Summer Youth: Cake Like a Pro - A Deep Dive Into Cake Decorating (Age 14-18)

  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 26, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI072621CC
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  • $220 + $60 Materials Fee
  • $180 + $60 materials fee

    Registration will close on Sunday, July 25th at 9:00 AM

    To register as a Member, please login to your BARN account before clicking the register button.

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Let’s dive into the world of cake baking and decorating!  We will explore how to bake, torte, fill, ice, stack and decorate a two tiered cake and best of all you will walk home with your very own masterpiece. 

Day 1
It’s flower decorating time. We will learn how to make gum paste and figure out how to make a giant gum paste hydrangea.  

Day 2
It’s all about the cake.  We will bake a delicious moist chocolate cake from scratch, wrap and chill it for the next day. Our gum paste will be cured by then and we will make green leaves (cut from our self made stencils), many sugar daffodils and more loose hydrangea petals out of gum paste. To give these blooms life we will color each petal individually. These will be set aside to dry. 

Day 3
Buttercream!  Participants will learn how to make swiss meringue buttercream to torte, fill, and ice their chocolate cakes.  Christine will share her technique to getting straight and level cake sides.  It promises to be a messy and delicious day.  

Day 4
On the final day, participants will bring everything together as well as learn more piping techniques to pipe ruffles - horizontally, vertically, diagonally or make swirls.  The cakes will then be stacked and decorated with all the sugar flowers made on day one. 

Participants will take home a masterpiece to share with family or friends.  

Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen.  All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning The BARN Kitchen Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.


  • Registration will close on Sunday, July 25th at 9:00 AM.
  • This class is for youth 14-18 years old. Please note that this class is held in a kitchen environment which involves sharp knives and other pieces of equipment. Students will be shown how to use all tools safely, but parents should be aware that there is an element of risk involved in this activity 
  • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.

  • Student should bring
    An egg carton, for forming and storing sugar flowers
    Tupperware for bringing home cake scraps on the third day
    Approx. 10 x 10 x 15 box for transporting the cake home

  • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
  • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Picture above is a promotional photo from a previous class. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.

Instructor Bio:

Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!

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