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.
Wed 27th Nov Cute Santa & Snowman Modelling 7-9pm £45
Tues 3rd Dec Christmas Cake Decorating Fruit Cake (beginner) 10am-1pm £75
Wed 4th Dec Rudolph Cake Topper Modelling 7-9pm £45
Sat 7th Dec 3 Tier Snowman Cake (incl Airbrushing) 10am-4pm £135
Sun 8th Dec Christmas Buttercream 10am – 1pm £60
Wed 11th Dec Cute Angels Topper Modelling 7-9pm £45
Sat 14th Dec Adult & Child Class ‘Snowy the Owl’ 10am-12.30pm £50
Sat 14th Dec Adult & Child ‘Snowy the Owl’ 2.30pm – 5pm £50
Sun 15th Dec Teenager Class ‘Snowy the Owl’ 10am-12.30pm £50
Sun 15th Dec Mixed Age Class ‘Snowy the Owl’ 2.30pm – 5pm £50
Wed 18th Dec Christmas Cupcake Wreath 7-9.30pm £50
Sat 21st Dec Christmas Reindeer 10am (approx 3.5 hours) £60
If you book more than one course or book a class with friends (yourself and two others) we'll give you a 10% discount.
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.
Tues 3 Dec 2019 Xmas Fruit Cake 10am – 1pm £75
Sat 7 Dec 2019 3 Tier Snowman Cake 10am – 4pm £135
Sat 11 Jan 2020 Simple Flowers 10am – 1pm
Tues 3 Dec 2019
Sat 7 Dec 2019
Sat 11 Jan 2020
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 18 December 2019 Xmas Cupcake Wreath 7pm-9.30pm
Sat 25 January 2020 Succulents 10am-12.30pm
Wed 18 Dec 2019
Sat 25 Jan 2020
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 18 Jan 2020 Turtle 10am-2pm £100
Sat 18 Jan 2020
Level:Beginner to Intermediate
This course is for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Sugarpaste course and will teach more advanced techniques in covering and decoration.
Fully inclusive - 4 hours tuition unless stated and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.
Saturday 30th November - Christmas Fruit Cake 10am-2pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
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 27 Nov 2019 Cute Snowman 7-9pm
Wed 4 Dec 2019 Reindeer Cake Topper 7-9pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019 Cute Angels Topper 7-9pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020 Farm Animal Topper 7-9pm
Wed 27 Nov 2019
Wed 4 Dec 2019
Wed 11 Dec 2019
Wed 15 Jan 2020
Time: 7pm - 9pm
We are please to announce that Hannah Edwards The Cake Illusionist will be teaching the Ultimate Structured Unicorn Course on Saturday 28th March 2020
On booking you will be sent the recipe to bake the cakes and ganache required, that Hannah asks you bake and prepare and then everything else will be provided.
You can secure your space with a £75 deposit and then the balance two weeks before.
Sat 28th March 10am – 5pm
Sat 28 March 2020 £175
£75 deposit at this stage
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 12 Nov 2019 1pm – 5pm
Tues 12 Nov 2019
There are 2 stages of this course:
Come along to Stage 1 and learn how to fill and smooth ice a round cake with buttercream. We will teach you how to pipe a border around the base and also pipe a circle of flowers and leaves with coloured buttercream around the top edge.
Stage 2 – some experience of using buttercream. We will teach you to smooth ice a round cake with ombre shaded buttercream to include a drip. This will also include the piping of flowers and leaves.
You will take home your decorated cakes at the end of each session.
Sunday 8 Dec 2019 Christmas Buttercream £60
Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 - Stage 1 2pm - 5pm £60
Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 - Stage 2 £60
Sun 8 Dec 2019 £60
Wed 29 Jan 2020 £60
Wed 12 Feb 2020 £60
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 14 Mar 2020 10am – 3pm
Sat 14 March 2020
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
Sat 25th Jan 2020 2pm - 4:30pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
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
Mon 20th Jan 2020 10:00am-4:00 pm
Mon 20th Jan 2020
A festive fun cake decorating course.
This is a chocolate cake you will be covering in chocolate ganache.
Sat 21st Dec 2019 Christmas Reindeer 10am-1.30pm
Sat 21 Dec 2019
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 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 14 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Snowy the Owl 10am-12.30pm - FULL
Sat 14 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Snowy the Owl 2.30pm-5pm - 1 space left
Sun 15 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Snowy the Owl 10am-12.30pm - 2 spaces left
Sun 15 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Snowy the Owl 2.30pm-5pm - 4 spaces left
Sat 14 Dec 2019
Sun 15 Dec 2019
Choice of morning or afternoon course
Please note: This is an adult and child course only
Three Tier Snowman
A festive fun cake decorating course.
This is a sponge cake with two dummy cakes suitable for beginners and will include some airbrushing.
Sat 7th Dec 2019 Three Tier Snowman 10am-4pm
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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
Sun 24 Mar 2019 – 10am – 5pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
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