Decorating Classes


The Sugar Studio is happy to offer cake decorating classes, workshops and courses that include piping, fondant, pulled sugar, chocolate, modeling, carving, stacked cakes, cake pops, cookies, and much more! Our studio is a great place set in a non-intimidating environment with quality instructors! The Sugar Studio staff teaches the latest methods and techniques, to make your decorating experience more efficient and effective. Scroll down to find our listing of classes:
These classes fill up fast so message us to make sure we still have room! We also suggest that you quickly pay the non-refundable deposit since we cannot hold a spot for you until it is paid. We can be reached at (864) 613-1490.
Cupcake Decorating Classes
Let us teach you how to make cupcakes The Sugar Studio way! We provide the equipment, ingredients and know-how—you provide yourself and your friends. Great for birthday parties and showers! Our classes are casual—from the baking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step to the friend who’d rather assist (and taste). Our classes are meant to be fun & instructive, not hard core


Cupcake Basics

Learn the basics (measuring and prepping your ingredients), and the nuances of our icing recipes
Make  cupcake recipes
Work a mixer like a rock star
Bake in an industrial, convection oven (you’ll want one for your kitchen)
Make the Perfect Icing—the combo of butter & sugar that’s just right for you
Make The Sugar Studio’s three classic icings—American Chocolate, Vanilla Buttercream and Cream Cheese
Mix your own version of our famous flavors, like Raspberry, Peanut Butter or Cinnamon You’ll Learn to…Use the same high-quality ingredients we do
Ice the prettiest cupcake (not as easy as it looks)
Taste the Difference (Finally!)
Take home a four box AND The Sugar Studio’s Recipes
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 16, 6-9pm
Cupcake Power Icing    
Cupcakes Provided
Introduction & Overview
Meet your Instructor and Grab an Apron!
Learn the secret to our distinctive swirl (harder than it looks!)
Practice perfecting your skills with help from a BL Power Icer
Compete with your classmates for Best Icer prize
Take home a four box AND The Sugar Studios  Recipes
Two-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 28, 6-8pm; Sept. 25, 6-8pm
Cupcake Creations             
Students will create Cookie Monster, Big Bird, baseballs, treasure chest and others using cupcakes and store bought items. Students will also learn how to neatly frost a cupcake. Beginners welcome.
Two-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 7, 6-8pm; Nov. 6, 6-8pm


Seasonal Cupcakes

Students will learn to decorate cupcakes by figure piping witches, ghosts, spiders, pumpkins, Santa, wreaths, bats, and Christmas trees. Students will also learn how to neatly frost a cupcake. Adapting skills to decorate cookies, mints, and larger cakes will be covered. Thanksgiving turkey place cards made from cookies will be demonstrated. Beginners welcome.
Two-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Sept. 11- Fall, 6-8pm; Oct. 30-Halloween, 6-8pm; Nov. 20- Thanksgiving, 6-8pm; Dec. 18-Holiday, 6-8pm;

 


Cupcakes and Cocktails

Looking for a unique after work activity? Look no further than our weekly Cupcakes and Cocktails class!
Come spend some fun after-work time with your friends or co-workers while learning some basic piping and design techniques for cupcakes! Each student will get half a dozen cupcakes to decorate and take home.
Two-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
THIS EVENT IS BYOB!
Aug. 17, Aug. 30, Sept.14, Oct. 5 Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 All classes are 7-9PM

Cupcakes and Cocktails Bring Your Own Party―$500

Up to 15 people; allow 2 hours
Organize your own party for a shower or birthday! We're happy to accommodate your occasion, and design an event that's perfect for your party.


