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Cake Decorating 101

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.

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  • 12 and older
  • $150
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  • 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this cake decorating class:

Learn the foundations of cake decorating and several piping techniques, including shells, stars, zig-zag and rosettes. The first ½ of this lesson will concentrate on mastering basic skills and proper technique. The second part of the class will focus on applying the skills you learned to create a professional looking textured buttercream cake. Filling, frosting piping, we will do it all.

You Will Learn:

  • Learn how to Crumb Coat
  • Work with American Buttercream
  • Learn various piping techniques including; shells, stars, zig-zags, ruffles & rosettes
  • Work with multiple piping tips
  • Learn how to apply these techniques to your cake.

All supplies and materials included, classes are hands-on, interactive experiences. So, please dress accordingly. We recommend wearing casual clothing that you won’t mind getting a little sugar on, and flat comfortable shoes. Open toed shoes and sandals are not recommended as this is a safety concern when working within a kitchen. Long hair should be tied back.

Refund Policy

Classes are not eligible for refunds, however classes are transferable.

  • Students may reschedule their class to an alternative date up to 4 business days prior to the class date for in-person classes.
  • All deposits & fees are forfeited for no shows.
  • We do not provide make-up classes.

The school reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment up to 48 hours before the class date. The school reserve the right to change class schedules. If for any reason the school should cancel a class, a full refund will be offered to the student. However, we do not accept responsibility for any other expenses incurred such as hotel or airline cancellation penalties.

Cancellations or changes can be made through email at [email protected]. Please be sure to include the full name of the registered student, and class registration confirmation.

If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, or other circumstance beyond our control (facility issues, power outages, etc.), we will contact you with as much advanced notice as possible by email or telephone, and issue you a refund to the original form of payment. We will make every effort to run the class as long as it is safe to do so. If we make the decision to run a class during inclement weather and you make the decision not to come, you will not be able to get a refund, we will offer only a credit for future use.

Credits are valid for a 12 month period of time.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at NY Cake Academy (464)

(4.6-star rating across 464 reviews)
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Ricky H. on 7/16/2024
    Chef Elle was a good instructor. I’ve struggled with a couple of aspects of frosting cakes and she had the keys to unlock the skill I need. The place is lovely. The instructor was stellar. It was clean and organized well.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Ellen R. on 6/21/2024
    Soooo fun!
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Stacey G. on 6/2/2024
    This was a really fun class with a supportive instructor. The skills you learn in this short class will make you feel like a baker for sure and have you wanting to make a fancy cake for your kids next birthday…really anyone’s birthday if they asked.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Jackie W. on 5/23/2024
    We had a great time, our instructor was knowledgeable and patient with the beginners. I learned several techniques I didn’t know before, and at the end, we had cake to eat! It was a nice Mother’s Day outing for me with my adult kids. ?
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Camille R. on 2/18/2024
    The class was great, the instructor was wonderful and the site was impressive with all the products available for sale! Highly recommend
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Tatianah P. on 1/14/2024
    Amazing
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Hyacinth C. on 11/17/2023
    I will be taking 102. which means this class was exceptional. Great and patient teacher.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Ava J. on 10/25/2023
    I got a lesson that was excellent from beginning to end. I enjoyed the class
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Emily C. on 10/14/2023
    the class was everything I wanted as a true beginner! engaging and fun - great to learn some basics.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Anonymous review on 10/3/2023
    Finished class 40 min earlier
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Anonymous review on 9/17/2023
    Chef Cynthia was patient and did a great job at answering questions.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Lori G. on 9/7/2023
    The teacher (who I believe was the owner) was indifferent and sour faced. She did not make what should have been a fun class, fun.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Anonymous review on 8/27/2023
    Instructor was great. The class was structured and timed perfectly.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Millie G. on 8/27/2023
    The instructor was knowledgeable and we received great tips. However, the ingredients used were of very poor quality. As a result, terrible to work with and very poor taste. I do not recommend.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by David P. on 8/27/2023
    Great instructor!!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students had a positive experience in the Cake Decorating 101 class. They praised the patient and knowledgeable instructors who provided clear instruction and answered questions. Many students appreciated the hands-on nature of the class and the opportunity to practice different techniques. Overall, students felt that they learned a lot and enjoyed their experience, with many planning to continue taking more advanced classes. Quotes: 1. "It was a great class, super efficient, and loved how many techniques we learned with just a few tips." 2. "Instructor was fantastic and I love the cake we made." 3. "I learned a lot from the class and also had a great time. The teacher was very helpful and made sure that everyone’s questions were answered. I can’t wait to impress everyone with my decorating skills!"

