Cake Decorating Techniques T22014 by Slidely Slideshow
I’ve shared before that I use Pinterest in a formative assessment of student’s understanding of basic cake decorating techniques. I still use Pinterest for students to design their client cake, but have changed the basic technique assessment to a collaborative Google folder.
- Make a new folder in Google Drive.
- Change sharing permissions so that your students can edit. We are a Google school so I specified that anyone in the district with the link can edit.
- Copy/paste the link into a URL shortener. I used TinyUrl because it allowed me to specify a short link that is easy for students to remember.
- Give students a list of images of different techniques to look for:
- Star tip fill
- Shell border
- Leaf tip
- Writing tip script
- Writing tip design
- Buttercream texture
- Encourage them to find unique cakes. Also, keep in mind cakes they would like to make. This helps get them thinking about their cake design to come.
- As they find images, label each image as “Technique-First-Last” Examples: “Startipfill-Kayla-Pins,” “Leaftip-Kayla-Pins”
- Drag and drop the images into the shared folder.
- Look through the pictures to see that the students chose correct images for each technique.
- Upload the images into an easy slide show creator like Slidely.
- Watch the slideshow as a class and discuss the images.
Students really enjoy this collaborative project. They can see that very basic skills go far in making a professional-looking decorated cake.