Oh, I just love this time of year, don’t you? The weather cools, the gardens turn inward, and we all look for connection and celebration inside. One of the best parts of this time of year, for me anyway, is getting ready for the holiday feasts.

I like to pour through magazines and try new recipes, getting ready for those wonderful holiday tables full of beautiful foods. Desserts especially! That’s why I enjoy offering my cake decorating classes in Los Angeles with holiday themes. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of gathering around a beautiful table and presenting something truly spectacular that you created yourself.

Cakes and Pies – Oh My!

Of course when we think Thanksgiving, we think of pies. A great pie starts with a perfect crust, and now you can take my cake decorating class in Los Angeles to learn how to craft that light, flaky crust you see in the magazines.

If you struggle to make a good pie crust, don’t worry.  We’ll do it together and you’ll see how a few simple techniques make all the difference. My pie crust cake decorating classes in Los Angeles start with a demonstration, so you can see how it’s done. Then you’ll have a chance to make your own, while I offer advice on the spot. We’ll send you home with my famous Apple Streusel Pie, sure to be a hit at your holiday table.

Holiday Fun at Cake Decorating Classes in Los Angeles

After mastering pie crusts, it’s time to create some amazing desserts and gifts! Learn how to decorate a pumpkin cake with a stunning motif of beautifully colored autumn leaves. Using buttercream, fondant, marzipan and chocolate, you’ll learn how to frost, shape and color like a pro. So life-like, these leaves are almost too pretty to eat!

Handmade gifts are always welcome at the holidays, especially when they are unusual and beautiful. Miniature cakes fit the bill perfectly. They are fairly simple to make, and can be packaged with pretty papers and baking boxes to look like they came from the most upscale bakery.

The “Miniature Gift Cakes” cake decorating class in Los Angeles is a two-part class that will teach you how to bake, shape, frost and decorate these tiny gems of cake goodness. Decorate with any holiday theme you like: tiny silver snowflakes, pretty chocolate icing swirls, marzipan holly leaves or tiny trees. Bring your ideas and your gift list!

Holiday cake decorating classes in Los Angeles provide a welcome rest from the shopping and running around we all seem to do this time of year. Book some time just for yourself, or bring a friend and have some fun. See our events page for all the details. Classes include all the supplies you’ll need to create our featured item. Bring your favorite apron and your creativity, and let’s get ready for the holidays together at a cake decorating class in Los Angeles!

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