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CLASS POLICY: Tuition fees are due at the time of registration. In fairness to our instructors, please note that tuition fees are non-refundable 72 hours prior to the start date of class. Students notifying The Cake Cottage of cancellation by the above noted time period will be refunded all paid tuition. Should class be cancelled because of too few students, a full refund will be given.

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Beyond Cake and Buttercream 11/14
November 8th
Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Guest Instructor: Charity Goerge
Register By Date: November 3rd
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$75.00/$80.00 After 11/3
Demo/Tasting

For all of you who have been asking for baking classes this is one for you. You will learn how to enliven your cakes on the INSIDE! Cakes can and SHOULD be a party in your mouth. Come let Charity show you how to get creative with your flavors, textures, and colors. This class is a demo, plus tasting class. You will get a recipe packet as well. Happy baking. Sign up early this class is surly going to fill up fast.

Course 1 Cake Decorating (4 Week Session)
September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: August 28th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, California


Beginning
$50.00/$55.00 ARD
Plus Supplies

This is a four week beginning cake decorating class. Week one will cover leveling, torting, filling and icing your cake. Then you will finish by piping a flower design on your cake. Week two will cover many boarders and accents. Week three you will learn to pipe animal faces as well as trees and foliage. Week four you will finish the course learning to pipe roses. After finishing this course you will have a good understand of cake decorating.

Circus Is Coming To Town (2 Week Course)
September 11th & 18th
Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: September 6th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


Must Have Course One Experience
$95.00/$100.00ARD
Plus Supplies

The Circus is coming to town, well at least to the Cake Cottage's classroom. Susan has put together this two week workshop. Week one you will be making all your figurines and accent pieces. Then week two will be the circus tent and putting it all together.

Wine & Cheese Please
September 16th
Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: September 10th
Location: The Cake Cottage


Must Have Fondant Experience
$85.00/$90.00 ARD
Plus Supplies

Wow your friends and family by creating this amazing wine and cheese crate. Rolled fondant, painting techniques & royal icing grapes will be used. You will also be making bottles out of chocolate. Susan will show how to make edible straw using rice noodles.

Fall Cookies KIDS CLASS
September 19th
Friday, 5:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Giget Davis
Register By Date: September 15th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels Kids Class
$45.00/$50.00 After 9/15
All Supplies Included

Each child will take home 6 cookie using royal icing and fondant. All you need to bring is a 1/4 sheet box that you can purchase the day of class. Giget will even show you how to package them for gift giving.

Sculpted Dog
September 20th
Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: September 15th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$60.00/$65.00ARD
Plus Supplies

Are you ready for a carving lesson, then this is the class for you. Susan will walk you thru carving your cakes to create this playful dog. She will even teach you how to get your buttercream to look as smooth as fondant. You will be using fondant accents on your buttercream covered cake.

Dog Themed Cookies
September 20th
Saturday 2:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: September 15th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$85.00/$90.00 ARD
All Supplies Included

OK! For all you cookie lovers out there, here is another one of Susan themed cookie cutter series. There are six cookie to the series but we will only do five of them. However Susan will show you the sixth one as an example. They will be covered with fondant to move the class a long. Cutters will be available after class, remember you can only get these design here.

Hat Box Cake
September 23rd
Tuesday, 6:30-10:00pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: September 20th
Location: The Cake Cottage


Must Have Fondant Experience
$75.00/$80.00 ARD
Plus Supplies

Susan will show you how to make a hat box shape cake with the lid propped open and springtime flower flowing out of the opening. This is a great bridal cake or a cake for mom's birthday or mother's day.
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The Art of Making Shoe and Ladies Purse
September 27th
Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All
$235.00/ $260.00After 9/19
All Supplies Included

This is a two part class the first part is the designing a shoe. The second part of class will be the purse. In the first part students will learn how to make pattern for new shoe, cutting out the design, proper way of using texture rolling pin, using special supports, assembling and gluing the shoe without drying time, accents for the shoe. In the second part student will learn covering cake with no cracking,use of textured rolling pin, proper way to fill a mold, making rosette flowers and or other flowers to finish the look of the purse,how to apply glitter, pipping to accent the cake, painting gold or silver and not lose the shine. All supplies included in the class fee. Use of tool for classroom use are provide in fee. Pattern and mold can be purchased after class. Any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com

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Adorable Baby Shoe
September 27th
Saturday, 2:30-5:00pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$105.00/ $130.00 After 9/19
All Supplies Included

