This series covers all you need to know to prepare cake
and create spectacular piped cake decorations. After completing the class, students will be able to design and create gorgeous cakes for friends and family.
Courses in this series must be taken in sequence. Techniques include: Pastry bag and other decorating tool
techniques, development of visual awareness and creativity in
design, border design, decorative writing, pressure and control
Session 1 - BUTTERCREAM ICING & PIPING
Decorator’s buttercream icing and Introduction to food coloring. Students learn how to pipe rosettes; reverse shells; fleur-de-lis; rope; garland variations; and rosebuds, star flowers; small and large shells; and zigzag variations.
Session 2 – MORE PIPING, CAKE PREP AND FILLING, & COVERING CAKE IN BUTTERCREAM
Decorator’s buttercream icing and coloring of icing. Students learn how to pipe full roses; half roses; ruffles; swags; bows; basketweave with leaves; and writing. We'll show you how to torte and fill cake layers with a filling, and then ice the cake smoothly to give you the perfect decorating surface.
Session 3 – PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Students learn how to apply decorations on the cake, cake structuring and transportation tips.
You'll go home with a completely decorated cake and a tool kit so that you can continue decorating cakes at home.
Supplies: We will provide instruction materials, and you'll be able to use your tools (included with class) as well as classroom supplies, to decorate your cake. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothing.
This is a 1.5 hour class per session.