While fine art can be torn apart by caustic criticism, the greatest nemesis of cake art is a toddler on his first birthday. Sculpt a fleeting, sugary opus with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get your choice of a one-hour, cake-decorating class from Icing on my Cake in Scottsdale (a $50 value). Classes will be held Monday through Friday 5 p.m.–6 p.m. or 6 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.–5 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m.–1 p.m., subject to a minimum number of five registrants.
Icing on my Cake’s skilled confectioner, Taras, employs formal, European art education to guide the decoration of fluffy, sugary canvasses. Students can elect from a variety of decorating disciplines, including general cake decorating, sugar-flower sculpting, or crafting cake toppers. During a basic-decorating session, Taras imparts the precision skills to dress cakes in birthday suits of colorful fondant. Courses on crafting single flowers create the ideal gifts for prom dates with allergies, and cake-topping classes add artfully frosted crowns to spongy, baked bases. Dedicated instruction allows for class lengths to spill past their allotted times when necessary.
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.
4390 N Miller Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251