Cake Decoration Workshop for Pastry Chefs

Duration: 28 Days
Location: 100 Executive Drive, Suite B1, Sterling, VA 20166
Dates: March 3, 2024, to March 30, 2024

Introduction: Welcome to our intensive Cake Decoration Workshop designed for pastry chefs looking to enhance their professional skills in cake decorating. This 30-day program offers a comprehensive curriculum, hands-on kitchen practice, and assessments to elevate your cake decoration expertise. Whether you're a seasoned professional or seeking to expand your skills, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and techniques needed to create stunning, high-quality cake designs.

Course Outline:

Week 1: Foundations of Cake Decorating

  • Day 1-3: The Art of Icing
    • Introduction to various types of icing.
    • Consistency and techniques for achieving smooth surfaces.
  • Day 4-6: Piping Techniques
    • Mastering basic piping techniques: borders, rosettes, and writing.
    • Creating decorative borders and patterns.

Week 2: Advanced Piping and Floral Design

  • Day 7-9: Advanced Piping
    • Intricate piping techniques, such as lacework and filigree.
    • Crafting detailed figures and toppers.
  • Day 10-12: Edible Flowers and Floral Arrangements
    • Creating lifelike edible flowers.
    • Designing and arranging floral decorations on cakes.

Week 3: Fondant and Gum Paste Skills

  • Day 13-15: Working with Fondant
    • Covering cakes with fondant for a flawless finish.
    • Creating textures and patterns with fondant.
  • Day 16-18: Gum Paste Creations
    • Crafting intricate decorations and figurines with gum paste.
    • Assembling themed cake designs.

Week 4: Cake Design Masterclass and Assessment

  • Day 19-21: Tiers and Stacking
    • Building multi-tiered cakes with stability.
    • Creating impressive cake structures.
  • Day 22-24: Sculpted Cakes
    • Carving and sculpting cakes into artistic shapes.
    • Advanced design techniques for sculpted cakes.
  • Day 25-27: Wedding Cake Design
    • Designing elegant wedding cakes.
    • Incorporating trends and personalization.
  • Day 28-30: Final Project and Assessment
    • Individual cake design project.
    • Peer and instructor assessments.

Workshop Features:

  • Hands-on kitchen practice under the guidance of Chef Dennis Stanley Sr.
  • Access to a wide variety of cake decorating tools and materials.
  • Small class sizes to ensure personalized attention and feedback.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow pastry professionals.
  • Certificate of Completion.

Registration: Registration for the Cake Decoration Workshop is open. Limited seats available. To secure your spot or inquire about the workshop fee, please contact us at 703-709-1488 or visit our website at


  • Participants must be experienced pastry chefs or have substantial cake decorating knowledge.
  • Personal cake decorating tools and equipment are recommended but not mandatory.

Note: The program schedule and curriculum are subject to change for the best learning experience.

Join us in Sterling, VA, in March/April 2024, and elevate your cake decoration skills to new heights. Whether you're looking to enhance your current career or explore new opportunities, this workshop is designed to empower pastry chefs with the art and science of cake decoration. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting journey of creativity and craftsmanship.

About us

Indulge in the sweet symphony of flavors at Chantel's Bakery, nestled in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia. Our artisanal treats, redefine sweetness, delivering an irresistible fusion of taste and sophistication – because every moment deserves a touch of Chantel's magic..

100 Executive Drive, Suite B1 Sterling, VA 20166