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Where can I go to take a class on decorating cakes and cupcakes?

vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 07:33 PM

I am wondering if there are any places in the Bay Area that has classes to teach me how to decorate cupcakes and cakes. I've been experimenting and doing soe baking at home. I can't seem to decorate my cupcake/cakes like the store bought stuff.


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  1. Lori SF RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 08:19 PM

    Good question, I can cook but my baking skills are zero. Maybe a place to start would be - http://www.sfbi.com/courses.html

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      milklady RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 08:51 PM

      Spun Sugar in Berkeley has great classes. They're expenses, but after the American Cake Decorating series you'll have a ton of basics down.

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        Mul RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 10:30 PM

        Try your local Michael's store, they have some cake decoration classes. If your nearest one doesn't have it, other stores may have it. It's based on Wilton method.

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          Doodleboomer RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 11:45 PM

          Tante Marie Culinary School, on Francisco and Stockton...they have a part-time pastry course as well as specialized classes in all types of pastry

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            ducky RE: vanity021 Sep 25, 2007 09:54 AM

            Cake Art in San Rafael also offers lots of courses. Haven't gone, but have heard lots of good things.

            Cake Art Supplies
            1512 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA

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              citygrrl RE: vanity021 Sep 25, 2007 01:30 PM

              Sur La Table is offering cake decorating classes in San Francisco:


              I recently took a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class which I enjoyed.

              Tante Marie is also fantastic, but pricey.

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