Cocoa Butter Painting

Regular price

One of the hottest trends in the sweets world right now is hand-painting on cookies and cakes. In this 4 hour class, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of hand painting with cocoa butter on royal icing and/or fondant to create these detailed Hogwarts Crests.

In this class, we'll create at least one full color Hogwarts House Crest Cookie. (or more as time permits.) ) You'll learn how to control the medium, tips for mixing and applying colors and some painting basics. We’ll also cover using a Pico projector with an Arkon mount so you’ll be a pro at handling all that fine detail with ease. All skill levels are welcome (I’m not kidding!) and all materials will be provided for use during class. Each student will receive 4 cookies to complete at their own pace.

Attending the Sweet Makers Industry Conference? Sign-in to register for this class and receive the Professional Experience, Conference discount. This class is $150 for non-conference attendees, and $135 for those attending under the Professional Experience. LEARN MORE

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Boyd
DATE: SUNDAY, Nov 11, 2018
TIME: 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

About Michelle

Learn how to paint on cakes using cocoa butter at The Ultimate Sugar Show with Michelle BoydChicago area native Michelle Boyd, owner of Good Gracious Cakes, has ALWAYS loved dessert. In 2005, she realized that she could combine her two passions - art and dessert - and she made the switch from graphic designer & illustrator to full-time sugar artist.

Since then, you may have seen her on several television shows on TLC and Food Network, including Duff Til Dawn, Outrageous Wedding Cakes, and Halloween Wars. Michelle’s award-winning cakes have also been featured in Cake Masters Magazine, Sweet, and Cake Wrecks-Sunday Sweets.

​Michelle was named one of the Top Ten Cake Artists in North America for 2014 by Dessert Professional magazine.

​She teaches classes in various sugar mediums, with an eye toward helping students bring traditional (but not conventional) art techniques to cake, sugar, and chocolate. Michelle also creates elaborate edible showpieces for corporate events and food festivals around the country.