Portland’s 11 Best Places to Decorate Cakes and Cookies with Kids

Baking and decorating sweet treats are some of my favorite moments with my kids, especially during the holidays.  We still make time to fill our kitchen with the smells of cinnamon, ginger, sugar, and butter, but sometimes we look for a little help as well.  Luckily Portland has many talented bakers, decorators, and chefs ready and willing to share their skills and help create those memories! 

Many classes are best for slightly older children (around 10 and older), but classes for younger kids are also available.  The majority are small businesses owned by locals, meaning you are supporting our community as you make your memories.

Blake’s Decorette Shop

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Blake’s Decorette Shop in Tigard offers cake, cookie and cupcake decorating classes. They even offer candy making classes!  Classes are offered year round for both kids and adults, including holiday and seasonal themes. Blake’s also hosts birthday parties. Keep an eye out for holiday classes as well, like gingerbread house decorating as well.


Brandel Baked Goods

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Brandel Baked Goods is based out of Molalla and offers cookie decorating classes around the Molalla, Canby, and Oregon City area.  They also sell adorable take-home decorating kits that include cookies, icing and sprinkles.  If you’re looking for a quick sugar infusion, check out their cookie dunkers- mini cookies meant to be dunked straight into the provided buttercream and sprinkles.  Yum!  Classes and kits are posted to their Facebook and Instagram pages when available.

Cake Hoolpa

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Cake Hoolpa in Tigard is a unique studio space where you can take cake and cupcake decorating workshops, or you can sign up for an open studio time at your convenience.  Workshops are offered year round, including holiday, seasonal, and general themes. Offerings are available for both kids and adults.

Collective Kitchen

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Collective Kitchen in Hillsboro offers cooking classes primarily for adults, but they also have dessert classes that older kids (usually 12 and older) can partake in, like berry chiffon cake, eclairs or macarons.


Jam Cakes

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Jam Cakes creates beautiful custom cakes with fondant that actually tastes good!  We have ordered our birthday cakes here for the past few years and her work is impeccable!  She also offers cake decorating classes, mostly for kids.  Many events take place at Hammer and Jacks in Portland.  She provides a fondant covered cake and walks you through the creation of your own adorable masterpiece!  Classes happen year round with seasonal themes available.  Take-home cake decorating kits are occasionally offered.  Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop!

Jaylin’s Sweets and Treats

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Jaylin’s Sweets and Treats offers custom sugar cookies.  She also will offer classes out of her home in Milwaukie. These classes are at a lower price point, are shorter in duration, and have simpler designs perfect for younger kids!  Take home decorating kits are also offered at times.  Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop about upcoming events.

Jovie’s Sweet Treats

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Jovie’s Sweet Treats is a custom sugar cookie decorator based out of Forest Grove. Holidays bring the opportunity to buy cookie decorating kits. You receive cut-out sugar cookies, bags of icing and sprinkles.  This is a great way to have fun decorating at home at your convenience!  You can see opportunities to buy kits on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Knockout Cookies

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Knockout Cookies in Vancouver offers decorating classes periodically throughout the year.  Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see what is coming next.

Love Hope Cookies

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Love Hope Cookies in Tigard offers cookie decorating kits that come with cookies, icing, and sprinkles.  In additional to seasonal sets, they also offer fun themes like Frozen, Harry Potter, and Star Wars year round.  You can also purchase cookie mix to bake up professional tasting cookies in your own home! Updates can be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages.  

The Merry Kitchen

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The Merry Kitchen offers cooking classes for kids all year long in northeast Portland.  Around the holidays, classes include decorating gingerbread houses, seasonal treats and holiday foods.  My kids have taken classes here for the past ten years and have enjoyed every single one!

PDX Sugar Cookie Classes

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PDX Sugar Cookie Classes is the result of a partnership of two professional cookie decorators ready to share their skills with you!  They offer classes throughout the Portland area (both on the west and east side). Classes are year round, but their seasonal and holiday cookie sets are particularly fun! Many classes may be best for slightly older children, but Halloween and Christmas bring great opportunities to get your younger children decorating away! My daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed each class we have taken! You can find out information on upcoming classes by following their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Erica Vo
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