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Question from Ileene D.
Do you also show meringue frosting?
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Question from Sergei B.
I have a class at 10:30 today, what will it be virtual? if it is virtual, can I cancel it?
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Question from Brigette
Any cake decorating classes in Spanish? Would love to enroll my mother but she only speaks Spanish. Thank you!
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
H! At this time, this cake decorating class is taught in English but we will share your feedback with our hosts for future class development.
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Question from Marni O.
Are all the supplies and ingredients provided?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Marni, all tools and equipment will be supplied for use during each class.
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Question from Anonymous
Is this a one day class or several days?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, this is a one-day class.
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Question from Anonymous
I would love to learn and bake a birthday cake for my best friend, Am I able to decorate a different way to make it like a birthday cake?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! NY Cake Academy has a lesson plan that we stick to. You can decorate your cake using the techniques you learned in class. Hope this helps!
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Question from Anonymous
I am hoping to learn how to pipe flowers and rosette?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class cover tools and piping skills including shells, stars, zig-zags, and rosettes. Hope this helps!
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Question from Jain
Hi, do you use eggs in the process of cake decoration?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jain! No eggs in Cake Decorating 101 and 102. Hope this helps!
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Question from maytal
Hi, Do you know what your schedule will look like for Sunday classes in June, July, and August? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't know the schedule for those months yet, but you can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thanks!
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Question from anonymous
Can my 7 year old come to the cake decorating class or is 12 a hard number?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Unfortunately, 7 years old are not allowed.
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Question from Anonymous
Do you have this class in Spanish?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there! NY Cake Academy doesn't have this class in Spanish right now. They will be adding it in late spring/early summer. You can save it to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates.
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Question from Tiara P.
Will we learn how to make the buttercream frosting and the different consistencies?
Answer from Grainne V. Verified Student
Not how to make it, as they sell a certain type off mix there, but they do speak a few minutes ability about consistency. This is more about how to frost a cake with buttercream and practicing piping techniques.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Tiara! In the cake decorating 101 class students do NOT learn how to make different buttercreams. The frosting is pre-made and the focus is on decorating techniques with various tips in a piping bag and how to fill and frost a cake.
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Question from Anonymous
Is the focus of this class specifically on the “Wilton method” of cake decorating?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
HI there! It is specifically piping boarders like stars shells rosettes. Thanks!
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Question from Mackenzie M.
is this class suitable for a vegan baker?
Answer from mariangela f. Verified Student
Hi Mackenzie! We weren’t given the recipes for frosting etcetera. Pretty sure there were eggs whites in there and butter. So if you can manipulate i would say yes just to give you an idea of consistency and methods.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mackenzie! Sorry, but this class is not vegan. Thanks!
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Question from Jennifer K.
Is this the same course as your Wilton All Day Intensive?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jennifer! This class is a bit similar to Wilton Course 1- All-Day Intensive. But the Wilton All day Intensive course is no longer held.
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Question from Miss M.
How long is the course
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is a 4-hour class.
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Question from Diana C.
Hello, after the class the students receive any certificate? Thank you!
Answer from ALANA R. Verified Student
No certificate - it’s an informal training - but you take home your cake and the piping tips you used in class - a nice bonus!
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Question from Jerry N.
Is this a one session course? Thank you
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jerry! Yes, this is a 1 session class.
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