a few weeks back, i had the pleasure and honor of taking a class with the one an only Ron Ben Israel; world renowned cake master and SWEET GENIUS. this class was wedding cakes with a kiss of Valrhona chocolate, co taught by pastry chef Nicolas Botomisy. my 3 day class in new york city was a dream, taking the subway and getting lost in the city like a true tourist was just a small part of what made this experience so incredible. this class gave me tips about chocolate, cake and confections while getting to make and learn how to make sugar flowers to look as realistic as possible. the techniques and tips i have picked up are surely some things i will never forget. Ron is hands down the most talented human being i have ever met and it is a pleasure to say that i now know him personally.