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Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Learn the foundations of cake decorating and several piping techniques, including shells, stars, zig-zag and rosettes. The first ½ of this lesson will concentrate on mastering basic skills and proper technique. The second part of the class will focus on applying the skills you learned to create a professional looking textured buttercream cake. Filling, frosting piping, we will do it all. You Will Learn: Learn how to Crumb Coat Work with American...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

Cake Decorating 102

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Now that you have learned the foundations of cake decorating with our Cake Decorating 101 class, let’s build upon your skills in Cake Decorating 102! Prerequisites: This class will build upon the skills and techniques that were covered in our Cake Decorating 101 class. All supplies and materials included.

Saturday Sep 23rd, 3–5:30pm Eastern Time

Buttercream Flowers Workshop

SugarRoom @ 44-21 Queens Blvd, New York, NY 11104

In this four-hour workshop, the students will be learning a special buttercream recipe with the right consistency for piping flowers and achieving dark and rich colors. You’ll learn how to use different decorating tips to create amazing buttercream flowers such as blossoms, peonies, poppies, roses, rosebuds, lilies of the valley, chrysanthemums, and many more. We’ll be creating buttercream flowers using flowers nail and directly on top of the...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

Ghost Cake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Create your own Boo-tiful Jack O Lantern or Spooky ghost cake.  Students will cut, sculpt, fill and ice their own Scary ghost or Creepy Jack O lantern cake. Buttercream and rolled fondant techniques are included.  These cakes are super easy and so much fun!

Sunday Oct 29th, 12–2pm Eastern Time

Pumpkin Bread + Apple Turnovers

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Autumn is here and nothing makes the season sweeter than these two classic, so comforting, desserts!  Each student will make their own loaf of super moist, spicy pumpkin bread and empanada style, pie crust apple turnovers from scratch ingredients.  Hope they make it home!

Sunday Oct 29th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

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Snowman Cake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Create your own frosty snowman cake with an edible chocolate top hat!  Cut fill and ice with buttercream a round snowman head.  Learn to make your own versatile dark modeling chocolate to roll and assemble your snowman hat!

Sunday Dec 3rd, 12–2pm Eastern Time

Turkey Cake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Grace your holiday table with these easy to make whimsical turkey treats!  Each student will create their own turkey cake cut from a round cake and decorated with buttercream plus a funny turkey cupcake and elegant cookie!  Your guests will leave plenty of room for these goodies!

Saturday Nov 18th, 12–2pm Eastern Time

Fondant 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

An intro to fondant, you'll learn how to properly crumb coat a cake, and then cover it with fondant to get that smooth, professional looking finish. This class will also cover an overview of how to make different variations of bows to top your cake. At the end of the class, each student will have their very own bow cake to take home. Tools and Skills Covered: Decorating techniques that will be covered in this class include crumb coating a cake,...

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 11am–1:30pm Eastern Time

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Cake Decorating

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, NY 11451

Learn the fundamentals of cake decorating! You’ll prepare icing; use decorating tools to make stars, figure piping, basic shell boarders and comic clowns; get tips on baking, leveling, torting, coloring and assembling your cake professionally.   Course Requirements: Wilton kit with Wilton Method of Cake Decorating: Buttercream Skills Book - Course I One-time registration fee included in the price.

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5 sessions

Cake Decorating Basics Demo

Cook's Arts & Crafts Shoppe @ 80-09 Myrtle Ave, New York, NY 11385

This class is an introduction to cake decorating. Wilton Certified Instructor will teach you the basics, answer any questions you may have while she teaches how to torte, fill and ice a cake. This introduction will serve as a learning tool for those who don't want to spend a lot of money only to find out this craft is not for them.

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Virtual Cake Decorating 101

Lisa Paradise @ Virtual Learning via Zoom

With the help of a live online instructor, become the cake boss of your own kitchen. Learn the basics of decorating cakes using delicious buttercream frosting. You’ll pipe stars, rosettes, and all matter of patterns. Step up your cake game.  Materials needed to fully participate:  2 cake pans Parchment paper (optional) Butter cream frosting Piping bags & tips Food coloring (optional) Scissors A dinner plate (to practice...

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Beginners Cake Decorating

Cook's Arts & Crafts Shoppe @ 80-09 Myrtle Ave, New York, NY 11385

In this 3 day course you will learn to:  Ice & decorate a cake How to adorn cupcakes with adorable flowers. Pipe lines & make simple border, letters and shapes on your cake. Transfer images to a cake to decorate. Make icing the right consistency to decorate. Fill and use a decorating bag. All supplies needed for class will be provided except for cake and icing.

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3 sessions

1 Week Cake Decorating Fundamentals

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011

Everything you need to know to decorate a gorgeous cake straight from NY Cake Academy. On day one you’ll master the art of fluffy delicious swiss buttercream and learn how to pipe using various piping tips and paper cornets. Master zigzags, rope and pearl borders, rosettes and much more. Day Two we’ll continue with our piping practice making a basketweave pattern, flour-de-lis and some piped flowers. Day Three has us continuing with more flowers,...

