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Winter 2014 City Cakes Classes

8 Oct

HAND PAINTED CAKE 1 DAY CLASS

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
8:00AM – 1:00PM
Price: $400
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In this workshop you will learn how to cover a cake with fondant properly, making sure it looks clean and perfect as well as how to paint your cakes by hand using unique food color techniques. Taught by our very own Chef Benny Rivera, you will be using different mediums such as petal dust, luster dust, gels, etc.  At the end of the class you will be taking home your very own small two tiered cake.

There are only 4 spots available for this class and if you are interested in reserving a spot in this class please email info@citycakesny.com for more information.

Note:  All cakes and buttercream will be provided.  Tools and equipment will be provided to be used in studio only.

 

WONDERLAND HAT 2 DAY CLASS
Saturday, December 13, 2014
8:00AM – 1:00PM
and
Sunday, December 14, 2014
8:00AM – 1:00PM
Price: $500
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In this two day workshop you will learn how to create, what has become one of Chef Benny Rivera’s most popular cake design, the mad hatter top hat from Wonderland.  You will learn to carve and sculpt real cake and how to hand paint with edible colors using different techniques applying texture. You will also learn how to make a variety of sugar elements using multiple mediums such as fondant and sugar paste. At the end of the class you will be taking home your very own Wonderland Hat.

There are only 4 spots available for this class and if you are interested in reserving a spot in this class please email info@citycakesny.com for more information.

Note:  All cakes and buttercream will be provided.  Tools and equipment will be provided to be used in studio only.

2014 Custom Cake Classes

16 Jan

City Cakes Classes Scheduled with Chef Benny Rivera

Chef Benny uses the most advanced techniques to bring the cake of your dreams to life. He specializes in three dimensional sculpted cakes in addition to sugar paste flowers, buttercream, royal icing and different fondant techniques. Chef Benny has been seen on the first season of the TV show Fabulous Cakes from the TLC network. He has also been seen as a contestant on the Food Network Cake Challenge, Food Network’s Sugar Dome and Halloween Wars.

By popular demand, Chef Benny has scheduled the following workshops:

Workshop: Fundamentals of Fondant Use (Cat in the Hat Cake)
Date: Tuesday, February 18th and Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Total Cost: $350.00

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This workshop is a great fondant beginner class and will teach you how to make great looking cakes just like you see in magazines with no airbrush required. In this two day workshop learn how to properly cover a cake with buttercream as well as cover a cake with fondant making sure it is neat and flawless. Also in this workshop, you will learn how to decorate your own cake (not Styrofoam) using fondant to create different elements and learning new techniques such as the “Cat in the Hat” character popping out. At the end of the workshop you will take home your own single tier cake covered and decorated with the techniques learned in class. Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (tools for use at the studio only) including the cakes, buttercream and fondant. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Chef Benny himself! Please email City Cakes at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

 

 

Workshop: 3D Baby Dragon
Date: Tuesday, March 4th, and Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Total Cost: $500.00

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Experience the art and magic of building one of our most popular sculpted cakes of a three dimensional baby dragon cake. Take advantage of this amazing workshop where you will be learning to sculpt and put together an amazing design using cake and rice crispy treats. On this two day workshop, Chef Benny will teach you how to properly fill, shape, and cover you cake as well as how to properly stack them to make sure they are stable and secure. You will also learn how to quilt and decorate with specific tools. At the end of the workshop you will be taking home your own amazing three dimensional dragon cake. Students will be provided with all the tools and supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio only) including cakes (no Styrofoam), buttercream and fondant. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Chef Benny himself! Please email City Cakes at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

 

 

Workshop: Whimsical Cake Slice
Date: Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Total Cost: $500.00

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Learn to make one of our most beautiful, colorful and fun designs, our whimsical cake slice! This amazing cake design can be adjusted for any special occasion such as a birthday party, a baby shower, an anniversary celebration, etc. Working with real cakes (not Styrofoam), Chef Benny will teach you how to properly fill, cut, shape and frost an amazing and unique whimsical cake design; the exciting part of this workshop is where you will discover clever decorating tricks using a variety of colors with fondant to create amazing details. The final result will be your very own whimsical slice cake design for you to take home and impress all your friends! Students will be provided with all the tools and supplies needed to complete the workshop (tools for use at the studio only) including the cakes (no Styrofoam), buttercream, and fondant. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Chef Benny himself! Please email City Cakes at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

 

 

Workshop: Luggage Cake
Date: Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Total Cost: $500.00

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This is the perfect workshop for you to learn how to create a unique and beautiful old style luggage full of incredible details. Experience the art and magic of building this amazing cake design with a fun and educational two day workshop at City Cakes, using real cake and not Styrofoam! You will learn this specific design but can apply these techniques to many other. Square cakes are one of the most complex cakes to work with, and in this workshop you will learn all the tricks to make them look perfect. Chef Benny will teach you how to fill, cover and stack your cake layers as well as how to measure, cut and place your fondant panels onto the cake making sure they are perfectly placed and attached. Also in this workshop, you will learn how to make an incredible amount of handmade sugar details to bring life to your piece of luggage. At the end of the workshop you will take home your own beautiful suitcase. Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (tools for use at the studio only) including the cakes, buttercream, and fondant. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instruction from Chef Benny himself! Please email City Cakes at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

 

 

Workshop: 3D Baby Piano Cake
Date: Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Total Cost: $500.00

