Cake Decorating Workshop

$310 per person

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will:

  • Learn to make and assemble layer cakes for straight, level tiers which can then be structurally strengthened to allow for vertical stacking
  • Execute basic, classic and current design techniques in buttercream for big design impact with color and texture
  • Have a working knowledge of mixing cake batter and making Italian Meringue Buttercream

About This Class

This two-day workshop will breakdown the steps in baking, constructing, and decorating a gorgeous special occasion cake with buttercream.

Day One: Anatomy of a Cake

You will learn the components of stacked and layered cakes, discuss the pros and cons of different cake styles and ingredients, and execute techniques for assembling cake tiers.

Day Two: The Final Product

You will learn the importance of crumb coating each cake tier, how to use various piping tips in a wide variety of textures for your own personal cake design and how to cleanly finish two tiers of layered buttercream cake while securely stacking them to create an impressive celebration cake.

Class Meet-up Dates:

Sat. Oct 26th: 10/26 and 11/2


Black and White Cake: Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake, Chocolate Caramel Ganache and Vanilla Bean Buttercream AND Fresh Berry and Citrus Cake: Rich Yellow Cake, Raspberry Jam and Fresh Berries with Citrus Scented Buttercream


  • Wine included
  • Light meal served in class
  • Ages 18+


What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.

When should I arrive for my class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.

Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.


Do I need to eat before class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.

What should I wear to class?

Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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