Summer Youth: Gravity-Defying Cake Magic (Age 14-18)

  • Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI071822CP
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  • $250 + $115 Materials Fee
  • $200 + $115 Materials Fee

    Registration closes on Monday, 7/11 at 9:00 am.


Ever wondered how these gravity-defying cakes actually work? Well, then this is the class for you! Christine Chapman, owner of Crumbs Cakery, will spill the beans and teach you all of her cake magic tricks.

Together we will build a reusable 3D armature using ¼” aluminum pipes, wooden boards, wrenches, drills, and glue guns. On the second day, we continue our adventure by stacking our cake and sculpting it into an alien life form. Day 3 will be the day our alien is getting his limbs and eyeballs, and finally, we will use food-grade petal dusts combined with lemon extract to color our masterpiece. 

This class is perfect for the detail-oriented caker. We will spend considerable time sculpting and transforming the cake into an art piece

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. 

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate class and not for beginners. Participants should have some prior cake baking experience. 


  • This Summer Youth class is for youth ages 14-18. 
  • Registration will close on Monday, July 11 at 9:00 am.
  • There is a $105 materials fee. This includes a $46 reusable cake structure that students will take home.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 13.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
  • There is a materials fee of $115 included in the price of the class. 
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
  • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at

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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