330 Class D-1 Watercolor & Pen & Ink


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Class D-1 Painting and Pen & Ink – Mary Jo Dowling – Sun. 9:00-Noon – $80

Painting and Pen and Ink drawing on cakes

There are so many ways to creatively apply designs and colors on to cakes. We’ll investigate  simple pen and ink, water color, and pastel techniques to make your cake creations stand out. How to pick designs, transfer and freehand your artwork onto the cake and how to minimize and fix errors while creating a one of a kind masterpiece on a plaque to take home. This class is about basic techniques and principals of application and is appropriate for everyone, since after all, aren’t we all sugar artists?


Mary Jo Dowling Is the owner of frosting and crumbs, a custom cake studio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an ICES Certified Master Sugar Artist, and Certified Sugar Art Judge. She was a 2018 RBA Pillsbury Baker’s Plus Grand Decorating Competition winner. She has been working in the sugar arts for more than a decade and was featured on

TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off and Fabulous Cakes. She was also featured on programs on HGTV, the Travel Channel and Yahoo TV. Her work has appeared in numerous cake related publications over the years. She is an ICES Approved Teacher and past chairman and president of the International Cake Exploration Societé, and member of the American Culinary Federation, Retail Bakers of America, and the British Sugar Craft Guild. She has taught students from around the globe in her travels.