The French Pastry School
Contemporary Cake Design: A Maggie Austin Exclusive
Date: Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018 (11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
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Internationally renowned cake designer, Maggie Austin, returns to her alma mater for this unique and exclusive five-day professional course. With Austin as your guide, you’ll learn the secrets behind her modern and whimsical designs while exploring the techniques behind her painted, stained glass motifs, and a variety of petal-making methods. She'll show you how to create and arrange gumpaste anemones and fondant rosettes—then you'll use the techniques discussed and demonstrated by Austin to create two, one-of-a-kind contemporary cakes that are yours to take home. Join Maggie Austin and The French Pastry School for this special week of cake design!
Course detail:
  • Elements of contemporary cake design
  • Modern color interpretation and selection
  • Proper hand-rolling and molding techniques
  • Petal-making methods
  • Flower arrangements
  • Gumpaste anemones
  • Fondant rosettes
  • Stained glass techniques
Maggie Austin's designs are instantly recognizable to her legions of admirers. This former classical ballet dancer brought her imagination and artistic vision to life when she launched Maggie Austin Cake in 2010. She has since reached global distinction and is honored to have a client list that includes White House Christmas celebrations, Hollywood parties and royal weddings. Her design aesthetic is one of elegance and sophistication, with the subtle yet unmistakable mark of haute couture. Austin is an honors graduate of L'Art de la Pâtisserie at The French Pastry School and is one of our many distinguished alumni. 
This program is approved for 35 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for American Culinary Federation certification.