• I have taken about a dozen classes at Custom Cakes and each one has been amazing. The instructors not only show you the technics but also make you feel comfortable to ask any questions. I love coming to a class were I'm not given a supply list because everything is provided for me to use. I went into custom cakes the first time as a stranger and left with a lifetime of friends and knowledge.
    ...Blanca  Mendez
  • Sugar Seminars teaching has taken my sugar paste skills to a professional level. The techniques and intricate detailing taught by Minette Rushing have been invaluable to my growth as a cake artist. Giving me the skills to execute modern and sophisticated cakes to todays more discerning client.
    Sara Trull Cake Designer and owner of CourtHouse Cake Company
  • Sugar classes at Savannah Custom Cakes are some of the best in the business. Whether you’re new to cake decorating or an experienced professional, they have classes to suit all levels. Minette makes everything so easy, all you have to do is show up! There are always enough space and tools for each student so no one has to share, and there are printed hand-outs to take home. I’ve taken classes at other shops as well, and let me tell you…having everything organized and ready for you when you arrive is worth its weight in gold! I would recommend cake classes at Savannah Custom Cakes to anyone.
    Rachel Lewis-Rapier www.shebakescakes.com

Class Schedule

Wedding Cakes from Start to Finish - August 2& 3, 2015

Price: $300.00

Date: August 2, 2015

Everything you always wanted to know about wedding cakes and then some.  In this two day course, students will work with real cake and move step by step through the fundamentals of creating and constructing their  two tier wedding cake.  For those who are new to cake decorating, this course will offer you a strong foundation in creating beautiful, well crafted wedding cakes.  If you are an experienced cake decorator, looking to refine your skills and gain a more professional look for your cakes, this class is for you.

*Please note that class size is limited to 2 students.*

Topics to include:

*Marketing to the Millennial Bride - who's my bride and how do we find each other

*Consultations/ Cake Tastings - sealing the deal

*Portfolio - Putting your best foot forward

*Contracts - yes, you have to

*The Team Approach - working with event designers, wedding planners, and venues

*Design Inspiration - where it comes from and how to make it work

*Production - the time line

*Structure and Delivery - fool proof stacking/fool proof delivery

Students will leave with a wedding cake manual,  the forms we use at Custom Cakes for our wedding cake orders, and their two tiered cake.  I am excited to share with you the things I've learned in the 15 + years of crafting wedding cakes and owning a successful wedding cake business.

*Please note that all payments are NON REFUNDABLE/NON TRANSFERABLE

When:  August 2 & 3, 2015

Where:  Custom Cakes, Savannah, GA   31406| 354 A Island Rd.| Savannah, GA   31406

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price:  $575 and includes all supplies for class use, a light lunch, and refreshments.   Students will take home a wedding cake manual and their completed wedding cake to enjoy with family and friends.






354 A Island Rd.
Savannah, GA
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Available Spaces: 0

The Art of Baking and Cake Decorating - August 9 & 10, 2015

Price: $300.00

Date: August 9, 2015


I am thrilled to be team teaching "The Art of Cakes:  Baking and Decorating" with esteemed chef instructor, Chef Darin Senhert, owner of Chef Darin's Kitchen Table, a hands on cooking school in Savannah, GA.  Chef Darin comes to Savannah via Walt Disney World's Disney Institute where he developed and implemented cooking classes at Walt Disney World.

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Coming up on August 9th & 10th: Mastering the Art of Cakes: Baking to Decorating.
From ingredients weighing and measuring to mixing techniques, assembly, and final finishing we'll be covering it all
Join Minette Rushing and chef Darin Sehnert on August 9 & 10th for our first joint baking and decorating class. In this hands-on class students will learn the essential techniques to take a multi-layer cake from beginning to end, including a fool-proof technique for a perfect buttercream finish and creating elegant fondant bows.
Each guest will bake and decorate an 8-inch round cake to take home to share with their family and friends. All supplies necessary for class use will be provided, as well as a light lunch each day. Students with special dietary needs may prefer to bring their own lunch. Booking the first date of the series will enroll you for all dates of class.
Day 1:
Overview of ingredients
Techniques for scratch baking
Baking of cakes
Swiss meringue buttercream & filling
Day 2:
Filling and frosting
Covering with fondant
Decorating with Luster dust
Making fondant bows

Where:  Chef Darin's Kitchen Table, 2514 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA   31406

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price:  $595 and includes supplies for class use, a light lunch each day, and refreshments.

2514 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA
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Available Spaces: 8