Although I work in a school, I'm not a teacher. I teach cupcake decorating as a paid hobby, and really enjoy it - so was thrilled to be asked to demostrate a finishing technique to a senior class of Cake Decorating pupils in the Home Economics Department.
I thought I may as well make the cake fun to eat, so coloured the dough and attempted the zebra interior again, this time in pink and white. I wasn't sure who exactly would eat it, but they may as well enjoy it, right?
I took the cake into school baked and cooled and with just the crumb coating on, to allow the pupils to see how I filled the piping bag and did the technique right from the start. I was a little bit nervous, as though I recognised some of the students from previous years, I was in a different class with a different teacher - and very aware that my method of information delivery was not a qualified-by-the-general-teaching-council one...
Nonetheless, the pupils seemed eager to have a go themselves, as with the amount of practice I've had at this particular finish, it probably didn't look that difficult to them. Until it was time to do it themselves - and didn't they do a great job? These are 16-17 year olds who have had a term or two of cake decorating and were becoming more and more confident with their skills.
Hubby remembered to take a photo of the interior for me, so I could see if the zebra pattern worked - I don't know, what do you think? It's kinda hard to tell... :)