BECOME A SUGAR GEEK
Gain the confidence to become the best cake decorator you can be.
Hundreds of step-by-step courses, from beginner to advanced, designed to build your cake skills.
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HELLO AND WELCOME
Hi, I'm Liz Marek, and I've been sculpting award-winning cakes for over 10 years.
I have traveled the world teaching cake decorating in 7 different countries, been awarded the Cake Hero lifetime achievement award from Cake International, and recently been inducted into the ICES Hall of Fame for excellence in Cake Design.
But before all of those awards and achievements, I struggled to find my true passion and switched several jobs until I stumbled into cake decorating.
I have always been an artist and after realizing I could make art for others as my career, I was HOOKED...
MORE ABOUT ME
"I can make much higher-end, professional-looking cakes, which in turn, I charge more for and clients are willing to pay for. So the membership really pays for itself, it’s a worthwhile investment.”
— Janie Amarles Pangilinan —
COURSES FOR EVERY LEVEL
From beginner to advanced, Sugar Geek University has something for everyone. Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional looking to up your cake-game, we have specially designed courses for you.
CAKE BASICS: FUNDAMENTALS
Learn the very basics of cake decorating. 18 mini-lessons to help you tackle torting, crumbcoating, leveling cakes, paneling fondant, and much more.
CAKE BASICS: WEDDING CAKES
Learn how to talk to brides, how to design a wedding cake based on a Pinterest mood board, how to handle cake tastings and how to create a semi-naked wedding cake.
CAKE BASICS: CAKE STRUCTURE
Learn how to create the structure needed to create any cake from your imagination. Learn how the 3 different core structures and their pros/cons.
Making seriously realistic animals out of cake is one of the foundations of modern cake decorating. Whether it's a cute kitty cat or a ferocious lion, we've got you covered.
Learn how to create a wide variety of cake toppers for clients that already have a cake but need a specialty topper.
REALISTIC FOOD CAKES
Learn to make cake that looks like... other foods! Hamburgers, breakfast in bed, pizza and tacos!
FIGURATIVE SCULPTED CAKES
One of our specialties at SGU is teaching anatomy and figurative sculpting... IN CAKE! Here you will learn about making realistic people out of edible materials.
SPECIAL OCCASION CAKES
Birthday cakes, special events and more, there's quite a few different ways to approach the birthday cake. Everything from Air Jordan shoes to a working whiskey barrel is here.
Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's are the main holiday cakes covered here. Learn to make zombies, Christmas trees and more.
Arguably the most important style of cake to learn, wedding cakes have a surprisingly vast amount of styles and looks. There's a tutorial in this section for every style.
Learn how to create epic, enormous showpiece cakes and chocolate pieces here.
Sugar flowers, wafer paper, and even bean paste flowers are covered in this section. Learn from some of the best instructors in the industry on making edible flowers.
VIDEO GAME CAKES
We have made quite a few video game cakes over the years, to the point that we have our own section dedicated to popular characters with a variety of techniques.
MOLD-MAKING AND BUSINESS TALKS
Food-safe mold-making is an important technique needed to make many realistic parts to sculpted cakes, and we also have a few business talks included as well.
"People want Pinterest cakes now! I went from being the only cake decorator to having 4 full-time cake decorators now because of the techniques I learned from Sugar Geek Show.”
— Tina Yuhl —
- Unlimited access to all of our tutorials while you are a member
- You can cancel anytime for any reason
- Access to our online community where you can post questions, get help from others and watch community-only LIVE shows
- Building your skills and leveling up to become the best cake decorator you can imagine
"At first, I wondered if I would get enough out of Sugar Geek Show to justify the cost ever month, I mean, would I even use it? Well, it has gone so far beyond what I ever even began to expect!”
— Veronica Metteson —
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"I’ve only been a member for a few months, but I’ve already learned so much. I wish I would have become a member years ago. The in-depth details and content is so helpful.”
— Amber Pride-Deady —