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Cake Decorating 101


Unleash Your Culinary Creativity with Back 2 Basics Cooking

Welcome to Back 2 Basics Cooking! We're here to help you bring a pinch of fun and a dash of creativity into your kitchen. Based in the heart of Columbia, Missouri, we offer engaging cooking classes for all ages, where you can strengthen your kitchen skills in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.


In our hands-on cake decorating class, led by our own Chef Ashley, you'll dive into the delightful world of cake artistry. You'll learn everything from mastering the crumb coat to how to use a flower nail. This class is designed to provide you with the necessary techniques to elevate your cake-decorating skills at home.

Here's What You'll Learn:

Mastering the Crumb Coat:

This step is crucial for a smooth, flawless finish on your cakes.

Piping Basics:

How to fill your bag, use a coupler, and more.

One-Bowl Color Mixing Magic:

Why use multiple bowls when one can do the trick?


Buttercream Basics:

Techniques to decorate a layer cake with buttercream icing!

Using a Flower Nail: 

Discover what a flower nail is and how to use it for beautiful flowers on cakes.

Who's Invited:

This class is open to adults who love to blend creativity with their sweet tooth. Kids aged 6-11 can join the fun too, provided they're accompanied by an adult and can engage in a two-hour class independently. For junior chefs aged 12 and above, they're welcome to join solo. Everyone attending will need their own ticket.


Pick Your Date:

January 28, 2024
February 17, 2024
March 17, 2024
May 19, 2024
August 18, 2024
September 15, 2024
October 6, 2024
November 9, 2024


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



And guess what?

There are absolutely no processing fees or hidden charges!

Cancellation Policy:
Life happens, we get it. That's why we offer full credit towards another class if you cancel at least 7 days in advance. And if Mother Nature decides to throw a snow or ice storm our way, we'll notify you and provide a credit for a future class.

Additional Information:

If you can't find the class you're eyeing on the calendar when you hit 'Book Now', it means it's already full. Remember, seats are limited and registration is required. So, make sure you reserve your spot early! We wouldn't want you to miss out.

Private Class Option:

Have a group of 6-8 people? You can book a private class! Simply reach out to us via call, text, or message to check availability.

Ready to Book?

Ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the delightful world of cake decorating? We can't wait to meet you! Hit the 'book now' button and secure your seat.

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