Tips with Tips: Basic Cake Decorating

an overpiped 2-tiered cake decorated in pink, yellow, and purple buttercream

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on your creation. 

In this hands-on class, we'll teach you how to crumb and final coat your own 3-layer, 6-inch cake. Then we'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, vines, leaves, and letters on your cake. Practice makes perfect, so you'll get plenty of that. Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake with our delicious Swiss buttercream. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes; the knowledge to make, ice, and decorate cakes at home; and the cake you decorated in class.

In-Person: We'll provide the baked cakes and swiss meringue buttercream. We'll end class with a tasting of what we made, the recipes for the cake and buttercream, and you'll go home with some great coupons.

Virtual (2-day): On Day 1, we'll make our buttermilk cake with Swiss buttercream icing and talk about different filling options. To make the cake and icing, you'll need a stand mixer with paddle and whip attachments or a hand-held mixer. On Day 2, we'll fill, crumb coat, ice, and decorate the cakes we made.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I really enjoyed the hands-on aspect and I learned new skills that will help me. —Abigail Q.

So fun. Perfect amount of instruction vs. hands-on work. I can't wait to get more active with my baking! — Stacey K.

So fun! Super organized, great for beginners (and probably experts! But I'm not one...) —Kelly D.

Additional Products

Everything Pastry Baking Kit


Want to elevate your baked goods to baked greats? Our Everything Pastry Kit adds more handy tools we like to use for baking, decorating, and displaying your delicious works of art. In addition to everything from the Basic Pastry Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, oven thermometer, parchment paper, pastry brush, small offset spatula, 1 oz scoop, rolling pin), it comes packed with the following equipment: a pastry blender, 1/3 oz portion scoop, a whisk, large and small piping bags, a large star and a large round decorating tips, and 3 cake boards—10x14-inch rectangle, 9-inch round, and a 12-inch round. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are for adults 17 & up.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 1 spot left
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 8 spots left