Class Schedule

CAKE DECORATING & SUGAR ART CLASSES 2021

Located in beautiful Lancaster County, in Ephrata Pa. 17522

We practice social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and wearing masks is mandatory until further notice.

CLASSES:

1. Classes are held in Ephrata Pa. (Lancaster County) Classes are small and personal and fill quickly, so book early.
2. There are several hotels, motels, Inns and B & B’S nearby.
3. All supplies and course materials are provided in each class. Some tools and supplies will be offered for sale with student discounts on course day.
4. *A light lunch will be provided, when noted.

PAYMENT:

1. VISA, MC and DISCOVER credit cards, and checks are accepted. You may register on-line in the SAI store, or register directly with me on the phone.
2. Gift Certificates make great gifts we offer class gift certificates. Gift certificates are non-refundable.

CANCELLATIONS:
1. Class fees (less 10% administration fee) are refundable if class is cancelled within 14 days from class date. No refunds apply within 14 days of class date. No make-up classes are offered as the classes are seldom repeated, however, on discretion, we may offer an alternative class.
2. Classes may be rescheduled due to inclement weather and will usually be scheduled for the same day/s the following week.
3. Refunds will apply for enrolled students who are unable to attend on the new dates.
4. We will not be held responsible for airfares or hotel reservations paid, due to class cancellation or inclement weather

CLOSEST AIRPORTS:
1. Philadelphia International Airport - Take the train from the airport on the SEPTA line to 30th Street Station, then connect on AMTRAK to Lancaster Train Station. The trains to Lancaster run frequently. We will pick up and return student to the train station before and after class. This service is complimentary.
2. Harrisburg International Airport - We will collect and return student from Harrisburg airport for a roundtrip $90.00 fee.
3. Hotel/Motel to class. We will collect and return student daily to a hotel/motel within a 5-mile radius from Ephrata. This service is complimentary.

Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites, Mountain Springs, Ephrata.
Address: 380 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
Phone: (717) 733-0661

GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. All supplies and tools are provided for every class. Select tools and supplies will be on sale after each class.
2. Please bring your own apron. Classes are shown by category. Find the class of interest, then check the dates.
3. Notes and hand-outs will be provided for each class, however, for in depth details we recommend taking step-by-step photographs. Taking videos is not permitted
4. As we are working with food products, please keep long hair tied back. Disposable aprons are offered.
5. Closed in shoes are recommended for students taking blown and pulled sugar courses.
6. Some classes are duplicated on different dates.
7. Registration is confirmed only on payment.
8. Payment plans are accepted providing class is paid in full two weeks prior to class date. Call for assistance.

KID’S CLASSES:
1. Parents may drop off and pick up children for class. Pre-registration and consent forms must be completed when registering for the class.
2. Important: Please note the nuts and wheat may be used in the classes.
3. Due to limited space, parents may not observe the class.
4. Parents wishing to stay with their children must pay the class fee to attend and participate.
5. If parents are not picking up their children, a guardian must be approved by parents prior to class date and ID’s will be checked. Your children’s safety is our utmost concern.

Please note that we offer private classes for students wanting to learn specific techniques. I will be happy to put a class schedule together that meets with your dates and requirements. Please call to discuss details and pricing.

Phone: 717-951-7557 to register for your class - Registrations cannot be made online.

SNOW DAYS WILL BE RESCHEDULED THE WEEKEND AFTER CANCELLATION or ANOTHER MUTUALLY CONVENIENT DATE

PULLED SUGAR Beginners Class - 2 days -

Saturday/Sunday JANUARY 23/24, 2021 (or) may 1/2, 2021 (OR) OCTOBER 2/3, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $390.00 - A light lunch and beverages will be provided on both days.

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The oldest and most fascinating of all sugar arts.  Learn to cook isomalt for casting and pulling to create beautiful glass like flowers.  Cast textured supports and pull  roses, orchids, anthuriums, leaves and more.  Lastly learn to pull striped ribbons.

