Konditor and Cook – Curly Whirly Experience

Posted on Monday, 23rd November 2015

KONDITOR AND COOK

Konditor and Cook, the boutique bakery, is best known for its brownies and its Curly Whirly cake, a decadent chocolate cake with a vanilla mascarpone icing. The Konditor & Cook chocolate cake has always been one of the biggest sellers for the bakery, and the story goes, when Mrs Simon of Sloane Square requested a vanilla filling instead of the customary ganache one Thanksgiving, the Curly Whirly was born.

In addition to the delectable delights that you can buy from the six Konditor & Cook stores throughout London, Konditor & Cook also run a cake school and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try the Curly Whirly Experience one Saturday afternoon, a baking class where we learned to make the Curly Whirly Cake with a Vanilla mascarpone frosting and some Curly Whirly Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl.

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - Brownies & cupcakes

Konditor and Cook – Brownies & cupcakes

The experience lasted for about three hours and began with some gorgeous brownies and cupcakes to kick start the day. The class was small with only four people which meant that we got lots of individual assistance. Laure, our cake school teacher, took us through the intricacies of making the perfect sponge as well as the perfect brownie. She also threw in some good hints on how to make baking easier, tips which would be difficult to discover without the guidance of an expert.

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - Curly Whirly cake - Work in progress

Konditor and Cook – Curly Whirly cake – Work in progress

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - Curly Whirly cake - Work in progress

Konditor and Cook – Curly Whirly cake – Work in progress

The trickiest part of the class was learning to ice the curly whirly cake and to do the decorative twirls on top. Laure made this look easy but it obviously takes practise. That said I thoroughly enjoyed the end results. The curly whirly cake was sublime, and the brownies were also delectable, so much so, I ate a whole tray myself in the space of a day! I just couldn’t help myself!

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - Curly Whirly Decorating

Konditor and Cook – Curly Whirly Decorating

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - My brownies

Konditor and Cook – My brownies

The class was very well constructed and easy to follow, and the end results were a just and delicious reward. I really enjoyed the Curly Whirly Experience and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with an interest in baking. And if you’d rather not do the work yourself, just take yourself to a Konditor & Cook store and buy yourself some Curly Whirly cake and/or brownies. You wont regret it!

Konditor and Cook - London Food Blog - Curly Whirly Cake

Konditor and Cook – My finished Curly Whirly Cake

Overall experience: 4/5

Website: http://shop.konditorandcook.com/cake-school

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