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.
Saturday 23rd November & Saturday 30th November
❄ Traditional Royal Iced Christmas Cake ❄ 10am-2pm £175
Wednesday 27th November
❄ Wednesday Workshop ❄ Cute Santa & Snowman Modelling 7-9pm £45
Tuesday 3rd December
❄ Intro to Sugarpaste ❄ Christmas Cake Decorating Fruit Cake (inc marzipan) 10am-1pm £75
Wednesday 4th December
❄ Wednesday Workshop ❄ Rudolph Cake Topper 7-9pm £45
Saturday 7th December
❄ 3 Tier Snowman Cake (incs Airbrushing) ❄ 10am-4pm £135
Sunday 8th December
❄ Christmas Buttercream ❄ 10am-1pm £60
Wednesday 11th December
❄ Wednesday Workshop ❄ Cute Angels 7-9pm £45
Saturday 14th December
❄ Adult & Child Christmas Cake Decorating ❄ 10am-12.30pm £50
Sunday 15th December
❄ Teenager – Christmas Cake Decorating ❄ 10am-12.30pm £50
Wednesday 18th December
❄ Christmas Cupcake Wreath ❄ 7-9.30pm £50
Saturday 21st December
❄ Christmas Reindeer ❄ Approx 3.5 hours start at 10am £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.
Mon 7 Oct 2019 Autumn Hedgehog 10am – 1pm
Sat 9 Nov 2019 Seasonal 10am – 1pm
Tues 3 Dec 2019 Xmas Fruit Cake 10am – 1pm £75
Sat 7 Dec 2019 3 Tier Snowman Cake 10am – 4pm £135
Tues 10 Sept 2019
Mon 7 Oct 2019
Sat 9 Nov 2019
Tues 3 Dec 2019
Sat 7 Dec 2019
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 13 November 2019 Cupcake Bouquet 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 18 December 2019 Xmas Cupcake Wreath 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
Wed 18 Dec 2019
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 21 Sept 2019 Marmalade the Cat 10am – 2pm £100
Sat 18 Jan 2020 Handbag & Accessories 10am-3.30pm £125
Sat 21 Sep 2019
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 19th October - Design TBC 10am-2pm
Sat 19 Oct 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 9 Oct 2019 Vintage Rose 7-9pm
Wed 6 Nov 2019 Modelling Dragon Cake Topper 7-9pm
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 9 Oct 2019
Wed 6 Nov 2019
Wed 27 Nov 2019
Wed 4 Dec 2019
Wed 11 Dec 2019
Time: 7pm - 9pm
The next Guest Tutor we have visiting is Dawn Butler from Dinky Doodle Designs in which she will be teaching Airbrushing. Dawn will be with us the weekend of 12th & 13th October 2019. The Saturday is for beginners, which Dawn will be teaching airbrushing techniques on edible icing sheets, which you will take home.
The Sunday is for the advanced airbrusher (those that have attended an airbrushing course previously) where you will be working on a two-tier dummy cake with a peacock design.
All equipment is provided and included in the cost and you take your work home with you.
Sat 12th October 10am – 5pm £125
Sun 13th October 10am-5pm £175
If you book both days together the cost will be £275!
Sat 12 October 2019 £125
Sun 13 October 2019 £175
Booked together £275!
£50 deposit at this stage
This is a traditional Royal Iced fruit cake decorated over two weeks.
You will be taught the various techniques needed when working with Royal Icing, to include oriental string work, run out collar, run out lettering, run out snowman and piping.
You will work on the cake over two Sunday’s and then take your decorated cake home for you to enjoy over the festive period.
Sat 23rd November 10am – 3:30pm
Sat 30th November 10am - 3:30pm
Sat 23 November 2019
Sat 30 November 2019
£175 all inclusive
£90 deposit with the balance required two weeks before the start of the course
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.
Monday 11 Nov 2019 - Fault Line Cake 2pm - 5pm £60
Munday 8 Dec 2019 - Xmas Buttercream 10am - 1pm £60
Mon 11 Nov 2019 £60
Sun 8 Dec 2019 £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 9 Mar 2019 10am – 3pm
Sat 9 March 2019
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 5th Oct 2019 2pm - 4:30pm
Sat 5 Oct 2019
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 28th Sept 2019 10:00am-4:00 pm
Sat 28th Sept 2019
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.
Please be advised that an adult will be required to stay on the premises and be able to assist your child if required.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Design TBC 10am-12.30pm
Sun 15 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 Design TBC 10am-12.30pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
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
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