The Livingston County 4-H Program held a four-week distant cake adorning sequence that supplied a novel alternative for youth and fogeys to be taught collectively.
Forty-six youth (ages 5-18) registered for this system. Every participant was supplied with a equipment that contained the 4-H Curriculum on adorning, a fundamental set of piping suggestions, couplers, a turntable, piping baggage, and different associated objects.
With many mother and father studying alongside their kids, the sequence was a beautiful household exercise. In truth, curiosity was so nice that the Livingston County 4-H Program acquired inquiries from the Syracuse-area and Tompkins and Orange Counties.
After first studying about instruments and fundamental piping methods, individuals used royal icing to make air dry decorations (together with eyeballs and unicorn horns) for a future class and realized learn how to do the flood method, creating superbly adorned sugar cookies. Within the third session, 4-H members realized to fill cupcakes and adorned them to create “monsters” utilizing decorations from the earlier week. The sequence concluded with individuals utilizing what they realized within the earlier weeks to create a neatly frosted layer cake with a filling.
One youth participant stated, “I actually favored making the monster cupcakes and the completely different methods for piping which helped encourage my remaining cake.”
Jennifer Simonetti, our volunteer teacher all through the sequence, successfully used two cameras to vary perspective as wanted (so everybody may see the demonstration).
“Actions round meals are sometimes well-received, so the thought of establishing a distant cake adorning sequence got here collectively shortly,” stated 4-H Educator Renee Hopkins. “By placing the instruments within the arms of individuals, the distant sequence seamlessly engaged our individuals and resulted in a really participating hands-on studying alternative for youths and adults of all ages. As well as, we had been in a position to accommodate so many extra youth than we might have if this sequence had been executed in individual.”
To be taught extra concerning the Livingston County 4-H Program, go to the CCE Livingston County web site at www.ccelivingstoncounty.org or name 585-991-5420 | 585-335-1752. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 4-H Program 12 months is at present underway. Households can sign-up by June 1, 2021.