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Charm City Cakes August cake decorating classes

School is still in session for the rest of the summer at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD. Students ages 14 and up can learn a variety of cake decorating techniques and hone their skills in classes led by the bakery’s veteran decorators. August kicks off with Charm City Cakes’ popular wedding cake workshop, followed by classes with summer-inspired beach and BBQ cake themes, and more. About one third of the proceeds from a special rainbow animal print cupcake class will benefit the Shirts For A Cure project, which donates 100% of their funds to the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford expensive breast cancer medicine and therapy.

Vegan and gluten-free cake options are also available, as well as private lessons, small group classes, bachelorette parties, team building, and gift certificates.


Wedding Cake Workshop

Saturday, August 2 at 10:00am

Our popular wedding workshop series continues with this ruffle flowered beauty. Students will learn how to stack, fondant, create ruffle flowers, pipe, and add sparkle to this gorgeous, signature Charm City Cakes confection! Each participant will be provided with a 6” and 10” dummy mold and an iced 8” cake. $350 per participant, with an additional $75 for cake substitutions for the dummy molds.

Rainbow Animal Print Cupcakes

Saturday, August 9 at 11:00am

In this special fundraising class for Shirts For A Cure, students will decorate four cupcakes with Charm City Cakes’ popular rainbow animal print design. Participants will learn how to airbrush a rainbow ombré and hand paint animal prints. For the remaining two cupcakes, students will get to pick from a range of beginner to advanced level templates, inspired by the charitable project’s favorite t-shirt designs. $100 per participant.

Life’s a Beach

Saturday, August 16 at 11:00am

Can’t get to the beach this summer? In this class, participants will get their hands dirty with frosting instead of sand by learning how to mask off areas of their cake to create a serene airbrushed beach scene with painted clouds and a gentle tide coming in. $100 per participant.

Say It With An Emoji

Sunday, August 23 at 11:00am

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and our overuse of emoji definitely proves it! Charm City Cakes is embracing our new language for the digital age with this hip class. Students can choose from five different emoji designs to recreate in edible form. $100 per participant.

Labor Day BBQ

Saturday, August 30 at 11:00am

To recognize all of the hard workers that have supported this country and made it what it is today, Charm City Cakes is celebrating Labor Day with a special holiday BBQ-themed class. Show your colleagues, laborers, and hardworking friends and family in your life how much you appreciate them by making this adorable and delicious grill cake. Veteran decorator Mary Smith will teach students how to cover their 6” iced cake in rolled fondant, how to airbrush and hand brush, and top their cake with a fondant hotdog and hamburger. $150 per participant.


Charm City Cake

2936 Remington Avenue

Baltimore, MD



Reservations are required and space is limited, so please visit the site, call 410-235-9229, or email to reserve a spot. For those looking for a more personalized decorating experience, private classes are also available. Children under the age of 14 may be admitted with a guardian, please call for more details.


Charm City Cakes was founded in 2002 by Chef Duff Goldman, an innovative and boundary-pushing baker. The Baltimore based establishment’s popularity grew and Duff and staff were approached by the Food Network to star in Ace of Cakes. The show ran for ten seasons in six years and is still wildly popular not only in reruns, but in over 40 countries worldwide. The twice-nominated James Beard Foundation baker expanded the business in 2011 to Los Angeles, CA with Charm City Cakes West, as well as a DIY cake studio, Duff’s Cakemix.

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