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.
Hand-Painted Baroque Style Cake with Handmade Sugar Rose

Instructor: Edna de la Cruz & Karen Vazquez
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 5:30-PM - 8:30PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner & Intermediate

During the first 1 1/2 hours Karen Vazquez will teach you the different brush shapes that can be used to create a painted design on cake, along with different brush materials, best painting practices, colors, mixing liquids, depth, saturation, strokes, how to take care of your brushes and last but not least how to not be afraid of painting and how to have fun with it!

In the second half of the class Edna de la Cruz will teach you how to make a miniature rose in gumpaste with no cutters. You will then learn how to place the rose in a frame that will be hand painted in gold and finally students will add stems an leaves.

If time allows we will add some finishing touches to the cake with borders hand painted in gold.
$195.00

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Chalkboard Cakes

Instructor: Marina Sousa
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 5:3-PM - 8:30PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

Chalkboard art is certainly all the rage and I just adore its sophisticated shabby chic feel. Translating the trend into cake is the most fun and can be adapted for literally every occasion! In this class you will:
  1. Create your own 2 tiered mini cake with the perfect chalkboard canvas -Explore various confectionary mediums to achieve chalkboard text and fancy flourishes
  2. Make a 2D ribbon style blossom & chalkboard leaves
  3. And for you sports fans... Chalkboard cakes are perfect to draw out plays and show your team spirit!
$150.00

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Flocage (Spraying with Chocolate)

Instructor: James Rosselle
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 5:30-PM - 8:30PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

Ever ask yourself the question "how did they do that?" "Flocage" is a term used when spraying the surface of chocolate, cakes, or pastries with chocolate. The chocolate substance when sprayed onto these surfaces gives your sweet treats a velvety texture. The transformation is so eye catching and gorgeous! Join me as we explore this technique's ability to transform cake into something special.

$120.00

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Beer Bottle Molding Class

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 5:30-PM - 8:30PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

This class will begin with a demo on how to pour your isomalt beer bottle. Sidney will further demonstrate multiple pour molds and instruct you on how to create custom labels for your bottles. Each student will leave the class with their own beer bottle mold. A value of $115.

To finish, students will make bottles and ice to complete a fun display!

$120.00

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The Art of Cookie Decorating

Instructor: Sandie Beltran
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Learn how to make royal icing from scratch. Learn how to achieve the perfect royal icing consistencies to pipe, flood and decorate cookies. Learn some decorative techniques as well as learn how to make my famous 3D Tutu cookie. You'll also learn how to apply edible images seamlessly as well as a few airbrushing and stenciling techniques. I will also discuss troubleshooting when things go wrong. Each student will receive 6 cookies to work with in class.
$170.00

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Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: Denise Talbot
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

In this class students will learn to make cherry/fruit blossoms without a cutter. Students will then dust, wire and wrap branches of blossoms to be used as filler flowers or to create an entire tree on a cake.
$95.00

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Fondant Animal Cupcakes

Instructor: Sandra Frezza
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Come join us for this fun and whimsical class. Learn to create 8 different fondant animal cupcakes using basic tools. You will learn to create these designs on styrofoam cupcake dummies. You will take these home where you can recreate these designs on your own homemade cupcakes for your family and friends. This fun class is perfect for any level decorator from beginner to advanced.
$75.00

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Ruffled Buttercream Rosettes

Instructor: Shannon Bond
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Students will learn the art of creating tight buttercream ruffles along with beautiful ruffled buttercream rosettes. Each student will leave with a two-tiered decorated cake dummy, as pictured, along with the skills to tackle such buttercream beauties.
$120.00 FULL

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Little Red Riding Hood Topper and Mini Cake

Instructor: Shantal Der Boghosian
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Sat., Feb 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

In this enchanting class, Shantal Der Boghosian, of Shakar Bakery, will teach you how to bring alive this woodland fairytale! From sculpting Little Red Riding Hood to designing a one tier, you will gain new tricks and insight on how to put all of these details together! Each student will make a topper and design a 6" faux cake tier.
$110.00

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Cocoa Butter Painting

Instructor: Michelle Boyd
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Sat., Feb 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

Hand painted cakes have been identified as one of the top 5 trends in cake decorating. In this 3 hour class, you will learn tips and tricks for painting with cocoa butter. Topics include: How to accurately size and transfer a detailed image, how to choose your brushes and brush care, Michelle's signature painting techniques and how to achieve bright, luminous colors with edible paint.
$140.00

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Fragrant Gardenia

Instructor: Shaile Socher
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Sat., Feb 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

In this class you'll learn to create a full bloom Gardenia Jasminiode. Using cutters, veiners and shaping tools, you will learn to add texture to the petals as well as shaping techniques to give them wonderful movement. You will learn the spiral center for an opening bloom. You will also create a bud and leaves for a small arrangement. Lastly, you will assemble and add a fragrant petal dust.
$100.00

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Native American Girl

Instructor: Sachiko Windbiel
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Sat., Feb 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

The Goal of this workshop is to provide you with new techniques and new inspirations. You will learn about facial expressions, body proportion and more. It takes a lot of trial and effort but with Sachiko's patient guidance, you will gain confidence that will leave you with new skills and fresh creative ideas. It is important to focus on learning these skills and processes and to remember that the development of any skill requires patience and practice.

And then, you too can contribute to the art of fondant figures, bringing your own unique ideas and fun to all your baking projects!!!
$155.00 FULL

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Painting Paradise

Instructor: Kaysie Lackey
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

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.

$120.00

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Fabric Inspired Wafer Paper Flowers

Instructor: Michele Hopps
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

In this class you will be working with wafer paper to create fun fabric fantasy flowers and a stunning open garden rose. You will also learn to condition wafer paper, cut flowers free-hand, create flower centers and use petal dust to enhance your work.
$100.00

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"Hand Painting" MADE EASY!!

