Pursue Your Dream Career in Cake Decorating

Welcome to the No. 1 Ranked Culinary School in America*

Study cake design from around the world and contemporary cake decorating, from the basics of piping to advanced sugarwork, hand-sculpting and painting, airbrushing and novelty cakes.

*USA Today 2019

Elevate your future cakes...

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Blossom from technician to artisan with hands-on guidance.

  • Study curriculum designed by Toba Garrett, one of the country’s most notable authors, instructors and practitioners of the art of cake design.
  • Take classes with experienced custom cake designers Kathryn Gordon, Vilna Peters, Penny Stankiewicz and Elissa Strauss.
  • Perfect your butter cream piping, from florals and bows to basket weave and cake borders.
  • Work with royal icing, rolled fondant and pastillage, practicing flowers, lace, embroidery and string work.
  • Roll fondant for ruffles and ribbons, hand model marzipan, and use various mediums to advance alphabetic hand writing.
  • Create a three-tiered final cake showcasing your advanced skills alongside cookies and cupcakes.
  • Graduates of the program have gone on to win gold medals at competitions and cake shows, compete on food TV series and open custom bakeries.

Continuing Education Courses

  • The Art of Cake Decorating meets in the afternoons for 12 weeks or on weekends for 20 weeks and concludes with a certificate.
  • ICE career program students and graduates receive a 15% discount on enrollment in the cake program.
  • Small class sizes ensure individual guidance from our chef-instructors.
  • Cake students are eligible for a dual diploma discount when enrolling in Restaurant & Culinary Management.

Our New York City campus offers advanced opportunities for creativity and community:

  • Ranked the "No. 1 Culinary School in America"*
  • Pastry kitchens boast three-tiered steam-injected bread ovens and industrial mixers for production-level baking.
  • The nation’s first education-focused bean-to-bar chocolate lab.
  • An indoor hydroponic herb garden and vegetable farm.
  • A culinary technology lab outfitted with a tandoor, hearth oven, vertical rotisserie and cutting-edge modernist equipment.
  • Digital course materials.