ROMANTIC COOKIES - SATURDAY FEB 06, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $145.00 - All supplies are provided.  A light lunch and beverages will be served.  A variety of cookie recipes and handouts are provided.

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Create beautifully romantic cookies and cupcakes for Valentine’s Day or wedding favors: All supplies are provided. The following techniques will be taught:

• Learn to make and color shiny Royal Icing without air-bubbles
• Basic Piping Skills
• Cute Borders
• Flooding
• Wet-on-Wet polka dots, stripes and feathering icing designs
• Writing on Cookies
• Brush embroidery
• Cute borders
• Embossing in fondant

BLOWN SUGAR BEGINNERS class - 2 days  SAT/SUN - October 2nd/3rd, 2021 $390.00



BLOWN & PULLED SUGAR intermediate CLASS - 2 DAYS$410.00

SAT/SUN - JULY 24/25/2021 - Students must have previous experience prior to taking this class.  9.00 am to 4:00pm 


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The oldest and most fascinating of all sugar arts. Learn to cook Isomalt so that it is crystal clear. This is an intensive 2-day class. Continuing from the beginner’s class, create beautiful swans, and a Christmas winter display with Santa and Snowman, icicles and snowflakes.

GUM PASTE FLOWERS: 2- DAY CLASS - Saturday/SUNDAY,  February 27/28, 2021

9:00am-3:30pm - $205 - A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.

Learn to make: Roses & Buds, Briar Rose, Peony, Daffodil, Cattleya Orchid, Filler Flowers, Leaves & Foliage.  Learn how to tape them into an arrangement.

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Create life-like seasonal spring and summer flowers to add to your gum paste flower repertoire. Use new and different techniques for these beautiful flowers. Peony, Alstroemeria, and Apple Blossoms, with their unique foliage.  Tape these flowers into a beautiful bouquet.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CAKE DECORATING

CAKE DECORATING 101 - THE  IMPORTANTANT  FUNDAMENTALS  

SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2021 (This class is full)  

NEXT CLASS DATE - SATURDAY APRIL 17, 202  (This class is full) 


OR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $195.00 - Baked cakes, cake fillings and all supplies are provided.  

A light lunch and beverages will be served.

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Having a good foundation is essential to cake decorating. Learn to trim, level and fill a cake. Make delicious Swiss Meringue Buttercream to ice your cake to a beautiful smooth finish.  Learn to pipe unusual borders working with a variety of unique piping tips.  Learn to design a variety of cake top designs, then create a top design adding some simply piped flowers.   Learn the secrets to success for writing on a cake.

COOKIES FOR EASTER – PASSOVER

SATURDAY 3/20/2021 -9:00am-4:00pm - $145.00 - All supplies are provided.   A light lunch and beverages will be served. A variety of cookie recipes and handouts are provided.  We will also work with chocolate for some decorating techniques

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This class covers a variety of delicious chocolate and sugar cookie recipes especially for Easter. Celebrate with some fun Easter designs. Easter Egg cookies using different piping tips for eye catching simple designs and drop flowers. Learn double-layered flooding, basket-weave, crimping and delicate fondant decorations.  Intermediate level.


TIERED WEDDING CAKES - 2-DAY CLASS -

Sat/SUN MARCH 27/28, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $255.00 - A light lunch and beverages will be served on both days. All cakes. fillings and supplies will be provided.

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Starting at the beginning, level, trim, torte and fill your cakes. Make Swiss meringue buttercream and ice your cake smoothly. Learn to roll fondant very thinly (so its not chewy) and cover the cakes smoothly.  Then stack the cakes with supports to guarantee a safe delivery to the wedding venue.  Learn how to create the beautiful designs shown in the photos, i.e ruffles, billowing, drapes and swags, woodbark, quilting, embroidery, bows, and frills.  Decorate your own wedding cake to be safely transported home.  This course will take you through the shortcuts and simplified techniques for efficient wedding cake decorating.

