Take your skills to the next level with ICC's professional cake decorating course in NYC

The International Culinary Center is an esteemed culinary arts school that has been training chefs for three decades. Our professional cake decorating course in New York is unmatched in its depth and training intensity, attracting students from across the globe who go on to become cake professionals.

Our chef-instructors are cake specialists who have their own impressive careers as professional bakers and food entrepreneurs, as well as a wealth of knowledge about the cake industry as a whole. The curriculum was created by Master Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel, executive chef and owner of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City, who is known for his amazing celebrity cakes and his Food Network shows, Sweet Genius and Cake Wars. With guidance and hands-on training that challenges you to perform under professional conditions, you will develop the core skills you need to launch your career in this rapidly growing industry.

“ICC is the only place in the world that provides everything a cake designer needs to succeed as an artist and a business person.” – Ron Ben-Israel, Master Pastry Chef

At the International Culinary Center, located in Soho, NYC, our cake making classes are designed for those who see cakes through an artist’s eye. Our Cake Techniques & Design course is a comprehensive 300-hour curriculum that takes aspiring bakers from the basics of cake baking to creating a tiered, decorated masterpiece suitable for the most special of occasions.

Cake Decorating Classes

ICC’s Cake Techniques & Design course teaches you cake batter basics and the fundamentals of frosting, as well as advanced cake decorating techniques such as the use of rolled fondant, piping, glazing and more. You’ll learn how to sketch your own cake designs and then bring your creations to life using classic techniques, as well as advanced methods that allow you to go beyond basic flavors and textures to create truly amazing cakes. At the end of the course, you’ll get the opportunity to network with ICC’s world-class cake specialists and visiting cake professionals when you present your work to them for feedback.

What You’ll Learn

  • Cake batter basics
  • Frosting fundamentals
  • Key cake decorating techniques
  • Miniature and multi-level cakes
  • Candied flowers, meringues and tempered chocolate decorations
  • Cake design sketching
  • Sugar paste flower creation
  • Cake industry fundamentals
  • Advanced cake design with molds, pastillage and carving

At the International Culinary Center, you will get real-world experience from day one in a hands-on environment that features small class sizes led by knowledgeable and experienced chef-instructors.

Ready to launch your cake career? Enroll in professional cake decorating classes today or fill out the form on this page to get more information.