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Basic Cake Decorating Workshop (4 Sessions)
Instructor: Mary Kay Taylor
Wednesday,Mar.01,2023 6:00 pm

(Taylor, $245, 4x2.5hrs) Hands-on

4 Sessions: Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:00 pm

Chef Mary Kay will teach the fundamentals of basic cake decorating tecnniques using buttercream frosting in this four-part workshop series. Students will create and decorate their own cakes using the techniques learned in class.

Week 1: Cake Making

Learning objectives: Overview of mixing methods: creaming, reverse creaming/paste, blended, and foam/sponge; recommended cake baking essentials/equipment.

Menu: Simple Vanilla Cake (creaming method); Golden Vanilla Cake (reverse creaming method); Carrot Cake (blended method); Chocolate Sponge Cake (foam/sponge method).

Week 2: Fillings & Buttercreams

Learning objectives: Each student will make their own batch of decorator’s buttercream, which they will use in the following weeks to practice decorating techniques and frost their final project. 

Menu: Different kinds of buttercream including French Buttercream, Italian Buttercream, Swiss Buttercream, and American (decorators') Buttercream

Week 3: Decorating Techniques

Learning objectives: Writing on cakes (use as a warm up), borders, flowers, and balloons.

Menu: Borders to include: Shell Border, Ballooning, Zig-Zag, Rosettes, Reverse Shells, Rope Border, Fleur-de-lis, and Garlands/Swags. -Flowers to include: Rose buds, Roses, Cherry Blossom, Primrose

Week 4: Assembling Final Cake

Chef Mary Kay will demonstrate how to tier, torte, fill, and frost a cake. Then, using previously made cakes and buttercreams, students will create and decorate their own cakes using all techniques learned over the course of the workshop. 

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All classes are to be paid for in advance. Reservations will not be guaranteed until payment is received.


At LPSC, Inc. we know life happens. If you are unable to attend a class for any reason just let us know and we will refund your class tuition minus the non-refundable registration fee.

Each class has a percentage of its class fee dedicated to set costs associated with the class which we call the non-refundable registration fee. All class tuition fees include a 25% non-refundable registration fee. Non-refundable registration fees will never exceed $200.00.

The registration fee is non-refundable except for the following situations:
In the event of insufficient enrollment a class may be rescheduled or cancelled. We typically make this decision five (5) days in advance of the scheduled class. We will make every effort to notify you in advance through the contact information you provided and provide you a full refund including the registration fee.

In case of inclement weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, a class may be rescheduled or cancelled without prior notice. Again, we will make every effort to notify you in advance through the contact information you provided and provide you a full refund including the registration fee.

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The LPSC will not be held liable for any loss, injury or damage to students or their property, due to any act, neglect or omission by the school, its agents or employees. The LPSC reserves the right under unavoidable circumstances or adverse weather conditions to alter the timing or content of any course and to substitute any teacher at any time.