Course 1

Basic Decorating & Buttercream Skills


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


Four-2 hour sessions $60


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 learn to decorate your cake with a basketweave pattern and/or ribbon roses.

No prior experience required.


What you’ll need for this course:

There is nothing you need to bring the first night of class

  • Course 1 Student Kit

Course 1 Kit- 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, 5, 48’, 21, 18, & 352
  • Cake Icer Tip
  • 10x 12” disposable bags
  • 2x 18” disposable bags

20% discount offered on entire purchase 1st night of class (excludes kit)

Recommended Items—

  • Turntable
  • 12” or 18” Cake Leveler
  • Large Angled Spatula
  • Decorating Comb
  • Cake Lifter
  • Sharp Serrated Knife
  • 8×3 Cake Pan
  • 8” Parchment rounds
  • Bake Easy
  • Hi Ratio Shortening
  • Emulsions (flavorings)
  • 4 oz Meringue Powder
  • Icing Colors
  • Cake Filling
  • Whip-n-Ice
  • Piping Gel (will be used in all 3 courses)
  • Disco Dust & Shaker
  • Cookie Cutter based on your design (optional; see gel transfer patterns)
  • Decorating brush
  • 6 pk Cupcake Carrier
  • Cupcake Corer
  • Freezer Tap
  • Optional tips—8B, 68, 131

Not sold at Every Baking Moment

  • Viva Non-Textured Paper Towels

Park behind First Northern Bank and enter through the back door; we do not open the front door during classes.


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.