Mini Classes

**Please Note: If you purchase a Mini-Class Ticket, General Admission is not included and is required to gain entry to the classroom.
Blown Isomalt Crown

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Pulled and cast sugar/isomalt elements create a beautiful crown fit for a king! Learn all elements of isomalt including safety, clarity, color and the tips and tricks to become artfully skilled in this medium.

$85.00 Coming Soon

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Prints Charming

Instructor: James Rosselle
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

Join James in his fairy tale "Cinderella and the "Three Chef Mice". Every princess needs a "Prints" Charming. This isn't your ordinary "Prints"! I find inspiration in prints...floral prints. I will show you how to make flowers look anything but garden variety. From Classic stripes to diamond patterns, these "PRINTS" will sweep you off you feet. Whatever it may be, I will show you how to transform your cake into silk-like patterns as easy as 1-2-3. These prints are made for Royalty!

$120.00 Coming Soon

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Ribbon Flowers

Instructor: Carolyn Wanke Mangold
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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The fun of making pretty florist ribbon flowers will be doubled when you duplicate the techniques using gumpaste to make edible flowers for your sugar work. The class is comprised of learning the techniques of folding strips of florist ribbon to form the various petals for five different flowers and then arranging each set of petals to form a flower. The same folding techniques will be used to make edible flowers, but the methods will differ to ajust for the properties of gumpaste.

You will leave class with at least one of each of the petals, one ribbon flower, and one gumpaste flower. (You will have enough supplies to make one of each flower if time permits.)

$95.00 Coming Soon

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Color Exploration

Instructor: Marina Sousa
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Color is a key design component and understanding what's possible is essential to it getting it right!

We will discuss the basics of color theory & explore the various mediums & applications available to us as confectionary artists.

  • We will explore the differences and variations between petal, luster and disco dusts and discuss which is the best to use for specific applications.
  • Gel, paste, airbrush & confectionary color- what's the difference?
  • What application is best for a flawless finish? Hand painting, dusting, airbrushing?
  • what to consider when incorporating color into your designs.

You'll be get a set of primary fondant colors, create your own fondant color chart and then match, often difficult to replicate, color swatches to achieve the perfect color match.

We'll cover it all! Join in on the color extravaganza!

$115.00 Coming Soon

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Bridal Bows and Dazzling Brooches

Instructor: Rafael Logrono
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: Beginners

In this class, students will learn how to work with gum paste and hand craft two of the most popular fashion elements loved by brides: bows and brooches. Students will leave class with their sugar bows and brooches, their own brooch mold along with instructions for future projects, and tons of sweet knowledge!

$110.00 Coming Soon

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Red Snapper in Chocolate

Instructor: Denise Talbot
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Hand sculpt a red snapper suitable for a groom's cakes and celebration cakes. Father's day? Why, yes! Life size with details and hand dusted for a realistic look!

$95.00 Coming Soon

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Giant Sugar Roses

Instructor: Rafael Logrono
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: Beginners

In this class, students will create giant sugar roses that bloom up 6 inches wide and learn how to create sugar leaves to accompany the rose; we will learn about working with sugar paste, dusting, and so much more! Students leave the class with their own set of cutters, drying tray, and instructions. A giant rose on top of any birthday, anniversary, or wedding cake will make any client swoon!

$145.00 Coming Soon

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Beautiful Blossoms

Instructor: Pat Jacoby
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

You will seam the two layers together without a border.

Learn the technique of ombré ruffles using a "new" tip, making them effortless, and using only one bowl,tip and icing bag!

On top, make the most Beautiful Buttercream Blooms in bright colors for spring with one tip, in minutes, directly on the cake, no waiting for flowers to dry, or using a flower nail!

$145.00 Coming Soon

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Basics of Full Human Figure Sculpting

Instructor: Jade Eye
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

In this class you will learn how to create a large figurine that you can customize to your customer requirements. We will talk about the armature materials that are safe but sturdy enough to use in cake decorating. We will make the armature, pose it and build up a proportional body using modeling chocolate.

In this class we will use a mold to make the face (Come to my face class to learn free hand face sculpting!) in the 1:6 scale. Your figure will be about 10-12" tall. I will provide all supplies and the face mold will be yours to keep. Additionally, there will be different faces for purchase. (These face molds are made by Jade from her original clay sculptures.)

You will learn to dress your figure in thin fondant details and how to bring your face to life with color. You will leave with your figure and a student handbook.

