Kelly Powell

Sugar Art Instructor

Kelly Powell is an instructor at Kelly’s Cakes, and Make it Sweet.
Kelly’s Cakes is located at 4505 Truth Way, Austin TX 78725.
Make it Sweet is located at 9070 Research Blvd #203, Austin, TX 78757.


Kelly’s classes are occasionally sponsored by companies within the sugar arts industry, ie: Barry Callebaut, Wilton, Watkins, Renshaw, Cake Craft, etc. The opinions and views expressed on this page are her own, and in no way represent or should be construed as those of Make it Sweet or any sponsors.

 

Henna Piping

Learn how to decorate henna style piped cookies in this intermediate class. Students will learn how to transfer images, and pipe different styles of cookies that change with the seasons. Each student will leave with the cookies that they decorate in class cookies. This class runs 3 hours, and costs $60. All supplies provided.

Cookie Cream Tart



Try the latest cookie craze in this new hands on baking/decorating class. Learn how to use templates to hand cut a new cookie recipe. Decorate your tart with cream cheese filling, and adorn it with fresh fruit, confections, candies, sprinkles, and/or flowers. Each student will leave with the tart that they create in class. 
This class runs 3 hours, and costs $69. All supplies provided.

Wafer Paper Ranunculus



In this class you will lean to make a simple cake adorned with wafer paper ranunculus and leaves. Learn how to cut, condition, and dust wafer paper with petal dusts to create different sized ranunculus & leaves. Each student will leave with the cake that they make in class. This class runs 4 hours long, and costs $69.

Fondant 101



Not sure where to start with fondant? Then this class is for you! This beginner level class will teach you everything you need to know to start working with fondant. Learn how to work with fondant tools. how to make a bow with tails, simple inlay & onlay decorations, as well as how to cover a cake with fondant. Each student will leave with the cake they decorate in class. Class is suitable for ages 13 and up. Class runs 3 hours long, and costs $69. All supplies included.

Modeled Fondant Cake Topper

Learn to make whimsical seasonal cake topper designs. Students will learn the basics in fondant modeling, how to color fondant, and make a multi dimensional cake topper. The topper will be placed on top of a cake and each student gets to take home with them. This class runs 4 hours, and costs $100. All supplies provided.



Fault Line Cake


Learn how to make a cute and trendy fault line cake! In this class you will learn how to level, fill & ice a 3 layer cake using acrylic discs. You'll also learn a myriad of variations you can use to make this cake truly unique! This class runs 3 hours, and costs$69. All supplies included.



Floral Cupcake Bouquet

Make buttercream flowers on cupcakes and arrange them into a bouquet on a cake board. Students will learn to use a flower nail to create individual and clustered flowers that are beyond basic flowers. This class runs 3 hours, and costs $60. All supplies provided.

Watercolor Drip Cake

Learn to make a barrel style cake and use buttercream to achieve a watercolor finish, adorn it with buttercream, candy, and chocolate clusters with a coloreddrip accent. Each student will leave with a cake they complete in class. This class runs 3 hours, and costs $69. All supplies provided.

Cookie Bouquets

Create a beautiful, seasonal themed cookie bouquet in this intermediate class. Learn to make and decorate cookie pops using various decorating tools and techniques. Each student will arrange their own cookie bouquet of 6 cookies to take home. This class runs 3 hours, and costs $69. All supplies provided.

3D Cookie Box/3D Cookie Scene


Learn how to assemble and decorate a holiday themed 3D cookie box or scene. Students will learn how to cut cookie dough from a template, and decorate their boxes/scenes with royal icing, and edible image paper. Each student leave with the box they complete in class.This class runs 3 hours, and costs $60. All supplies provided.

Buttercream Transfer Cake

Make a trendy floral buttercream transfer cake. Students will learn to pipe with buttercream, make a buttercream transfer, and how to apply it to the top of a cake. This class runs 4 hours, and costs $100. All supplies provided.

Sculpted Dragon on a Cake


Create a dragon in this advanced, two day structure class. Learn to build an armature around which you will model, sculpt, cover, and air brush your dragon. A small cake will be added to complete the overall design. This class is now only offered as a private class through Kelly's Cakes. Please email us to schedule. This class costs $250, and all supplies are provided.

