Course 1

Basic Decorating & Buttercream Skills

Four-2 hour sessions $50

Build buttercream skills you can use for all decorating projects – from cupcakes to cakes for any occasion. Whether you’re new to decorating or have been decorating for years, when you complete Course 1, you’ll be proud of the new techniques you’ve learned and ready to showcase them on your next project.

Day 1–You will learn to:

  • Make icing and fillings
  • Tort, fill, and ice a cake
  • Practice basic icing star and round tip techniques

We do not bake in class as we do not have ovens; however, we will provide simple step by step instructions for you to bake your best cake at home.

Day 2– You will bring in a cake that you baked at home as well as your icing and filling.

We will help you to tort, fill, ice and decorate your cake using the techniques learned in day 1.

Day 3–Cupcakes!

You will learn to core, fill, ice, and decorate professional looking and fun cupcakes.

Day 4–The Grand Finale’

You will bring in an iced cake as practiced in day 2.  You will decorate your cake with basketweave pattern and ribbon roses.

No prior experience required.


What to Bring to Lesson 1:

  • Course 1 Student Kit* (available first day of class $39.99—20% savings over buying individual tools)
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape
  • Wash Cloth
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 plastic bag (to carry home used decorating tools)

*If you are not purchasing a Course 1 Student Kit You will need to bring the following tools for the first session:

  • Practice Board
  • 9” Angled Spatula
  • 12” decorating bag
  • Standard Coupler
  • Tips 3, 5, 12, 18, & 21

Other Items included in our Course 1 kit, but not used on first day:

  • Tips 2D, 1M, 1A, 133(233),104, 48 & 352
  • 10” Box, 10” dbl foil covered, & 8” boards
  • Bench Scraper
  • Flower nail and template
  • Total of 4 couplers
  • Cake Icer tip
  • Total of 10x 12” and 2x 18” disp. bags

Note:  Please plan that Day 1 and 2 of this course may run an extra 15-30 minutes.

Park behind the store and enter through the back door; we do not open the front door during classes.  If there is no immediate parking behind the store, you may park behind First Northern Bank.