Designed by Zilly Rosen exclusively for Dolci Bakery in Buffalo, NY
FAQs about our Cake Design Classes
Who will be teaching your classes?
Zilly Rosen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Masters of Art in Teaching, and 15 years experience teaching art to all ages in St. Louis, Mo. In the '90s, Zilly taught sculpture, clay, silversmithing, 2-D design, printmaking, and 3-D design from curriculums that she developed. After moving to Buffalo in 2003, Zilly taught art at Bryant Street Studio with Clare Poth and Elisabeth Samuels.
How are your classes different from Wilton classes?Zilly's background as an artist and teacher sets Zillycakes classes apart from other cake and cookie decorating classes or workshops. Zilly works with icing, cake, cookies, and fondant as if they were art materials. Basic art design elements and principles apply to any successfull artistic creation. Zilly helps her students work with color, pattern, form, balance, and contrast as they design their own individual cakes and projects. If you want to master a decorating technique and become a better artist, a class at Zillycakes is for you!
Do I have to know how to bake?
What do I need to bring with me to class?
When you come to class, all the baking and prep-work has been done for you! All cakes, cookies, icings, etc. are prepared and ready for you to start. This eliminates a substantial hassle of preparing your own materials before getting to the fun of decorating!
How much will I spend on tools and supplies?
Another way our classes are different is that we provide all the tools you will need to complete any project you might imagine. While we do offer a select line of decorating tools and supplies for purchase, we also make those tools available to you during class.
When are your classes offered?
Who takes your classes?
Fall 2012 classes will be offered Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm, beginning October 3rd. There is a 10 session rotation of classes; students can sign up for just one or all ten when they register. Due to the size of the studio, classes are strictly limited to 10 students. Beginners and experienced cake decorators are welcome. Unfortunately, the studio and classes are not wheelchair accessible.
How old do you need to be to sign up?
Zilly's classes are offered in a "multi-age" format; we welcome anyone 13 years old and up to attend by themselves (including well-behaved adults). For anyone under 13, we recommend a private party.
What things do you cover in your classes?
Classes for Fall, 2012:
October 3 Cake Basics 101
October 10 No Class (Zilly out of town for birthday)
October 17 Buttercream Piping and Working with Color
October 24 Fondant 101
October 31 No Class (Halloween)
November 7 Royal Icing:Cakes & Cookies
November 14 Tiered Cakes
November 21 No Class (Thanksgiving)
November 28 Make-up date for any class 1-5 cancelled by Zilly
December No Classes During December
January 2 No Class (Christmas Break)
January 9 Gumpaste Flowers
January 16 Gumpaste and Rice Krispy Treat Sculptures
January 23 Artistic Cakes: Gumpaste Applique & Painting
January 30 Cake Sculpting Part 1*
February 6 Cake Sculpting Part 2*
February 13 Make-up date for any class 6-10 cancelled by Zilly
*Cake Sculpting classes are run with only 6 students, and they have a pre-requisite. You must be registered for Fondant 101 and Gumpaste Sculptures in order to register for Cake Sculping. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2; two classes are required to complete one sculpted cake!
A detailed description of our classes is available HERE. To receive quarterly emails about our class schedules, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How much do classes cost?
Is there a discount for multiple classes?
Each 2.5 hour class costs $60, including materials and baked goods, which of course you get to take home to enjoy!
If you pay for all ten classes, you receive one of them for free!
The ten class pass is good for a full year, so you don't have to use them all in one session. Please do not sign up for a class unless you are certain you can make it. Once you have registered for a class, the spot is yours. We do not provide refunds if you are unable to come to class, even if you give us advanced notice.
For registration information please call 716-883-0365 between 9am and 2pm on Tuesday-Friday.
Registration for Fall 2012 classes will begin at 10am Thursday, September 27th for those with credits and those purchasing a 10 class pass. Open registration for individual classes will begin at 10am on Friday, September 28th.
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