. Your birthday cookies looked way yummy too.

  17. You guys are too cute! Your cakes look great, I can’t decide which one I would want to eat first. Maybe a small slice of each…?

  18. I love taking classes like that one! I have yet to do a lot of baking classes, but if I had a viking school nearby, I would definitely give it a try!

  19. Jealous. I’ve always wanted to go to a proper cooking class. I’m dying for a taste of the five flavour pound cake. And the caramel apple upside down cake sounds like a bit of heaven. Drool.

  20. Ooohhh this looks like so much fun! I wish I was there!

    If you think you don’t like Swiss meringue buttercream, you should try my recipe for it. I use less butter and a little more sugar than all the other recipes I’ve seen. I don’t like it too buttery either!

  21. I saw this school on the news a week or two back and thought it would be fun to take a class or two. Now I’m convinced!