This Middletown Bakery is Offering Pastry Decorating Classes in July and August

From sculpting with fondant to detailing with icing, Sweet Melissa’s workshops can help you decorate like a pro.


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Are you getting a little tired of battling beach traffic this summer? Well, take a break and sign up for something sweet: Sweet Melissa’s decorating classes, happening in July and August.

Classes are mainly held on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Middletown bakery, but the first class will be on Tuesday, June 9. As a plus, any of the cake and cupcake classes can be modified for those with gluten allergies, but there will be a $5 upcharge for cupcakes and a $15 upcharge for cake.

Cake and cupcake flavor is always vanilla and nut free. You can also take home your creations to show off your skills, or devour in peace. The schedule is as follows:

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (two classes)
Description: "Under the Sea" cupcake decorating class—decorate a dozen cupcakes and learn how to sculpt fondant creatures.
When: 1-3 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 10 and up; $55 per person

Friday, July 12
Description: "Naughty Night" cupcake decorating class—create a dozen "naughty" but nice cupcakes while sipping champagne.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 21 and up only; $55 per person

Wednesday, July 17 (two classes)
Description: "Flamingo/Pineapple/Tropical Beach Theme" cupcake decorating class—decorate a dozen cupcakes and craft flowers, leaves and more from fondant.
When: 1-3 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 10 and up; $55 per person

Friday, July 19
Description: "Geode Cakes"—learn how to make the social media-famous geode cake and take home your own six-inch creation.
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 14 and up; $95 per person; this class is more complex and not recommended for total beginners.

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (two classes)
Description: "Seashell Sugar Cookies"—border, flood and decorate a dozen cookies with royal icing.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 10 and up; $50 per person

Friday, July 26
Description: "Fondant Cakes"—learn how to cover a six-inch cake in fondant and add texture and detail to your creation.
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 14 and up; $85 per person

Wednesday, July 31 (two classes)
Description: "Boho Chic"—make feathers, flowers and more to decorate a dozen bohemian-style cupcakes.
When: 1-3 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 10 and up; $45 per person

Friday, Aug. 2
Description: "Beautiful Blooms"—decorate a dozen cupcakes by creating delicate roses and more from gum paste.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 14 and up, $55 per person

Wednesday, Aug. 7 (two classes)
Description: "Buttercream Flowers"—decorate six cupcakes using Russian piping tips and creating buttercream flowers.
When: 1-3 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Details: For ages 10 and up, $35 per person

To book, call 547-5137 (classes must be booked over the phone). All classes are held in the bakery’s classroom, located at 5407 Peterson Road in Middletown. For more information, visit sweetmelissade.com or facebook.com/sweetmelissade.

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