CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - NEW 2017 CLASS DATES ADDED !

We offer a range of cake decorating courses for all abilities. From cupcake decorating classes and Basic Sugarcraft for beginners, to advanced courses for experienced cake decorators including PME Professional Diploma courses with modules in Sugarpaste, Royal Icing and Sugar flowers.

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.
Cake Decoration Courses
Two Week Christmas Cake Course

A FUN cake decorating workshop suitable for beginners.
This will be a Fruit Cake and vanilla cupcakes.

Learn how to decorate a cake like a professional!

We teach you step-by-step how to:
    cover a cake with marzipan and sugarpaste to get a smooth finish
    make a simple sugarpaste topper decoration
    create simple side decorations and details along with matching Cupcakes.


We will teach you how to cover your cakes with sugarpaste domes and swirl toppings and then decorate them with themed decorations & toppers.

Dates:
Tuesday 21st & Tuesday 28th November 2017 10-12.30pm
Dates:

Tuesday 21st & Tuesday 28th November 2017
10-12.30pm


Level: Beginner

£120
Cake Decoration Courses
Introduction to Sugarpaste

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.

Dates:
Sat 7 Oct 2017  Autumn Squirrel   10am – 2pm (4 hours £80)
Sat 11 Nov 2017  Circus Theme (Square Cake)  10am – 1pm
Sat 2 Dec 2017  Xmas Trees – Fruit Cake 10am-1pm £75 (Square)
Sat 16 Dec 2017  Xmas Trees – Sponge 10am-1pm (square)
Dates:

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Sat 2 Dec Sep 2017
Sat 16 Dec 2017

Sat 7 Oct 2017 (£80)

3 hours

Level: Beginner

Sponge cakes £60
Cake decorating classes
Cup Cake Decorating

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.

Dates:

Wed 11 Oct 2017   Glitz & Glam 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 1 Nov 2017   Floral Theme 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 13 Dec 2017 Xmas Theme 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 20 Dec 2017 Xmas Theme 7pm-9.30pm


Dates:

Wed 11 Oct 2017
Wed 1 Nov 2017
Wed 13 Dec 2017
Wed 20 Dec 2017



Level: Beginner

£50
Cake decorating classes
Carved Novelty Sponge cake

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

Dates:
Date coming in January 2018 - New Design
Dates:

TBC (Jan 2018)

6 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

£135
Cake decorating classes
Intermediate Sugarpaste

Learn to cover a 6 inch deep cake using ganache as a crumbcoat in order to achieve straight sides and sharp edges.

    Shading effects and hand painted details
    Simple flowers
    2d and 3d modelling


Dates:


Sat 30th Sept   Double Barrelled Cake   10-5pm
Dates:

Sat 30 Sept 2017

£150
Wednesday Workshops

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.

Dates:


Wed 27 Sept 2017    Baby Shoes    7-9pm
Wed 18 Oct 2017    Mini Pumpkin Cakes    7-9pm
Wed 8 Nov 2017    Large Vintage Roses    7-9pm
Wed 22 Nov 2017 Cute Santa & Snowman 7-9pm
Wed 29 Nov 2017 Angels 7-9pm
Wed 6 Dec 2017 Xmas Bauble (Fruit Cake) 7-9pm
Dates:

Wed 27 Sept 2017
Wed 18 Oct 2017
Wed 8 Nov 2017
Wed 22 Nov 2017
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Wed 6 Dec 2017


Time: 7pm - 9pm

2 hours
Level: Beginner

£45
Introduction to Working with Chocolate

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.

Dates:

Wed 15 Nov 2017  1pm – 5pm
Dates:

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Time: 1pm - 5pm

4 hours
Level: Beginner

£125
Cake decorating classes
Figure Modelling

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.

Dates:
Sat 14 Oct 2017  10am – 3pm
Dates:


Sat 14 Oct 2017

Time: 10am - 3pm

5+ hours
Level: Intermediate

£100
Cake decorating classes

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

Dates:


Sat 25 Nov 2017   10am-12.30pm

Dates:

Sat 25 Nov 2017

2.5 hours
Level: Beginner

£50
Cake decorating classes
Sugar Flowers in a day

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
- Berries

At the end we will colour and dust our flowers and leaves and assemble them onto a dummy cake to take home

Dates:
Sat 16th Sept 2017 10:00am-4:00 pm
Dates:

Sat 16th Sept 2017

Level: Beginner

£120
Cake decorating classes
Teenager (11 to 16) Course - Unicorn

A FUN cake decorating workshop suitable for absolute beginners. You will 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.



Dates:
Sat 23rd Sept 2017     10.00am-12.30pm
Sun 10 Dec 2017 – Sleepy Santa 10am-12.30pm
Dates:

Sat 23 Sep 2017
Sun 10 Dec 2017

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

£50
Please note: This is a teenager (11-16 years old) course only
Cake decorating classes
Adult and Child Course - Unicorn

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.


Dates:
Sat 28th Oct 2017     10.00am-12.30pm
Sat 9 Dec 2017 Robins Nest 10am-12.30pm
Dates:

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Sat 9 Dec 2017

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

£50
Please note: This is an adult and child course only
Cake decorating classes
2 tier Wedding cake Course

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


Dates:
Sat 18 Nov 2017      10am – 5pm
Dates:

Sat 18 Nov 2017

7 hours

Level: Intermediate

£175


Thank you so much for another fantastic class. Great fun and I learn so much from you. Your cakes are amazing!
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


2 Montpelier Drive, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 6PS

Tel: 0118 946 1112

Telephone enquiries:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

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.

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Greenlands Farm,
Cow Lane,
Moulsford,
Oxfordshire OX10 9JT


Tel : 01491 873 332

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm