Learn from the world-renowned cake designer, sugar flower artist, author, and instructor.
Come to River Farm
Join Maggie at the beautiful retreat overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. Once part of George Washington's estate, this historic treasure is the home of the American Horticultural Society. From the manicured gardens to the wildflower meadow, surround yourself with floral inspiration.
Make beautiful things
Artists from all over the world gather to learn from Maggie.
A lauded pastry chef shares petal dust with a high school senior. A home baker makes pearls with an owner of a thriving cake company. A mechanical engineer gently edges a leaf in gold while a retired accountant places the last stamen on a daffodil. Together, they make flowers and discoveries and lasting friendships.
And there's a spot at the table just for you.
Transform your perspective
A handful of days, innumerable revelations.
Maybe it's the new way to hold your hand so that the petal curves just so. Maybe it's the new way to present a tasting that sets clients at ease. Maybe it's the new excitement you feel when you look through the camera lens at a design that is just so you.
A Maggie Austin Workshop invigorates, inspires, and affirms.
The Small Group Mentorship Program
Let's get down to business. Take off your apron and step outside the studio for individualized, supportive coaching on the practical aspects of building your own successful business.Learn More
Far beyond sugar flowers, Maggie changed my entire perspective. I learned the importance of being kind to myself and my art
When I took my first class with Maggie, I didn’t even know what gumpaste was. After a couple of short workshops you would think I’d been doing it for years. She is an exceptional teacher, and a gift to the cake world.
I am an 18 year old home baker and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Maggie makes instructions incredibly clear while she maintains the complexity of her methods.
With concise direction and attention to detail, Maggie is able to constructively guide all her students, no matter what skill level. By far the best workshop I have EVER attended!
Verdadeiramente incrível! Como um sonho realizado. Eu pude realmente fazer as flores mais lindas que eu já vi e Maggie auxilia em qualquer dúvida.