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Cake Decorating 102 (Virtual)

NY Cake Academy @ Virtual Classroom

Now that you have learned the foundations of cake decorating with our Cake Decorating 101 class, let’s build upon your skills by learning how to pipe a basket weave effect and create buttercream flowers. Similar to our Cake Decorating 101 class, we will spend some time practicing our buttercream techniques before attempting to pipe directly onto our cakes.  We will cover the correct piping pressures and angles for achieving the perfect flower...

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Discover the Best Cake Decorating Classes in NYC

Vibrant New York City has long been a place of creativity and exploration, so why not learn cake decorating in the Big Apple? The skill of cake decorating can turn an everyday creation into something that is truly worth marveling…and eating. By learning the essentials like spatula icing, piping, and how to work with fondant, every occasion can be turned into a celebration worth remembering. Both creative and technical, cake decorating requires a steady hand, an artistic mind, and a willingness to learn. All the techniques and fine detailing skills needed can be learned at a local NYC cake decorating class and there are plenty of options to choose from.

Why You Should Learn Cake Decorating in NYC

Cake decorating offers so many benefits. Focusing solely on the art and technique of cake decorating can be a fun and stress-relieving hobby, helping to create calm in a controlled yet creative environment. Those with the skill set can create thoughtful gifts for others, one-of-a-kind creations that will mean so much more than a store-bought item. The craft of cake decorating can even create connections to a larger community of passionate decorators and foster friendships built on similar interests. With local groups like New York City Cake Decorators Meetup on Facebook, there are endless avenues for pursuing this passion while also forming a tight-knit circle of friends. 

Additionally, professional cake decorating can offer a career that is both technical and creative. Experts can work in a bakery department at a grocery store or a boutique cake shop, or even create their own small business or extra side hustle. It’s also a great additional skill set to have for current professional bakers, building upon the foundations of baking and eliminating the need for hiring additional help for the intricate final details.

In-Person Cake Decorating Classes & Schools in NYC

There are several in-person class options available in the NYC area. The New York Cake Academy, located in Chelsea, has a Cake Decorating 101 course for those new to the craft, as well as a Cake Decorating 102 course for those looking to level up. Centrally located in Manhattan, both courses are one 2.5-hour class focused on establishing techniques for filling, piping, and creating decorative floral arrangements. 

The New York Cake Academy also offers a variety of other courses similar to cake decorating. Participants can learn to bake and decorate their crystal-inspired cake in the Geode Cake course. Students will master creating marble patterns in fondant, cake carving, and how to make their very own geode. Cupcake Decorating 101 will teach students to pipe the perfect cupcake. Participants will learn how to work with American buttercream and a variety of piping techniques like stars, zig-zags, ruffles, and rosettes. Additionally, they offer a Buttercream Floral Cupcake course for all levels. Students will learn how to use a petal tip, flower nail, and all the not-so-secret tips and tricks for crafting delicious bouquets.

The SugarRoom in Sunnyside, Queens offers a Piping and Spatula Techniques course. This four-hour course will focus on the technical aspects of cake decorating. Covering topics like how to correctly use a pastry bag, different ways to create a variety of borders, and how to master spatula techniques, this course is offered in both English and Spanish for a more inclusive learning environment. 

Additionally, SugarRoom also offers a course called Introduction to Royal Icing Oriental Extension Work that is open to all levels. This course focuses on how to create false color patterns to transfer onto dummy cakes. Students will be piping royal icing and learning all the tips and tricks for fine detailing.

Virtual Cake Decorating Classes & Schools

Online cake decorating classes are a more flexible option for those who wish to travel or commute less. Typically there are more options available virtually and you can attend from anywhere. While students will need to acquire their materials and equipment for these classes, they get the advantage of learning all the tips and tricks from the comfort of their own homes (or any chosen space)!

There currently aren’t online cake decorating classes widely available, but there are several baking courses that will teach similar skill sets. "Great British Bake Off" Classics teaches students how to recreate their favorite recipes from the binge-worthy show. Participants can try their hand at making a Victoria sandwich cake with raspberry jam and whipped cream, and learn to make savory scones with British condiments and sharp English cheddar, all while sipping a cup of English breakfast tea. Each student will receive a take-home recipe for lemon poppy-seed drizzle cake, too!

The Sweet & Savory Cream Puff course, offered by The Good Food Project, is another great option. Hosted on Zoom, participants will learn the art of pâte à choux (puff pastries), creating both a savory option and a classic version with chocolate ganache and whipped cream that are sure to wow any guest.

Sure to brighten any day, macaron making is a unique and creative skill set. In this French Macaron Step-by-Step class, students will make, flavor, pipe, and bake their very own macarons! This class will share knowledge on the best ingredients, how to add a burst of flavor to these colorful treats, and how to ensure each macaron always turns out perfectly.

Private Cake Decorating Group Classes in NYC

CourseHorse offers a variety of private cooking and baking classes for businesses and organizations in NYC. Organizers can customize group size with zero booking fees, and can even change the number of participants after booking, should plans change. Confirmation will be sent within 24 hours of booking and some classes may even offer additional services like in-person venue space, catering, or the ability to come directly to a requested home or office, making each private class a truly one-of-a-kind experience. To learn more about available options in the New York City area that aren’t currently listed, reach out through the contact form on CourseHorse’s website.