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2 Days Buttercream Cakes and Decors

April 11, 2023 @ 7:30 am - April 12, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

2 Days Buttercream Cakes and Decors at San Francisco Baking Institute

Course Description

Join us for this 2 days  workshop to learn basic assembly and decoration techniques for buttercream cakes. During the two days, each student will assemble and decorate two 6″ cakes with buttercream roses and succulents. Examples of the cakes are as pictured :

On day one, students will first learn how to split, fill, mask and ice cakes. Proper mise en place for the cake assembly and tool selections will be discussed during the demonstration.  Next, students will practice on making two types of flowers: apple blossoms and roses. On day two, students will practice making three different types of succulents using the techniques learned from the previous day as well as decorating  two cakes by the end of the day 2.

The cake bases and the buttercream will be prepared in advance in order to focus more on the specific decoration techniques during the workshop. The mixing and baking of the cake bases and the making of the buttercream will be demonstrated as well.


We continue to adjust our procedures and safety measures to address the ever changing COVID situation, to support the safety of our students, visitors and our team members.

In that regard and until further notice we will be observing the following measures: All in-person classes will require proof of full vaccination before entrance to the classroom, Bring your vaccination card, photo, showing clearly your name, and vaccination date. No card vaccination will be stored by SFBI. We will take your temperature everyday. Masks are required for everyone inside the facility: staff, students, visitors.

If you have any concerns or questions before traveling to SFBI, email us at: customerservice@sfbi.com we want to make sure you have the best experience while learning here. That you feel safe and comfortable.

The class will begin at 7:30 AM on the first day of the class and at 7:00 AM afterwards. We will have breakfast pastries ready for you 30 minutes before class starts. (if you have any special diet please let us know in advance) We also welcome you to bring your own drink. Feel free to contact: customerservice@sfbi.com

Cancellation policy

Any notice of cancellation or transfers must be made in writing.

  • More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date, payments will be reimbursed, minus a $150 cancellation fee. Payments transferred to another class will be made at no charge; however transferred payments are non-refundable.
  • Less than 6-3 weeks prior to the course start date: If canceling, the original payment is non-refundable. If transferring to other classes, a $100 penalty fee will be subtracted from the deposit and the remaining payment will be applied to the transferred class to reserve a spot. Transferred payment is non-refundable.
  • 2 weeks or less before the course start date payments are non-refundable No transfer will be granted.
  • In the unlikely event of instructor illness or insufficient enrollment, SFBI will notify students by phone or email at least 10 business days before the scheduled start of a canceled class. In this case, students will receive a full refund of their tuition payment or may apply unused funds toward an alternate class. SFBI is not responsible for any hotel or airline fees that may incur in case of a canceled class. We recommend contacting SFBI to confirm enrollment before booking a trip to San Francisco.

Course Materials

Listed below are the items you must bring to class.

  • Pens or pencils. You will use these to take notes in the classroom and the lab.
  • Permanent marker. This piece of “equipment” is invaluable in the labs.
  • Hair restraint. For safety and sanitation, you must restrain your hair if it’s long.


  • Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Your shoes must be closed for safety. They should be comfortable enough to stand in all day.
  • For safety, your pants must cover your entire legs. For your comfort, we recommend breathable pants. Checked chef’s pants are popular because they don’t show flour spills or stains.
  • White chef’s coat. This is optional item. However, we strongly recommend chef’s coats because they look professional and protect your body and clothing. Most importantly, they keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.


There is parking at our location. The address of SFBI is: 525 DNA Way South San Francisco, CA 94080


April 11, 2023 @ 7:30 am
April 12, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
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San Francisco Baking Institute


San Francisco Baking Institute
525 DNA way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States