Sugar peony with sugar succulents and foliage. Image copyright Alexandra Knight Photography

Sugar peony with sugar succulents and foliage. Image copyright Alexandra Knight Photography

Sugar dogwood branch. Image copyright Carla Schier

Sugar dogwood branch. Image copyright Carla Schier

Sugar peony and foliage. Image copyright Carla Schier

Sugar peony and foliage. Image copyright Carla Schier


Upcoming Group Class (limited to 6 students; TWO SPOTS LEFT!):

Saturday March 24th & Sunday March 25th, 2018 (two-day class)




During this class, you will learn how to create show-stopping sugar peonies (with various options for shaping the petals to create different looks), flowering dogwood (in both the classic white and the "rubra"/pink varieties), as well as sugar succulents, and assorted sugar leaves.

Carla will teach you how to work confidently with gum paste and how to use the most common tools for sugar flower making. You will acquire the skills and techniques for making these flowers, as well as how to add color to them using petal dusts and edible paint. You will also learn how to tape your flowers together into attractive clusters or branch arrangements, and we'll then review the principles of securing your sugar flowers to an actual cake. 

You'll leave the class with a selection of beautiful sugar flowers that are ready to apply to any of your own creations at home. In our friendly and relaxed studio, you are encouraged to ask us any burning questions you have with regard to sugar flowers, cake baking and decorating, tools/equipment, and ingredient suppliers. Carla is also always happy to pass on her tips of the trade, as well as share some of the industry know-how she's acquired while running a highly successful cake business for the past eight years. 

Summary of what you'll learn:

  • How to make and work confidently with sugar flower paste (also known as "gum paste"), including coloring your paste and storing it
  • How to prepare your workspace for clean, efficient creating
  • How to use specialized cutters and veiners to create flower centers, petals, buds, and leaves
  • How to add color to your sugar flowers using petal dusts and edible paint
  • How to assemble your flowers, group them together into arrangements, and attach them to a cake

Course duration: 10.00am – 3.00pm (both days), with a break for lunch

All tools and materials will be provided. You'll receive a "swag bag" with special treats and instructions, as well as a supply list so that you can purchase your own tools and make your own gum paste at home once the class is over.

Investment: $355.00 




Sugar Mokara Orchids
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Sugar hellebore. Image copyright Carla Schier

Carla loves to teach and is always happy to share her personal tips and tricks of the trade. Whether you’d like to hone your skills in the kitchen or create a unique group event for any special occasion — Carla will build a class to meet your needs. Class content could include: baking, assembling tiered cakes, making sugar flowers, sculpting "3-D"/novelty cakes, creating fabric-inspired sugar ruffles, hand painting, or absolutely any other special technique you wish to learn.

Private and group classes are held at Honey Crumb's beautiful Seattle cake studio -- or, if you'd prefer, in the privacy of your own home. Personal instruction is delivered in a friendly and relaxed manner, with all equipment provided, and classes are open to everyone -- whether you're a beginner with little to no experience, or a professional cake artist.

Carla's background as a college lecturer, combined with her decade of experience in the world of sugar art, has equipped her not only to teach you new techniques, but also to inspire you to find your own way as an artist.

Carla's day rate is typically $800-$1,200 -- depending on what techniques you'd like to learn and on the type of supplies/ingredients we would be gathering for your class. If you gather a group of friends together, you can split the cost of the day rate (e.g. $200-$300 per person for 7-8 hours of instruction, for a group of 4). Minimum class length is 4 hours.

We also gift certificates if you'd like to treat someone you love.

Please get in touch to learn more.