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!
SUMMER CAMPS and CLASSES
2021 Summer Camp Registration is open, however most camps are full or almost full (see below)! Thank you for the incredible response. We wish we could offer more camps but the 2021 Summer schedule is fully booked.
Click here to see those registered and those who are waitlisted.
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. Cleaning 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!
Face masks required at all times while indoors, and we will continue to follow local guidelines regarding Covid-19 and CDC recommendations. Social distancing will not be possible due to the nature of the camp, but hand washing and regular sanitizing will be practiced regularly, as they always have been in a professional kitchen. Equipment will be shared regularly by campers.
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.
NEW! GLUTEN FREE OPTION FOR CAMPERS: Note the GF request at registration and add $10 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
(BOTH SESSIONS OF THIS CAMP ARE FULL)
Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 2:00
Session 1: June 7 -10 Theme: Floral Fun (FULL – 5 waitlisted)
Session 2: July 12 – 15 Theme: Furry Friends (FULL – 9 waitlisted)
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).
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). 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 learn how to 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: llama cake). 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. Chef Haines will also announce the “Rising Star” of the week. This child will be chosen based on the following attributes: leadership, helpfulness, positive attitude, team player, respecting others, improvement or mastery in a specific skill learned.
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: June 14-15, $250 (WAITLIST ONLY)
Focus on Buttercream
Monday: We will bake and decorate our famous American flag cakes for Flag Day! Cut inside and it looks like an American flag!
Tuesday: Cupcake Bouquets – Learn all about piping beautiful buttercream flowers and create a mini cupcake cake jar bouquet.
Session 2: June 16 – 17, $250 (2 SPOTS)
Focus on Fondant
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, June 18, $125 (must be also signed up for Sessions 1 and/or 2) (2 spots left)
Kids will team up and create their own creative cupcake to win in best taste and presentation. After the fast paced competition, we’ll make our own pizzas from scratch and end the day creating an FGC favorite: adorable dog figurines out of modeling chocolate.
SIGN UP FOR THE FULL WEEK, June 14 -18: $575 (WAITLIST ONLY)
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
Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 12:30 (no lunch)
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!
Session 1: June 21 – June 24 (FULL – 3 waitlisted)
Session 2: July 19 – July 22 (2 spots)
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).