Local artist, Sharon Skates, visited Crafts I classes for a sweet workshop. Sharon has shown interest in art since she was a young girl but it wasn't until she became a mother that she turned her love of art to cakes. As a mother of five children, birthday cakes became an expense that she felt she could avoid by making the cakes herself. Each cake was a new creative challenge and as time went on, her cakes gained attention and popularity. For her workshop here at BHS, she taught students how to create a fondant penguin. Once the basic penguin was constructed, students added accessories (scarves, hats, earmuffs) and created other items (snowmen, puppies, trees, snowflakes, flowers). Sharon even shared two fondant recipes with students so they could make their own at home and impress their families over the holidays!
Sound like fun? You can take a workshop with her yourself! Sharon Skates teaches workshops like this (and more) at local spots like the Plains Distrct Community Center and The Village Arts Center on Main Street in Broadway. Follow her page “Mama Skates Creates” on Facebook for updates on workshops and other tasty/creative endeavors.