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CakeBnB - Baking and Buttercream - The Foundations of Cake Decorating - Ages 9-14

In this 4-week Flex class, students will learn the basics of baking a cake, making classic buttercream, stacking and icing a cake, and using a piping bag.
Penny Davis
177 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 83 learners
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year olds
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Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

Students will learn techniques for baking a moist and delicious cake and icing it with buttercream icing. Students will learn how to make different consistencies of buttercream to use for icing the cake, piping flowers, or other decorating. Students will then learn how to use a piping bag and make several designs. Finally, they will put these skills together to make 2 different cake designs: a sunflower and a Unicorn cake. 
I taught cake decorating at a local craft store for a couple of years and then ran a cake decorating business making birthday and wedding cakes for several years. I've taught children's cake decorating classes several times for different community groups and birthday parties. 
Each week, students will be making and decorating a cake with the theme of the week. This will allow them to practice their craft and develop their skills. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Once you register, I will send you a classroom file with recipes, links to the supplies needed, and more. Each week we will be baking and decorating a cake for class. The cakes can be any recipe but I'll be sending a few of my favorite recipes. Each week you will need to make 2 8" layers of cake and a batch of buttercream icing (2 sticks of butter, 1 c. shortening, 1 T. vanilla, dash of salt, 2 lbs. of powdered sugar, about 6 T. of liquid (milk, cream, coffee creamer, lemon juice, etc.) to match your cake flavor. Equipment - I will post Amazon links for kits that include all this equipment in the classroom file you get when you register. You can get these at WalMart, Michael's, or Hobby Lobby or on Amazon. Small angled spatula Turntable (optional but really good) Cake plate or cardboard cake boards Food coloring (gel type Wilton or Americolor are best), multiple colors Piping bags 12" plastic Piping Bag couplers Piping bag tips - Round tips #3 and #8, Petal tip #104, Star tips #105 and #1M, Multi-opening tip #233, Large Drop Flower tip 2D, Leaf tips #352 and #70. Metal flower nail Rubber bands Small package of white fondant for week 4
Let your eyes and taste buds be the judge! Post pictures and let your classmates give you their comments. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents, please help and supervise your child while using the oven and the mixer. 


Penny DavisMusic, Tech, and all things Crafty!
177 total reviews
134 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm Teacher Penny! I live in North Carolina and have a bachelor's degree in Music Education. I taught public and private school music classes for 6 years and then taught music in churches for 20 years. For the last 3 years, I have taught... 
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