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ACS Academy

 for Cake Art & Design

Upgrade your Cake Design Skills and Elevate your Cake Art Portfolio

Zurich based Cake Art Academy for established Cake Professionals from around the world looking to upgrade their portfolio, attract high-end commissions and master techniques in modern, minimalistic cake art.


Private Workshops for Professionals

ACS Academy offers private training sessions for Professional Pastry Chefs looking to elevate their Wedding Cake skills in their kitchens. 

Online Tutorials

The Introduction to the ACS Method of Cake Art
Online learning video course where I reveal all my secrets to how I create my cake art


A Cake Story Academy workshops are designed for professionals looking to upgrade their wedding cake portfolios and build a successful and profitable business. Aimed high to inspire and empower attendees with a packed schedule of hands on learning, inspiring talks and exclusive networking opportunities, fellow entrepreneurs will connect with like-minded individuals and ELEVATE. 


E L E V A T E 
Masterclass Workshop Zurich


Workshop Dates:

31. October - 5. November 2023

Workshop Location:

Hosted in Zurich, Switzerland, famous for its excellent quality of life, elite educational institutions and opulent lifestyle, the ELEVATE Masterclass Workshop is a 4 day Masterclass hosted in English. 

Workshop Focus:

The ELEVATE Masterclass Workshop is designed to inspire, educate and equip wedding cake artists to elevate their craft and achieve their goals.
This is an intensive workshop in the signature methods and techniques seen in A Cake Story art.
Students will also be empowered on how to interact with industry stakeholders and how to navigate their business as a luxury service provider.

In addition to the ability to create sleek, modern, minimalistic designs, students will have made hands on experience with packing and transport of the delicate cake art and how to manage applying these designs to various climate situations, and much more.

Upon completion of the 4-day workshop, students will leave the workshop empowered with the tools and the knowledge on how to ELEVATE their business to the next level. 


Tuition includes single occupancy 5-night hotel stay, airport - hotel transportation, breakfast/lunch and refreshments, materials and tools, welcome and goodbye apéro /dinner, photoshoot with a professional photographer with your completed work, goodie bag, and a  special excursion with a private tour and more...

Not included in the tuition is travel to Zurich, Switzerland.


Enrollment is now open. Scroll down to submit a request to receive information on pricing and specials.  

There will be an intimate participant count as to allow for the creative energy to flow 

Payment plan options available

Workshop Prerequisites:
This is an advanced course, open to professional cake artists who are looking to upgrade their design portfolio towards attracting high-end commissions. Upon successful completion students earn the ACS Academy Certification and Badge.

Workshop Curriculum:

  • Mastering the medium of fondant sugar paste seen in ACS signature cake art

  • The ACS Offset Method 

  • The ACS unconventional method for various climate situations

  • Surprise Excursion

  • Understanding pricing and mastering client and service provider interaction and attracting high-end commissions

  • Transporting / setting up the wedding cake

  • Photoshoot with a professional photographer with your completed work

  • How to source inspiration 

  • Overcome the dreaded artist block and much more!

Workshop project: 

Each student will be fully equipped with materials / tools and the medium to create their own masterpiece based on the style and signature methods seen on A Cake Story cake art. At the end of the workshop, you will have a professional photographer take beautiful photos of you with your artwork for your portfolio and social media feed.

About the Instructor: 

A Cake Story founder and owner, Olivia has earned over 20 years of business experience working for companies in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the luxury hotel and hospitality industry.

Skilled is project management, legal compliance and corporate communications, Olivia has successfully built her luxury brand based on the foundational principles and expertise acquired through years of training and experience.

Her cake art has been featured in wedding blogs across the globe, such as The Lane, Brides, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings, Frieda Therés, Lovely Bride, Spina Bride, Riley & Grey.

Her wedding cake commissions have been seen at some of Switzerland’s’ top 5-star luxury hotels such as The Dolder Grand in Zurich, The Buergenstock Resort in Lucerne, The Alpina Gstaad as well as countless other luxury event locations and art galleries.

As a cake artist, Olivia is not afraid to challenge the status quo, break rules and rediscover ways to make avant-garde statement cake art. Olivia is passionate about empowering others to find their artistic voice, navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and un-muddy the waters of small business ownership in the luxury goods sector. 

Swiss Excellence and Quality:

With a solid reputation for being a world leader in hospitality, Switzerland's reputation for excellence and quality is embedded into A Cake Story Academy.

Rigor, precision, attention to detail, timely service, and discretion are all core Swiss characteristics that are carried into each workshop. A Cake Story leverages its proximity to high-end clientele, luxury venues and world renown culinary brands to delivery students with an unparalleled workshop curriculum.

Completing a workshop with A Cake Story Academy ensures you will experience the best of Swiss esteem and demonstrate to your clientele your own commitment to quality, excellence and luxury. 

*Tips on baking and/or recipes are not covered at the ACS Academy. All academic courses are advanced and for already established cake makers looking to upgrade their cake art portfolio. Experience in baking and cake making is required. 

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