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Flirty Flappers and Fellas - Cookie Class

Date: Friday May 29, 2020
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 103

Class description: Create stylized versions of 1920s era flappers and their fellas. You will learn to plan out simple, cute, characters along with tips and tricks on how to freehand your design onto your cookie. Class will include 4 custom decorated cookies, 2 boys and 2 girls, that you can put your own twist on.

Price:

$125.00$140.00Select options

Instructor: Monica Holbert

Fondant Workshop

Date: Friday May 29, 2020
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 102

Class description: This class is for all levels on applying fondant, design esthetic, pin tucking, and fondant bow making. All students will be provided with brooch to take home with their project.


Price:

$130.00$150.00Select options


Instructor: Porsha Kimble

The Cake Diva has been able to create a superior cake making home business by implementing the tactics she learned from her prior background in sales. Now, she travels the U.S. sharing her story and teaching other home bakers how to price, decorate and master the business aspect of running a home-based business. She also speaks on how to increase business and achieve much needed work/life balance as an entrepreneur.

Elegant Gourmet Rose Apple

Date: Friday May 29, 2020
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 104

Class description: In this class, students will learn how to clean apples properly, earn the different chocolates that can be used. Students will also learn how to achieve the perfect chocolate for dipping and coloring your chocolate. As well as how to prepare your apples for dipping and dip molding your apple into a Rose. Learn how to create rose petals using Flexfrost and finish your apple rose by adding some shimmer and rose petals for that elegant look. All materials are included. You will create two apples to take home with you. As an added bonus all students will take home the rose mold used in class. There will be a demo on a chocolate rose apple.

Price:

$100.00$115.00Select options

Instructor: Melinda F Ruiz

Hello all, I am Melinda Ruiz, the owner of M Cakes and Sweet Treats, LLC and I live in San Antonio, Tx.    I have been designing custom cakes, cookies and treats for family and clients for over 25 years, starting as a self-taught cake artist.  I have been a professional Accountant for 35 years but my passion has always been decorating cakes, so I started M Cakes and Sweet Treats, LLC 4 years ago and have recently expanded my business to include cake/cookie supplies.  I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge to all skill levels including kids and provide group and private cake, cookie and treat classes.  I am a member of Federation International Pastry Gelato Chocolate organization (FIPGC) and have been a board member for 4 years with Frosting Creators of San Antonio cake club. 

Banded Malachite

Date: Friday May 29, 2020
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 102

Class description: Stay up to date with the current trends with this modern wedding cake. Learn new techniques you can incorporate into your everyday repertoire to enhance your wedding designs. As a bonus each student does receive a flower pdf tutorial for free.

Price:

$130.00$145.00Select options

Instructor: Drew Padalecki

Drew is an award winning sugar artist who operates an online blog called A Charming Baker. Originally going to college for finance, Drew found his love for cake decorating and baking late in his college life. He became known on campus by students and professors for his ability to create delectable sweets. Shortly after graduating with top honors from school, Drew sought to travel the country competing at various cake competitions while working for the largest financial institution in the state of Texas. After winning several awards while having his wedding cakes featured in numerous publications, Drew decided to pursue his passion for the sugar arts full time. Drew currently shares his tried and true recipes and decorating tips on his blog, but also travels the country educating individuals on how to further their passion artistically and financially in sugar.

Elements of Hip Hop - Cookie Class

Date: Friday May 29, 2020
Time: 9am – 5pm Lunch will NOT be provided
Location: Over The Top Cake Supplies – 1010 NW Loop 410, Ste. 102
San Antonio, TX, 78213
Class description: Students will be provided information on painting with dusts.
We will free hand onto a cookie.
Work with royal icing transfers.
Create a two dimensional look by building royal icing and modeling chocolate.
use stamps and impression molds to create texture.
Price: $240
Elements of Hip Hop – The Painted BoxFollow this link to register for this class
Instructor: Angela Niño – The Painted Box

Beauty In The Struggle - Cookie Class

Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 102
Class description: Students will be provided information on painting with dusts.
We will be working with modeling chocolate to create texture and hand model succulents.
Create a framed cookie.
Work with royal icing transfers.
Use pressure piping to create succulents.
Tips on lettering.
Tips on stamping.
Creating textures.
Price: SOLD OUT
Instructor: Angela Niño – The Painted Box

Baking & Business Class

Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 104
Class description: Baking & Business will not only help you increase your revenue but it will also help you get a work/cake life balance! This class offers guidance on all cake information, contracts, cake forms & more! Will discuss customer situations, pricing, how to administer tastings & take your cake designs to the next level. I’ll also be sharing my cake process along with business/tax information and being a home baker .


Price:

$100.00$115.00Select options

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Instructor: Porsha Kimble

The Cake Diva has been able to create a superior cake making home business by implementing the tactics she learned from her prior background in sales. Now, she travels the U.S. sharing her story and teaching other home bakers how to price, decorate and master the business aspect of running a home-based business. She also speaks on how to increase business and achieve much needed work/life balance as an entrepreneur.

Baby Unicorn Class

Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 103
Class description: In this class students will learn figure modeling using modeling paste. We will pay special attention to the anatomy and proportions of the face, then work on the body, arms and hands, and finish with clothing and accessories. All modeling will be done by hand with few tools and without using molds.

Price:

$150.00$175.00Select options

Instructor: Cristina Bonafede – La Belle Aurore

La Belle Aurore is composed of Aurora Bonafede (graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts), Cristina Bonafede (Interior and Technical Web Designer) and Massimiliano d’Orso (master goldsmith).

Their adventure began in 2012 with participation in the “Cake for children” competition, where they won the first prize.

