Cake Decorating Classes 2018

Cake Decorating Classes MD, DC, VA:  Fancy Cakes by Leslie's award winning bakery and cake designers make for great teachers.  We are happy to share our decades of creative experience.

Fancy Cakes Classes
from 85.00




Beginning Cake Decorating Classes


In this 2-hour hands-on class, discuss box mix cakes/icings vs. scratch cakes/icings. Learn about torting & filling cakes. End with a finished icing in buttercream & piped pulled borders. All materials provided.

Class Fee: $95.00  Classes
Class Dates:

January 13, 2019 12pm

February 16, 2019 2pm

(ADULTS 12 on up)


Buttercream Piping Classes 


In this two-hour hands-on class, learn about the different pastry tips available to decorate cakes with buttercream icing. Participants pipe borders and create side designs, flowers, garlands, and swirls. These skills result in creating a simple or dramatic looking cake. All materials will be provided.

Class Fee: $95.00
Class Dates: 

January 26, 2019 2pm

February 17, 2019 12pm




Beginning Fondant Classes



This class is for first-time fondant decorators or those who need to hone their skills.Create the design of your choice.

You will learn about the properties of fondant and its limitations. We will weigh, cut, knead and color fondant. Techniques in rolling, covering, and trimming cakes will be taught. Participants finish their designs in class.

Class Fee: $135.00     
Class Dates:  

January 19, 2019 2pm

February 23, 2019 2pm

Class Time: classes 7-9 PM


Unicorn Cake

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Learn to decorate a buttercream and fondant cake design.  Cake is baked in advance.

Class Fee:  $125.00

Class Date:  

January 6, 2019 12pm

February 2, 2019 2pm


French Macarons

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Participants will learn to make macaron batter, form and bake macarons with perfect feet! Then we’ll learn to make Swiss meringue buttercream to fill the marcrons along with three other fillings. Participants will leave with at least 12 macarons

Class Fee:  $100.00

Class Date:  

January 5, 2019 2pm

January 20, 2019 12pm

February 3, 2019 12pm (heart shaped)


Fondant roses

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day participants will make three styles of fondant roses from simple to intermediate.

Class Fee:  $90.00

Class Date:  

February 9, 2019 2pm


French Bread

Using only four ingredients, you'll make, soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside homemade French bread.  You'll learn how to replicate the baguette using products and utensils you have at home. This includes which type of flour to use, and tips on how to use your own home oven to create the rustic crunchy baguette! While your French bread bakes, you'll make challah dough, which you can take home to bake later.

Class Fee:  $95

Class Date:

January 12, 2019 2pm

February 24, 2019 12pm

Time: 7-9:30



All classes are available as private classes. Minimum of prices of group class apply with a minimum of $450. Call to schedule or fill out contact form.

Make A Tiered cake  class

Learn to stack a 2 tiered cake that you decorate in buttercream. You create the design. Cake is baked in advance.

Class Fee:  $275.00

3D Baseball cap cake

Learn to carve and cover with fondant a baseball cap cake.  Cake is baked in advance. Photo Below.

Class Fee:  $135.00



Registration can be made in person ( Bethesda location) or by phone and is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is due with registration to guarantee your spot. Classes are limited to 13 participants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age except for kids and family classes.

The health department requires that students in the baking area of our store have long hair pulled back, clothing that is clean, tops with sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes (no sandals are allowed).

Thank You!! We’re looking forward to having you in our cake world!!

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More classes coming soon. To include:

Cookie decorating

Cake pop making and decorating

Basic baking series

Classes en Espanol

Please let us know, if there is something you’d like to learn!

Cake decorating classes at Fancy Cakes by Leslie are held in Bethesda in Montgomery County and convenient to Silver Spring, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown Maryland, and close to Washington DC in District of Columbia and Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun Counties in Northern Virginia.