Decorating Workshops 2017-09-03T13:53:02+00:00

Decorating Workshops

Every day is an opportunity to learn something new! Cute Cakes Bakery & Café in Escondido offers a variety of workshops in all areas of Edible Art, and ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

October

Vin Gogh’s Lounge

Have you always wanted to explore the art of painting? Join us for a night of wine, artistic shenanigans, and tasty appetizers whipped up while you’re painting under the guidance of a master! You select the painting you like best, and we provide all you need for a fun evening exploring something new!

Workshop Dates & Details::

  • Date: VARIOUS NIGHTS, by reservation only for groups of 8 or more!
  • Cost: $45 per person.

Reservations are required, All materials are supplied, and fun is guaranteed! Please contact us for private parties of 8 or more – we will make special arrangements just for your group.

Two Cards and a Cupcake

Nothing says I’ve been thinking about you like two hand-made cards and a little something sweet! Join us for a one-hour workshop alongside the creative and talented Natalie Travis! This one-hour workshop includes:

  • 30 minutes of guided instruction time with Natalie Travis of “Stampin Up!
  • Two hand-made celebration cards
  • A Delicious cupcake or muffin from the Cute Cakes Bakery & Café!

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Tuesday, 10/3/17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Cost: $10.00 per person

Halloween Cookies Workshop Part 1 (Royal Icing)

Learn to make Royal Icing and decorate some ghoulish cookies for your little goblins! All materials are included. Each participant will receive 6 cookies to decorate. All participants of Part 1 receive $10 off Part 2 Fondant Cookie Decorating. If a minimum number of students isn’t reached, the workshop will be cancelled.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Friday, October 27th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Cost: $60.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

Add on Part 2 (12:00 – 2:00 PM – Royal Flooded Cookie Decorating) for only $65.00 more!

Halloween Cookies Workshop Part 2 (Fondant)

Have you always wondered how to make beautiful fondant covered sugar cookies and arrange them in bouquets for fun displays or for gift giving? Now’s your chance to learn and just in time for Halloween! In this 2 hour workshop, Cute Cakes owner and cake artist Jill Reilly you teach you how to properly “stick” your sugar cookies, and how to use fondant to decorate your cookies like a pro! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll decorate 6 cookies, and learn how to arrange them in a beautiful bouquet. All supplies are included.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Friday, October 27th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
  • Cost: $75.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

Add on Part 1 – Royal Flooded Cookie Decorating for only $50.00 more!

Haunted Halloween Gingerbread Workshops

Gingerbread isn’t just for Christmas! Join us for some spooky fun and build and decorate your very own Haunted Gingerbread House. Our Gingerbread workshops are some of our most popular, and are a great day with your spouse, your kids, your girlfriends or co-workers. Be careful… come once and a new holiday traditional is begun! These workshops are a terrific team bonding event for the office… call to book your private group of 12 or more! If a minimum number of participants isn’t reached, the workshop will be cancelled and money will either be refunded or moved to another workshop of your choosing. Bring a friend… It’s so much fun!

Workshop Dates & Details::

  • Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Saturday, October 28th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $35/person or $50/couple.
  • Minimum # of Students: 10

November

Two Cards and a Cupcake

Nothing says I’ve been thinking about you like two hand-made cards and a little something sweet! Join us for a one-hour workshop alongside the creative and talented Natalie Travis! This one-hour workshop includes:

  • 30 minutes of guided instruction time with Natalie Travis of “Stampin Up!
  • Two hand-made celebration cards
  • A Delicious cupcake or muffin from the Cute Cakes Bakery & Café!

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Tuesday, 11/7/17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Cost: $10.00 per person

Introduction to Cake Decorating (Demo)

In this basic, Introduction to Cake Decorating, you will learn the basics of cake decorating, and be introduced to the tools/materials you will need to make it your new favorite hobby! During this 2-1/2 hour demonstration class, you will be shown how to: make decorator buttercream, level and torte a cake, properly apply a crumb coat, and frost cakes using different styles. You will learn how to properly assemble and fill a piping bag, and will have hands-on time practicing several simple decorating tips. If class minimum of 8 isn’t met, the class will be cancelled.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Dates: Monday, November 6th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • Cost: $45.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

Thanksgiving Cookie Workshop (Fondant & Bouquet)