Instructor: James Rosselle
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

In this class, I will share with you quick and easy painting techniques on cakes. In my experience as a cake designer, we don't always have enough time in a day. I've tried many ways to hand paint on cakes and I believe I've figured it out-Finally!!!

All you need are great quality food grade colors (petal dust), a fine tip brush and some vegetable oil. Yes, you read that correct, vegetable oil! I find painting with clear alcohol can be a race against time as the alcohol evaporates and the texture of the dust to be clumpy. Join me in this class as we learn to enjoy hand painting, again!

$120.00

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Bas Relief

Instructor: Marina Sousa
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

The term bas-relief dates back to the 17th century, its origins traced back to Italian and French sculpture. Loosely translated, bas-relief simply means "low-relief", a sculpting technique in which the figures and shapes project just slightly from the background, often seen in architecture.

This interesting technique has caught the eye of cake designer Marina Sousa as a great way to incorporate unique and ornate textures in her designs. Using fondant, each student will create a small-tiered cake. After covering its surface the class will explore finishing techniques and mediums to enhance their "low relief" sculpted surface. This technique is a versatile one and lends itself to most any type of occasion. The perfect addition to your cake design tool box!

$150.00

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Discovering REAL Chocolate

Instructor: Mark Seaman
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8:30AM - 11AM Sun. Feb. 28. 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Chocolate is a sensorial delight. Join Chef Mark Seaman from Barry Callebaut as he leads you through a gustatory journey of milk, dark, and white chocolates from around the globe. Explore the differences among chocolates made in Western Europe and the United States with cocoa beans from Africa and the Americas.

After the journey from bean to bar, follow Chef Mark down the path to the perfect Ganache: a beautiful emulsion of cream and chocolate. Mark will walk you through the steps of making a chocolate ganache from scratch then compare the differences among some fully prepared products. You will see how these versatile products can be used in your bakery to fill a layer cake, enrobe a cake, or add simple touches of elegance to cupcakes, brownies and other bakery products.

Finally Mark will provide a demonstration on two different methods for properly tempering couverture chocolate and explain the differences between chocolate and compound.

Register for this educational and fun, interactive presentation today!

$45.00

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Converse Shoe Class

Instructor: Chris Aranda
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8:30AM - 11:30AM Sun. Feb. 28. 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

Students will learn and take home with them a completely finished gumpaste converse creation!! They will learn how to use correctly the templates, and how to use fabrics to texture gum paste, stitches and colors. Learn the appropriate way of coloring your gum paste without changing the texture of it.

In this class students will learn how to make an amazing and fun topper that will suit from a baby shower cake to a groom's cake. Patterns are included that can be enlarged or reduced according the design. Don't miss the Converse fun!!

CLASE ZAPATITOS CONVERSE

Los Alumnos aprenderán y se llevarán con ellos a casa, un hermoso y terminado Converse de Pasta de Goma!!! Aprenderán como usar los patrones de manera correcta, también como usar telas y materiales para dar increíbles texturas a la pasta de goma, costuras, remaches, gama de colores y más! También aprenderán la forma apropiada de pintar la pasta de goma sin cambiar la textura de esta.

En esta clase aprenderás como hacer increíbles y divertidos topes para pasteles que encajan a la perfección para cualquier pastel, desde un baby shower, adolescentes, el novio y más! Incluso te llevarás a casa los patrones, que podrás usar tantas veces quieras, ampliar, o reducir de acuerdo a tu diseño... no te pierdas la diversión Converse!!

TODOS LOS MATERIALES INCLUIDOS

$95.00

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Beautiful Beveled Sample Board

Instructor: Ceri Griffiths
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8:30AM - 11:30AM Sun. Feb. 28. 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

Historically English Over-piped cakes have had their overall design enhanced by the creation of an elegant beveled cake board. In this class Ceri will share with you his piping skills and techniques for creating this piped sampler beveled board, once completed you will walk away with four individual designs one of which could be used upon your next cake project.
$100.00

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Pretty As Glass

Instructor: Peggy Tucker
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 8:30AM - 11:30AM Sun., Feb. 28. 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

In this three hour class we'll be working with precooked Isomalt, molds and pulling technique to create beautiful glass like flowers.

Each student will take home four or more flowers.

$70.00

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Create Your Online Presence!

Instructor: Liz Marek
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

We live in a world where more and more people are learning online. This can feel very scary to those of us who have thrived on in-person classes and find it harder and harder to fill those seats. I believe there will always be a place for in-person classes but it's time to diversify and extend your reach to the new generation of decorators that only learn online. Taking your presence online can seem like a daunting task but really anyone can do it.

This class will explain several ways to monetize your skills from blogging, selling online tutorials, youtube videos, and more. I will cover things like equipment to use, editing programs and scheduling. If you have a smart phone, you can have an online presence.

$85.00

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The Koi

Instructor: Jade Eye
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

In this class we will make a fully edible 3D Koi fish using modeling chocolate and fondant. We will texture it, use airbrush and paintbrush to give it movement. The techniques you will learn in this class can be applied to various projects so they will be useful even if you never make another fish.
$180.00 Coming Soon

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Blooming Gumpaste Fillers

Instructor: Candace Chand
Location: Round Rock Sports Center
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All Levels

Students will learn and take home with them, their creation of gumpaste fillers such as rosebuds, freesias, berries and leaves. They will learn the simple techniques to flawlessly creating these as well as dusting techniques. In this class students will also learn how to stylize and texturize cakes using tools they own to create their own styles, how to use inspiration for cake designs, what magazines look for in cake design, what magazines look for in submissions and how to photograph cakes.
$105.00

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