With next week still holiday break for many school-aged children, parents looking to entertain their kids can send them to a new camp in San Bruno.
Busy Bakers, which officially opened in August, offers a variety of cake decorating classes throughout the year to adults and children and decided to expand out into weeklong camps. Camp runs four days Dec. 30 through Jan. 3 which gives kids the option of participating on individual days or the whole week.
“We started camp because the kids classes have been such a hit,” said owner Nicole Dudum. “We can entertain them for a large period of their free time.”
Dudum said kids interested in baking and decorating can take their passion to a new level with the camp. A lot of kids are registering for the individual days, Dudum said.
In the camp, students will make cake pops and fudge on Monday. Tuesday will bring cookie dough making and cookie decorating, Thursday will include chocolate molding and more and Friday will include two-tier cake decorating with fondant.
Although this is Busy Baker’s first camp, Dudum plans to also hold spring and summer camp sessions. Since schools in the area have different spring breaks, she is tentatively planning to host two weeks of camp in April. During the summer, she wants to host various weeklong camps sessions.
Baking projects can get more complex depending on the skill level of the child and Dudum actually recently added tween classes to the schedule for those age 10 to 15. Aside from the classes, the store sells cookbooks and baking supplies, including a wall of cupcake liners; sprinkles; chocolate molds; and cookie cutters.
“Projects are a decent amount more complex than kids’ classes, but in an environment with kids,” said Dudum, a San Francisco native.
Since the shop opened this fall, Dudum says the community has been very welcoming. The store has been accepted beyond positively, she said.
“More than I could ever imagine or hope for,” she said. “Everyone seems to be really happy to have a baking supply store in the area that’s so cheerful and fun. I couldn’t ask for a better start.”
The store’s pink and green walls contribute to this atmosphere, Dudum said.
So does Dudum have any holiday baking tips?
“Bake something your family really enjoys because it should be about something fun and enjoyable,” she said.
The next class following the holidays will make a tiered fondant party cake 1 p.m. Jan. 5.
Camp runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31, along with Jan. 2 and 3. Currently, there are still spaces available for camp. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 351-7227.
For more information visit busybakerssupplies.com/winter-camp-for-kids. Until Jan. 5, holiday shopping hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to Jan. 4.
The shop is located at 444 San Mateo Drive in San Bruno.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105