CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - NEW 2022 CLASS DATES


If you are interested in any of the classes please email, school@catherines-cakes.co.uk
As soon as we have the dates we'll get back to you.
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. Catherine and Kim are both PME approved tutors and have 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. Class sizes are small, to ensure you get the most out of your cake decorating course.
Cake Decoration Courses
Beginners Cake Decorating

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 30 Apr 2022   Spring Showers 10am-1pm
Sat 14 May 2022   Gardening Theme 10am-1pm
Sat 11 Jun 2022   Bumble Bee 10am-1pm
Sat 9 Jul 2022   Summer Time 10am-1pm
Dates:

Sat 30 Apr 2022
Sat 14 May 2022
Sat 11 Jun 2022
Sat 9 Jul 2022

3 hours

Level: Beginner

Sponge cakes £65

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 piped buttercream toppings and then decorate them with themed decorations & toppers.

You will take home a box of 6 beautifully decorated cakes.
Please be advised that the Buttercream Flower Cupcake courses can be taken in any order.

Dates:

Sun 15 May 2022 – Buttercream Flower Cupcakes Pt 2 10am-12.30pm FULL
Sun 15 May 2022 – Buttercream Flower Cupcakes Pt 2 2.30-5pm
Tues 17 May 2022 Buttercream Flower Cupcakes Pt 1 7-9.30pm
Sat 18 Jun 2022 Buttercream Flower Cupcakes 10am-12.30pm
Tues 12 Jul 2022 Tropical Cupcakes 7pm-9.30pm

Dates:

Sun 15 May 2022
Tue 17 May 2022
Sat 18 Jun 2022
Tue 12 Jul 2022

2.5 hours

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.

Dates:

Sat 25 Jun - Beach Hut 10am-3pm £130
Dates:

Sat 25 Jun 2022

5 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

£130
Cake decorating classes
Improvers Cake Decorating

The Improvers cake decorating course is suitable for anyone looking to improve their skills and techniques.

Fully inclusive - 5 hours tuition and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.

Includes
- marble effect sugarpaste
- ganache a square cake
- panel covering a square, deep cake
- introduction to working with wafer paper to make fans

Dates:

Sat 17 Sep 2022 Marble and Gold 10am-3pm approx
Dates:

Sat 17 Sep 2022

5 hours

Level: Intermediate

Price £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:


Tues 21 Jun 2022 - Sprinkles the Unicorn 7-9pm
Dates:

Tue 21 Jun 2022

2 hours
Level: Beginner

£45
Sugar Flower Courses ***** NEW for 2022

These are sugar flower courses for beginners to learn how to create the flower out of sugar. Courses vary from 2 sessions over two weeks or just one session.

If you book more than one course you will qualify for a discount. Great course to attend with a friend/s for a night out.

Dates:

Sun 24th April & Sun 8th May 2022 Roses 3 Ways – 10am-1pm £85
Tue 3rd & Tue 10th May 2022 Chrysanthemum Spray – 7-10pm £85
Tue 7th & Tue 14th Jun 2022 Calla & Oriental Lily 7-10pm £70
Dates:

Sun 24th Apr & Sun 8 May 2022

Tues 3 & 10 May 2022

Tues 7 & 14 Jun 2022

Level: Beginner

£85
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:

Tue 1st Nov – 1pm-5pm
Dates:

Tue 1 Nov 2022

4 hours
Level: Beginner

£125
Cake decorating classes
Buttercream Course

We are updating our Buttercream classes to add different techniques and use of colour.

For anyone starting out we suggest our Intro to Buttercream and then we have the following:

Buttercream Piping Techniques (Cake and Cupcakes)
Ombre Buttercream
Multicoloured Buttercream
Fault Line Buttercream

Individual classes are £65, however if you book more than one at the same time you will receive a £10 discount. Pictures of all cakes/courses will follow in due course.


You will take home your decorated cakes at the end of each session.

Dates:

Sat 23 Apr 2022 – Buttercream Piping Techniques 10am-1pm
Sun 1 May 2022 – Intro to Buttercream 10am-1pm
Sat 21 May 2022 – Buttercream Piping Techniques 10am-1pm
Tue 24 May 2022 – Intro to Buttercream 7pm-10pm
Sat 28 May 2022 – Ombre Buttercream 10am-1pm

Dates:

Sat 23 Apr 2022
Sun 1 May 2022
Sat 21 May 2022
Tue 24 May 2022
Sat 28 May 2022


3 hours
Level: Beginner

£65

Book more than one course for a £10 discount

Cake decorating classes
Figure Modelling

A course designed for beginners to intermediate in modelling. You will make one sitting and one standing model.

Dates:

Please enquire by email
Dates:

Enquire by email

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 18 Jun 2022 – 2pm-4:30pm

Dates:

Sat 18 Jun 2022

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:
2022 date coming soon
Dates:

TBC

6 hours

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!

• 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.


Under The Sea Theme

Dates:
Sun 17 July 2022 - 10am-12:30pm
Dates:

Sun 17 Jul 2022

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

£50
Please note: This is an adult and child course only
Cake decorating classes
Teenager Course


A FUN cake decorating workshop suitable for teenagers. You will learn how to decorate a cake like a professional!

• fully inclusive - 2.5 hours tuition and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.
• This course is ideal for children from approx 12 years old.

A parent/guardian will be required to stay on the premises for the duration of the course.

Dates:
Sunday 22 May 2022 - Under the Sea - 10am-12.30pm
Dates:

Sun 22 May

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

£50
 
Cake decorating classes
Wedding cake Course

This course is suitable for those competent at covering cakes with sugarpaste as the focus will be on finishing cakes to a wedding cake standard and decorative techniques. Particularly, suitable for students who have previously done their PME Professional Diploma modules and those who want to move into making wedding cakes.

On this course we will complete a 3 tier stacked wedding cake using one actual cake and 2 dummy tiers. We will decorate each tier differently and some piping and/or royal icing stencilling and sugar flowers will be included plus other decorative effects. Please contact for further information



Dates:
Sun 19th and Sun 26th June 2022 – 10am-5pm approx. both days
Dates:

Sun 19 Jun 2022
Sun 26 Jun 2022

14 hours

Level: Intermediate

£295


I did the introduction to sugarpaste course today and it was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much, I really enjoyed it.
Sarah - emailed 12th Sept 2020

I came on the postponed course yesterday and we loved it. Will you be doing anything in the future? I would love to bring both my daughters and mum too. Thanks.
Louise - emailed 9 Aug 2020

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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