Our cake decorating school is at our design studio in Moulsford on the Berkshire / South Oxfordshire border, midway between Reading and Wallingford, within easy access of Wantage, Didcot, Henley-on-Thames, Pangbourne, Goring & Streatley and Newbury.
The school is run by Catherine Scott and classes are taught by Catherine and Kim, both PME-approved tutors with many years experience of designing and making wedding and celebration cakes.
Course prices are INCLUSIVE and cover use of all equipment, cakes, icing and ingredients that you need to create and decorate your sugarcraft masterpiece to take home at the end of the course.
A FUN cake decorating workshop suitable for beginners.
Learn how to decorate a cake like a professional!
We teach you step-by-step how to:
cover a cake with sugarpaste to get a smooth finish
make a simple sugarpaste character model or topper decoration
create simple side decorations and details
Fully inclusive - 3 hours tuition unless stated and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Spring Flowers 10am-1pm
Sat 12 May 2018 Gardening Theme 10am-1pm
Wed 6 Jun 2018 Polka Dot Parcel (square cake) 7pm-10pm
Sat 14 Apr 2018
Sat 12 May 2018
Wed 6 Jun 2018
Sponge cakes £60
Come along and learn how to make some beautiful themed cupcakes. We will teach you how to cover your cakes with sugarpaste domes and swirl toppings and then decorate them with themed decorations & toppers.
You will take home a box of 6 beautifully decorated cakes.
Wed 16 May 2018 Wedding Theme 7pm-9.30pm
Sat 9 Jun 2018 Seaside Theme 10am-12.30pm
Wed 16 May 2018
Sat 9 Jun 2018
The emphasis is on having FUN with this introduction to carved novelty cakes. We will learn how to carve a sponge cake into a simple shape, cover and decorate plus some additional modelled effects and decorations. This course will cover one of these designs:
Some examples of shaped novelty cakes we often cover are: handbags, teapot, Princess, ladybird, toadstool house, birdcage
Sat 28 April 2018 Marmalade the Cat 10am-2pm - FULL
Sat 16 June 2018 Beach Hut 10am-2pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Sat 16 Jun 2018
Level:Beginner to Intermediate
This is a two week course for someone with experience in covering with sugarpaste. Design to be confirmed
Sat 23 and Sat 30 June 2018 - Ganache and Sharp Edges - 10am-2pm
23 Jun 2018 &
30 Jun 2018
These short courses cover one particular aspect of cake decorating/figure modelling. The courses can be booked individually according to interests and some include moulds or nozzles used in the course to take home.
Wed 2 May 2018 Spring Bunny 7-9pm
Wed 9 May 2018 Large Vintage Roses 7-9pm
Wed 13 June 2018 Baby Shoes 7-9pm
Wed 27 June &
Wed 4 July 2018 Wired Rose Course 7-9pm *** £80 ***
Wed 2 May 2018
Wed 9 May 2018
Wed 13 Jun 2018
Wed 27 Jun & 4 Jul 2018 £80
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Suitable for beginners or experienced cake decorators who would like to start working with chocolate. This course will cover various techniques using chocolate. Firstly, we will make some ganache and use it to fill and cover a chocolate sponge cake. We will then cover various decorative techniques:
• Chocolate wraps
• Chocolate ruffles
• Working with chocolate transfers
• Chocolate moulds and dipping
FULLY INCLUSIVE. We provide 4 hours tuition and EVERYTHING you need.
Tues 24 Apr 2018 1pm – 5pm - FULL
Tues 25 Sept 2018 1pm – 5pm
Tue 24 Apr - FULL
Tue 25 Sept 2018
Time: 1pm - 5pm
A course designed for beginners to intermediate in modelling. Working from photographs in some cases to incorporate details of features to personalise their figures. You will make one sitting, one standing a child model.
Sat 5th May 2018 10am-3pm
Sat 5 May 2018
Time: 10am - 3pm
Basic Piping and Writing
This course will cover basic piping techniques with royal icing, such as:
Piping borders and scrolls, loops, dots and drops
Piping a basic inscription
Piping and flood decorating cookies with royal icing
No previous experience necessary
Tue 17 Apr 2018 7pm-9.30pm
Tue 17 Apr 2018
This course is suitable for beginners. The flowers are Wedding Cake style and suitable for adding the finishing touches to your cake. Create beautiful sugar flowers including the following:
- Wired peony
- Unwired vintage style roses
- Wired and unwired leaves
- Wired and unwired filler flowers
At the end we will colour and dust our flowers and leaves and assemble them onto a dummy cake to take home
Sat 21 April 2018 10am-4pm
Sat 21 April 2018
A FUN cake decorating workshop suitable for absolute beginners. You will work as a pair to learn how to decorate a cake like a professional! We will teach you step-by-step how to:
• cover a cake with sugarpaste to get a smooth finish
• create simple decorations and details
• fully inclusive - 2.5 hours tuition and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.
• There is no age restriction but this course is ideal for children from approx 7 years.
Sat 26 May 2018 Ladybird/Bee Theme 10-12:30pm
Sat 26 May 2018
Please note: This is an adult and child course only
An intermediate level course which would suit someone with some experience or students who have completed our introduction to Sugarpaste courses or the PME Diploma Sugarpaste module.
On this course we will complete a 2 tier stacked wedding cake using one actual cake and a dummy tier. We will decorate each tier differently and some piping and/or royal icing stencilling will be included plus other decorative effects
Sat 18 Nov 2017 10am – 5pm
Sat 18 Nov 2017
See you again soon x
Kathryn Prestidge posted on Facebook January 2016
A brilliant escape from the hustle and bustle... And I created something beautiful!! Catherine made us feel so relaxed and was incredibly positive about our creations... A really well spent evening. Thank you.
Rosamund Porter Facebook 5* review 16 December 2014
Tel: 0118 946 1112
Cake collections by arrangement
All our cake decorating classes and PME Professional Diploma courses are held at our Moulsford studio on the Berkshire / South Oxfordshire border, and we have plenty of free parking. We are near Streatley between Reading and Oxford, and close to Wantage, Didcot, Pangbourne, Goring, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames and Newbury, and just 20 minutes from the M4 if you're coming up from London.
Oxfordshire OX10 9JT
Tel : 01491 873 332