Now through Dec. 31, 2013, Occasionally Cake at 207 King St. in Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting cupcake decorating classes on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, as scheduled and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Each class is two hours and instructors teach four different cupcake designs for take-home cupcakes, featuring holiday designs. Class is $60 per person. Students 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for information.

Classes will teach Christmas tree, snowflake, Santa and reindeer cupcake designs. Class space is limited and based on availability. A 50 percent deposit is required upon making a reservation. Cupcake classes will teach piping, chocolate molds, as well as butter cream and fondant techniques.

“We are having so much fun teaching the cupcake classes, even our youngest students are able to make some spectacular creations,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

Occasionally Cake opened its first cake shop in 2009 at 8859 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va. and Old Town Alexandria opened at 207 King Street in 2012. The designer cake boutique specializes in custom cupcakes and specialty cakes. The King Street location features baking and cake-designing classes for all ages, hosts special events and parties, and offers a quaint bakery boutique with seating. Owned and established by cake designer, Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake creates unique cake flavors and combinations. They have been voted Best New Business by the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce in Virginia, as well as Best in Show and Best in Taste for three years at the Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax, Va. Occasionally Cake has become renowned for its flair for cutting edge taste, classic designs, and mission to champion community causes.  For more information, visit Occasionally Cake on Facebook for weekly cupcake flavors and store hours, go to www.occasionallycake.com.


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