Throughout the year we offer kids and adult baking and decorating classes in The Bakement, and our most popular ones usually fall right before big holidays such Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. If you would like to learn more about what’s coming up soon, please visit the blog and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to get class schedules and promotions sent to your inbox. Holiday classes fill up quickly!
2022 SUMMER CAMPS
OUR POPULAR SUMMER CAMPS ARE BACK AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO BAKE WITH YOUR KIDS!
Several of the camps filled up within hours, and most are SOLD OUT! But we still have a few openings in our Session 1 Cakestravaganza Camp and the 2 day mini camp.
View Photos from our past camps HERE.
CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP is perfect for kids who love to cook, bake, use their hands, be creative, artistic and have fun with friends. For all camps (other than the level 2 camp), no experience is necessary, but baking and cake decorating requires patience and practice, so this camp is best suited for kids who have the interest, want to try new things and are able to sit still for long periods. We will introduce your child to the wonderful world of cake in the most delicious and fun ways possible!
Each day we will bake something delicious and introduce your child to lifelong skills that can be used to make sweet, edible creations of their own. We will focus on proper measuring, mixing, piping, fondant and decorating techniques while allowing for the creative freedom that this age group craves. All finished products will go home with the campers each day, so get ready for a summertime sugar rush! Cleaning and dish washing is also an important part of baking that will be practiced regularly (and made fun!). Kids will enjoy a fun hands-on experience that may spark a lifelong love of cake decorating!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s faces this Summer! Assuming Covid numbers continue to decline, facemasks will be optional, nut we will continue to follow local guidelines regarding Covid-19 and CDC recommendations and will update if any changes on our policy.
Allergies: Nuts are used in The Bakement, but we take careful precautions to prevent cross-contamination. If a child has a nut allergy, there will be no nuts used during their camp week. Please notify us of any allergies on the registration form.
NEW! GLUTEN FREE OPTION FOR CAMPERS: Note the GF request at registration and add $15 per day of camp to payment. All gluten free cakes will be baked ahead (not during class) for your child to decorate and take home but they will participate in the baking of wheat flour cakes. Your child must be able to tolerate skin and air exposure to wheat flour.
CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP for rising 4th – 6th graders
9:00 – 2:00
Session 1: June 6 – 9 Theme: Floral Fun *NOW OPEN TO RISING 7th GRADERS*
Session 2: July 18 – 21 SOLD OUT Theme: Furry Friends
Session 2: July 25 – 28 SOLD OUT Theme: Far Out Fantasy
Monday: Introduction to Baking and Decorating – Learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients and mix cake batter, and an introduction to pastry bag and piping skills. Kids will decorate and go home with cupcakes iced in colorful buttercream flowers (Session 1) or woodland creatures (Session 2 & 3).
Tuesday: Chocolate Day – Learn the basics of working with chocolate. Students will break off into small groups for more independent baking experience to bake their layer cakes for Wednesday. Learn to layer and crumb coat a mini chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache, then glaze with warm dark chocolate ganache. We’ll get to play around with modeling chocolate to create realistic roses and leaves (Session 1) or an adorable puppy face for their mini cake (Session 2) or a fairy’s tree stump home (Session 3). Save room for a decadent dessert on this night!
Wednesday: Layer Cakes and Fondant- This day will be a break from baking so that kids can focus on the artistic part of cake making! They will color, shape, mold and cut out designs with fondant, a versatile medium that can turn a basic cake into a work of art. Kids will also learn how to torte, fill and crumb coat their own 6″ round cake, then decorate it using fondant and buttercream (Session 1: garden themed cake, Session 2: animal face cake, Session 3: far out fantasy of choice). Campers will also be assigned to their team and start to make plans for the big Cupcake Wars competition!
Thursday: Cupcake Wars! Teams compete to create the best cupcake. Finish the day with a scratch-made pizza party and the judge’s table. Each camper can invite a friend or family member to be a blind judge and vote for their favorite cupcake creation!
