NOTE: May 1, 2018 - In-Person Workshops are on indefinite hiatus during the 2018 wedding season. This page will be updated as soon as the new workshop calendar forms. Until then, my teaching can be accessed through an online course I'm offering with If I Made.
A NEW VISION FOR CAKE DESIGN
Online Course with If I Made
A NEW VISION FOR CAKE DESIGN - An Online Course with If I Made
This course is about learning principles that may help YOU find YOU, your own voice, a voice you may want to share with the world in the robust form of a thriving business. This course isn’t about a formula, isn’t about tips and tricks, or how to be me. I’m extremely proud of the class we have created for you, because it was about using myself as an example of a journey. Though this online workshop is rooted in practicality, technique, and lessons, it’s also beautiful, and most importantly, it was about sharing a perspective, principles, and an approach to myself as an artist. My hope is that you’d be able to do the same and end up with something uniquely YOU. This course was designed with the hope that something will resonate for you and be immediately applicable to your life and business.
In the first part of the course, The Business Behind Cake Design, I’ll walk you through some things I’ve learned about owning and operating my own business, including how I started Jasmine Rae Cakes, how I found and (continue to) develop my voice as an artist, my philosophy on pricing and ways I believe the wedding industry needs to change, and how I manage my team and client logistics.
In the second part of the course, The Art of Cake Design, I’ll teach you numerous advanced decorating techniques that are essential to some of my signature cake designs. Starting with some familiar (and unfamiliar) tools and materials, I demonstrate how I approach rough stone/marble/granite, bas relief, metallic finishes, and how to age those textures. This is also the first time I am teaching how to make my rice paper flowers.
For me, techniques and tips are simply an ACCESS to skill-building. It IS helpful for growing artistically, and I do want to show you what I’ve learned so you can expand your repertoire...but I believe the MAIN function of teaching, of sharing MY self, is to be so clear in showing you MY perspective, that you feel more clear about your own, about YOUR self. Working on your personal expression as a cake artist will change your business. Instead of continuing to make yet another popular Pinterist pin cake, you’ll be making work that is unique and inspired...professionally.
It is a process, and it takes time, ripening, and it takes support.
In-Person Workshop: Texture Junkie
The focus of each workshop is on you and your artistic process. In preparation for, and during the workshops, you will develop your narrative as an artist, as well as explore how to use the techniques I teach to expand the repertoire of your expression. You will walk away with a piece that is wholly your own.
From course natural elements to grooved uneven pinstriping, I'm inspired by textures both naturally occurring and human-made. I abuse the sugar that covers my cakes every chance I get, surrendering to the inevitable cracks and tears from manipulation. I believe art should reveal the hand of the artist, and these imperfections expose the path of the artist's choices and movements. By learning some of my signature techniques (such as manipulating fondant to look like unpolished granite, crackling, course stone, bas relief, patina, etc.), you will play with ways to achieve different effects, then compose the samples into a final mosaic-style piece. You'll identify what interests you in different parts of the samples you created, which is insight into your unique artistry. You'll make many nuanced design decisions in the process of composing a complete piece, while we discuss in a group setting.
You'll create a final piece that demonstrates your unique design choices and the style of your hand.
Includes a handsome handmade apron by Danielle M Estrella, breakfast, coffee, lunch, and all class materials
Learning isn't simply about being bestowed with new skills; the conversations of an in-person learning setting are much more personal than reading a book or watching a video tutorial. My hope is that working with me, discussing your artistic path, and exploring our shared art form together, will help "scaffold" your techniques and unique expression. The content of the one-on-one time can vary and be customized to your interests, as our focus will be on you and your artistic process. I will be your witness and guide. You'll create a final piece that demonstrates your unique design choices and the style of your hand. Your piece will be professionally photographed and you will learn tips on how to photograph your own work.
Includes breakfast pastries, coffee, lunch, and afternoon snack
You will also receive a handmade apron and a gift
To Register for a Workshop or Private Instruction
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with answers to the following questions. Please keep in mind that each workshop is limited to 10 people and spots will be filled on a 'first come first serve' basis. If this class books up, we will be sure to put your name on a waiting list for workshops in the future.
Please tell us…
- The Workshop (and date) for which you would like to register
- Your Name
- Your Business name (if relevant)
- Your City of residence
- A little about your experience with cake decorating
- Anything else about yourself you would like to share