Students will leave with a baby shoe. This is perfect for any baby shower or young,s ones cake. Once you learn this technique you will be able to make one pair of shoes in less than 1/2 hour time! Student will learn how to make patters for new shoe designs, cutting out the design, use textured rolling pin, accents for the shoe, and making shoe strings the easy way. Three patterns are included in class fee (a $25.00 value). All supplies are included, tools are provided for classroom use only. Any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com

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2 Tier White Wedding Cake with Chocolate Roses & Butterflies
September 27th
Saturday, 5:30-8:30pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$135.00/$160.00 After 9/19
All Supplies Included

This is a perfect wedding cake with the butterflies embossed fondant design all in white chocolate fondant, hand molded roses, and life like butterflies. You will learn how not to lose the design of a texture rolling pin, how to wrap the tiers, making hand molding roses without cutters, best way to apply glitter, using Lucks transfer sheets. All supplies are included in class fee. Use of tools are classroom use only.

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Fun Bold Fantasy Flowers
September 28th
Sunday, 9:00-11:30am
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$105.00/$130.00 After 9/19
All Supplies Included

Make a statement on your cakes with bold fun flowers and bows. Using Lucks prints will speed up your cake decorating process. This cake makes such a bold statement! Students will be working on a cake boardto place your bold fantasy flower. (print's can vary from photo but they will be bright and bold). Student will learn bold flower making, folding, cutting, and shaping, how to use transfer sheets(using lucks prints), how to apply glitter and luster dust,shaping flower/bows, simple flowers to use on cakes for later orders. All supplies are included in class fee, use of tolls are for classroom only. If you have any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com

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Folk Art with a Twist & Piping
September 28th
Sunday, 12:00-2:30pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$95.00/$120.00 after 9/19
All Supplies Included

In this class you will learn how to use The Sweet Life's Folk Art prints by Lucks. After many years of Zane's teaching Folk Art painting we now have made it simple by using Lucks sheets. Now you can make this cake quickly with great effects in a short amount of time. We will add another element to this cake. Norman will show you his way of accenting this cake with piping. We will also show you how to do the 2-D flower this part is a demo, but we will have flowers for you to use on your cake. Luck's print work well on any type of icing (we will be working on a white cake). Students will learn how to use fondant, lucks transfer sheets and how to accent the prints with piping. All supplies are included in class fee, use of tolls are classroom use only. If you have any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com

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Modern, Trendy & Elegant 2-Tier Wedding Cake
September 28th
Sunday, 3:00-6:00pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$115.00/$140.00 After 9/19
All Supplies Included

Student will learn the newest techniques to create this wonderful 2-tier cake. You will learn tissue paper folds, square folded puffs and be shown on-lays (this part is demo). You will also be shown how to take pre-made flowers and turning them into your own with dry dusting (you will need to bring any pre-made flowers to finish the look of your cake. You will also learn covering a cake with fondant, variety of techniques using fondant by folding, how to use on-lays, ombre shading, use a mold, use texture rolling pin, use dusting powders to bring out the design/shading, and coloring pre-made flowers. All supplies are provide except the pre-made flowers to finish your own look. tools will be provide for classroom use only. If you have any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com.

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Running a Cake Business (INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS)
September 28th
Sunday,6:30-8:30pm
Guest Instructor: Norman Davis & Zane Beg
Register By Date: September 19th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$65.00/$80.00 after 9/19
Pen and Paper Students Bring

Norman will talk about what he has learned from the many years of running a successful cake business Norm and Zane The Sweet Life LLC.; You will receive all their forms, hand-outs, promotional materials. Learn the fundamentals on the day to day requirements of a business in the "cake world". This is over 34+ Years of doing cakes. I have tried it all and some things work and some do not! If you have any question please contact norman@thesweetlife.com.

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Dessert Bar
September 30th
Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm
Instructor: Rose Everett
Register By Date: September 24th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$70.00/$75.00 After 9/24
All Supplies Included

We will discuss different dessert bar items as well as set ups. We will be making mini no bake cheese cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, dipped pretzel, Oreo cookie balls, and a few other items. Everyone one will go home with treats and a handout packet that will contain some recipes we worked with. This class is part demo.

