CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - NEW 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
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 5 Jan 2019   Polka Dot Parcel 10am-1pm
Sat 9 Feb 2019   Seasonal 10am – 1pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019   Theme to be confirmed 10am – 1pm
Dates:

Sat 5 Jan 2019
Sat 9 Feb 2019
Sat 16 Mar 2019

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:

Sat 19 Jan 2019 Vintage Theme 10am-12.30pm
Wed 13 Feb 2019 Valentine Theme 7pm – 9.30pm
Tues 19 Mar 2019 Cupcake Bouquet 7pm-9.30pm


Dates:

Sat 19 Jan 2019
Wed 13 Feb 2019
Tue 19 Mar 2019


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:

Sat 12 Jan 2019 Marmalade the Cat 10am – 2pm £100
Dates:

Sat 12 Jan 2019

4 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

£100
Cake decorating classes
Intermediate Sugarpaste

This course for someone with experience in covering with sugarpaste.
This is a Two Week course in which you will cover a spherical cake with decorative details and create a model with expression.

Dates:

Saturday 26th January 2019 AND Saturday 2nd February 2019
Dates:

Sat 26 Jan 2019
and
Sat 2 Feb 2019

£165
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 16 Jan 2019 Baby Shoes 7-9pm
Wed 6 Feb 2019 Pirate & Princess 7-9pm
Wed 6 Mar 2019 Peony 7-9pm
Wed 27 Mar 2019 Spring Bunny 7-9pm
Dates:

Wed 16 Jan 2019
Wed 6 Feb 2019
Wed 6 Mar 2019
Wed 27 Mar 2019


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:

Sat 2 Mar 2019  1pm – 5pm
Dates:

Sat 2 Mar 2019


4 hours
Level: Beginner

£125
Cake decorating classes
Buttercream Course

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.

Dates:

Stage 1: Wed 23 Jan 2019  7pm – 10pm
Stage 2: Wed 30 Jan 2019  7pm – 10pm


Stage 1: Tues 26 Feb 2019  2pm – 5pm
Stage 2: Tues 5 Mar 2019  2pm – 5pm
Dates:


Stage 1: Wed 23 Jan 2019
Stage 2: Wed 30 Jan 2019


3 hours each stage
Level: Beginner

£60 per stage

Book both courses and save £10!
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 9 Mar 2019  10am – 3pm
Dates:


Sat 9 March 2019

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:
Wed 17th Oct 2018 7pm - 9.30pm
Sat 16th Feb 2019 10am - 12.30pm

Dates:

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Sat 16 Feb 2019

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:
6 October 2018 10am-4pm - FULL
Tues 27th Nov 2018 10:00am-4:00 pm

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 10:00am-4:00 pm
Dates:

Sat 6 Oct 2018 FULL
Tues 27th Nov 2018
Sat 23rd Mar 2019

Level: Beginner

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

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 cupcakes
• create simple decorations and details
• fully inclusive - 2 hours tuition and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.

Please be advised that an adult will be required to stay on the premises and be able to assist your child if required.

Dates:
Thur 21 Feb 2019 – Emoji Cupcakes 2pm-4pm
Dates:

Thur 21 Feb 2019

2 hours

Level: Beginner

£40
Please note: This is a teenager (11-16 years old) course only
Cake decorating classes
Adult and Child Course - Emoji Cupcakes

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 cupcakes
• 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.


Dates:
Tues 19 Feb 2019 - Emoji Cupcake Decorating 2pm-4pm

Dates:

Tues 19 Feb 2019

2 hours

Level: Beginner

£40
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 27 Oct 2018 – New Design – 10am – 5pm
Dates:

Sat 27 Oct 2018

7 hours

Level: Intermediate

£150


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