Embossed Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Learn to decorate cupcakes with fondant. In this class students will learn color marbling, texture & embossing techniques, and how to make dimensional designs. Each student make 6 different styles of cupcakes.
This class is no longer offered at Make It Sweet. If you would like to schedule a private class to learn how to make this cake, please email us.

Textured Fondant Cake

Learn how to cover a tall cake with fondant and decorate with various texture techniques. You'll learn how to use an extruder, impression mats, rolling pins, lace mats, and stencils to achieve a fun & modern design. Each student willleave with the cake that they complete in class.This class runs 4 hours, and costs $100. All supplies provided.

Marbled Fondant Cake


Learn to decorate a cake with with fondant. In this class students will learn color marbling and texture techniques, how to cover a cake with fondant, and how to cut and form fondant ruffle flowers. Each student willleave with the cake that they complete in class.This class runs 4 hours, and costs $100. All supplies provided.
 

Take a class in your own home!

Most classes that are offered through Kelly's Cakes are designed for beginners. The following basic classes are 2-3 hour sessions, and cost $75-100. There are followup, level 2 classes for all these classes, and we offer tailored advanced adult classes as well. Contact us for more details.

Basics in Decorating

Learn the basics of decorating cakes in this class. Each student will learn the following:
•How to color icing
•How to fill and use pastry/decorating bags
•Piping techniques and embellishments
•Create flowers with icing


Cake Decorating Basics


•How to color icing
•How to fill and use pastry/decorating bags
•How to level, fill, and ice a cake
•Transfer Images onto a cake
•Learn texture techniques and borders


Cupcake Decorating

Learn how to make fun cupcakes for all seasons/occasions. Choose from Springtime Flowers, Lady Bugs & Bumble Bees, Summer Fun, Sports, Holidays, and Food Fun. Each student will learn the following:
•How to color icing
•How to fill and use pastry/decorating bags
•How to ice a cupcake
•How to work with candy melts, and/or fondant


Cookie Decorating

Learn how to make fun cookies for all seasons/occasions. This is a highly customizable and easy class. Students will flood, and pipe on the cookies. Each student will learn the following:
•How to make & use royal icing
•How to color icing
•How to fill and use pastry/decorating bags
•How to pipe royal icing


Fondant Decorating

Learn to decorate a cake with fondant flowers in this class. Each student will learn the following:
•How to tint fondant
•How to roll out fondant
•How to cut out fondant
•Learn in-lay & on-lay techniques
•Learn color marbling & texture techniques


Private Classes

Private classes include one of the basic classes listed above, and come with all supplies included. The fee is $25/hour, with a minimum of 3 hours. Private advanced classes vary in cost depending on what you want to learn. Please contact us for more details.


Mommy & Me Classes

This is a baking series of classes with a little decorating. Learn how to make different kinds of little cakes & cookies with the help from your junior chef, in your own home. These classes are 3 hours long, and range from $75-100 depending on the recipes & ingredients used. These classes can include you & up to two children.


The Sleepover Class

This class is for small groups of children (up to 6). This class is similar to the Mommy & Me classes, in that they too are mostly a baking class, with some decoration. In this class, they will make decorated cookies, cupcakes, muffins, or scones that are meant to be eaten during their sleepover, and/or the next morning. These classes range from $100-150.


BYOB

Bring your own booze, but not your own treats, in this fun, adult, boozy class. In this class, you can choose to decorate cocktail themed decorated cookies, or bake booze infused desserts. This class costs $100, and runs 3 hours. This class includes everything that you'll need to host a party of 6. All participants must be a minimum of 21 years of age.


Custom Decorating Parties

These parties are highly customizable. You can choose from my basic classes, or have it tailored to a party theme. Custom classes may cost more than basic classes, depending on the techniques that are to be taught, and tools required. All parties are 3 hours, and include 2.5 hours of instruction time, and 30 minutes of setup/cleanup time. Small decorating parties cost $125, and includes everything that you'll need to host a basic class party of 4-8. Medium decorating parties cost $175, and includes everything that you'll need to host a basic class party of 9-12. Large decorating parties cost $225, and includes everything that you'll need to host a basic class party of 13-18.

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