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Unleash your inner baking virtuoso with cake decorating classes in NYC! Learn the art of creating stunning cakes, master new techniques, and impress your friends and family with your delicious and beautifully decorated creations.

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Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Master the art of cake decorating and elevate your skills to create stunning, textured buttercream cakes. Learn a range of piping techniques, from shells to rosettes, and discover how to apply them to your creations. Unleash your creativity and impress with beautiful designs at NY Cake Academy's Cake Decorating course.

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Vintage Cake Decorating 102

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Now that you have learned the foundations of cake decorating with our Cake Decorating 101 class, let’s build upon your skills to craft some classics! Prerequisites: This class will build upon the skills and techniques that were covered in our Cake Decorating 101 class. All supplies and materials included.

Friday Dec 15th, 1:30–4pm Eastern Time

Buttercream Floral Cupcake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

In this Cupcake Decorating Class you learn the basics of buttercream flower piping, how to use a petal tip, flower nail, and tips and tricks to make your flowers the prettiest bouquet!  All students recieve six cupcakes to decorate and a box to take their blossoming creations home! Skills taught: Learn how to work with a petal tip How to use a piping nail How to pipe flowers directly on a cupcakes Learn how to use a piping nail how...

Friday Jan 12th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

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Geode Cake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Learn how to create this trendy fondant cake design! In this class you create marble patterns in fondant, carve cake, learn how to make your geode, and extra techniques to take your design to the next level! students take their cake home.  All equiptment is provided.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 11am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Ribbon Cake with Nick Malgieri

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Bake a rich and tender flourless chocolate cake and finish it with ribbons and ruffles of chocolate.  GLUTEN FREE!

Saturday Feb 10th, 1–4pm Eastern Time


Gingerbread House From Start to Finish

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Fun For Everyone! Build your own… hands on. Just show up. We have everything ready for you, to create a fun gingerbread house. Assemble all the individual pieces. Design and decorate it to your likings. Gingerbread houses make a great gift or display at your home. They smell amazing and are adored by everyone.  

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time


Gingerbread House Decorating for Kids

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Bring out the creative side in your kids. Come and get into the holiday spirit by decorating a cute pre-assembled gingerbread house. Let them be artists with candies and frosting. We are not constructing the TajMahal... this is about having fun and taking home a cute tiny house and great memories!

Sunday Dec 10th, 11am–1pm Eastern Time

Holiday Cupcake Decorating

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Learn the art of crafting adorable holiday-themed cupcakes using buttercream, fondant, and more. Our experienced instructors will guide you in bringing to life whimsical holiday characters and motifs with intricate details and vibrant colors. Whether you're looking to add a festive touch to your holiday celebrations or create heartfelt gifts, our cupcakes will be a sweet and memorable addition.  Come and experience the joy of decorating holiday...

Tuesday Dec 12th, 4–6pm Eastern Time

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Cake Decorating 102

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with our advanced class at NY Cake Academy. Build upon the foundations you learned in Cake Decorating 101 and discover new techniques and designs. All supplies and materials are included.

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Cake Decorating

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, NY

Learn the fundamentals of cake decorating! You’ll prepare icing; use decorating tools to make stars, figure piping, basic shell boarders and comic clowns; get tips on baking, leveling, torting, coloring and assembling your cake professionally.   Course Requirements: Wilton kit with Wilton Method of Cake Decorating: Buttercream Skills Book - Course I One-time registration fee included in the price.

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5 sessions

Cake Decorating Basics Demo

Cook's Arts & Crafts Shoppe @ 80-09 Myrtle Ave, New York, NY

This class is an introduction to cake decorating. Wilton Certified Instructor will teach you the basics, answer any questions you may have while she teaches how to torte, fill and ice a cake. This introduction will serve as a learning tool for those who don't want to spend a lot of money only to find out this craft is not for them.

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Virtual Cake Decorating 101

Lisa Paradise @ Virtual Learning via Zoom

With the help of a live online instructor, become the cake boss of your own kitchen. Learn the basics of decorating cakes using delicious buttercream frosting. You’ll pipe stars, rosettes, and all matter of patterns. Step up your cake game.  Materials needed to fully participate:  2 cake pans Parchment paper (optional) Butter cream frosting Piping bags & tips Food coloring (optional) Scissors A dinner plate (to practice...

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Vintage Cake Decorating

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York

Now that you have learned the foundations of cake decorating with our Cake Decorating 101 class, let’s build upon your skills to craft some classics! Prerequisites: This class will build upon the skills and techniques that were covered in our Cake Decorating 101 class. All supplies and materials included.

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1 Week Cake Decorating Fundamentals

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Everything you need to know to decorate a gorgeous cake straight from NY Cake Academy. On day one you’ll master the art of fluffy delicious swiss buttercream and learn how to pipe using various piping tips and paper cornets. Master zigzags, rope and pearl borders, rosettes and much more. Day Two we’ll continue with our piping practice making a basketweave pattern, flour-de-lis and some piped flowers. Day Three has us continuing with more flowers,...

