Before frosting, unlabeled cakes were commonly delivered to the wrong celebrations, with coffee cakes crashing tea parties and rum cakes derailing children's birthday soirees. Ensure accurate festivities with today's Groupon: for $38, you get a four-week basic cake-decorating class (a $45 value) and starter kit (a $32 value) from Cincinnati Cake & Candy Supplies on East Galbraith Road (a $77 total value).
In the confectionery trade since 1965, Cincinnati Cake & Candy Supplies sells treat-making tools and hosts classes to help bakers turn humble sweets into decked-out eye candy. In a four-week-long basic cake decorating class, novice stylists first learn icing and bordering basics, as well as how to torte layer cakes with fruit fillings. Once these ornamental skills are mastered, pupils employ pastry bags to create rosebuds, basket-weave patterns, lacework, and scripted messages such as "Happy Escrow!" and "It's Not Me, It's You." After lessons in chocolate-molding and figure-piping, decorating disciples adorn final cakes with smiling, seated clowns or edible baskets filled with delicate flowers. Each student returns from the pastry pilgrimage with a cake-decorating starter kit that includes decorating bags, two couplers, Americolor paste colors, brushes, 10 new decorating tips, and more.
Students are required to bring some basic supplies from home, including scissors, paper towels, two plastic bowls, and a plastic bag, as well as an iced 10-inch round cake for the final lesson. Cincinnati Cake & Candy Supplies also sells a cornucopia of confectionery tools that range from themed cupcake picks and chocolate molds to specialized cookie cutters shaped like memorable presidential toupees.
Cincinnati Cake and Candy Supplies
A cake-decorating teacher has transformed a former party cake store into Cincinnati Cake and Candy Supplies, which sells an extensive inventory of cake and cupcake supplies to both local and international clients. Besides building its stock of bakeware and decorations, the store also hosts classes on candy making and special courses for children or pie-fearing birds.