Charm City Cakes revels in all things summer—from pirates to baseball to pool parties to My Little Pony fans— with cake decorating classes all season long. School may be officially out, but beginning Saturday, July 5th at 11:00 am, class is in session at the renowned bakery. Students ages 14 and up can learn a variety of decorating fundamentals from Charm City Cakes’ veteran decorators. A special cake decorating class and competition on Saturday, July 13 pits Orioles fans against Yankees supporters for a chance to win tickets to that evening’s game, as well as benefit the Young Adult Institute. The month ends with an entertaining evening class dedicated to “Bronies” and BronyCon, the My Little Pony fan event held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
All classes are $150 per participant. Vegan and gluten-free cake options are also available, as well as private lessons, small group classes, bachelorette parties, team building, and gift certificates.
Ombré Ruffle Class
Saturday, July 5 at 11:00am
Ruffles and ombré are some of this season’s hottest cake decorating design trends, and now students will have the chance to replicate this hot look! Veteran decorator Mary Smith will teach participants decoration fundamentals, such as gumpaste preparation and ruffle application. Everyone will leave with a 6” fully-decorated cake, with the choice of teal, pink, yellow, or purple ombré.
Saturday, July 12 at 11:00am
In this class, students will learn how to decorate a one-tier lace cake at the Charm City Cakes Studio. Participants will be able to practice various design skills, such as how to make a piping bag and prepare fondant, as well as craft edible roses.
Saturday, July 12 at 3:00pm
In this afternoon class, students will learn to make this sweet, yet simple carousel cake and learn the basics of fondant application and making cutouts. A portion of the proceeds from this class will benefit Sophie’s & Madigan’s Playground, a non-profit organization honoring the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard, who died at ages six and three as a result of a horrific house fire on January 31, 2013.
Yankees vs. Orioles Cake Competition
Sunday, July 13 at 11:00am
In honor of this great baseball rivalry, Mary Smith will host a cake class and competition that is sure to get everyone fired up (along with a little sugar high). The Orioles have generously donated two pairs of tickets and batting practice field passes to that evening’s 8:05 p.m. game against the Yankees to the first and second place winners, so batter’s up, cake decorators! Additionally, a portion of the class proceeds will benefit the Young Adult Institute, a non-profit organization that provides hope and opportunity to people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.
Saturday, July 19 at 11:00am
Shiver your timbers when you learn how to decorate a one-tier pirate cake! Students will learn fondant preparation, cutout-shape construction, and gold tooth application–all without having to venture out onto the high seas. Arg! Each participant will leave with their very own 6” fully-decorated pirate cake!
Saturday, July 26 at 11:00am
Is there a better way to cool down this summer than by taking a dip in a pool? Don’t have one? Come by our climate-controlled (a.k.a. – nice and cool) shop and decorate one instead! Charm City Cakes decorator Christian Tucci will take participants through all the steps to create this adorable summertime cake.
BronyCon Cake Class
Thursday, July 31 at 7:00pm
The Bronies are coming! The Bronies are coming! The team at Charm City Cakes is ecstatic to hold their second annual BronyCon cake decorating class, in honor of Baltimore’s August 1-3 fan convention celebrating My Little Pony. Participants at this nighttime celebration will receive a 6” cake, and get a chance to design and decorate it to correspond with their favorite pony (Apple Jack, Dashie, Rarity, Twi, or Fluttershy), all with the guidance from Mary Smith.
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
RSVP: Reservations are required and space is limited, so please visit the site, call 410-235-9229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. For those looking for a more personalized decorating experience, private classes are also available. Children under the age of 14 may be admitted with a guardian, please call for more details.