Sprucing Up Your Cupcakes
October 1st
Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Cake Cottoage
Register By Date: September 27th
Location: The Cake Cottage


All Levels
$50.00/$55.00 After 9/27
Plus Supplies

Will show you how to spruce up your cupcakes so you can impress your friend and family. You will learn a few different ways to ice your cupcakes like the pros do, using a round, open star, closed star and the French tip. You will be shown our favorite methods for filling your cupcakes and dipping them. We will cover different way to spruce up your cupcakes using sprinkles, pearls, disco dust, airbrushing (can spray), and chocolate and fondant accents. We will also discuss different types of icings and their applications. We will hand out our recommendation of a buttercream recipe. You will need to bring a few tips, decorating bags, a coupler, 10 jumbo cupcakes and a box to take home your cupcakes in. All other supplies will be provided.
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How to Make Artisan Marshmallows & Fudge
October 2nd
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Guest Instructor: Charity George
Register By Date: September 27th
Location: The CAke Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$60.00
All Supplies Included

It's always a challenge to decide what to make and give away for holiday treats... How about something new? Marshmallows! Yep, you can make your own amazing ones! WARNING: You will never want to eat a store bought marshmallow again! Come let Chef Charity show you how to make all sorts of artisan marshmallows; various flavorings, coatings, how to cook, cut, and store them. Little clouds of heaven! And it fudge has given you fits in the past; Chef Charity will also demonstrate and go over candy making principles when coupled with chocolate to make scrumptious fudge!




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Wafer Paper Flower Power
October 10th
Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
Guest Instructor: Michele Hopps
Register By Date: October 1st
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$110.00/$130.00 after 10/1/14
Plus Supplies

Learn to make a stunning open garden rose and eye catching fabric fantasy flowers. In this class you will be working with Wafer Paper to create fun, fabric fantasy flowers and a stunning open garden rose. You will also learn how to condition wafer paper, cut flowers free hand, create flower centers, create flower filler pieces and use petal dust to enhance your work. In addition to making flowers the traditional way, you will also be introduced to the Sweet Accents™ machine by Icing Images®. It is a food safe, die cutting machine. It’s a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of flowers and shapes (and more!) quickly. Click Here For Flyer
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Fall Flower Basket
October 11th
Saturday,10:00am-3:00pm
Guest Instructor: Michele Hopps
Register By Date: October 1st
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, California


All Levels
$165.00/$185.00 after 10/1
Plus Supplies

Learn to make this colorful fall basket of roses! Great as a decoration on a fall inspired cake or as part of beautiful tablescape for your next gathering! You could even place a name card in the basket and place one at each place setting as a wonderful edible gift for your guests to take home. to enhance your arrangement. In this class you will be working with Modeling Chocolate to create a basket, rose buds, full roses and rose leaves. You will also learn how vein your leaves and rose petals as well as how to use color A demo on making modeling chocolate, including how to modify the recipe to control the consistency you want for a particular application is include along with the recipes. Click Here For Flyer
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Halloween Cupcakes
October 14th
Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: October 9th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta


All Levels
$50.00/$55.00ARD
Plus Supplies

Learn how to decorate fun Halloween cupcakes that your friends and family will go crazy over. Designs will include a Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Spider with Web, Vampire and a Cat. Please bring 12 jumbo cupcakes along with a few tips and bags. Icing and extra decorating items will be provided.

Fun Fall Fondant Figure (NEW DATE)
October 15th
Wednesday, 16:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: October 9th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$95.00/$100.00ARD
All Supplies Included

Need help molding figurines. In this class will show you how to make cute Halloween figurines. You will be able to use them as cake toppers or even put them on your cupcakes. Susan will show you how to stiffen up your fondant so your figurines dry faster. You will also use dusting powders to add detail to your figurines.

Halloween Cookies
October 22nd
Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: Ocober 17th
Location: The Cake Cottage


all Levels
$85.00/$90.00 ARD
All Suppplies Included

In this class you will learn how to outline and flow royal icing as well as using fondant to create these Halloween cookies. These cookies will make great classroom and Halloween party's treats. You will be making six cookies. Susan will have other samples of cookies to show you from past years. Recipes for cookies and royal icing will be provided. Please bring a box to take home you decorated cookies. COOKIE SHOWN MAY VARY DUE to NEW DESIGNS.

