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SUGAR ART CLASSES

Enhance your skills in the art of CAKE DECORATING while gaining exclusive insights from an expert instructor, well-versed in both traditional and mixed media approaches. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive learning experience led by our esteemed artist-teacher Jackie Florendo and her guest instructors.

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STUDENT OF THE ARTS

Under the guidance of Jackie Florendo, you will embark on a creative journey through her renowned classes, covering every aspect of cake creation. From conceptualizing and constructing the foundation of your cake to meticulously crafting and scheduling intricate decorations, Jackie's expertise will be your compass. With a background in both fine arts, majoring in Painting at the prestigious University of The Philippines, Diliman, and a family legacy deeply rooted in the cake industry, Jackie has inherited the mantle from her grandmother, Avelina Carbungco-Florendo—the original cake queen of the Philippines.

 

FAMILY OF CAKERS
Building upon her family's rich heritage, Jackie has taken the responsibility of preserving and expanding this legacy through teaching and continuous learning. She actively participates in culinary and design workshops led by renowned industry leaders, ensuring she stays at the forefront of cake artistry.
 

What distinguishes Jackie is not only her cake lineage but also her remarkable achievements. Since 2017, she has been imparting her knowledge to students from around the globe. Her expertise has been recognized in prestigious cake competitions, where she serves as a panelist and judge. Furthermore, she has become a sought-after design consultant for pastry businesses, both locally and internationally.

COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
Notably, over the past three years, Jackie has honed her craft while adapting to the pandemic's challenges. She temporarily shifted her focus from in-person workshops to cake production, capitalizing on the surge in demand for home celebrations. This experience allowed her to develop innovative techniques and methods that ensure uncompromising quality even in a fast-paced commercial setting.


NEW CLASSES
Expanding her repertoire, Jackie's new classes delve into various captivating subjects. These include sugar flower artistry and arrangement, the art of color theory and cake painting, incorporating children's cake elements, commercial production techniques, an introduction to mold and cutter making, and a limited-run class on cake design and sketching. No matter your skill level, you will undoubtedly find a class that caters to your needs and elevates your abilities.

About Jackie
Introduction to Flowers

Introduction to Sugar Flowers

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Beginner

  • Price: PHP 18,000

  • Duration: TBA, 9 am - 6 pm, 45 mins lunch

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Sugar Flowers: Chamomile, Daffodils, New Hydrangea, Japanese Anemone, Tulip, Charm Peony,  Foliage and Fruits.

    • Understanding the importance of sugar flowers in cake decorating.

    • Overview of different types of sugar flowers, bud type and wired type.

  2. Paste Recipes:

    • Step-by-step instructions to make various types of flower paste.

    • Tips for achieving the right consistency and texture, drying and storage techniques.

  3. Coloring Tips:

    • Introduction to different coloring techniques for sugar flowers

    • Guidelines for achieving realistic and cohesive colors.

  4. Introduction to Tools and Techniques:

    • Overview of essential tools used in sugar flower creation

    • Explanation of their purposes and how to use them effectively.

  5. Basic Flower Designs:

    • Step-by-step demonstrations of creating flowers.

    • Techniques for shaping petals, assembling flowers, and adding details.

  6. Pacing and Composition:

    • Understanding the importance of production pacing and floral composition in cake decorating.

    • Tips for arranging sugar flowers on cakes to achieve a balanced and visually appealing result

Commerca Flowers

Commercial Flowers

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Advanced

  • Price: PHP 18,500 - FEW SLOTS LEFT -

  • Duration: June 30 and July 1, 9 am - 6 pm, 45 mins lunch

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to commercial Sugar Flowers:  Stylized Spray Rose, Stylized Peonies : Bud, Medium and Full, Stylized Open Buttercup, Stylized Magnolias. Stylized Cupcake Cosmos, and Jackie's signature fillers: The most versatile filler elements to fill or supersize your statement flower. + Stylized foliage.​

  2. Coloring Tips:

    • Introduction to different coloring techniques for sugar flowers

    • Guidelines for achieving photogenic and cohesive colors using generic food color.

  3. Introduction to Tools and Techniques:

    • Overview of essential mass production tools used in sugar flower creation

    • Explanation of their purposes and how to use them effectively.

  4. Basic Flower Designs:

    • Step-by-step demonstrations of creating the flowers.

    • Techniques for shaping petals, assembling flowers, and adding details.

  5. Pacing and Composition:

    • Understanding the importance of production pacing and floral composition in cake decorating.

    • Tips for arranging sugar flowers on cakes to achieve a balanced and visually appealing result.

Advanced Flowers

Advanced Flowers

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Advanced

  • Price: PHP 18,000

  • Duration: July 30 and 31, 9 am - 6 pm, All day snacks and drinks

Course Content:

  1. Romantic fillers and foliage: Explore various types of fillers and foliage that complement statement flowers in arrangements.​​​
    Cymbidium, Tea Rose, Old Fashioned Garden Rose, Mini Lisianthus, Bowl of Cream Peonies, New Hydrangea + Foliage

  2. Coloring Tips:

    • Introduction to different coloring techniques for sugar flowers

    • Guidelines for achieving photogenic and cohesive colors using generic food color.

