The French Pastry School
Pearls and Petals with Maggie Austin
Date: Aug 07 - Aug 10, 2017 (1:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
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Internationally renowned cake designer and French Pastry School alum Ms. Maggie Austin brings her sophisticated and playful approach to technique with a cascade of Pearls and Petals. Now you have the opportunity to learn some of the beautiful techniques behind her exquisite cake designs. Join Maggie as she shares her signature artistry in this unique and exclusive French Pastry School course.  In an intensive four-day course, explore hand-rolled, molded, and freshwater pearls and a variety of methods for making petals. Next, learn how to create and arrange lifelike gumpaste roses, garden roses, hydrangea, leaves, and fruit.  Students will create a contemporary cake utilizing the skills discussed and demonstrated; the masterpiece will be yours to take home at the end of class!    


Signature techniques and advanced sugar flower skills include:

  • Freshwater pearls
  • Gumpaste roses
  • Garden roses
  • Hydrangea
  • Various leaves
  • Various fruits


Maggie Austin’s design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans that follow her work. Austin, a former classical ballet dancer, brought her unique artistic vision to life when she launched Maggie Austin Cake in 2010 and has since reached an international audience. From White House Christmas celebrations to Hollywood parties to royal weddings, Ms. Austin is honored to work with prestigious clients all over the globe. Maggie Austin designs display symmetry, elegance, and sophistication with the subtle yet unmistakable mark of haute couture.



This course is approved by the American Culinary Federation for 28 Continuing Education Hours (CEH's)