Baking and pastry students in Chef Michael D’Angelo’s Wedding Cake Design class got a real treat Tuesday, Oct. 7, when Julie Bashore, Master Confectioner and award-winning chef, visited and taught their class at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts. Bashore, native of England, also won TLC’s season 2, episode 8 “Ultimate Cake Off: Fairy Tale Wedding,” in 2010.
She is well known for a technique with fondant that does not require the use of powdered sugar or cornstarch, thus making the texture less “chewy” and more palatable to the American market. Currently, she operates and owns Sugar Arts at Donecker’s in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.