Ron Ben Israel. The decorator, the innovator, the artist.
There is an aura of glamour trailing his every lift of the finger. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity of assisting this celebrity chef in his world of breathtaking cakes.Chef Ron left his studio and cake sanctuary in Manhattan New York to convey his knowledge to more cake lovers and professionals down south here in Florida. Students came from several American states and some even all the way from Canada; eager to learn the skills he has to offer.
Spending almost an entire day with him was great! I listened attentively, watched carefully..and ran errands where necessary; picking up many tricks and tips along the way. Despite not having taken the the full 3 day weekend class, I feel incredibly satisfied with just mere a day of enlightenment.
It was heaps of fun for lil' ol me~ Chef Ron was charming...flamboyant and outspoken. I found myself giggling throughout the class at his ticklish personality.
I was incredibly inspired that day. It is so cool to be amongst talented individuals. Just to observe them work; and learn from conversations and discussions of ideas.
I waltzed up to class early this morning, only to find a masterpiece he had left behind. Beautiful huh?**Here's a little something special for Malaysian cake decorators back home.
Guess who decided to take professional weekend classes here at the NotterSchool too?
President and Principal instructor of the International Centre of Cake Artistry in PJ; Rosalind Chan. Most of us who love cakes have probably heard of her. I was excited to meet her after having seen her on an article on TheStar newspaper back home. She's probably synonymous to the brand name Wilton for us in Malaysia.
It was funny to have ran into her here in Orlando; we went for a chat over dinner...and wow... How NICE was she!!! I had lots of fun! It was amazing. She even mentioned that shes seen this humble journal of mine before! *blush* It's amazing to think that she could recognize me. We've made plans to catch up real soon. I'm pretty excited~