Summer Series: Cake Decorating

Beginner Cake Decorating

3-Week Course

Your new skills will be the icing on the cake!

This beginner cake decorating class will teach you the basics of piping and icing. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to pipe rosettes, shell borders, basket weaves, and buttercream roses. Learn how to fully ice a cake and create your own work of art.

Meet your instructor:
Ali Cleis has spent the last 15 years studying baking and pastry arts. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts and is currently an adjunct instructor at Pittsburgh Technical College. She was Pastry Demi Chef at the Biltmore Estate and also worked for Priory Fine Pastries as Lead Cake Decorator.

Cost: $125.00 per person
Start Date: Monday, August 14
Start Time: 6:00pm
Location: Pittsburgh Technical College Campus – Culinary Kitchen, 6th Floor
Course Length: 3 weeks – 2 sessions per week (6 sessions total)
Instructor: Ali Cleis, PTC Culinary Instructor
Participant Limit: 10

Session dates:

Week 1
Mon. & Tues.
Week 2
Mon. & Tues.
Week 3
Mon. & Tues.
August 14 August 21 August 28
August 15August 22August 29
Cake 2


Cake 1

Shell borders

Cake 3

Basket weave

Cake 3

Buttercream rose

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