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Buttercream 101 with Jay Qualls

Sugar Drop is happy to announce that celebrity cake baker Jay Qualls will be teaching a Buttercream 101 class on August 26th! This class will run 4-6 hours and students will learn all of the basics and fundamentals of working with buttercream. If you are a seasoned baker wanting to brush up on your skills or a novice baker wanting to start at this beginning, this class will help you learn everything you need to know on how to property split, frost and decorate a buttercream cake. 

Cake and buttercream will be provided for this class.

A list of additional supplies needed will be emailed to class participants for students to bring their own supplies. Sugar Drop will also have kits available for purchase with all supplies needed prior to the event. 

Class Fee: $125.00 

Click here to reserve your spot today! 


Jay Qualls, Celebrity Wedding Cake Designer

Jay decorated his first cake on April 25th, 1992 for his daughter’s first birthday party and fell in love with cake decorating from that day. His passion for delicious and beautiful cakes grew into a full time successful company known as Maples Wedding Cakes and he most recently opening A Frosted Affair, A Jay Qualls Boutique Cakery in Nashville, TN and inventor of Fondant Fabric™.

After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with his B.S. in Organizational Communication, Jay decided to put it to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique Jay quickly turned Maples Wedding cakes into a leader in custom designed wedding cakes. He believes cakes should be beautiful and

delicious. He has studied and worked alongside of the greatest sugar artists in the industry. He continues to be one of the leaders in the cake industry with his unique since of style of cake design, teaching, product development, speaking, business development and consulting.


President, Cakes by Jay Qualls, LLC dba A Frosted Affair Nashville, 2014 to present and has become known as one of the premier celebrity cake designers/artists in the country.

President and Lead Consultant, Willow Tree Consulting 2014 to presentPresident, Jay Qualls Holdings, LLC in 2012Inventor of “Fondant Fabric” 2011

Founded Maples Wedding Cakes, LLC in 2005Editorial Contributor to Edible Artist Network Magazine, Cake Central Magazine, and American Cake Decorating Magazine

Jay teaches classes and demonstrates his methods of cake design all over the US as well as Canada to shop owners and cake enthusiast and hobbyist.

He has designed wedding cakes and special occasion cakes for country music celebrity artists like Martina McBride, Jo Dee Massina, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Hillary Scott-Lady Antebellum and Patrick Carney from the Black Keys, Tyler Hubbard, Tiffany Fallon, Nicole Clawson, Hannah Curley, Reba McEntire, and Faith Hill just to name a few.He was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings in the winter 15th Anniversary issue. Less than 10 designers have been invited to collaborate with Martha Stewart Weddings in the history of the magazine.