Call for a class reservation.

THE BUSINESS OF WEDDING & CELEBRATION CAKES 

sun. March 28, 2021

4:30pm-6:30pm - $80.00 - Click photos to enlarge.

Following on from the Wedding Cake Class, this course will teach you how to turn your cake hobby into a business, from the legalities, health department regulations to food safety. You will learn how to consult with customers, design cakes, cost out and price cakes with the relevant artwork. Get samples of costing sheets, contracts, delivery forms, etc. Learn about production and timing and how to develop in-house systems that will keep you on track. Discuss the marketing and promotion of your business. And most importantly discuss the pitfalls and how to avoid them. I will share my knowledge from 30 years of experience, owning a catering business reception facility and bakery. Knowing how to price your cakes, market them, and have a working system in place, is essential for your success.

BEYOND THE BASICS WITH FONDANT - THIN DELICATE FONDANT CAN BE DELICIOUS - IT'S EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW! 

CAKE DECORATING 102 - ELEGANT FONDANT CAKES -  

SATURDAY - APRIL 3, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $195.00 -  Working with fondant opens the doors to a myriad of cake decorations.  Learn to roll it thin and delicately. All supplies, a light lunch and beverages are provided. 

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Fondant cakes are elegant, beautiful and in great demand.
This course will take your cake decorating to a new level. Learn to cover a cake with thin rolled fondant.
Learn a variety of fondant techniques including ruffling, striping, quilting, scrunching, draping and bows.
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EDIBLE SUGAR-LACE:  ELEGANt, easy and so versatile for BUTTERCREAM & FONDANT CAKES!  

2-DAY CLASS - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - APRIL 24/25, 2021

9:00am- 4:00pm - $195 - A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.

A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.  8:00 am-4:00pm

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Delicious and elegant Sugar-Lace is the answer for decorating cakes quickly and beatifully.  Make lace using molds, BUT also freehand striped lace for bows.  Punch out delicate flowers and sugar strips to be used for borders or ribbons, AND make gorgeous monograms that are flexible to fit the curvature of any size cake.  You will also learn to cover a cake dummy with fondant and to beautifully decorate it with your lace designs.

GUM PASTE CYMBIDIUM AND CATTLEYA ORCHIDS / filler flowerS - 

2 day class - Sat/Sun, May 15/16, 2021  10:00-3:00pm

9:00am-3:300pm - $195.00 - In this two day class you will learn to make both orchids, leaves and filler flowers.  Orchids are favorite flowers for wedding and special occasion cakes.

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Make these two beautiful orchid with their leaves and also filler flowers that are hand colored to look lifelike.  Make filler flowers and learn to tape these flowers into sprays for wedding and special occasion cakes.  All supplies, beverages and lunch provided.

PIPING – FLOWERS AND BORDERS - $195.00


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - 

SATURDAY NOV 13, 2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm -  Thanksgiving/Christmas Designs - Borders, Fall Leaves & Flowers - Christmas 

A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.  Learn to p make buttercream and royal icing for piping.  Have fun with a myriad of piping tips.

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Learn to pipe flowers and attractive borders in buttercream and royal icing. Learn to pipe 3d filigree in royal icing which adds dimension and delicate beauty to your cake. Learn the art of color flow, that can be used to decorate cookies and make cake toppers. This intensive two-day piping class is fun and will open the doors to a new world of cake decorating creativity.

CUPCAKE DECORATING FOR TWEENS, TEENS  Ages 11-15 class postponed 

(Date to be confirmed) $145.00 - This is a fun class is for tweens and teens.  They will learn to create a variety of fun cake decorating techniques working with both buttercream and fondant.  All supplies, beverages and a  light lunch will be provided.

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Learn to decorate cupcakes for all occasions. Create cupcakes for birthdays and celebrations working with fondant and buttercream.  Make animal cupcakes, fancy textured cupcakes and elegant cupcakes.  Take home a wonderful variety of decorated cupcakes!

