In this class you will spend the morning learning how to produce calligraphy piping using royal icing.
Jay taught himself this technique when he was asked to collaborate with Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary edition. He fell in love with the technique and uses it often, as it is a highly requested effect from today’s brides.
The possibilities for using this technique are truly limitless! The beauty of the pieces come from a special technique that can be made in advance and then appliquéd to the cake layers thoughtfully and methodically.
This session will be spent learning the best of the best from the incredibly popular “Royal Wedding Cakes” class, including very detailed string work, drop strings, scroll work, oriental string work, royal pearls and Jay’s signature Triple Beaded Border. If you want to strengthen your piping skills, this is the class you need to take.
Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion signed by Jay at the end of class.
Attending the Sweet Makers Industry Conference? Sign-in to register for this class and receive the Professional Experience, Conference discount. This class is $100 for non-conference attendees, and $85 for those attending under the Professional Experience. LEARN MORE
INSTRUCTOR: Jay Qualls
DATE: SATURDAY, Nov 10, 2018
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CLASS LENGTH: 2 HOURS
REGULAR PRICE: $100 || CONFERENCE PRICE: $85
Jay Qualls of The Frosted Affair provides consulting services to Sweet Makers through his company Willow Tree Consulting. Jay explains that having an art for your craft simply is not enough to be successful in this industry. Sweet Entrepreneurs must “know your business" inside and out! In addition to being a shop owner, Jay has appeared on reality TV shows on ABC, Food Network and TLC. Jay is also a teacher, mentor, and published author.
After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with his B.S. in Organizational Communication, Jay decided to put it to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique. Jay quickly turned Maples Wedding cakes into a leader in custom designed wedding cakes. He continues to be one of the leaders in the cake industry with his unique sense of style of cake design, teaching, product development, speaking, business development and consulting. Jay has studied and worked along side some of the greatest sugar artists in the industry. He believes cakes should be beautiful and delicious.