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Agenda - 21 May 2022

The Bake Fest is an online event that will be held from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM CDT (GMT-5) on 21 May 2022 and 22 May 2022. We realize that based on your time zone you may not be able to attend the entire event. Your ticket includes event recordings available for one year after the event so that you’ll be able to catch up on anything you miss.

MORE HANDS-ON: We heard you! You want more hands-on baking sessions and we are delivering. Our plan is to have as many hands-on sessions as possible. For those sessions, you will receive a supply list at least two weeks prior to the event and you’ll be able to follow along with the instructor.

*** Note that sessions and times are subject to change.

8:30 AM - 9:55 AM

Welcome Address and Keynote

Get excited for The Bake Fest and learn how to participate in activities and giveaways happening throughout the event. Then, hear from our keynote speaker, Melissa, about how she turned her passion for baking into a mini cupcake empire with 13 stores and over 200 million cupcakes sold.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:25 PM

Cake Decorating Basics (Hands-On)

10:30 AM - 12:25 PM

Join Courtney Rich in this 2-hour hands-on cake decorating class as she shares all her tips and tricks for making the most delicious cakes with easy yet impressive decorating techniques. In this year’s class, Courtney will be making her Cookies and Cream Cake.

Buttercream Cookie Decorating Basics (Hands-On)

10:30 AM - 12:25 PM​

This 2 hour class will be filled with baking tips, tricks, and techniques including Jenny’s signature buttercream sugar cookies. Bake along with Jenny as she demonstrates how to make her no-fail sugar cookie dough, then roll, cut, bake and decorate the perfect sugar cookies.

Science of Sourdough Bread

10:30 AM - 12:25 PM​

This session covers:

  • What is a sourdough starter, how to create one, and how to maintain it
  • Feeding ratios and which flours to use to feed
  • The starter cycle and reading when to use it in your dough
  • The basic sourdough process
  • The basic sourdough formula and how to adjust it

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Break

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

Harnessing the Power of Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

In this session, participants will learn the exact steps needed to create and maintain a group that not only buys from you regularly, but also tells their friends about you, too.

 

Topics include:

  • Secrets of successful groups
  • What to share in your group and when
  • How to transform a group you already have
  • How to nurture your group the right way
  • Creating a community of dream customers
  • Making Facebook Groups work for you so you can spend more time baking and making

Vegan Baking

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

Explore the wonders of vegan baking with Naimita as she walks you through understanding the science behind vegan baking, easy substitutes, and exploring dairy-free alternatives. You will cover the science of cookies and cheesecakes and the best ways to veganize them.

 

This session will empower you to go beyond your knowledge of traditional patisserie to create unique recipes that set you apart from the rest.

Creating Wafer Paper Flowers (Hands-On)

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

This session covers:

  • How to make two different kinds of wafer paper flowers
  • How to condition wafer paper to make it pliable, soft and flexible
  • How to make realistic flowers from coloring and painting to veining, texturing, shaping and dusting
  • How to stack wafer paper flowers on a dummy cake

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM

How to Price Your Baked Goods

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM​

PRICING – every baker’s arch nemesis. Well, baker friend, get ready to tackle this beast! This pricing foundations class will cover:

  • Re-writing your mindset about money
  • Overcoming the fear of charging for your products
  • Mythbusting common misconceptions about price
  • A step-by-step walkthrough of each building block that goes into a price
  • Pricing Q&A

You will walk away with a new confidence and clarity about pricing like you’ve never had before.

Food Safety for Bakers

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM​

This session covers:

  • Important things to know about food safety
  • The identification of hazards that are possible in your type of product and operation
  • Steps for knowing what laws and regulations apply to you
  • Checking how well you are doing with food safety
  • The importance of continuing food safety training

Baking the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie to Satisfy Your Cravings

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM​

Learn from a cookie pro! Sally is sharing all her knowledge about baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie to satisfy your cravings – whether that’s an ultra soft-baked style cookie, thin and crisp cookie, or chewy cookie with slightly crisp edges. Learn how to prevent your cookies from over-spreading, plus how to fix cookies if they’re already over-spreading in the oven. Sally will also show you best practices for measuring baking ingredients and freezing cookie dough. Don’t miss this cookie extravaganza!

How to Grow on TikTok Without Being on Camera

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM​

This session covers:

  • TikTok best practices: consistency, niche, video length, production quality, value to the viewer
  • TikTok community and trends
  • Going viral: what to expect
  • TikTok’s power to change lives & launch small businesses

Creating Social Media Content That Converts to Sales

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM

Most baking business pages struggle to know what to post and often end up posting inconsistently. If they do post regularly, they are not seeing the results from their efforts. If you are tired of a slow grow following and low engagement and low sales, you will love this session. Topics include:

  • Learn what to post and why
  • Learn how to position your business to stand out from the crowd
  • Understand how to attract sales from strangers online
  • Learn how to get paid the price that you desire
  • Creating content that drives traffic and keeps engagement high

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM

Pie Art With The Pieous (Hands-On)

4:30 AM - 5:55 PM

Bake along from home with Pie Artist Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (a.k.a. ThePieous) in this 90 minute live Pie Art session! The “OG Pie Artist” will walk you through everything you need to know, step-by-step, as you create your very own “Rainbow Unicorn Pie”, with a free template and dough recipe from Jessica’s new book “Pies Are Awesome: The Definitive Pie Art Book” provided to all participants. This fun and fabulous master-pie-ce is suitable for all skill levels, so don’t worry if you’re a beginner! Jessica will also be sharing tons of her secret Pie Art best practices so you can feel confident customizing your design to maximize the delight on the faces of your friends when you show up to the party with your very own shiny Pie Art. (Though if your friends don’t like unicorns, are they really your friends?)

Creating Compelling Food Videos Using a DSLR Camera

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM

This session covers:

  • Overview of how to work your DSLR for shooting videos
  • How to create a food story through videography (storyboard)
  • Overview of video editing with various softwares
  • How to hone in on your creative voice

Maximizing Profitability in Your Business

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM

This class is going to transform the way you look and run your business, so you can live like the thriving CEO you’re meant to be.

 

You’ll learn:

  • How to Price Your Products to generate a PROFIT
  • How to be CONFIDENT when delivering a quote/estimate
  • How to ATTRACT high-paying clients who don’t mind paying a fair rate for your time, talents, and efforts
  • How to INCREASE your prices
  • How to go from OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID to CONFIDENT and making the money you DESERVE.

How to Make Italian Macarons (Hands-On)

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM

In this live class, you will learn how to make Italian macarons and hear about all the tips that Kirstynn has spent years learning and developing.


5 things you will learn:

  • How Italian macarons are different from French macarons
  • How to make a perfect Italian meringue
  • How to have fun while making macarons
  • How to do the perfect pipe
  • How to troubleshoot

How to Make Cakesicles (Hands-On)

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM

In this class, perfect for beginners or those wishing to pick up a new skill, you will learn how to make Instagram-worthy cakesicles! Since summer is just around the corner, we’ll be making fun, pool party-themed cakesicles. You’ll learn all of Jo’s tricks and tips on how to make and decorate cakesicles.

 

Learn how to:

  • Coat your molds
  • Fill cakesicles with delicious fillings
  • Decorate with fondant/modeling chocolate
  • Prevent cracking

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

End-Of-Day Remarks And Scavenger Hunt Rules

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Scavenger Hunt / Happy Hour

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If you have further questions or are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring sessions or demos, please complete the contact form or email us at hello@thebakefest.com.