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.

Covid Update

All classes through Kelly's Cakes have been postponed until fall 2021. All classes at Make It Sweet are virtual until fall2021. Please visit https://www.makeitsweetonlineclassroom.com/ to sign up. Several of my classes are offered for as low as $10! Please contact me for questions about supplies needed or details about these classes.

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.

 

Decorated Cake Boards

Elevate your cakes and wow your friends, family and/or customers with decorated cake boards. In this intermediate class students will learn how to create 4 different style decorated boards as well as learn how to give your board feet & a false bottom, so that it's easier to pick up without ruining your board. Each student will leave with the boards that they decorate in class cookies. This is a future class, and has not been scheduled yet. Check back for updates!
 

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.

Fondant Animal Cake


Learn the basics in Fondant in this fun animal face cake class designed for kids and adults alike. Create a new animal face every season. Learn how to cover a cake with fondant, and work with fondant tools to create facial features. Each student will leave with the cake that they create in class. Class runs 3 hours long, and costs $69. All supplies included.

2D Fondant Cake

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 3 hours, and costs $69. 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 Cupcakes

In this class you'll make seasonal buttercream flower cupcakes. You'll learn how to tint your buttercream, piping techniques with specialty tips, and how to use a flower nail & lifter to achieve 6 different flowers. Learn flowers like roses, zinnias, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, poppies, scabiosas, ranunculuses, poinsettias, and other flowers that change with the season. Each student will leave with a dozen cupcakes that they decorate in class. This class runs 3 hours, and costs $60. All supplies provided.


Watercolor Drip Cake

Learn to make a 3 layer cake using buttercream to achieve a watercolor finish, adorn it with buttercream, candy, and chocolate clusters with a colored drip 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

Learn how to transfer an image onto a cake with a buttercream transfer in this beginner level class. Students in this class will also learn how to level, fill & ice their cakes, and finish off their cakes with a decorative border.This class runs 3 hours, and costs $60. 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 custom class with Kelly!

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

Basics in Decorating

Learn the basics of decorating 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

Learn the basics of cake decorating in this class. Each student will learn the following:

•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

Buttercream Flower Basics

Learn how to make basic flowers like simple blossoms, roses, mums, and zinnias. You will learn the following:
• How to color icing
• How to fill and use pastry/decorating bags
•How to pipe with tips & leaf tips
•How to use a flower nail & flower lifter
•Learn about floral arrangement/composition


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

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