Course 1

Basic Decorating & Buttercream Skills


Note: Class end times are rough estimates and will vary depending on actual progress


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
  • Torte, fill, and ice a cake
  • Practice basic icing star and round tip decorating 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 torte, 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 on day 2.  You will decorate your cake with a basketweave pattern and ribbon roses.

No prior experience required.


What to Bring to Lesson 1:

  • Course 1 Student Kit (see options below available first night of class)
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape
  • Wash Cloth
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 plastic bag (to carry home used decorating tools)

Course 1 Kit $40- Retail Value $51.02 if purchased separately. Includes:                                                                                          

  • 10” Box
  • Double 10” silver foil covered board
  • 8” board
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Flower Nail plus one laminated template
  • 9” Angled Spatula
  • Bench Scraper
  • 4 Couplers
  • Standard Tips: 2D, 1M, 1A, 133 (233), 104, 12, 3, 5, 48’, 21, 18, & 352
  • Cake Icer Tip
  • 10x 12” disposable bags
  • 2x 18” disposable bags

Recommended Items—Offer only good 1st night of class

Purchase as a Bonus Kit—Retail $95.64 

Your Cost $75 includes EBM burgundy bag

  • Turntable
  • 12” Cake Leveler
  • Large Angled Spatula
  • Decorating Comb
  • Icing Colors 8 Color Set
  • Hi Ratio Shortening
  • 5x 8” Parchment rounds
  • Choice of 2 Emulsions
  • 8×3 Cake Pan
  • Bake Easy
  • 4 oz Meringue Powder
  • Cupcake Corer
  • 10 Additional 12” Bags

Upgraded Bonus Kit 2-Retail $158.22 

Your Cost $125 includes EBM Teal Insulated Bag

Everything in the 1st bonus kit plus—

  • Cake Lifter
  • Sharp Serrated Knife
  • 18” Cake Leveler-in place of 12” Cake Leveler
  • Icing Colors 12 Color Set-in place of 8 Color Set

Also Recommended—

  • Cake Filling
  • Whip-n-Ice
  • Disco Dust & Shaker
  • 6 pk Cupcake Carrier
  • Piping Gel (will be used in all 3 courses)
  • Cookie Cutter based on your design (optional)

Recommended Items not sold at Every Baking Moment

  • Viva Non-Textured Paper Towels
  • Freezer Tape

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

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

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.


Cancelation Policy:  You must provide at least 2 regular business days notice of cancelation, not to include Sunday or Monday, to transfer tuition to another class.