Cake Decorating

Using sugar as an artistic medium, so much has evolved in the crafts of cake decorating.  From popular fondant cakes, gum paste flowers, icing and stringworks, to more recent topics like Korean buttercream, bean paste piping and sculpting, we seek to stay current by inviting renowned instructors to share their experience in hands-on classes, so you can bring home pretty art pieces, as well as highly precise techniques.

 

Class fee is per person per set of materials, subject to HST.
Buddy discount available.  See FAQ

INTERACTIVE DEMO INCLUDES

  • Relevant recipes

  • Demonstrations with detailed instructions by chef instructor

  • Opportunity to work on parts of the recipes wherever possible

  • All materials needed - the tools and ingredients we use in class are of top quality




HANDS-ON CLASS INCLUDES

  • Relevant recipes

  • Hands-on practice on recipes as guided by chef instructor

  • All materials needed - the tools and ingredients we use in class are of top quality

  • An apron to use during class. You are welcome to bring your own

  • Container for you to take away your finished product


Class listing for July to October 2018
Book any of the below classes, any time.

Sugarcraft: Fondant 101,
Cake Covering & Simple Rose

$129/person

Difficulty level: I
Duration: 3.5 hours
Format: Hands-on
Minimum # of students to run: 2
Prepaid Points: 8 points

In this basic class, you will learn about what fondant is, how it can be applied to a cake to provide a smooth canvas on which further decorating work can be done. It will be demonstration and hands-on for the covering. Students will work on colouring fondant, making simple applique decorations, and a simple fondant rose. Students will bring home their work.

We can arrange to use a faux cake (styrofoam) if you want to display your work, or a generic cake if you may want to cut and eat. Cake recipe, baking, and masking is not part of the class, and hence will not be covered.

Sugarcraft: Six Vintage Cupcake Designs

$159/person

Difficulty level: I
Duration: 5 hours
Format: Hands-on
Minimum # of students to run: 3
Prepaid Points: 8 points

In this class, you will create 6 different cupcake designs with detailed decorations.  Cake artist Cathy Lei will demonstrate on making of vanilla cupcakes and her signature buttercream.  Students will gain understanding of cupcake fondanting, colour adjustments, and learn in detail about making gumpaste flower, bow, crown, leaves, etc and their assembly.  Students will bring home the recipes and their finished products.

Korean Buttercream Flower Cupcakes: Summer 2018, Six Floral Designs

$359/person

Difficulty level: II
Duration: 6 hours
Format: Hands-on
Minimum # of students to run: 3
Prepaid Points: 22 points

Korean buttercream flowers are all the hype this year!  Whether you are an aspiring cake decorator, or just want to have fun making pretty cupcakes, our new Korean buttercream flower cupcake decoration class is for you.  Instructor Cathy designs different buttercream flowers once every 6-9 months, for this edition, you will learn to make:

  • Freesia

  • Ruffle Rose

  • Mini Rose

  • Korean Camellia with raspberries and blueberries

  • Wax Flower Blossom

  • Peony with green leaves, pearls and rice flowers

No matter you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this class offers:

  • Extensive focus on piping techniques

  • Demo on cupcake and buttercream

  • Making of 6 floral cupcake designs

  • Secret recipes of korean glossy buttercream and carrot cupcake

  • Colouring techniques

  • A simple lunch is included

SPECIAL CLASS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE EMAIL/CALL TO SCHEDULE A DATE.

Korean Buttercream Cupcakes Class at Gusta Cooking Studio
 

Introduction to Isomalt

Half day class

$399/person

Difficulty level: III
Duration: 6 hours
Format: Hands-on
Minimum # of students to run: 2
Maximum # of students: 3
Prepaid Points: 24 points

You will learn:

  • Cooking and colouring isomalt

  • Techniques in preparing isomalt for pulling

  • Temperature control

  • Basic pulled rose and its petals

  • Pulled leaves and vines

  • Basic techniques in casting isomalt

  • Basic structure of a sugar showpiece

  • Techniques in assembly of isomalt pieces

  • Bring home a small showpiece

SPECIAL CLASS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE EMAIL/CALL TO SCHEDULE A DATE.



Full day class

$599/person

Difficulty level: III
Duration: 9 hours
Format: Hands-on
Minimum # of students to run: 2
Maximum # of students: 3
Prepaid Points: 36 points

In addition to content of the half day class:

  • Pulling multi-colour ribbons

  • Making ribbon contours, bows

  • Casting spheres, textured casting

  • Bubble sugar decorations

  • A simple lunch is included





SPECIAL CLASS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE EMAIL/CALL TO SCHEDULE A DATE.