Whether you’re looking to “up” your cupcake game, or even start offering them, this class is one you wont want to miss.
In this class, Ernest shows you how to dive deeper than the traditional 1M and 2D Tips, and take your cupcake game to the next level.
As his unique and beautiful cupcakes are one of the things Ernest is most known for, taking this class will give you the knowledge of how to ice cupcakes beautifully and effortlessly in various styles and designs. You’ll have a foundation that will help you creatively create visually appealing, magazine ready, picture perfect cupcakes. You’ll learn how to make buttercream as well as countless techniques, and various ways to apply them. As well as the effects of different icing consistencies. And most of all how to efficiently ice large amounts of cupcakes in a timely manner!
Each student will leave with a variety of differently iced cupcakes, ready to take over the cupcake game in their town!
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INSTRUCTOR: Ernest Strickland
DATE: SATURDAY, Nov 9, 2019
TIME: 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
CLASS LENGTH: 2 HOURS
REGULAR PRICE: $75 || CONFERENCE PRICE: $50
Ernest B. Strickland is an up-and-coming cake and sweets artist from North Carolina. Completely self-taught, Ernest started from knowing absolutely nothing about the industry, as he stumbled upon his love for the artistry by total accident. After discovering that he'd stumbled across something he was good at, he began making cakes and sweets from home.
Half a year later, in November 2016, he and his partner, Justin Herring, joined forces, left their corporate jobs behind, and opened Sugar Art Custom Cakes and Sweets, located in Lumberton, North Carolina. Since then, they have won awards such as 2017 Best of Robeson - Best Bakery, by Robeson Living Magazine, after only being open for four months when voting took place! Their storefront has blossomed into an absolute success. So much that they quickly outgrew their space and after only a few months, and they're in the midst of planning a move to an even bigger location!
In less than two years, Ernest has absorbed every piece of knowledge, every word of advice, and taken every opportunity possible to help him become an impeccable and well-rounded sweets artist. He feels that he has been extremely blessed and fortunate to have the opportunities that he's been given over these last few years. From national projects, to creating a cake for clientele such as celebrity R&B artist K. Michelle, these past two years have been incredible for him personally and professionally.
Ernest also teaches cake sessions at colleges in his hometown, holds children’s cake classes at Sugar Art Custom Cakes and Sweet, and offers a wide variety of online sweets tutorials.
It's Ernest's hope that each student will walk away with so many lessons learned and with more knowledge and skills to help them build a business that prospers beyond belief.