Cupcake Decorating For Kids

Join The Sugar Studio’s team in decorating your own custom-designed cupcakes! Guests will see behind the scenes at the bakery and decorate 6 vanilla cupcakes by tinting their frosting and topping with assorted sprinkles. Experienced Studio staff members will be available for assistance with each step.
Participants in this class must be at least 8 years of age. A legal guardian must be present to enroll child on the day of the class, and must be willing to sign a disclosure accepting responsibility for minor for the duration of the visit. This adult will be able to sign off up to a maximum of 3 minors. Only enrolled participants will be permitted to be present in the classroom.
Two-hour class $40 with a $25 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $15 is due at the beginning of the class.

Aug. 11; Sept. 1;  Oct. 27; Nov. 10; Nov. 24; Dec. 8, 3-5pm; Dec. 27, 10am-12pm;  Dec. 29. 10am-12pm
All classes are 11am-1pm unless otherwise noted.
Cake Decorating Classes ::
Marie Antoinette once said "Let them eat cake."

We say, "Make sure your cake LOOKS GOOD!" while you're at it.

The Sugar Studio has quickly become Greenville's Source for Cake Decorating Classes. Join us for a 2-2 1/2 hours of hands-on instruction taught by our experienced Decorating Artists.

Space is limited. Reserve your space today!


Basic Cake Decorating

Begin with the basics!! During our Basic Cake Decorating Class, your instructor will demonstrate how to level, cut, fill and assemble a pre-made cake and color buttercream with gel color. From there, learn the proper way to crumb coat a cake, fill a piping bag, use a coupler, exchange tips and various piping techniques including rosettes, shell border, dots and handwriting. Then, take your delicious and beautiful creation home with you!
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Sept. 6, Sept. 27, Nov. 1. All classes are 6-9pm.


Basic Cake Decorating II

Take your piping skills to the next level in this continuation of our popular Cake Decorating series. In this advanced class you will learn how to make different types of flowers like: roses, drop flowers and daisies. Complete you collection of flowers with a basket weave technique and highlight with vines and leaves.
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
*We highly recommend that students complete our Basic Cake class before taking this class*
Nov. 8, 6-9pm
Fun with Fondant
During our Basic Fondant Class you will learn how to crumb coat a cake with Buttercream, knead fondant to the proper consistency and color it. Cover a sweet treat (6" cake or cupcakes, Chef's discretion) with fondant and decorate with fondant cut-outs of your own design. You will be taking your beautiful sweet treat home with you. After some practice your cakes will look like the ones you see in every boutique bakery! Everyone will take home the goodies they decorate in class. (Ages 12-16 w/parent or parent consent; Ages 17-Adult)
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug 14, 6-9pm.

 

More Fun with Fondant

Move on to fancy—learn to make fondant bows, ruffles, 3-D flowers and sculpt a basic animal. Cover a sweet treat (6" cake or cupcakes, Chef's discretion) with fondant and decorate with your creations. (Ages 12-16 w/parent or parent consent; Ages 17-Adult)
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug 30, 6-9pm.  Must complete Fun with Fondant Basic course first


Couple's Cake Decorating

What could be sweeter than spending the evening with your loved one decorating cakes? Talk about an
 Awesome "Date Nite"! In this class you and your guest will each receive a 6 inch cake to decorate
 with Buttercream. Basic piping techniques will be taught along with some decorating tips. Everyone will
take home the "masterpieces" they decorate in class!
Three-hour class $150 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $75 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 9, Oct. 19.
The following are BYOB events! Sept. 7, Nov. 16, Dec. 14.
All events are 6-9pm.


Cake Balls & Pops

Stay up to the minute with these fun, new trends in the world of cake decorating! We've got all the tips and tricks to make these intricate mini projects manageable. Learn how to assemble these little cuties, practice cutting neat shapes out of pre-made cake for cake pops. Dip and decorate both using a variety of sprinkles and toppings. Imagine setting your next celebration table with cake pops as party favors or giving a set of cake balls as a holiday present--sensational! Take some of these goodies home...they are just "so cute"! Students need to bring a small block of Styrofoam to use in class. Students will then make and decorate five cake pops to take home.
Three-hour class $125 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 2, 6-9pm


Special Occasion Cookies

Want to learn how to create your own special occasion cookies? The Sugar Studio is offering a cookie decorating class.
Lesson will include piping techniques, fondant application and royal icing application. Participants will create 4 regular sized cookies and 4 favor sized cookies.
Three-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.
Sept. 13- Kids Party Cookies, Sept. 20-Wedding Cookies, Oct. 25- Halloween Cookies, Nov. 15- Fall Cookies, Dec. 20- Holiday Cookies. All classes are 6-9pm.


