Private Lessons

I could not be more excited to announce that I’m now offering private cake lessons! I will be offering one-on-one lessons, as we as small group lessons (up to 3 people). These classes will be held in the same kitchen that my cake videos are filmed, which is located in Manhattan (Midtown East, to be more specific)!

In the past I’ve l taught mothers and daughters, groups of friends, and also one on one lessons! You’re welcome to bring a friend along, even if only you will be decorating a cake.

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You can pick any cake flavor or decoration I’ve done in the past, and I will walk you through the process of how to assemble and decorate it! My most request cake designs include:

If you need any additional inspiration, I recommend scrolling through my instagram. I’m also open to other cake designs, as long as they’re buttercream focused…I think most of you know how I feel about fondant!! ­čśŤ

For each private lesson, I do all the hard work before you get here, so that you can focus on improving your technique and mastering your decorating skills. Before each private lesson, I complete the following:

  • Bake and level cake layers
  • Prepare the buttercream frosting
  • Make my drip recipe or any other recipes needed for decoration (hello edible cookie dough!)
  • Gather additional candies/sprinkles

During your lesson, I walk though the entire process of assembling a cake. This covers the basics, as well as more technical aspects like getting sharp edges!! We will complete the following steps:

  • Stack and fill the cake layers
  • Apply a crumb coat
  • Frost smooth sides onto your cake (using easy my tips and tricks!)
  • Get sharp edges at the top of the cake
  • Properly fill a piping bag

We then decorate the cake in whatever style you’d like! ┬áThis whole process can take anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on the design of the cake. Once the cake is complete, you have the choice of taking it home (I provide a cake box), or you can cut in and taste it!

I also offer the option to have me film your cake, and make a video of it. I show you the equipment and set up I use to make my cake videos, and will send you an edited video of your cake. This add on costs an additional fee, but is the perfect way to remember the day, and learn a bit about making cake videos.

I will only be hosting a handful of private lessons each month, so please reach out in advance! Lessons can be taken on week days or weekends, but there is a $100 discount if you book a weekday.

My rates vary based on the number of people, and are available upon request! If you’re interested in a scheduling a lesson, please email me at chelsweets@gmail.com with the below information:

  • Name(s)
  • Number of people
  • Requested date
  • Time of lesson
  • Cake design and/or flavor
  • Cake Video (Y/N)
  • Cake experience (first time cake maker, home baker, etc.)
  • Areas you want to focus on (smooth sides, getting your buttercream the right consistency, decorating techniques, etc.)
  • Any dietary restrictions

Can’t wait to meet / teach you in person!! Social media is great and all, but some things are just better in real life ­čÖé

me smiling adding frosting to side of cake

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