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.
Bridal Bows and Dazzling Brooches

Instructor: Rafael Logrono
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 10AM - 1PM Saturday, February 21, 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Discover Inlay

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 10AM - 1PM Saturday, February 21, 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Asiatic Lily in Cold Porcelain

Instructor: Ann Ruth
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 10AM - 1PM Saturday, February 21, 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Have you always wanted to try cold porcelain? Cold porcelain is a great way to create pieces that will last a lifetime. It can be cleaned and stored and used for demonstration pieces that will hold up better to shipping and traveling.

Join Ann Ruth to discover the joy and ease of working with flexible cold porcelain and make a beautiful Asiatic Lily.

Each participant will learn how to handle and prepare cold porcelain as well as roll and cut petals, make stames, shape, color, add details and assemble this beautiful flower

$120.00

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Chocolate David Austin Rose with Foliage

Instructor: Mari Senaga
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 10AM - 1PM Saturday, February 21, 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Basics of Full Human Figure Sculpting

Instructor: Jade Eye
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 10AM - 1PM Saturday, February 21, 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Chocolate Floral Leis

Instructor: Mari Senaga
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2PM - 5PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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 Mari's 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

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Red Snapper in Chocolate

Instructor: Denise Talbot
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2PM - 5PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Basics of the Human Face Sculpting

Instructor: Jade Eye
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2PM - 5PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Floating Piped Lattice

Instructor: Christine Flinn
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2PM - 5PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

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

$100.00

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Giant Sugar Roses

Instructor: Rafael Logrono
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2PM - 5PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Mini Lambeth Bootcamp 101-201

Instructor: Kathleen Lange
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Mini Boot Camp 101 &201 will be based upon the work of Joseph Lambeth; an English method and one of the most distinguished forms of cake decorating. Students will learn the basics of this method; how to hold the decorating bags and tips properly; techniques shown, will help the students learn how to make the perfect zigzag, shell, scalloped swag border, string of pearls, roped scallop, 3-D overpiping and basic stringwork techniques; all completed as time permits and students skill level of cake decorating piping skills

$120.00

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Beautiful Berries

Instructor: Jennifer Dontz
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Color Exploration

Instructor: Marina Sousa
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Trendy Wedding Cake Flowers

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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How to Meet with a Bride and Make the Sale!

Instructor: Lauren Kitchens
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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WOW, is that Buttercream?

Instructor: Pat Jacoby
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Airbrushing

Instructor: Jörg Amsler
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Blown Isomalt Crown

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Blown, 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

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Cinderella's Carriage

Instructor: James Rosselle
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

A magic carpet ride, a gondola ride, or a carriage ride, every fairy tale has a "ride". Why not recreate one of the most memorable fairy tale scene? Cinderella's magical carriage ride is classic and epic. Join us as we bring the carriage back in time. No pumpkins necessary. We will construct a modern day carriage with you. A wave from the magic wand and some fondant are all we need.

$120.00

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Rodeo Queen

Instructor: Ruth Rickey
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM Saturday, February 21. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Ruffled Roses

Instructor: Yvette Humbert
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

You've seen it everywhere and here is your chance to learn this process. Brides cannot get enough of this look. Learn the easy way to make these show stopping ruffled roses and take home your 6" display cake ready to be photographed for your website.

$80.00

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Beautiful Blossoms

Instructor: Pat Jacoby
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Frog Prince in Gumpaste

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Ribbon Flowers

Instructor: Carolyn Wanke Mangold
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Cake Mechanics

Instructor: Jörg Amsler
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

One of the most underrated and yet important knowledge a cake artist needs to know is how 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

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

Instructor: Lauren Kitchens
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Sleepy Lion

Instructor: Lorraine McKay
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. In the world of cute animal figures, the lion reigns supreme. Join international sugar artist, Lorraine McKay, and learn to bring this king to life. He'll look wonderful on your children's jungle themed birthday cakes or cupcakes. More importantly, you'll learn to bring character to your characters!

$70.00

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Prints Charming

Instructor: James Rosselle
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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How'd She Do That?

Instructor: Marina Sousa
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Have you ever looked at a cake and wondered, "How did they do that?" Here is your opportunity to ask your questions as Marina Sousa navigates you through her process for creating her stunning works of art.

Marina will candidly discuss her trade secrets and techniques for making realistic and gravity defying feats. Bring your questions and get ready for a fun discussion!

$70.00

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

Instructor: Ruth Rickey
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8AM - 11AM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

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

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Standing Figure Cake Structure

Instructor: Mike McCarey
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 2PM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Wow! A class with no cake? Well, in this class, Mike will use a combination of hands on work, demonstration and lecture, so each student learns how to build their own working Standing Figure Cake structure. All aspects of creating the stand, and the theory of the structure will be explored. Students will receive:

  • A working 20 serving Standing Figure Cake Structure
  • A complete set of dimensions and patterns for the structure
  • Instructions for sizing the structure up or down
  • Comprehensive, step by step instruction manual for reproducing the structure again and again and how to apply cake, icing, fondant and modeling chocolate to create the finished product when you get home.
$105.00

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Wedding Cake Embellishments

Instructor: Kathleen Lange
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Students will be learning a new technique Kathleen started using in the 90's to resemble the stitching and design work of a wedding gown. Students will be shown how to make an embellishing transfer press for Victorian scrolls and designs from any wedding gown to resemble the gown design. You will be learning a new way to do brush embroidery as well. This technique is very easy, inexpensive and impressive way to make your wedding cakes a one of a kind, original design.

$85.00

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Techniques used on the Rainbow Lorikeet Cake

Instructor: Carolyn Wanke Mangold
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

DEMONSTRATION

Master Sugar Artist and Award Winning Cake Designer, Carolyn Wanke, will demonstrake the many techniques used in creating her Rainbow Lorikeet Cake.

$70.00

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Adorable Faces for Figure Modeling

Instructor: Lorraine McKay
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
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

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Painting Poppies

Instructor: Kaysie Lackey
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sunday, February 22. 2015
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Welcome

Students will learn how to transfer a design on to a fondant cake and use edible dusts to create a bold and vibrant piece of cake art.

$100.00

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