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  • What: Cake N Friend Fest - Where cake and friends meet!

  • When: October 8, 9, 10

  • Where: PME School Aurora IL

  • Take advantage of 3 payments to spread the cost of the event. CONTACT US and we'll send you an PayPal invoice for $147.00 x 3.
  • Student cancelations are NON REFUNDABLE unless we cancel due to low enrollment.

Three days of learning, prizes and so much more!!!  Have fun learning Bridgeless String Work with Chef Dawn Parrott and receive complements galore from your clients and friends.

Do you wonder exactly how this baby shower cake was made? Master Sugar Artist Chef Dawn Parrott will reveal how to make this cake at the 2015 Cake N Friend Fest. Her two day class at the Fest you will learn how to combine bridgeless string work, gumpaste work, run out royal work, brush embroidery, petal and luster dust to build this adorable cake. The skills you will gain over in her class you can apply to wedding cakes, birthday cakes, or almost any cake you can dream of.

Using these skills Dawn Parrott won the Grand Prize at O.S.A.S. 2014.  She is also featured in the July/August 2015 edition of American Cake Decorating.


In fact Dawn used these breakthrough techniques to win the Grand Prize at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. Knowing these secrets will allow you to stand out at cake decorating competitions or have unique cakes to offer your clients.

The first day of the Cake N Friend Fest you will have two classes. In the morning Susan “Mmumise” Silva will show you how to make a bouquet of “Wafer Paper Posies”.  Wafer paper flowers can be used as delicate embellishments on top of celebration cakes or stand on their own as a center piece.

In the afternoon Kathy “Cake du Jour” Cherie will demonstrate “A Box of Techniques Tied Up With A Bow”. This box will be constructed out of gingerbread with four distinct holidays and four different decorating styles. Gingerbread has many more uses than just making a house. Kathy hopes to open your mind to other possibilities.

Your Ticket Includes All Materials

Some of the decorating materials you will be able to keep other items will be borrowed from the PME School and will remain at the school at the end of the instruction sessions. Others will be yours to keep. This will allow you to travel with ease since you will only have to pack your clothes. 

If you happen to own a Fondant Extruder  or Clay Extruder Gun, electric heating pad, or hot glue gun you may wish to bring them with you.

The PME School of Confectionery Arts located at 35 N Broadway Ave., Aurora, IL 60505 will be hosting the Cake N Friend Fest on October 8th, 9th, and 10th.

There are only fourteen tickets this year because we wanted the Fest to be more intimate. So that you and others can clearly see the demonstrations and reproduce the projects with precision.

It Is Time To Invest In Yourself

Learning these techniques will allow you to charge your clients and customers more money. So Cake N Friend Fest is not a cost but an investment in yourself.

If you currently do not have a cake decorating business but are interested in starting one. You can rub shoulders with other business owners and learn from their successes and failures. So you can be more capable launching your own business.

The Cake N Friend Fest is place for serious Bakers and Decorators to meet and socialize. Where you can increase your decorating capability learning techniques that have been used to win competitions. In addition you will have the pride of making something beautiful each day.

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Stay Within Walking Distance From The PME School

If you do not live close the PME School I would recommend making a reservation at the Comfort Suites Inn Aurora Illinois.

If you stay there for three nights and mention you are attending the Cake N Friend Fest you will receive a 20% discount.

There are limited number of rooms left with two double beds but there are also rooms with one king size bed. All rooms may be shared if you wish.

More About The Instructors

Chef Dawn Parrott CWPC a Certified working Pastry Chef and accomplished award winning cake designer. Chef Dawn has won numerous competitions and awards in her career across the country and is proudly published in magazines across the globe. Her busy schedule keeps Chef Dawn's motivation high for teaching and competitions. She continues to share her knowledge, passion and experience in teaching at all levels as she knows it!

Kathy Cherie {Cake du Jour} has been decorating for 33 years. Kathy has won and placed highly in several gingerbread competitions. For example Kathy received an Honorable Mention in the National King Arthur Flour Gingerbread Contest and her contest entry was featured as the cover photo for the Facebook Event Page. Kathy won Third Place in the Wedding Cake division of the 2014 America's Baking and Sweets Show. Plus Kathy has taught several classes in cake, cookie, and gingerbread decoration.

Susan Silva {Mmumsie} is a Certified Wilton Method Instructor teaching in several states for 35 years. In 1994 she was awarded the Wilton’s Territory Instructor of the Year and after inducted into the Wilton’s Hall of Fame because she taught over 1000 students. Now having taught over 2100 students she continues to share what she loves while helping them explore and develop their sweet hidden talents. In 2004 she founded Slice of Heaven and online store Slice-heaven.com. In 2007 she established the SASI Cake Club where club members all complete hands on projects. Starting in 2010 every summer we hold our annual cake decorating conference dedicated to advancing our cake decorating skills called the Cake N Friend Fest.

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Refund Policy: Refund requests need to be submitted in writing, email or fax with registration# and receipt # 30 days before the event for a full refund, minus a $45.00 processing fee. After the 30 days only 50% refund minus a $45.00 processing fee are given. No refunds of any kind are given after SEP. 12, 2015.   IF CFF is canceled all full refunds may take up to 30 days AFTER the scdheduled event.


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Cake N Friend Fest 2015 Event

  • $440.00