Learn to decorate festive Thanksgiving and Fall Cookies to decorate your Holiday Table, use as place cards, or give as gifts! You will learn how to decorate 8 cookies with Fondant, utilizing sculpting tools and impression mats to make fun designs. We will then assemble your cookies into a decorative Cornucopia Basket for display. All materials are included. If the minimum number of 8 students isn’t reached, the workshop will be cancelled and you will receive a refund or credit towards another workshop.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Dates: Monday, November 10th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Cost: $45.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

December

Two Cards and a Cupcake

Nothing says I’ve been thinking about you like two hand-made cards and a little something sweet! Join us for a one-hour workshop alongside the creative and talented Natalie Travis! This one-hour workshop includes:

  • 30 minutes of guided instruction time with Natalie Travis of “Stampin Up!
  • Two hand-made celebration cards
  • A Delicious cupcake or muffin from the Cute Cakes Bakery & Café!

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Tuesday, 12/5/17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Cost: $10.00 per person

Christmas Gingerbread Cottage Building

Get a jumpstart on a new family tradition and sign up today to build your Cozy Christmas Gingerbread Cottage! This workshop consists of 30 minutes of guided construction of your house. The remaining 1-1/2 hours are yours to visit the Festive Candy Buffet and get creative with your masterpiece. Your host will offer individualized help as needed!

  • 30 minutes of guided instruction time with Natalie Travis of “Stampin Up!
  • Two hand-made celebration cards
  • A Delicious cupcake or muffin from the Cute Cakes Bakery & Café!

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Saturday, December 16th from 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Saturday, December 16th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, December 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $35.00 per person/$50.00 couple cottage.
  • Minimum # of Students: 10

Christmas Cookies Workshop Part 1 (Royal Icing)

Learn to make Royal Icing and decorate Christmas Cookies like a pro! All materials are included. Just bring a box lid to carry your cookies home since they will not be dry enough to bag by the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive 6 cookies to decorate. All participants of Part 1 receive $10 off Part 2 Fondant Cookie Decorating. If a minimum number of students isn’t reached, the workshop will be cancelled.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Friday, December 15th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Cost: $60.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

Add on Part 2– Fondant Cookie Decorating for only $65.00 more!

Christmas Cookies Workshop Part 2 (Fondant & Bouquet)

Have you always wondered how to make beautiful fondant covered sugar cookies and arrange them in bouquets for table displays or gift giving? Now’s our chance to learn and just in time for Christmas! In this 2 hour workshop, Cute Cakes owner and cake artist Jill Reilly you teach you how to properly “stick” your sugar cookies, and how to use fondant to decorate your cookies like a pro! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll decorate 6 cookies, and learn how to arrange them in a beautiful bouquet. All supplies are included.

Workshop Dates & Details:

  • Class Date: Friday, December 15th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
  • Cost: $75.00 per person.
  • Minimum # of Students: 8

Add on Part 1 – Royal Flooded Cookie Decorating for only $50.00 more!

Class Registration Form

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What’s the minimum number of people to run a workshop?
Depending upon the type of workshop, minimum numbers are between 6-12 students. Each workshop has the class size minimum in it’s description.

2. Do I need to pay in advance or when I show up?
All workshops need to be paid in advance so that we can guarantee enough students to run it. If the class minimum ends up not being reached, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded or moved to another workshop of your choice, or can even be used towards store product.

3. Where do I purchase my supplies for a course?
Cute Cakes does sell many basic cake decorating supplies to our students at a 10% discount. Local craft stores such as Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics and Hobby Lobby also have great selections.

4. What if I miss one of my classes? Can I do a makeup class?
If the same course is being offered at a different time you are welcome to join that class for your make up. Unfortunately we cannot do individual makeup classes for missed lessons.

5. If something comes up and I can’t make my workshop, can I get my money back?
Unfortunately no. A lot of prep work and materials are assembled for each student for a workshop, most of which will go to waste if you don’t attend. Once the minimum number of students is reached, the workshop is set and no refunds will be given.

6. Can I bring my young child with me to my workshop or class?
Unfortunately no. We love kids at Cute Cakes, however because you’ve joined a class to learn a new skill, you and all of your classmates will need to focus on all the great information and hands-on training we will be giving you! Tell you kids you’ll bring your sweet creations home to them!