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.
Vintage Hat Cake

Instructor: Tami Utley
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 3
Date: 5:30PM - 8:30PM, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017
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Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate
Create a pretty vintage hat in this hands on class. Students will learn to make lace from gelatin, make wafer paper feathers, and fabric flowers from fondant in this class. Students will enjoy learning skills and techniques that can be used for many other projects.
$125.00

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Isomalt Royal Carriage Cake Topper

Instructor: Sidney Galpern
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 5:30PM - 8:30PM, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Create an elegant mini Royal Carriage in isomalt in the new Royal Carriage Sculpture mat that you get to take home with you (a $40 value)! We will paint them to bring them to life. Perfect for a 6" cake topper.
$125.00

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Colorful Quilled Monograms

Instructor: Dianne Gruenberg
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 5:30PM - 8:30PM, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level:

Students will create a 3-D monogram using the award-winning Platinum Paste gumpaste. The instructor will demo various monogram styles that will intrigue clients. The monogram will be constructed on an 8" cake board.
$105.00

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Shrimp Lo Mein

Instructor: Jesse Lesser
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

Students will learn to hand-sculpt lo mein items from modeling chocolate and learn a quick gravity defying technique.
$125.00

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Cafe Au Lait Ranunculus

Instructor: Mark Desgroseilliers
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 3
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Lifelike ranunculus including buds and foliage. Students will go home with my exclusive ranunculus cutter set valued at $30, as well. Students need only bring a small rolling pin, a ball tool and foam pad. Ball tools will be available for purchase in class at discounted price in limited quantities.
$125.00

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Buttercream Ruched Ruffles & Piped Succulents

Instructor: Shannon Bond
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 11AM - 2PM, Sat. 25 Feb., 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Students will learn how to pipe buttercream ruched ruffles onto a 7" dummy cake and finish with piped pearl accents. Students will also learn how to pipe different succulents and arrange on cakes.
$125.00

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Fondant Sushi Toppers & Design Roll

Instructor: Sachiko Windbiel
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 2:30PM - 4:30PM, Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Both Adults and Children are welcome in this fun class where you'll learn to make sushi rolls designed as cupcake toppers!
$110.00

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Hatching Baby Dragonette Topper

Instructor: Heather Sherman
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 3
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

Create your very own sweet Dragonette, captured just as she hatches her Egg!! In this class Students will learn to sculpt a cute dragonette figurine using modeling chocolate. They will then be shown a variety of ways to add texture and detailing, and how to create a darling dragon expression. Students will be shown how to use petal dusts for a realistic effect. Final details like metallic paint decoration, outer eggshell, and dirt-look base are then added for that final sparkle. In the end, each student leaves with their new sweet Dragonette baby!
$120.00

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Rosette Succulent

Instructor: Candace Chand
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 2:30PM - 5:30PM. Sat. 25 Feb., 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

In this class students will learn to make a gumpaste rosette succulent with Beau Petite cutters. Students will leave with their beautiful succulents as well as a set of Beau Petite cutters valued at $20.
$75.00

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Business Planning Bootcamp: Strategies for Marketing & Branding

Instructor: Cydni Mitchell
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat. Feb 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

The Business Planning Bootcamp was created to help new & established sweet business owners with developing a marketing strategy for their sweet businesses. This class will help new entrepreneurs start off on the right foot as it relates to branding and marketing their company. We will work through definitions, questions, checklists & other tools that will help you:
  1. understand how to brand your business
  2. define your brand message
  3. narrow down your target audience, and
  4. develop actionable marketing steps that will help you grow your sweet business.

This course will also help established sweet entrepreneurs understand how to reshape/redefine their existing brand image. If you already have an image for your business that you've been developing for years, this class is not designed to tell you to scrap everything! Instead, we will help you make adjustments to your brand and marketing strategies to help keep the look of your company new & fresh.