Fall & Holiday Cupcake Class Details

Want to learn how to create your own holiday cupcakes?
Lesson will include frosting techniques and fall/ thanksgiving themed fondant decorations. Participants will create 6 cupcakes
Two-hour class $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $50 is due at the beginning of the class.


Fall &Holiday Cake Decorating Class

Want to learn how to create your own cake decorating masterpiece?
Lesson will include fondanting, fall/ thanksgiving themed fondant decorations. Participants will create a 2 tier cake (6 inch and 8 inch round).
Four-hour class $200 with a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $100 is due at the beginning of the class.
Nov. 11- Fall, Nov. 18-Fall, Dec. 9- Holiday, Dec. 16- Holiday. All classes are 1-5pm.


Candy Making

Each student will make and take home over two pounds of candy including cherry cordials, chocolate strawberries, cameos, ghost and Santa lollipops, peanut butter cups, coconut bonbons, almond joys, rocky road, peanut butter bonbons, peanut clusters, peppermint patties, toasted coconut covered marshmallows, chocolate Christmas trees, and cream cheese mints in the shape of flowers, leaves, baby booties, hearts, fleur-de-lis, and stars. Recipes included. All class materials supplied by the instructor.
Three-hour class $150 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $75 is due at the beginning of the class.
Nov. 13- Fall, Dec. 11- Holiday. All classes are 6-9pm.

Reduced Combo Class – Any three classes from one Holiday series $400 per person.


Gingerbread House Workshop

In this two-part class, students will learn how to mix, bake, cut, assemble, and decorate a beautiful gingerbread house using royal icing and colorful candies including gumdrops, red hots, lifesavers, nuts, mints, starbursts, jelly beans, spearmint leaves, caramels, marshmallow toys, candy canes, and more. Detailed step-by-step demonstration and instruction provided in the first session; pieces baked at home will be assembled and decorated in the second session. Techniques for making icing icicles and ice cream cone Christmas trees will be covered. Recipes, instructions, and patterns for houses, Swiss chalets, sleighs, brownstones, and churches are included. 6 hours.
Four-hour class $150 with a $75 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $75 is due at the beginning of the class.
Dec. 4 and 6, 6-8pm.


Kids Gingerbread House Workshop

Children will decorate a beautiful gingerbread house using royal icing and colorful candies including gumdrops, red hots, lifesavers, nuts, mints, starbursts, jelly beans, spearmint leaves, caramels, marshmallow toys, candy canes, and more.
Two-hour class $75 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $25 is due at the beginning of the class.
Dec. 15, Dec. 2, 3-5pm.

 
Kid’s Cookie Decorating Holiday Mini Bouquet

Participants decorate favor size cookies with cookie icing basic techniques including glazing and piping.
Two-hour class $40 with a $25 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $15 is due at the beginning of the class.
Aug. 18, Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 1;  Dec. 8, 3-5pm; Dec. 28, 10-12. All classes are 11-1 unless otherwise noted.

For more information on any of these classes, or to be placed on the mailing list for future schedules, call (864) 631-1490. A place in the class can be guaranteed only if your deposit is received by the date specified in the class description. Phone reservations cannot be honored. Deposits are not refundable or transferable unless notification is received at least four days prior to class. These policies are strictly observed to ensure a "first come, first serve" basis, and as a courtesy to instructors who prepare materials in advance.
All classes are limited to individuals that are 18 years or older unless specified otherwise
Need to reschedule a class? There's a $10 fee.