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· Reviewed September 13, 2016
· Reviewed September 13, 2016
Reviewed July 26, 2016
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- C$49 for a two-hour Basic Introduction to Cake Decorating class (C$199 value)
- C$57 for a two-hour Cupcake Workshop (C$199 value)
Classes host six to eight students per session. All ingredients are provided and tools will be loaned to students. Classes are held on weeknights; see the class schedule. Groups of six to eight students use the provided tools to decorate ready-made 6-inch cakes or six cupcakes. Cake decorators learn skills such as colouring fondant, frosting with buttercream, and making flowers, ribbons, or busts of favourite prime ministers out of fondant. Students should bring their own apron, notebook, and pen, and can take home their cake or six personalized cupcakes (along with the cupcake recipe).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 240 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. 72hr cancellation notice required for week night classes. Cancellation or rescheduling not permitted for weekend classes once registered. Must be 15 or older. Sugartiers will be closed for the months of March and April, 2017. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sugar Tiers
Sugar Tiers is a collaboration between sugar-paste artist Rosalind Chan—whom Teresa Kruze of Metro Canada calls "an international superstar in the cake decorating world"—and her former student, experienced chocolatier Evalin Chong. As Chan told Duhlicious food blogger Madalina Paul in 2010, she learned the art of baking from her mother, and left her native Malaysia to study French pastry at the renowned Ritz Escoffier school in Paris. She immigrated to Canada, where she decided to give up a successful corporate career and devote herself to the art of professional cake decorating. Chan then returned to Malaysia to found and teach at the International Centre of Cake Artistry, one of the largest baking institutes in that country.
Chong holds a diploma in food-and-beverage management and is a certified wedding planner. Both women have shared their expertise as Wilton Method instructors, and stay ahead of ever-changing wedding-cake trends. Chan told Sue Kanhai of YorkRegion.com, “Years ago, no one knew what red velvet was—they thought it was a fabric! Now it’s such a hip thing." The popularity of red-velvet cupcakes was also the topic of a 2010 article in the Toronto Star, which mentioned Sugar Tiers' tasty version.
The duo offers baking and decorating courses in at their shop, where they teach students to cover cakes or scratch-prone leather furniture in layers of colourful fondant. They also operate a retail supply store, take-out bakery, and catering operation, handcrafting more than 36 flavours of macarons and cakes such as dark chocolate or moist carrot and pineapple.