You will use Jade's custom molds

$205.00 Coming Soon

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Frog Prince in Gumpaste

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Express
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Learn the art of hand sculpting and figure modeling as you bring your handsome frog prince to life using gumpaste with fondant features, warts, and crown! Finish him off with a vibrant color pattern.

$85.00 Coming Soon

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Basics of the Human Face Sculpting

Instructor: Jade Eye
Location: Round Rock Express
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In this class you will learn the basics of realistic human face sculpting, a bit about human anatomy for artists, gender, aging, ethnicity and expressions.

Scultping in the 1;3 scale over a simple skull, we will build a human face using modeling chocolate.

$155.00 Coming Soon

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The Standing Ice Cream Cone Cake: A lesson in extreme structure

Instructor: Lauren Kitchens
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome
DEMONSTRATION

Watch as Lauren shows you how to create a gravity-defying ice cream cone cake standing almost 2-feet tall and sitting on a 1-inch diameter. The demonstration includes lessons in fondant, modeling chocolate, cake sculpting, airbrushing, and figure making. Leave class with a step-by-step booklet of instructions.

$85.00 Coming Soon

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Adorable Faces for Figure Modeling

Instructor: Lorraine McKay
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Join award winning international sugar artist, Lorraine McKay, and learn her signature method for creating whimsical faces. In this class you will learn the ins and outs of forming your figure heads, adding expressive eyes and a mouth and even teeth! If your figure models are a little scary faced, this is a great class for you!

$70.00 Coming Soon

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How to Meet with a Bride and Make the Sale!

Instructor: Lauren Kitchens
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome
DEMONSTRATION

This is the big question and Lauren is the expert. Owning the top wedding cake boutique in Dallas for over 13 years, Lauren has mastered the art of the Bridal Appointment. Booking over 300 high-end brides per year with an average wedding budget of $200,000 each, Lauren knows how to attract and reel in the best clientele. Weddings are the pinnacle of cake decorating. In what other industry are cake decorators able to make a stable income and make large scale cakes other than weddings? This is it. Lauren has the tools and techniques to help you build your portfolio, your people skills, and your confidence. Don't miss this one. Your wedding cake business will benefit.

$85.00 Coming Soon

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WOW, is that Buttercream?

Instructor: Pat Jacoby
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Learn the recipe and tricks to making your buttercream almost as smooth as fondant. Have you tried EVERYTHING to get rid of that "bulge" between the layers? You will learn this fool proof way to eliminate that too!

Learn the popular rosettes, top to bottom ruf?es, rouching, brush embroidery with lace, rows and rows of ruf?es, THE EASY WAY, and stencils all on BUTTERCREAM! Learn from my 35 years of experience!

Pat will also give you instructions on making your own rollers for use on buttercream. Learn how to make your own designs for a cost of just pennies per roller! Use them over and over! We will not make rollers in class, but you will know how to do it at home, and I will have one for you to try in the class!

$140.00 Coming Soon

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Cake Mechanics

Instructor: Jörg Amsler
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

One of the most underrated and yet important knowledge a cake artist needs to now to create large and tall custom cakes and tackle 3D projects. This is not about stacking a wedding cake. This is a quick guide on how to use the right materials, tools and most important how to use them and make support systems strong and reliable. The cake starts here. If your not spot on with your support systems it will be a chain reaction and mess up things down the line. Keep in mind that often we have to deliver cakes over bumpy roads and have to make sure they stay in one piece. Learn about different piping,hardware, glues, tools and electrical devices for special effects.

$100.00 Coming Soon

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The Business of Cake

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Express
Date: TBD
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Have you dabbled in wedding cakes or considered going into the business? This presentation will cover many of the different aspects of the business. Attendees will receive sample contracts and forms that I have developed over the past 32 years while running my wedding cake business. We will do a mock consultation and discuss what it takes to have a wedding cake business as a hobby, full time in your home or in a shop setting. Be with us for this enlightening discussion.

$65.00 Coming Soon

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Beautiful Berries

Instructor: Jennifer Dontz
Location: Round Rock Express
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In this class you will learn to create beautiful bittersweet and hypericum berries out of gumpaste. These make fantastic fillers in arragements. Beautiful and easy!