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Experience the art and magic of building one of our most wow factor cake designs of a three dimensional baby piano. Take advantage of this amazing workshop where you will be learning how to sculpt and put together a unique cake design, as well as how to build the perfect structure support system for these type of cakes. In this two day workshop, Chef Benny will teach you how to create amazing and unique details made out of cake and fondant. At the end of the workshop you will be taking home your own amazing three dimensional baby piano cake. Students will be provided with all the tools and supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio only) including cakes (no Styrofoam), buttercream, and fondant. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Chef Benny himself! Please email City Cakes at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

SUGAR PASTE FLOWERS WORKSHOP

10 Nov

SUGAR PASTE FLOWERS WORKSHOP

 

Ever wonder how those beautiful flowers on top or around those amazing wedding cakes are made? If that is the case then this is the perfect workshop for you.  City Cakes will teach you the secrets and techniques used to create amazing edible sugar flowers.  In this incredible two day (12 hours) workshop we will show you how to make amazing and beautiful flowers.  Learn not only how to work with sugar paste while cutting and shaping petals, but also how to assemble each flower making sure they look biologically correct and perfect.  As part of the workshop we will provide the sugar paste and wires.  Cutters and tools will be provided as well but are only to be used in the studio.  At the end of the workshop you will be taking home with you an assortment of beautiful real life looking flowers.   Only five spots are open so very thorough instructions and attention will be given!

If you are interested please contact us at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot in a class.

BEGINERS WORKSHOP

Dates: Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th or, Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th.

Time: 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM

Price: $450

Notes: Complimentary snack will be provided

If you are interested please contact us at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot in a class.

Calla Lily

Basic Rose

Cymbidium Orchid

Hydrangea

Stephanotis

EXOTIC FLOWERS WORKSHOP

Dates: Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th or, Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th

Time: 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM

Price: $500

Note: Complementary snack will be provided

If you are interested please contact us at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot in a class.

Cymbidium Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Moth Orchid

Cattleya Orchid

Iris/Bearded Iris

City Cakes Classes Scheduled!

16 Feb

 

 Pillow Cake Design Class (7 hours)

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 Date: Monday, March 19, 2012

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Total Cost: $550.00

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful edible pillow cakes are made? Well in this 7 hours class you will learn all the secrets!  Working with real cake (no Styrofoam), Chef Benny will teach you how to cut, split, fill, shape and frost an amazing and unique 3D pillow cake; then comes the fun part when you will discover clever decorating tricks using special cutters, embossing, quilting and even hand painting techniques.  The final result will be your very own stunning edible pillow cake for you to take home and impress all your friends! Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio) including the cakes and buttercream.  Lunch will also be provided as a treat from City Cakes. Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Chef Benny himself!

Contact Chef Benny at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

 

 Topsy Turvy Cake Design Class (7  hours)

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 Date: Monday, March 26, 2012

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Total Cost: $550.00

Experience the art and magic of building a multi-tier fondant topsy turvy cake using real cake (not Styrofoam) with a fun and educational 7 hours workshop at City Cakes.  Chef Benny will teach you not only how to fill, shape, cover and stack your small two tier topsy turvy cake correctly, but also how to make your cake design stand out with beautiful fondant techniques.  At the end of the workshop you will take home your two tier topsy turvy cake covered and decorated with the techniques learned in class.  Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio only) including cakes and buttercream.  Lunch will also be provided as a treat from City Cakes.  Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Cher Benny himself!

Contact Chef Benny at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today! 

 

 Crooked Cake Design Class (7 hours)

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Date: Monday, April 2, 2012

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Total Cost: $550.00

Experience the art of building a multi-tier fondant crooked cake using real cake (not Styrofoam) with a fun and educational 7 hours  workshop at City Cakes.  Chef Benny will teach you not only how to fill and cover properly the cakes but also how to stack the tiers correctly using two different techniques to make sure the cake looks crooked.   The cake will then be decorated with beautiful fondant techniques.  At the end of the workshop you will take home your small two tier crooked cake covered and decorated with the techniques learned in class.  Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio only) including cakes and buttercream.  Lunch will also be provided as a treat from City Cakes.   Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instructions from Cher Benny himself!

 

Contact Chef Benny at info@citycakesny.com to secure your spot today!

Cake for Cooooookie Monster

11 Jan


After a friend surprised him with the infamous “Eat Me” Cake for his own birthday last year, Nick knew that a cake from City Cakes NY would make the perfect surprise for his best friend, Juan.  Needless to say, in having a suave indoor pool party at the posh Hotel Grace in midtown, a swanky cake was certainly expected.  What better way to celebrate than through a fabulous Cookie Box Cake! After all Juan, who loves chocolate chip cookies, needed to make sure his palette was not only content with cake but also stimulated with bursts of the oozing goodness coming from our half-pound Rich Chocolate Chip cookies!  Decorated in delicious chocolate fondant with blue edible accents, this Chocolate Decadence Cake was filled and covered with Bailey’s Buttercream and then topped to the brim with our cookies.  After all, cookie monster loves his cooooooooookies!

Learn Master Techniques with City Cakes Decorating Classes

10 Jan

Ever wanted to be your own cake designer? Do you watch the food network in awe as you see magnificent cakes made from scratch? Do you aspire to be able to create a masterpiece out of cake? At City Cakes, renowned Chef Benny Rivera will teach you how to make your own work of art, – it would seem as if it was a piece of cake! As seen on TLC’s Fabulous Cake, Benny has been practicing the art of cake making and decorating for over 15 years. Personality, talent, and edge, Chef Benny will show you the ropes, teach you skills, make you laugh and fill your stomach within his personal intimate workshops. City Cake’s offers a variety of classes for whatever kind of cake you would like to work with. Whether you’re an eager beginner learning to be the next top chef or if you are looking to brush up your skills, Chef Benny Rivera from City Cakes will turn you into a professional!

Click on the link to find out more information!
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