Cake Decorating 101

at NY Cake Academy - Chelsea

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$150 12 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time

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Location:
Chelsea, Manhattan
118 W 22nd St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this cake decorating class:

In this class students will learn the foundations of cake decorating using buttercream. From frosting to filling to piping, we will do it all.

Tools and Skills Covered: Piping techniques that we will cover in this class include shells, stars, zig-zags, and rosettes.

Each student will be provided with 2 layers of cake that they will ice, fill, and decorate in the class. Students will be able to create their own unique designs based on the techniques that they learn within the class.

Class Policies

  • Classes will begin on time, so please be sure to allow enough time to arrive and prepare prior to the start of the class. The studio will be open to students 15 minutes prior to beginning of class to allow for set up. Classes occasionally run over time, please let the instructor know if you need to leave early or immediately at the end of class so they can plan for it.
  • We do not provide make-up classes.
  • Feel free to take pictures and post to social media. We do not allow video or voice recording. Please also refrain from sharing class materials or step-by-step pictures.
  • Cell phones should be silenced while in class. Please excuse yourself to the store area if you need to make or take a call.
  • All tools and equipment will be supplied for use during each class, unless otherwise noted in the class outline.
  • This is a commercial facility. We kindly ask that you follow our Health and Safety Certification standards required by law. Please wear closed toed shoes; flip-flops and other open sandals are not permitted. If you have long hair please keep it tied up for the duration of the class.
  • All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise specified.
  • Employees of the NY Cake Academy may take photographs of you; your photograph may be used for future class promotion or on our social media. Please let us know if you would prefer not to be photographed.

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Refund Policy

NY Cake Academy classes are not eligible for refunds, however they are transferrable. Students reserve the right to reschedule their class to an alternative date or time up until 7 days prior to the class date.


You may choose to give your place in class to another student. Please let us know in advance so we can have our paperwork in order. Class time may not be split up though. The same student will be enrolled in all days of a multi-day class.


All deposits & fees are forfeited for no shows.

Class Policies:

Classes will begin on time so please be sure to allow enough time to arrive and prepare prior to the start of the class. The studio will be open to students 15 minutes prior to beginning of class to allow for set up. Classes occasionally run over time, please let the instructor know if you need to leave early or immediately at the end of class so they can plan for it.

We do not provide make-up classes.

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Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
9:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
3:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150
11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $150

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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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Reviews of Classes at NY Cake Academy (306)

(306 Reviews)
Cake Decorating 101
Reviewed by Shannon H. on 3/2/2020
Very good class Good teacher and fun people to be around
Cake Decorating 101
Reviewed by Elizabeth R. on 2/26/2020
Hey, he was such a great guy. Would recommend him to anyone I know. He’s patient. Pays attention to everyone in class, answered any questions and was a great demonstrator. Wish the class had lasted a bit longer. Any who, great instructor. Thank you!!
Cake Decorating 101
Reviewed by Shirly C. on 2/25/2020
The teacher was super, he explained the proper techniques was patient with us did not rush us.
Cake Decorating 101
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/18/2020
Instructor was fantastic and I love the cake we made
Cake Decorating 101
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/17/2020
What a great class, thoroughly enjoyed feeling like a pro, albeit a messy one! Looking forward to taking 102 at some point.
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