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Laura Liudahl from Laura’s Baking Delights will be offering several cake decorating classes through the Holmen Park & Recreation Department this Fall/Winter.  Please check out the variety of classes below.  All classes will meet at Halfway Creek Park West Shelter (400 Walnut Dr.).  Age & skill levels are merely suggestions. If you feel your child is mature enough for a class, go ahead and sign them up.  Class Size: Min – 4, Max – 12.

*All Classes are held at Halfway Creek Park West Shelter (400 Walnut St., Holmen WI)

Baking Buddies

Baking Buddies is an exciting opportunity for both adults and children to explore the art of decorating while fostering a collaborative environment. Our program caters to individuals aged 11 and above, who can independently work on their own projects. For children aged 10 and under, we require the presence of an accompanying adult. In such cases, both the child and adult will work together on a shared project, and only one registration fee will be charged.

These beginner-level classes aim to provide participants with a basic understanding of dessert decorating, allowing them to build a strong foundation in this skill.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to bond with your loved ones and unleash your creativity in the world of baking and decorating. Register now and embark on a delightful journey with Baking Buddies!

Class 1: We dive into the world of cookies. Discover the secrets of transforming plain cookies into edible masterpieces using various icing mediums and techniques.

Class 2: We explore the whimsical world of cake pops. Learn how to apply basic decorating skills to craft eye-catching and imaginative cake pops.

Class 3: All about cupcakes. Delve into the world of buttercream and piping tips to create stunning cupcake designs that will leave everyone in awe.

Class 4: We delve into the basics of cake decoration. Put your newfound piping skills to the test as you create a breathtaking cake.

*Don’t worry about supplies; everything you need will be provided for you to unleash your inner baking artist.*

Day/Time: All classes are one Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Site: Halfway Creek Park West Shelter

Session 1: Sept 6, 20, Oct 4, 18 – Register Here

Session 2: Jan 3, 17, 31, Feb 14 – Register Here

Session 3: April 3, 17, May 1, 15

Fee: $89 per Session

There will not be a Summer 2024 session.

Teen & Adult Classes

Join us for an exciting series of classes designed exclusively for individuals aged 16 and above, who are determined to refine their skills to perfection. With a focus on in-depth learning and extensive practice, we will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of various techniques before delving into our main project. Each class spans a duration of 2 hours, providing ample time for you to immerse yourself in the subject matter. Feel free to enhance your experience by bringing along your preferred beverage. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your abilities to new heights!

Chocolate Cake Class:

Indulge in the decadence of a luscious chocolate cake! Join me in this delightful class where I’ll unveil the secrets to baking a moist masterpiece and crafting a velvety frosting. Prepare to be amazed as I guide you through the art of creating captivating textures using an array of tools and piping tips. These invaluable techniques will empower you to effortlessly elevate any cake for every special moment. For a mere $50, you’ll receive a 2-layer 8″ cake, along with all the necessary frosting and a convenient box to carry your creation home. The price also includes the opportunity for two students to learn together while working on a single cake. Rest assured; I’ll provide everything you need to unleash your creativity during this sensational class.

Date: Wed. Nov. 1

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Site: Halfway Creek Park West Shelter

Fee:  $50 covers up 2 people working on the same cake

Royal Icing Cookies:

Join us for an exciting cookie decorating class! For just $30 per person, you’ll have the opportunity to master the art of royal icing. Get ready to explore various techniques such as piping, flowing, and creating stunning wet on wet designs that can be used for any occasion. This class is perfect for individuals aged 16 and above who are eager to enhance their cookie decorating skills. As an added bonus, each participant will be able to take home 6 – 8 beautifully decorated cookies, plus I will gladly share my coveted recipes for scrumptious sugar cookies and delectable royal icing, allowing you to recreate these mouthwatering treats in the comfort of your own kitchen. Don’t forget to bring a cookie sheet to ensure your creations make it home safely. Get ready for a fun-filled and educational experience that will leave you with impressive cookie decorating abilities!


Class #1: Wed. Nov. 15 – Register Here

Class #2: Dec. 20 – Register Here

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Site: Halfway Creek Park West Shelter

Fee: $30 per person

Hot Cocoa Bombs & Chocolate:

Calling all hot cocoa enthusiasts! Join us for an absolutely delightful Hot Cocoa Bomb Class that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. For a mere $30 per person, you’ll embark on a 2-hour journey of chocolatey goodness. Our expert instructor will guide you through the art of melting chocolate, crafting exquisite shells, filling them with delectable surprises, and adorning them with captivating decorations. As a bonus, each participant will take home a generous bounty of 3 large hot cocoa bombs and 6 peppermint spoons, ensuring that the deliciousness doesn’t end with the class. And that’s not all! We’ll also provide you with our secret recipe and a handy supply list, complete with convenient links to purchase the items we use. But wait, there’s more! If we manage to find some spare time, you might just have the chance to indulge in the delightful activity of crafting delectable candies using various chocolate molds.Don’t miss out on this delectable experience designed exclusively for those 16 and older. Secure your spot now!

Date: Wed. Dec. 6

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Site: Halfway Creek Park West Shelter

Fee: $30 per person – Register Here