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Posted on Time Out / By Annalise Mantz / Wednesday December 13 2017

Find out how to make your baked creations look as good as they taste in these cake-decorating classes in NYC

Sometimes looks really are what counts—like with the gloriously smooth fondant exterior of a triple-tier cake, for example. Perfect your frosting technique in one of these cake-decorating classes in NYC. You’ll learn how to pipe delicate flowers, intricate patterns and modern designs from the expert chefs behind the best bakeries in NYC and instructors from the best cooking classes in NYC. After graduating from a baking workshop or two, you’ll have all the skills you need to make cakes that could rank among the city’s best dessert in your very own kitchen. Who’s the cake boss now?

Wilton Course 1: All-Day Intensive

Wilton has been at the forefront of the confectionary world since 1929, when its founder Dewey McKinley Wilton opened the Wilton School of Cake Decorating in Chicago. The eponymous line of pastry bags, piping tips and other baking supplies have since become a staple in American kitchens. Beginners might want to opt for a class in the traditional Wilton Method, like this six-hour course at the NY Cake Academy. The instructor will cover all the basic decorating skills, including making smooth icing, piping six different buttercream flowers and transferring images to a cake. $140