$80.00 Coming Soon

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Chocolate Floral Leis

Instructor: Mari Senaga
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Learn the ease, strengths, and beauty of modeling chocolate flowers, while creating beautiful edible leis. In class you will learn how to prepare, handle, and manipulate modeling chocolate, to create beautiful blooms, along with Mariís unique tips and techniques that will show you new ways to think about chocolate. You will also learn how to take these simple flowers, and make them come to life with colors, and shading. Finally Students will learn how to arrange the flowers in to beautiful leis, and learn how to place on to cake using various sugar mediums.

$110.00 Coming Soon

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Royal Icing Collar and Filigree

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Royal icing is a classic in the sugarart world with beautiful results. Learn the tricks of royal icing, how to make it and its many uses. Make a run out collar, wing and filigree butterfly.

$75.00 Coming Soon

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Discover Inlay

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Express
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Take applique to a new level; inlay is a creative way to add beautiful designs to your cake on either a plaque or the sides of the cake. The project will be finished with a quick and easy bow. Join us to learn the process used to achieve this effect in sugarcraft.

$80.00 Coming Soon

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Airbrushing

Instructor: Jörg Amsler
Location: Round Rock Express
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A simple airbrush system is one of the greatest addition to any cake decorators collection of tools and has become a must for the modern cake artist. Just a simple setup can be of great help and over the years airbrush systems have become small, better in quality and very affordable. They are easy to operate and simple to maintain. Chef Jorg Amsler will show you different methods, techniques and basic knowledge on how to take your coloring skills to a new level. Learn how to trick the eye into seeing three dimensional, with simple shading and highlighting effects. Turn regular fondant into life-like looking materials such as leather, rocks, vegetation and different metals. Learn about the mixing of colors, what colors work best and the use of sheen colors, silver and gold. Airbrushing will enhance the finishing look of your cakes, allow you to charge more for them and safe you on time. It is a win win situation. Attend this information packed class and you will be hooked. Seeing how easy and effective airbrushing can be, will have you run to the store and get your own.

$100.00 Coming Soon

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Chocolate Jewelry from Start to Finish

Instructor: Jörg Amsler
Location: Round Rock Express
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Making your own chocolate jewelry is easier than you think. This class will show you how you can customize your pieces by making your own molds. Don't be limited to existing expensive silicon molds. They can be fabricated quickly and its easy. Create jewelry for your clients that are personal and of sentimental value. This class will cover all the steps from choosing the right jewelry, how to make your own molds, create them in chocolate and most important, how to color them to make them look real and sparkly. The knowledge gained from this workshop will give you the know how for many more projects that are based on custom chocolate pieces.

$100.00 Coming Soon

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Rodeo Queen

Instructor: Ruth Rickey
Location: Round Rock Express
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In this fast paced class, Ruth will show you how to use buckle molds and paint them to look real. She will show you tricks for texturing belts and for placing one around a cake. She will show you how to create a western necklace, how to color it and how to pipe a chain necklace for it. She will show you how to make a brooch centered flower from gumpaste, using the twiddle method. Finally, she will show you how to make the easiest Cowboy Hat topper...ever! Everyone will leave with a small 3 tier cake!

$100.00 Coming Soon

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From White to Wow!...How to create realistic flowers and leaves

Instructor: Ruth Rickey
Location: Round Rock Express
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Students will learn how to layer petal dusts to achieve realistic colors on flowers and leaves. They will learn how and when to use petal dust, luster dust, steam and glaze. Ruth will make all the flowers and leaves for every student...simply show up and learn how to play with color to achieve stunning results. Whether you're new to gumpaste or experienced, Ruth works individually with each student towards their color/realism goals! Every student will leave with several pieces.

$75.00 Coming Soon

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Floating Piped Lattice

Instructor: Christine Flinn
Location: Round Rock Express
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Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

Learn how to pipe a lattice and then float/suspend it on piped lines

$100.00 Coming Soon

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Chocolate David Austin Rose with Foliage

Instructor: Mari Senaga
Location: Round Rock Express
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Detailed Class Description: Learn how to create these beautiful antique Roses, a bud and foliage using modeling chocolate. In this class you will earn how to prepare, handle and work with modeling chocolate to create these overblown roses , buds, and leaves. The students will learn how to make the finished components come to life by adding color and shading. Finally you will learn how to assemble all the parts in to a beautiful arrangement.

$110.00 Coming Soon

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Trendy Wedding Cake Flowers

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Express
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Stay ahead of the trends with these fun and easy to make wedding flowers. We will use both gumpaste and modeling chocolate to create flowers that will add $$$ to your wedding cake contracts!

$75.00 Coming Soon

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