CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - CHRISTMAS THEMED AND 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
Christmas Courses

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
We have a selection of Christmas themed courses starting in November and running through December.

If you book more than one course or book a class with friends (yourself and two others) we'll give you a 10% discount.
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:
Tues 10 Sept 2019   Simple Flowers 10am – 1pm
Mon 7 Oct 2019   Autumn Hedgehog 10am – 1pm
Sat 9 Nov 2019   Seasonal 10am – 1pm
Dates:

Tues 10 Sept 2019
Mon 7 Oct 2019
Sat 9 Nov 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:

Wed 11 Sept 2019 Floral Theme 7pm-9.30pm
Sat 5 Oct 2019 Succulents 10am-12.30pm
Wed 13 November 2019 Cupcake Bouquet 7pm-9.30pm


Dates:

Wed 11 Sept 2019
Sat 5 Oct 2019
Wed 13 Nov 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 21 Sept 2019 Marmalade the Cat 10am – 2pm £100
Dates:

Sat 21 Sep 2019

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 19th October - Design TBC 10am-2pm
Dates:

Sat 19 Oct 2019

4 hours

Level:Intermediate

£80
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 9 Oct 2019 Vintage Rose 7-9pm
Wed 6 Nov 2019 Modelling Dragon Cake Topper 7-9pm
Dates:

Wed 9 Oct 2019
Wed 6 Nov 2019

Time: 7pm - 9pm

2 hours
Level: Beginner

£45
Guest Tutor

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.

Dates:


Sat 12th October 10am – 5pm £125
Sun 13th October 10am-5pm £175

If you book both days together the cost will be £275!
Dates:

Sat 12 October 2019 £125
Sun 13 October 2019 £175

Level: Beginner

Booked together £275!

£50 deposit at this stage

Christmas Course - Royal Icing

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.

Dates:


Sun 24 November 10am – 3:30pm
Sun 1st December 10am - 3:30pm

Dates:

Sun 24 November 2019
Sun 1 December 2019

Level: Beginner

£175 all inclusive

£90 deposit with the balance required two weeks before the start of the course

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 8 Oct 2019  1pm – 5pm
Dates:

Tues 8 Oct 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 18 Sept 2019  7pm – 10pm - FULL
Stage 2: Wed 25 Sept 2019  7pm – 10pm - FULL

Stage 1: Wed 2 Oct 2019  7pm – 10pm
Stage 2: Wed 16 Oct 2019  7pm – 10pm

Monday 11 Nov 2019 - Fault Line Cake 2pm - 5pm £60
Dates:


Stage 1: Wed 18 Sept 2019 - FULL
Stage 2: Wed 25 Sept 2019 - FULL

Stage 1: Wed 2 Oct 2019
Stage 2: Wed 16 Oct 2019


3 hours each stage
Level: Beginner

£60 per stage

Book both courses and save £10!

Mon 11 Nov 2019 £60
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:
Sat 5th Oct 2019 2pm - 4:30pm

Dates:

Sat 5 Oct 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:
Sat 28th Sept 2019 10:00am-4:00 pm
Dates:

Sat 28th Sept 2019

Level: Beginner

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

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:
Sun 15 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Design TBC 10am-12.30pm
Dates:

Sun 15 Dec 2019

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

£50
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 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:
Sat 14 Dec 2019 – Christmas Cake Course Design TBC 10am-12.30pm

Dates:

Sat 14 Dec 2019

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:
Sun 24 Mar 2019 – 10am – 5pm
Dates:

Sun 24 Mar 2019

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

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