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Beginners Cake Decorating

Cook's Arts & Crafts Shoppe @ 80-09 Myrtle Ave, New York, NY

In this 3 day course you will learn to:  Ice & decorate a cake How to adorn cupcakes with adorable flowers. Pipe lines & make simple border, letters and shapes on your cake. Transfer images to a cake to decorate. Make icing the right consistency to decorate. Fill and use a decorating bag. All supplies needed for class will be provided except for cake and icing.

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Discover the Best Cake Decorating Classes in NYC

Vibrant New York City has long been a place of creativity and exploration, so why not learn cake decorating in the Big Apple? The skill of cake decorating can turn an everyday creation into something that is truly worth marveling…and eating. By learning the essentials like spatula icing, piping, and how to work with fondant, every occasion can be turned into a celebration worth remembering. Both creative and technical, cake decorating requires a steady hand, an artistic mind, and a willingness to learn. All the techniques and fine detailing skills needed can be learned at a local NYC cake decorating class and there are plenty of options to choose from.

Why You Should Learn Cake Decorating in NYC

Cake decorating offers so many benefits. Focusing solely on the art and technique of cake decorating can be a fun and stress-relieving hobby, helping to create calm in a controlled yet creative environment. Those with the skill set can create thoughtful gifts for others, one-of-a-kind creations that will mean so much more than a store-bought item. The craft of cake decorating can even create connections to a larger community of passionate decorators and foster friendships built on similar interests. With local groups like New York City Cake Decorators Meetup on Facebook, there are endless avenues for pursuing this passion while also forming a tight-knit circle of friends. 

Additionally, professional cake decorating can offer a career that is both technical and creative. Experts can work in a bakery department at a grocery store or a boutique cake shop, or even create their own small business or extra side hustle. It’s also a great additional skill set to have for current professional bakers, building upon the foundations of baking and eliminating the need for hiring additional help for the intricate final details.

In-Person Cake Decorating Classes & Schools in NYC

There are several in-person class options available in the NYC area. The New York Cake Academy, located in Chelsea, has a Cake Decorating 101 course for those new to the craft, as well as a Cake Decorating 102 course for those looking to level up. Centrally located in Manhattan, both courses are one 2.5-hour class focused on establishing techniques for filling, piping, and creating decorative floral arrangements. 

The New York Cake Academy also offers a variety of other courses similar to cake decorating. Participants can learn to bake and decorate their crystal-inspired cake in the Geode Cake course. Students will master creating marble patterns in fondant, cake carving, and how to make their very own geode. Cupcake Decorating 101 will teach students to pipe the perfect cupcake. Participants will learn how to work with American buttercream and a variety of piping techniques like stars, zig-zags, ruffles, and rosettes. Additionally, they offer a Buttercream Floral Cupcake course for all levels. Students will learn how to use a petal tip, flower nail, and all the not-so-secret tips and tricks for crafting delicious bouquets.

The SugarRoom in Sunnyside, Queens offers a Piping and Spatula Techniques course. This four-hour course will focus on the technical aspects of cake decorating. Covering topics like how to correctly use a pastry bag, different ways to create a variety of borders, and how to master spatula techniques, this course is offered in both English and Spanish for a more inclusive learning environment. 

Additionally, SugarRoom also offers a course called Introduction to Royal Icing Oriental Extension Work that is open to all levels. This course focuses on how to create false color patterns to transfer onto dummy cakes. Students will be piping royal icing and learning all the tips and tricks for fine detailing.

Virtual Cake Decorating Classes & Schools

Online cake decorating classes are a more flexible option for those who wish to travel or commute less. Typically there are more options available virtually and you can attend from anywhere. While students will need to acquire their materials and equipment for these classes, they get the advantage of learning all the tips and tricks from the comfort of their own homes (or any chosen space)!

There currently aren’t online cake decorating classes widely available, but there are several baking courses that will teach similar skill sets. "Great British Bake Off" Classics teaches students how to recreate their favorite recipes from the binge-worthy show. Participants can try their hand at making a Victoria sandwich cake with raspberry jam and whipped cream, and learn to make savory scones with British condiments and sharp English cheddar, all while sipping a cup of English breakfast tea. Each student will receive a take-home recipe for lemon poppy-seed drizzle cake, too!

The Sweet & Savory Cream Puff course, offered by The Good Food Project, is another great option. Hosted on Zoom, participants will learn the art of pâte à choux (puff pastries), creating both a savory option and a classic version with chocolate ganache and whipped cream that are sure to wow any guest.

Sure to brighten any day, macaron making is a unique and creative skill set. In this French Macaron Step-by-Step class, students will make, flavor, pipe, and bake their very own macarons! This class will share knowledge on the best ingredients, how to add a burst of flavor to these colorful treats, and how to ensure each macaron always turns out perfectly.

Private Cake Decorating Group Classes in NYC

CourseHorse offers a variety of private cooking and baking classes for businesses and organizations in NYC. Organizers can customize group size with zero booking fees, and can even change the number of participants after booking, should plans change. Confirmation will be sent within 24 hours of booking and some classes may even offer additional services like in-person venue space, catering, or the ability to come directly to a requested home or office, making each private class a truly one-of-a-kind experience. To learn more about available options in the New York City area that aren’t currently listed, reach out through the contact form on CourseHorse’s website.

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