What to expect
- Master the art of cake decoration during a hands-on workshop
- Level a premade cake, fill it, and crumb coat it
- Learn to fill a piper and use it to create rosettes, shell borders, and handwriting
- Take your cake home with you to share and enjoy
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|Sat, Dec 23||10:00am||2 hours||0||$75.00|
|Sun, Dec 24||10:00am||2 hours||0||$75.00|
|Sat, Dec 30||10:00am||2 hours||0||$75.00|
|Sun, Dec 31||10:00am||2 hours||4||$75.00|
|Sat, Jan 6||10:00am||2 hours||0||$75.00|
|Sun, Jan 7||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Jan 13||10:00am||2 hours||6||$75.00|
|Sun, Jan 14||10:00am||2 hours||9||$75.00|
|Sat, Jan 20||10:00am||2 hours||6||$75.00|
|Sun, Jan 21||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Jan 27||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Jan 28||10:00am||2 hours||8||$75.00|
|Sat, Feb 3||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Feb 4||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Feb 10||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Feb 11||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Feb 17||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Feb 18||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Feb 24||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Feb 25||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Mar 3||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Mar 4||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Mar 10||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sun, Mar 11||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
|Sat, Mar 17||10:00am||2 hours||10+||$75.00|
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About this Activity
Grab a premade chocolate cake and turn it into a work of edible art! You'll learn to level, cut, and fill like a professional during this hands-on class. Color buttercream with gel color, master the art of crumb coating, find out how to fill a piping bag, learn to use a coupler, and master piping techniques such as rosettes, shell bordering, dots, and handwriting!
The icing on the cake? You get to take your project home with you!
|Price||$75.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
|Rating||12 positive reviews|
Steven S.French Macaron Making August 16, 2017
I went to the french macaron class with Jerry on Tuesday, August 14th and it was nothing short of fantastic! He really knows his stuff and patiently walked us through the steps to making a perfect macaron, including answering my numerous questions on where I had gone wrong when trying to make them myself. The best part is that we made about 2 dozen macarons to take home that would normally cost around $50 -- all this was included in the price of the class.
I can't recommend this highly enough and look forward to taking more classes there!
Erica L.French Macaron Making March 17, 2017
Tried the macaron class with two of my friends last month and had a blast. The usual chef who teaching the class was out, but the owner was an excellent teacher. The class was small, about 9 people, which made for a fun, intimate, hands-on experience. Each person was able to participate in the demo and try it on their own. The instructions were easy to follow. At every step, the chef shared practical tips and troubleshooting ideas. I learned a lot of new tricks!
The macarons came out beautifully. The chef already pre-made another batch to add to our supply to take home. We were able to create delicious fillings like lemon and salted caramel. We were able to take home at least a dozen each.
The store itself is very cute and nicely decorated. They sell cookbooks, baking tools, and baking accessories.
cyndi s.French Macaron Making March 17, 2017
Took the macaron class and it was outstanding! Alekka is very down-to-earth and explains things in a way you can understand and that are relevant to what you're doing. Plus, no one could believe that I made them!
The class is done step-by-step with notes on how to do it at home. Alekka is very patient and great with questions. She lets you get down and dirty into the baking and has a way of leaving you be and yet being there when you need her (so refreshing from other classes I've done where they stand behind you and breath down your neck).
The class is fun and very interactive. I would highly recommend Give Me Some Sugar to anyone looking to learn a few new skills in the baking department.
Of all the classes I've taken, this one by far has been the best. Looking forward to future classes!
Danny N.Donut Making January 5, 2017
Lots of fun for a night out. You learn how to make 4 different types of donuts with specific instructions so you can make them when you go home! And at the end of the class you get to take home a TON of donuts. Alekka is very nice and helpful. Highly recommend
Kelsey S.Cupcakes and Cocktails December 10, 2016
Fun class! We took the cupcake and cocktails class. First they teach you basic icing techniques then you get to decorate 6 cupcakes all while drinking wine!
Julie P.French Macaron Making September 18, 2016
Taking a class at "Give Me Some Sugar" is like experiencing a little piece of heaven mixed in with pure organic joy. The other week I took the French Macaron class and it was fabulous! The teacher, Alekka was simply wonderful. I've taken many cooking classes in the past and I can tell you with out a doubt Alekka was truly the best teacher I've ever had. Let's face it...learning how to make French macarons are not like learning to make a chocolate chip cookie, but Alekka made it as easy to learn as if it were! The class was so organized and easy to follow. The steps and the recipes that you are sent home with are easy to understand and follow once you are at home on your own. Really-they didn't miss a trick. They even trouble shoot things that might go wrong. We were all so excited that our macorons turned out great. Alekka was engaging and fun to listen to and filled with helpful hints and tidbits. 2 hours flew by! They even have things to buy if you want to purchase cooking utensils-but there is absolutely no pressure what so ever to purchase a thing.
jojo k.Fun with Fondant June 4, 2016
We had so much fun. learn a lot! I will come back for more classes. We attend the buttercream and fondant class.
Elizabeth K.Cupcakes and Cocktails August 16, 2015
I took the Donuts class here and had so much fun that I decided it would be the perfect place to host my friend's bridal shower. The Cupcakes & Cocktails shower it was a blast! Alekka and Jerry and the staff made it so easy to schedule, helped me with the food and bar setup, and showed all the guests a great time! The space is really cute and the class portion was instructive but not too technical - they kept it really light and fun and had everyone having an awesome time. I definitely plan to host other events here and would also like to come back for some of the more technical classes (macarons!). Bridal showers can be so lame with all the silly games and the awkward present-opening portion. Not this shower! Thank you, Give Me Some Sugar!!
Elizabeth Z.Basic Cake Decorating August 2, 2015
Loved my Basic Cake Decorating class!! Chef Alekka was so knowledge and nice and full of tips! She went hands on with us to help us perfect our techniques and Jerry was there to assist as well. Thank you for a lovely morning!! I was so inspired I bought some supplies to make and decorate my own cake at home.
Nick C.Cake Baking 101 August 2, 2015
A great gift for my birthday and SO much fun! Had a great time and learned a ton about baking!
Christine P.Basic Cake Decorating July 29, 2015
We hosted a group of 40 for a corporate team building event and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice! GMSS's cake decorating classes are a great way to have fun and allow the group to connect with one another. Alekka and Mahta were a dream to work with, incredibly accommodating and the most warm, friendly hostesses you could imagine. The team surprised us by going above and beyond - choosing icing flavors in our brand colors, decorating the tables with themed accessories, and even ordering gorgeous floral arrangements in the style of our brand. Since GMSS is BYOB, we were able to bring in our own drinks - incredibly simple and saved us the cost of a bar bill that you'll get at many other places that host classes like these in Chicago. (We recommend ordering drinks from the local Treasure Island - they'll deliver!) The party was also staffed appropriately, with enough employees to make sure our whole group was attended to. All in all, we are so glad we chose Give Me Some Sugar! Highly recommend it for your next event!
Ash W.Basic Cake Decorating January 18, 2015
I started off with basic cake decoration class. I was really impressed with Alekka who put efforts to accommodate my request to prepare cake and icing egg-free. That's a true teacher to be able to teach adjusting to one's needs. I completed Cake Baking 101 today and learnt making some delicious eggless cakes! Loved the experience! Alekka and Jerry - Thank you and keep rocking! :-)