Course 1 Cake Decorating (4 week session)
Oct 23rd, 30h, Nov. 6th, & 13th
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: October 18th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, California


Beginning
$50.00/$55.00 ARD
Plus Supplies

This is a four week beginning cake decorating class. Week one will cover leveling, torting, filling and icing your cake. Then you will finish by piping a flower design on your cake. Week two will cover many boarders and accents. Week three you will learn to pipe animal faces as well as trees and foliage. Week four you will finish the course learning to pipe roses. After finishing this course you will have a good understand of cake decorating.

Halloween Candy & Treats (Kids Class)
October 24th
Friday, 5:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Giget Davis
Register By Date: October 20th
Location: The Cake Cottage


Kids Class
$45.00
All Supplies Included

In this class Giget will show your children how to make candy and other treats they can share with the family over the holiday season. The kids will be excited to share their treats at family get togethers. You will need to bring a box or buy one at the store, to take home your child's finished goodies.

Halloween and Fall Petit Fours
October 29th
Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: October 25th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta


All Levels
$75.00/$80.00 After 10/25
All Supplies Included

Learn how to make seasonal Halloween and Fall Petit Fours that will leave your guests wanting more.... In this class you will learn how to properly fill and prepare your cake, cover your cake in delicious white and dark chocolate truffle and of course decorate them in pretty fall theme colors. These are the tastiest little cakes and seats are ALWAYS SOLD OUT sign up learly. Don't miss it. Please bring a container to take home your finished samples.

Cookie For All Occasion
November 4th
Tueday, 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Rose Everett
Register By Date: October 30th
Location: The Cake Cottage


All Levels
$65.00/$70.00 After 10/30
All Supplies Included

In this class Rose will show you different cookies you can make for all occasion. We will be sampling some cookies as well as making some dough to freeze until you are ready to bake them. There will be a recipe packet as well as taking home cookies and dough. You will be covering the different method of cookie. You will be able to use these recipe through out the year.
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Beyond Cake & Buttercream
November 8th
Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Guest Instructor: Charity George
Register By Date: November 3rd
Location: The Cake Cottage


All Levels
$75.00/$80.00 After 11/3
Demo & Tasting

For all of you who have been asking for baking classes this is one for you. You will learn how to enliven your cakes on the INSIDE! Cakes can and SHOULD be a party in your mouth. Come let Charity show you how to get creative with your flavors, textures, and colors. This class is a demo, plus tasting class. You will get a recipe packet as well. Happy baking. Sign up early this class is surly going to fill up fast.
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Holiday Pies
November 8th
Saturday, 2:00-5:00pm
Guest Instructor: Charity George
Register By Date: November 3rd
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, CA


All Levels
$80.00
All Supplies Included

It will soon be that stressful time of the year again! The Holidays! So do you purchase your pies, or do you want to WOW your guest with the REAL, homemade deal?? Chef Charity will teach you all the tricks about making pies. Which doughs to use for different types of pie. All the different tops that can be done. Short cuts, as always, will be covered, as will how to juggle the timing of pie making during your Holiday meal plans.





More About Fondant
November 12th
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: November 8th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, California


Must have Course 1 Experience
$50.00/$60.00ARD
Plus Supplies

Want to expand your capabilities with Fondant? This class will teach you how to recreate the lovely quilting and pearl work you see on Wedding cakes. Plus, crimping, swags, drapes and bow making to top off your cakes. Don't miss out on this class. Walk away with confidence to take on your next project.

Christmas Petit Fours
November 19th
Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Susan Carberry
Register By Date: November 15th
Location: The Cake Cottage, Murrieta, California


All Levels
$75.00/$80.00 After 11/15
All supplies Included

Learn how to make Christmas themed Petit Fours that will leave your guests wanting more.... In this class you will learn how to properly fill and prepare your cake, cover your cake in delicious white and dark chocolate truffle and of course decorate them in some fun and creative Christmas shapes. These are the tastiest little cakes. Please bring a container to take home your finished samples.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition fees are due at the time of registration. Please note tuition fees are non-refundable 72 hours prior to start date of class. The tuition balance must be paid 3 days prior to the first day of class. If full payment is not received within this time, your seat will not be held. Students notifying The Cake Cottage of a cancellation prior to 72 hours before class date will be refunded all paid tuition. Students notifying The Cake Cottage of a cancellation after 72 hours will not be refunded their tuition. The number of paid students will determine if class is held. Should class be canceled because of too few students; a full refund will be given. Your seat in class is non-transferable. Due to space limitations only registered students are allowed in class. Please be prepared and ready to begin decorating upon your arrival to class.