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City Cakes Classes Scheduled!

18 Aug

That’s right City Cakes lovers & cake-making enthusiasts, we’re ready to show you how we do it! Come on down to the studio and learn from Chef Benny how he works his magic on a magnificent 3-tier wedding cake, a gift box cake or a cosy pillow cake! You’ll learn the tricks of the trade and get to take the cake home with you and impress all your friends! Details of the classes are below but hurry, we only take 4 students per class!!

Wedding Cake Workshop (5 days)

Monday, October 17th, 2011 – Friday, October 21st, 2011, 1pm – 6pm

 

Experience the art and magic of building a multi-tier fondant wedding cake with a fun and educational five-day workshop at City Cakes!   Chef Benny will teach you not only how to fill, cover and stack your small three-tier wedding cake, but also how to make your cake stand out with beautiful fondant techniques.  At the end of the workshop you will take home your small three-tier wedding 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) including the cakes and buttercream.  Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instruction from Chef Benny himself!

Workshop details:

Day One:             Royal Icing Piping Techniques – Shell, Reverse Shell, Swiss Dots, Zig Zag, Zig Zag Puff, Rope, Ruffle, Rosette, Cornelli (Punto Perdido).

Fondant techniques – Bands, Bows and Loops, Marbling, Cut and Press, Draping, Embossing, Sponge Painting, Shapes, Rope, Impressions, Quilting, Hand Painting, Rolling Pin Designs, Spirals or Curlicues.

Day Two:            Sugar Paste Flowers – Roses, Calla Lilies, Cymbidium Orchids and Cattleya Orchids

Day Three:         Assembling and Dusting Sugar Paste Flowers, Designing Wedding Cake (structure and support)

Day Four:            Filling and Covering Cake Techniques, Decorating Cake Boards

Day Five:             Fondant Covering Techniques, Assembling and Decorating Three Tier wedding Cake

Total Cost: $950.00

This workshop must be booked by Monday, October 3rd, 2011. Full payment is required at the time of booking*.


Pillow Cake Design Class (5 hours) – SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 1pm – 6pm

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful edible pillow cakes are made? Well in this 5 hours class you will learn all the secrets!  Working with real cake, 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 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.  Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instruction from Chef Benny himself!

 

Total Cost: $450.00

This workshop must be booked by Monday, October 15th, 2011. Full payment is required at the time of booking*.

 

Handbag Cake Design Class (5 hours)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 1pm – 6pm

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to eat your handbag? Neither have we, but we love eating cakes that look like handbags and we bet your friends do too! In this 5-hour detailed cake design class, taught by none other than Chef Benny himself, you will learn how to cut, split, fill, shape and frost this amazing 3D handbag cake. You will then learn the most fun & skilled parts of cake decorating using special cutters, embossers and edible paint. The final result will be your very own stunning designer-style handbag cake that you can take home with you to impress your friends; they’ll be amazed by how realistic it looks! Students will be provided with all the tools & supplies needed to complete the workshop (for use at the studio) including the cakes and buttercream.  Only 4 students are permitted in each workshop so rest assured that you will receive personal and very detailed instruction!

Total Cost: $450.00

 

This workshop must be booked by Monday, October 22nd, 2011*. Full payment is required at the time of booking.

 

To book a class please call the studio on 646 688 2286 or email us at info@citycakesny.com

Don’t see the class you’re looking for? Drop us a line at info@citycakesny.com and let us know what you’d like to learn, we’ll be scheduling more classes soon!

*T&Cs – Full payment is required to confirm enrollment in the class, bookings are non-refundable.

Lightning Strikes!

18 Feb

Kate called in with a special request for a party in their building in Tribeca .  Her son, like many little men across the world, is a huge fan of Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie CARS. Coming up with the theme for his birthday party was the easy part, but she wasn’t really sure how the idea of making a cake in the likeness of McQueen would turn out! Chef Benny with the help of the entire City Cakes NY team got to work, somebody working on McQueen’s eyes, another person working on Lightning’s bolts, a few folks helping with the wheels, and quickly this body-and-detail team souped this cake up into one heck of a Chocolate Decadence filled Lightning replica!  What a cute little buggy, huh?

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!

Strategic Moves

5 Jan

Ebony was looking for a cake for her finance Frank’s surprise birthday party and she knew she needed something that was going to really impress. Frank happens to be an intellect with an excelled skill for planning management and what a better way to emulate his personality than to make a custom chess cake.  The City Cakes NY chess cake featured a chocolate marbled playing surface, and antiquing all around the cake for a really authentic look.  Topping the Lush Amaretto cake off with the most detailed glossy edible chess pieces, when Ebony saw the cake she knew that this was going to just blow her soon-to-be hubby away. Said Ebony, “Thank you for making the most amazing birthday cake our guests, Frank and myself have ever seen. The cake was so amazing that people walked into our home and thought it was a real chess board!”

The Chess Board Cake was a fun project loaded with surprise and anticipation, and Ebony certainly took the castle and the king!  We can’t wait to make their wedding cake later this year!

Zoey’s Broadway Birthday

17 Dec


Broadway’s newest star Zoey is on the horizon! Naturally a star always has the most phenomenal showpieces and what a better way to celebrate her birthday then with a Times Square Cake custom made for her by the City Cakes team she saw on TLC! After countless hours, numerous cups of coffee, and a bit of king-kong comedy, we were able to assemble a star quality cake for a talent such as Zoey. Although very challenging, this Chocolate Decadence cake was stacked high and wide, complete with custom edible Broadway show posters, edible lights, street signs, the TKTS booth, and even sugar-made replicas of the Naked Cowboy & Cowgirl. Of course, this cake wouldn’t have been complete without a poster for Zoey’s Show on the main Coca-Cola Tower! Bravo!

Law & Order SVU

11 Nov

Well well well, you didn’t know we served Ice-T at City Cakes NY now did you? Stopping in for some of our insane cookies the tv stars didn’t mind posting for a quick pic for our blog. Things don’t get much cooler than this on a random chilly Tuesday in NYC… a Hearty Oatmeal Raisin and a Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie apparently hit the spot for these guys.