  3. Introduction to Tools and Techniques:

    • Overview of essential mass production tools used in sugar flower creation

    • Explanation of their purposes and how to use them effectively.

  4. Basic Flower Designs:

    • Step-by-step demonstrations of creating the flowers.

    • Techniques for shaping petals, assembling flowers, and adding details.

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHT:​

Creating a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment to enhance the learning experience, especially for students who want to rediscover their passion for sugar flowers and cake decoration. The pacing of the course allows students to fully immerse themselves in the process and explore their creativity without feeling rushed. It's important to have a supportive and stress-free atmosphere that encourages students to enjoy the journey of learning and reignite their love for sugar flowers. It's basically a day of worry free, enjoyable sugar flower making!

Intro to Cake Bases

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​ Assembling a single tier to a 2 tier cake.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Price: PHP 14,500

  • Duration: July 24 and 25, 9 am - 6 pm, 45 mins lunch

 

Course Content:

Day 1: Baking and Stacking Cakes

  1. Step-by-step demonstration of baking a cake from scratch.

  2. Cooling, leveling, and trimming cakes for stacking.

  3. Filling and stacking cakes with appropriate fillings and frostings.

  4. Tips for achieving a stable and even cake structure.


Day 2: Ganache, Fondant, and Pristine Cake Covering

Introduction to ganache: Types, uses, and ratios of chocolate to cream.

Step-by-step demonstration of making ganache for filling and covering cakes.

  1. Proper consistency and temperature for ganache application.

  2. Techniques for achieving smooth and even ganache finishes.

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Introduction to homemade fondant: Ingredients, equipment, and techniques.

  1. Step-by-step demonstration of making and coloring fondant.

  2. Rolling out fondant and covering cakes with a flawless finish.

 

Q&A session and personalized guidance for specific challenges.

 

Please note that this is a general course outline and the actual course may include additional topics or modifications based on the instructor's curriculum. The course is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations, practical tips, and techniques to help you improve your cake baking and decorating skills.

Intro to Cake Bases
Fondant Base Designs

Fondant Base Designs

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Advanced

  • Price: PHP 8,000

  • Duration: July 26, 9 am - 6 pm, 45 mins lunch

Course Content:

1. Introduction to Beautiful Textures and Motions for Cake Bases and overview of the course objectives and expectations.

2. Understanding Mixed Media Techniques

Exploring the different mixed media techniques used for cake bases with:

Fondant Techniques

Airbrushing Techniques

​​Wafer Application​

Icing Techniques for Textures​

Stenciling​

  • Sizing and Playful Dimension Tips for Cake Bases

    • Understanding the importance of sizing for wedding cake bases

    • Exploring playful dimension techniques to enhance visual appeal

    • Tips and tricks for creating perfectly sized and dimensioned cake bases

  • Final Project

    • Applying the learned techniques to create a final project

    • Instructor guidance and feedback

  • Conclusion and Q&A

    • Recap of the course topics and techniques

    • Question and answer session with the instructor

Basic Mold Making

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Beginner

  • Price: PHP 10,000

  • Duration: August 22, 45 mins lunch, 8:30 am - 2 SLOTS LEFT -

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Silicone Mold Making, Design and Preparation.

  2. Mold Making Techniques: Gain hands-on experience in various mold making techniques, including one-piece and two-piece molds, and box molds. Understand the importance of proper mold release agents and how to achieve a smooth finish.

  3. Casting Materials: Explore different casting materials such as fondant, gum paste, chocolate, and sugar paste. Learn how to properly fill the molds and achieve optimal results.

  4. Demolding and Finishing. 

 

Bonus quick peek demo on how we make our 3d printed cookie cutters.

Basic Mold Making

Designing and Sketching

Inclusive of pdf handouts and lunch and light snacks, in class materials and tools.

Course Details:​

  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • Price: PHP 8,000

  • Duration: August 23, 9 am - 6 pm, 45 mins lunch. - 2 SLOTS LEFT -

Requirements:

  • Students must bring an iPad and Apple Pencil.

  • The Procreate app must be preinstalled on the iPad.

Course Description: In this advanced class, we will focus on developing your design skills using the Procreate app on your iPad. You will learn how to take inspiration from your clients' themes and translate them into captivating designs. The class will cover sketching techniques, coloring methods, and sharing your design vision with clients.

Course Highlights:

  1. Understanding Clients' Themes: Learn how to effectively communicate with clients and extract inspiration from their themes, ideas, and requirements.

  2. Sketching Techniques: Discover advanced sketching techniques using the Procreate app and Apple Pencil to create dynamic and detailed design concepts.

  3. Color Theory and Application: Dive into the world of color theory and learn how to apply it effectively in your designs. Explore various color palettes and experiment with different shading and blending techniques.

  4. Design Vision Sharing: Explore methods to present your design vision to clients using Procreate's built-in templates and design hacks. Learn how to create professional-looking mock ups to share to clients.

Designing & Sketching
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