MINI 2–DAY CAMP for rising 4th – 7th graders
Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14
9:00 – 3:00
Monday: Buttercream focus -Bake cakes and learn to torte, fill and ice with buttercream using food coloring and edible gold leaf to create a modern“watercolor”design. Learn the proper way to use a piping bag and finish off the cake with buttercream rosettes and unique cookie toppers if time allows.
Tuesday: Fondant Focus – Break off into small groups and bake cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Learn all about fondant, then mold and cut out creative fondant cupcake toppers with a Summertime theme. Decorate cupcakes and eat one at the end!
LEVEL 2 CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP for rising 6th through 9th graders
*Participation in a previous FGC class/camp is preferred and prior baking/decorating experience at home is highly recommended. This camp is suited for kids who are passionate about cake/cupcake baking and decorating!
2 mini sessions + CUPCAKE WARS
Monday – Friday (a la carte)
9:00 – 3:00
Session 1, Focus on Buttercream: July 11 – 12, $255 SOLD OUT
Monday: Cupcake Bouquets – Learn all about piping beautiful buttercream flowers and create a mini cupcake cake jar bouquet.
Tuesday:Bake cakes and learn to torte, fill and ice with buttercream using food coloring and edible gold leaf to create a modern“watercolor”design. Learn the proper way to use a piping bag and finish off the cake with buttercream rosettes and unique cookie toppers if time allows.
Session 1, Focus on Buttercream: July 13 – 14, $255 SOLD OUT
Wednesday: Customize the inside of your cake with your very own creative flavor profile and learn to work with fondant to create fun 3D designs that can be applied to your 6″ round cake layer cake.
Thursday: Fooled Ya Cakes! – Kids will learn how to make cake look like a sushi rolls and fried rice using freshly baked cake, buttercream, and fondant. Then we’ll make our very own homemade (real!) sushi and enjoy fried rice with chicken (from our neighborhood favorite, Koishi) for lunch.
CUPCAKE WARS: Friday, July 15, $130 SOLD OUT
(must be also signed up for Sessions 1 and/or 2)
Kids will team up and create their own creative cupcake to win in best taste and presentation. There will be a surprise twist in the middle of the competition to keep these advanced bakers on their toes! Each camper my invite a friend or family member to arrive 30 minutes early to participate as a blind judge and vote for their favorite cupcake.
SIGN UP FOR THE FULL WEEK: June 11 – 15: $595(discounted rate) SOLD OUT
Full week level 2 campers will be added to FGC’s “junior chef list” and with proven skills and passion, will be called on for teen helper volunteer positions or future employment opportunities in The Bakement.
JUNIOR CAKESTRAVAGANZA CAMP for rising 1st -4th graders
*Session 1: Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24 SOLD OUT
Session 2: Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4 SOLD OUT
9:00 – 12:30 (no lunch break)
Each session includes cupcake and cookie baking, introduction to piping, fondant flowers, cake pops, cookie decorating and finally ending with CUPCAKE WARS on Thursday (with the assistance of teen helpers)! It doesn’t get any sweeter!
NEW OFFERING! Extended Day for our Junior Campers
12:30 – 3:00, $25 per day
Led by 2 enthusiastic 7thgrade girls, this will afternoon camp will include a lunch break and will provide more play-time for campers to enjoy outdoor games and activities, arts and crafts, music, dress-up, and puppy play.
Space will be limited to 6 campers and offered to those in the order that registrations are submitted. Sign-up opportunities will be provided after registration.
Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your next special occasion? Or just want to get some friends together to try something new? The Bakement is a great place for a party! From cupcake wars to cookie or cake decorating, we can customize the perfect event for you. Birthdays, girls night out, supper club, corporate events or team building…there’s always a good excuse to come to The Bakement!
Pricing starts at $350.
Maximum number of kids: 12, adults: 10
Private or semi-private baking and/or decorating lessons with Chef Haines. Customize as you wish! Starts at $300 for 2 hours (up to 4 people).