Last Sunday, Sweet & Saucy Shop’s team of cake instructors hosted a day of cake demos for a lovely group of ladies from all over SoCal. Though we have been hosting hands-on classes for years, this was the first time we have offered demos and overall it was a lovely day of caking, socializing and snacking. The day started in the morning with our head decorator, Kyong Bell, demonstrating how to hand-paint some Rifle Paper Co. inspired florals and faces on a 3-tiered cake topped with matching wafer paper flowers.
Kyong started with a blank 3-tiered canvas with a petal-shaped bottom tier. Next she expertly mixes edible paints and starts painting her florals.
The finished hand-painted cake complete with Rifle Paper Co. inspired wafer paper flowers. Can you guess who Kyong used as inspiration for her painted faces?
The next demo was by Frances Mencias, master buttercream decorator. She demoed how to apply petals to create Sweet & Saucy Shop’s signature garden rose cake.
Frances has completed dozens of garden rose cakes since she started working in our buttercream department. You can see her expertly place her petals to create the perfect garden rose.
Next, Kasey Loya demoed hand-lettering and calligraphy for cakes. Students learned how to paint in a variety of colors and metallics and how to transfer and paint some nearly perfect lettering.
As many of you already know, Sweet & Saucy Shop has recently launched a website devoted completely to cake and dessert classes both in-store and online, Sugar Schoolhouse (www.sugarschoolhouse.com). There are many PDF tutorials already listed for sale with more on the way. We will also be putting together a calendar of future classes and posting it on Sugar Schoolhouse’s website shortly. We hope to see you all in one of our future classes! Bye for now!