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Artist & confectioner teaches aspiring cake artists how to decorate fluffy canvases with exquisite designs & elegant sugar flowers

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All of life’s important moments are marked by one of three things: eating a cake, passing a torch, or signing on the bottom line of a clown-college certificate. Embrace edible celebration with today’s Groupon to Icing On My Cake in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:

  • For $35, you get a cake-decorating class for one (a $75 value).
  • For $55, you get a cake-decorating class for two (a $150 value).

Classes are held at the following times and are subject to a minimum number of five registrants:

  • Monday–Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Icing On My Cake’s confectioner, Taras, draws upon formal European art schooling to instruct others in the delicate decoration of canvases crafted with equal parts flavor and fluff. Specializing in the British and Australian schools of cake decoration, Taras makes a compelling case for knighthood as he deftly guides students in coronating spongy sweets with elegant crowns. During 90-minute courses in cake decoration, ornamental flower construction, or topper design, students acquire skills ranging from basic frosting techniques to crafting corsages and lifelike prom dates entirely from sugar. General decoration classes rely on Taras’s embellishment expertise to cloak cakes in tasteful chemises woven from icing. Courses include all materials, and intimate class sizes ensure detailed instruction for decorators of all ability levels.

Icing on My Cake

Taras Slipka brings something unique to the cakes that he crafts and decorates: an art degree. Drawing from training in Europe, Slipka uses his subtle, classically trained touch to transform delectable French-style pastries into stunning masterpieces. Dozens of styles and flavors cater to any occasion requiring a formally decorated pastry, from weddings to anniversaries to birthdays. Leaving the actual baking and cake construction out, Slipka's decoration classes use fake cakes. This allows pupils to focus solely on the frosting application, creating lifelike calla lilies or roses, perfect for training your dog to devour your nemesis’s flower garden.

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