Since then, they have obtained a long series of awards, participating in many competitions including: “Glamor Italian cakes” (SigepRimini 2013), “Cake Festival” (first prize -Milan 2013-2014), “Cake Fest” (first prize- Caserta 2013- 2014), “Cake International” (two gold medals – Birmingham 2013-2014), “World Championship” (gold medal – Massa Carrara 2014) and “Cake Festival” (best cake designer- Milan 2015) .

In February 2016 La Belle Aurore participated in “That Takes the Cake” (Round Rock-Texas) with a cake in honor of Shirley Temple, representing her films with dolls. They won three awards: gold in the “Master”, “Best Division Master” and “Best of Show” categories.

In the same year, at the New York Cake Show, they were ranked among the 10 best cake designers in the world.

The three artists stand out for their unique modeling techniques, as well as for the use of the multi-layer technique.

Fancy Buttercream Class

Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Time: 2pm – 6 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 104
Class description: In this class you will learn how to achieve sharp edges, a rustic layer, and use gold leaf and lollipops from scratch.
Price:

$120.00$135.00Select options

Instructor: Pepsy Garcia

My name is Veronica Pepsy Garcia and go by my middle name, Pepsy. I am a Northwood University graduate with a bachelor’s in business administration, Professional Cake Designer Graduate from the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto, Canada and Professional Baking and Pastry Chef Graduate from Cerritos College.  I run my business from home, do spontaneous live streams on Instagram and teach at a local store.  I am currently transitioning to becoming an instructor at events nationwide.  My goal is to teach upcoming passion filled sugar artist techniques that can be applied to every order.

  • ·         Winner of Food Network Cake-Off, May 2019
  • ·         Contestant on Food Network Cake Wars, 2015

The Great Gatsby - Beginner Cake Pop Class


Date: Sunday May 31st, 2020
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 104
Class description: In this class you will learn how to make the perfect cake dough, correctly melt candy melts, dip cake pops, make up side-down pops, make a two-toned cake pop, use silicone mold with fondant, cut small fondant pieces to fit your cake pop, apply decorations to your pops, make a ruffle flower and use Poppy Paint.
Price:

$155.00$165.00Select options

Instructor: Alexandra Curry

Painting on Cookies Class

Date: Sunday May 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 103
Class description: Students will learn to figure pipe using royal icing, then learn painting techniques using food safe paint.
Price:

$120.00$135.00Select options

Instructor: Aurora Bonafede -La Belle Aurore

La Belle Aurore is composed of Aurora Bonafede (graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts), Cristina Bonafede (Interior and Technical Web Designer) and Massimiliano d’Orso (master goldsmith).

Their adventure began in 2012 with participation in the “Cake for children” competition, where they won the first prize.

Since then, they have obtained a long series of awards, participating in many competitions including: “Glamor Italian cakes” (SigepRimini 2013), “Cake Festival” (first prize -Milan 2013-2014), “Cake Fest” (first prize- Caserta 2013- 2014), “Cake International” (two gold medals – Birmingham 2013-2014), “World Championship” (gold medal – Massa Carrara 2014) and “Cake Festival” (best cake designer- Milan 2015) .

In February 2016 La Belle Aurore participated in “That Takes the Cake” (Round Rock-Texas) with a cake in honor of Shirley Temple, representing her films with dolls. They won three awards: gold in the “Master”, “Best Division Master” and “Best of Show” categories.

In the same year, at the New York Cake Show, they were ranked among the 10 best cake designers in the world.

The three artists stand out for their unique modeling techniques, as well as for the use of the multi-layer technique.

Gettin' Ritzy - Cake Class

Date: Sunday May 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 102
Class description: In this tiered cake class we will learn and discuss the versatility of multiple intermediate skill level techniques. Sponsored by Satin Ice and Evil cake genius. Students will learn molded paneling with fondant, make a wafer paper skirt, cake lace using flex frost, mesh stenciling with metallic, poured isomalt and final detailing for a complete piece.
Price:

$165.00$180.00Select options

Instructor: Jennifer Reese

My name is Jennifer Reese and I am the owner and founder of Good Gosh Ganache.  I began my journey as an artist in 2004, as an undergraduate student in Environmental Design at Texas A&M University.  I graduated in 2007 with my bachelor’s and continued on with post graduate work in Visualization Science.  After working in graphic design for a few years, I decided I wasn’t quite where I wanted to be and made the decision to attend culinary school at the Culinary Institute Le Notre, here in Houston, Texas.  I graduated with an Elite Diplome de Patisserie in 2012, and it was then my passion for sugar artistry began.  Every year my cakes get bigger, brighter and more out of the box, which is just the way I like it.  I strive to give each of my clients something unique, and really enjoy bringing together their ideas with my own for a successful collaboration and beautiful final product. 

Delicate White On White Fine Piping - Cookie Class

Date: Sunday May 31st, 2020
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Location: Drury Inn Room 104
Class description: Expand your piping repertoire with this high detail stunning white on white cookie trio featuring a large script focal point surrounded by fine line work, overpiping, micropiping and beautiful detailing. Student will make 3 – 5″ x 5″ cookies – Total plaque size 5″ x 15″
Price:

$150.00$165.00Select options

Instructor: Megan Byers

Megan is a self taught baker in northeast McKinney, Texas. She opened Tiny Kitchen Cakery in the spring of 2011 after falling in love with creating cakes for her family. Her pinpoint accuracy and attention to minute details is of the utmost importance for every client she serves. She invests her heart and soul into every creation that leaves her bakery. Not only does she enjoy creating, she also has a passion for teaching other bakers a wide range of skills to grow their businesses and hobbies.


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