CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - NEW CLASSES ADDED FOR 2020

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 25 Apr 2020   Spring Showers 10am – 1pm
Sat 16 May 2020   Gardening 10am – 1pm
Sat 13 Jun Mar 2020   Summertime 10am – 1pm
Sat 11 Jul 2020   seaside 10am – 1pm
Dates:

Sat 25 Apr 2020
Sat 16 May 2020
Sat 13 June 2020
Sat 11 Jul 2020

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:

Tue 17 March 2020 Cupcake Bouquet 10am-12.30pm
Sat 2 May 2020 Tropical 2.30pm-5pm
Wed 10 June 2020 Succulents 10am-1pm
Wed 8 July 2020 Shabby Chic 7pm-19.30pm

Dates:

Tue 17 Mar 2020
Sat 2 May 2020
Wed 10 Jun 2020
Wed 8 Jul 2020

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 20 Jun 2020 Myrtle The Turtle 10am-2pm £100
Dates:

Sat 20 Jun 2020

4 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

£100
Cake decorating classes
Improver Sugarpaste

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.


Dates:

Saturday 6th June 2020 - Unicorns and Rainbow 10am-3pm
Dates:

Sat 6 Jun 2020

4 hours

Level:Intermediate

£120
Mini 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 18 Mar 2020 Spring Bunny 7-9pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020 Unicorn 10am-12pm
Wed 1 Apr 2020 Simple Figures 10am-12pm
Wed 13 May 2020 Large Vintage Rose 7-9pm
Dates:

Wed 18 Mar 2020
Wed 25 Mar 2020
Wed 1 Apr 2020
Wed 13 May 2020

2 hours
Level: Beginner

£35
If more than two people booking you will receive a £5 discount per person. Limited spaces available, get booked in to avoid disappointment
Guest Tutor

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.

Dates:


Sat 28th March 10am – 5pm   Only two spaces left


Dates:

Sat 28 March 2020 £175

Level: Beginner

£75 deposit at this stage

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:

Tues 28 April 2020  1pm – 5pm
Tues 15 September 2020  1pm – 5pm
Dates:

Tues 28 Apr 2020
Tues 15 Sept 2020

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:


Saturday 21 Mar 2020 - Stage 2 2pm - 5pm £60

Last Dates until September
Wednesday 29 April 2020 – Stage 1 7-10pm
Wednesday 20 May 2020 – Stage 2 7-10pm

Dates:

Sat 21 Mar 2020

Wed 29 Apr 2020
Wed 20 May 2020

£60

3 hours
Level: Beginner

Cake decorating classes
Fault Line Buttercream Cake

This course is suitable for beginners.

This is a new design in buttercream. Without cutting out the cake you will be taught to build the buttercream to include a false cut-out to fill with sprinkles.

Dates:


Wednesday 22 April 2020 7-10pm
Saturday 27 June 10am-1pm


Dates:

Wed 22 Apr 2020
Sat 27 Jun 2020

£60

3 hours
Level: Beginner

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 Mar 2020  10am – 3pm
Dates:


Sat 14 March 2020

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 2nd May 2020 10am - 12:30pm

Dates:

Sat 2 May 2020

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 4th Jul 2020 10:00am-4:00 pm
Dates:

Sat 4th Jul 2020

Level: Beginner

£120
Cake decorating classes
Adult and Child Course

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.


Dates:
Sat 21 Mar 2020 - Naughty Bunny 10am-12.30pm

Dates:

Sat 21 March 2020


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 15 Feb 2020 – 10am – 5pm
Dates:

Sat 15 Feb 2020

7 hours

Level: Intermediate

£150


Just finished my cake decorating courses at Catherine's. 3 really enjoyable courses: PME Sugarpaste, Royal icing and Sugar Flowers. Kim is a kind and patient teacher doing such a great job. Catherine is a lovely host, she was really helpful and gave valuable advice when I asked questions unrelated to the courses, and often handing trays of cakes to us to enjoy. Selena was just as great, running around for us and collecting/ordering things we asked for. I can only thank them all for a truly great learning experience and the wonderfully friendly atmosphere. Katalin Brindley posted on Facebook 23 Nov 2019

Absolutely loved the course, thank you so much, Catherine was amazing!
Charlotte – emailed 18 Dec 2019

Just to say thank you to Kim for a brilliant course today. I really enjoyed the course & learnt so much. Kim is a brilliant teacher & I hope to be able to do more courses. Thank you again.
Allison Burns Emailed in June 2019


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

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