FONDANT TEXTURING TECHNIQUES: Saturday July 31, 2021 (postponed) Date to be confirmed

9:00:00am-4:00pm - $145.00 - 

Learn a variety of techniques that can be used to create a wide variety of cakes and cake decorations for any occasion.  e.g.  Wood and bark textures are great for barn wedding cakes.  Wallets, for Father's Day cakes.  Bricks, cobblestones  and tiles are great additions for 3 day building cakes or accents for gingerbread houses.  Animal prints for cupcakes and cookies.  Let your creativity surge!

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Texturing in fondant, gum paste and modeling chocolate. Learn how to make modeling chocolate. Once you know how to make these textures, you can apply them to a variety of cakes, e.g. Handbags, cupcake toppers, clothing, rustic cakes themes, etc.

Brick, Cobblestones, Stone-tiles, Wood-bark, Wood-grain, Basket-weave, Leather, Denim, Knitting, Giraffe-hide, Leopard-hide, Zebra-stripes, Cow-hide.

CREATIVE 3’D CAKE CARVING COURSEPURSE CAKE - 2 day class

Saturday/Sunday August 14/15,2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm - $295.00 - A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.  Handbag cake is approximately 7" x 12"   Learn how to correctly stack, fill and carve cake layers.

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Carve and assemble a layered handbag cake. Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream to ice cake. Decorate it with textured distressed leather in fondant. Carve your layered cake into a handbag shape using templates for patterns. Ice and decorate with textured distressed leather fondant. Learn to make stitches, grommets, handles, buckles and tags to complete this cake design. Time allowing, we will add a gilded monogram.

CAKE TOP DECORATIONS – 2 day class - SAT/SUN AUGUST 28/29, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $195.00 - You will learn a wide range of artistic cake techniques that can be used for all special occasions.  After this class your imagination and artistic sugar art skills will be impressive!  All supplies, beverages and a  light lunch is provided.

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Cake toppers are the most important feature on a cake. This course will teach you a variety different and of fun techniques to create toppers for adults, children, men and women. Once you know how, you can use these techniques for your own creative designs.  Techniques learned: 2’D Bas Relief - Modeling Figurines - Cocoa Painting – Royal Icing Color Flow.

AIRBRUSH CAKE ART - Learn to paint on a cake with an airbrush - such FuN!  saturday october 16, 2021

Using an airbrush, work with stencils to create landscapes, embossing mats for relief effects, create swirls with flair, and speed up coloring your gum paste flowers.  

9:00am-4:00pm- $195.00 - A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.  Airbrush systems for sale!

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COOKIES FOR THANKSGIVING & FALL - Saturday November 6, 2021

9:00am-4:00pm - $145.00 - A light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.

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This “all hands-on” class will teach you the important fundamentals of cookie decorating using techniques that can be used for any themed cookie. This class covers delicious cookie recipes, baking tips, mixing royal icing, including different consistencies for various techniques, easy piping, marbling, painted cookies, decorative accents, simple flowers and leaves for fall designs. These cookies have a long shelf life and/or may be frozen for Thanksgiving. We will decorate 6 different cookies in this class.

New Event - November 20/21

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CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY COOKIES - Saturday december 04, 2021 - INTERMEDIATE CLASS

9:00am-4:00pm - $195.00 - light lunch and beverages will be served. All supplies provided.

We will also be working with isomalt in this class to produce see through cookies (see snowmen).  

This great technique can be used for windows on Gingerbread houses.  Learn to build up Santa's face for a more dimensional look!

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Going on from beyond the basics, learn more advanced decorating techniques. Have fun creating a variety of eye catching designs to create 2D and 3D effects, texturing, stenciling, wet-on-wet, flooding build-up, piped dots and stripes. Isomalt windows give cookies the ultimate Christmas effect. Get new recipes and try more advanced techniques!