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+
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 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. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 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 to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
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.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.
A Pastry program graduate, Robin Rodriguez is a seasoned professional with over 22 years of experience in bakeries, restaurants, and high-end catering. Teaching is a life-long passion for Robin and she is dedicated to sharing her skills with students so they can confidently pursue their own career paths.