$125.00

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Airbrush Techniques

Instructor: Michelle Boyd
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 3
Date: 6PM - 9PM, Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
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Recommended Skill Level: All
Want to kick your airbrushing up a notch? Lean how to achieve amazing airbrush effects QUICKLY. In this class, we'll cover how to paint realist clouds, how to layer colors, how to create a stunning Aurora Borealis effect, and how to create a mechanical Tromp l'oeil effect. (Tromp l'oeil will be presented as a demo, but if time permits we will work hands on.) We will practice on paper with food colors so making mistakes and getting messy will be welcome and encouraged. All techniques will be taught so they will directly translate to airbrushing on a cake.
$125.00

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Stained Glass Cookies

Instructor: Sara Weber
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 6PM - 8:30PM, Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Stained Glass design for cakes is trendy and beautiful. In this class you will use various stained glass design techniques and decorating skills to create 2-3 centerpiece cookies. We will explore how to turn any image into a stained glass design and you will choose from a number of different stained glass designs to create your personalized cookies. In this class you will learn design transfer, hand painting on both royal icing and fondant and detailed piping. These skills can also be for stained glass designs on cakes and gum paste design elements. There will be plenty of time for questions and problem solving design and execution dilemmas.

Note: basic royal icing piping skills helpful but not required.

$95.00

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Interactive Cakes DEMO

Instructor: Holly Broussard
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 8:30AM - 9:45AM, Sun., Feb 26, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Interactive cakes are the next big thing in the cake industry! In this lesson, students will learn easy ways to take their cakes to the next level and wow their customers.
$75.00

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Fantastic Fondant Borders

Instructor: Ceri Griffiths
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 3
Date: 8:30AM - 11:30AM, Sun. Feb 26, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Create elegant fondant borders without the piping, using the new and innovative "Creative Cake System" for moulded fondant borders. In this class you will learn how to adjust fondant to the right consistency for moulding borders, the push and pinch method, border construction and manipulation of paste pieces to create new and exciting variations.
$125.00

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Lace Piping and Applique

Instructor: Faye Cahill
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 8:30AM - 11:30AM, Sun. Feb. 26, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

Working on a pre-covered foam tier, students will learn how to create and transfer tier artwork. We then create a detailed lace pattern with applique fondant, flexible lace, piping, beading and silver leaf. Royal icing piping techniques include pressure piping, brush embroidery and line work. Due to time limit, we may only complete one side of cake in class.
$125.00

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Gravity Defying Lion Structure DEMO

Instructor: Jesse Lesser
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 10AM - 11:30AM, Sun. 26 Feb., 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

Students will learn by observation the details of this Grand Prize winning Gravity Defying structure.
$50.00

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Make Your Own Time-lapse Tutorials

Instructor: Liz Marek
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 12PM - 3PM, Sun. Feb. 26, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: All

A time-lapse video is a regular video that has been sped up and usually set to music. We have all seen those videos and probably watch them regularly. Have you ever wondered how you could make your own? You might wonder why you would even want to. Did you know that you can make money off making simple, entertaining time-lapse videos? Even if you're a busy shop, you can make a time-lapse. After all, you already have to make the cake/flower/topper, you may as well film it right?

In this class you will learn how to put together a basic, inexpensive set-up for filming time-lapse videos, how to edit clips together and upload to YouTube!

NOTE*Although it is possible to film and edit videos on your phone or iPad, for the purposes of this class we will be editing on a laptop. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop to edit along with the instructor in class. Students will be emailed a list of programs and equipment used in class if they would like to purchase ahead of time and use during class.

$175.00

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Lambeth Mini 101 & 201 Boot Camp

Instructor: Kathleen Lange
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 2
Date: 12PM - 3PM Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
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Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate
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 over piping and basic string work techniques; all completed as time permits and students skill level of cake decorating piping skills
$125.00

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Lace Techniques

Instructor: Barb Evans
Location: Round Rock Sports Center - Classroom 4
Date: 12PM - 3PM, Sun., Feb 26, 2017
Supply List: All Included
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner

There has been an explosion of lace on cakes with the growing popularity of Vintage wedding themes. This class will explore several different ways to apply lace to your cake, including royal icing, gumpaste, chocolate clay and more. We will explore the new cake lace options and discuss what I have learned about the process. Students will have the opportunity to do all of the methods and take examples of each with you. All supplies provided. A small sheet cake box is suggested to carry pieces home.
$85.00

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