Beginners Cake Decorating Class with Buttercream & Extreme Piping

image of a cake that is an example of what will be decorated in a kids cake decorating class

Join Celebrity Pastry Chef Dawn Alston of Ravy Cakes, competitor on Food Networks The Wedding Cake Championship, for a fun & creative beginners cake decorating class with Buttercream.

Each student will learn how to build a two-layer, six-inch cake with buttercream. The participants will learn how to crumb coat their cake and how to apply the final layer of buttercream. Other skills learned will include how to tint buttercream and how to decorate the cake with various piping techniques. Chef Dawn will also share cake decorating tips and techniques throughout the class.

Appropriate for ages 13+

All items and tools needed to decorate will be provided for use during the workshop only. Each team will receive a box to take their cake home in. All students are eligible for a 5% discount on purchases at Fran's on the day of class. .

Class requires a minimum of 4 participants and there is a maximum of 8. In the event of insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

Changes and cancellations...we know life happens so we try our best to be flexible while being fair to our instructors who purchase supplies and bake for each student. Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the class. If you need to cancel after 5 days but at least 48 hours in advance, we can offer you a credit for a future class. We cannot offer any credits for cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled class.

In response to the pandemic, we have modified our class space in order to increase the space between each student.  Based on CDC guidance, effective with classes after May 1st, face coverings are now optional during class.  Should CDC guidance change, we may need to require face coverings.   We have disposable face masks available should you need one. We also have plenty of hand sanitizer for use during the class.

You may check out Chef Dawn's work at www.ravycakes.com or on Instagram @myravycakes

Note: Eventbrite charges a fee of $6.42 for each ticket.  This fee is already included in the price of the class.  In the event that you request a refund for any reason, this fee is non-refundable.  In the event that the class is cancelled, the Eventbrite fee will be refunded.

To sign-up, please choose a date and time:


August 14th, Sunday, 2:30pm-5:00pm: $125/student