We want to bring a fun learning space to the heart of NJ, where non-professionals can learn to make beautiful, edible works of art.
As a professional cake decorator, I get to make gorgeous edible creations on a regular basis, which I love. But the really rewarding part of what I do is helping other people learn to master the art of cake decorating themselves. Watching students' eyes light up when they witness a secret 'trick of the trade' in action is very gratifying, and I want to make that experience accessible to non-professionals of all skill levels in my home community of Maplewood, New Jersey.
I've been teaching decorating classes for years, both internationally and in my cake shop in New York. But the constant travel takes too much time away from teaching itself, and our small shop in NYC is not large enough to comfortably hold a class full of students rolling out fondant and decorating large display cakes. I want to create a space where cake enthusiasts from all different backgrounds can come together to learn not just from me and visiting instructors, but from each other as well. That's where you come in! Please help me make this fun and functional space a reality. I have the location, but am still in need of lots of tools and equipment, and promotional materials so that we can hit the ground running and start creating the next generation of super-decorators! If you have a passion for things that are beautiful and delicious, or you just want to see a unique and interesting small business thrive in our community, please consider making a pledge to help us.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 25, 2012.
Jul 26, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Our undying gratitude and a big fat shout-out on our school's website (this applies to all backers, in fact).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Cake balls! A box of four delicious and adorable little hand-dipped treats. Must be picked up from the West Village in NYC.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A 3-piece hydrangea cutter set, used for creating gorgeous and realistic gumpaste flowers, designed by Colette herself. Domestic shipping included.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A 2-piece sweet pea cutter set and a 3-piece hydrangea cutter set, plus one container of luster or petal dust (our choice). Domestic shipping included.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A cake decorating kit consisting of three professional-quality gumpaste flower cutter sets personally designed by Colette (sweet pea, hydrangea, and 3-piece oriental peony), plus 2 containers of petal or luster dust, all shipped to the same domestic address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The above-described decorating kit, plus a signed copy of '365 Days of Cake' 2013 calendar, an oversized, full-color, glossy wall calendar featuring cakes by Colette and other well-known cake artists.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
A one-day cake decorating class of your choice at the Cake School, with all materials included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $400 or more
A two-day (or 2 separate one-day) cake decorating class(es) of your choice at the Cake School, all materials included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $800 or more
A private, hands-on, 4-hour cake decorating class for you and a friend with Colette Peters, all materials included. You'll get personalized demos in the many techniques she's famous for. Makes a great holiday gift!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Admission to 6 individual (one day) classes or the equivalent (ie, 3 two-day classes) at the Cake School. Must be completed within a two-year period.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012