Have you always wanted to make cakes for special occasions? Have you felt discouraged by your cake decoration efforts? Decorating cakes is a skill that’s hard to learn on your own. More and more people are attending cake decorating classes for fun and practical reasons.
A cake decorating class will guide you through the initial set-up of your new hobby or project. You will find out about basic tools, utensils, and ingredients from an experienced instructor. You will be taught basics such as how to:
- create different consistencies of icing,
- smoothly frost a cake,
- use an icing bag and tip, and
- create borders, flowers, and lattice work.
There are many more simple cake decorating techniques and projects that you can learn about; so take your time finding a course that matches your needs and interests.
Many people learn best by watching and practicing. Reading a book or looking at pictures can be a difficult way to learn. In a cake decorating class you have the opportunity to watch an experienced decorator. You then practice and get guidance as you work.
Attending classes allows you to meet other people who are interested in cake decorating tips. You can share recipes and ideas about projects. Sometimes people stay in touch and exchange recipes, stories, and pictures by email.
Perhaps you are looking for a way to earn extra cash. Attending cake decorating classes is a good way to build your skills and to develop project ideas. The world of cake decoration has many market niches. By taking courses you can explore your talents and choose your specialty.
Some people attend basic courses with a specific special occasion in mind. Perhaps you have seen pictures of cartoon cake sculptures and want to surprise your son with a Spiderman cake at his next birthday party. Maybe you want to make your daughter’s wedding cake or perhaps you want to contribute cupcakes to a baking fundraiser. Taking classes is the best way to bring these plans into reality.
Cake decorating classes are easy to find. They are offered by large arts and crafts stores, small local cake shops, high schools, community colleges, and private culinary schools. You can choose one-day workshops or a series of seminars scheduled on weekends or weeknights.
Online courses are also an option, offering you more flexibility. With an online course you save travel time and expense. You also have the luxury of studying at any time of the day or night. These courses include step-by-step video lessons and opportunities to share cake decorating ideas, recipes, and photos with other students.