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.
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.
Sat 11 Jan 2020 Simple Flowers 10am – 1pm
Sat 8 Feb 2020 Hearts and Pearls 10am – 1pm
Sat 7 Mar 2020 Cat and Mouse 10am – 1pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020
Sat 8 Feb 2020
Sat 7 Mar 2020
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.
Sat 25 January 2020 Succulents 10am-12.30pm
Sat 29 February 2020 Vintage Cupcakes 10am-12.30pm
Wed 11 March 2020 Cupcake Bouquet 7pm-9.30pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
Sat 29 Feb 2020
Wed 11 Mar 2020
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 18 Jan 2020 Turtle 10am-2pm £100
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 1st February 2020 - Unicorns and Rainbox 10am-3pm
Sat 1 Feb 2020
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 15 Jan 2020 Farm Animal Topper 7-9pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020 Peony 7-9pm
Wed 18 Mar 2020 Spring Bunny 7-9pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
Wed 25 Feb 2020
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Time: 7pm - 9pm
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.
Sat 28th March 10am – 5pm
Sat 28 March 2020 £175
£75 deposit at this stage
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 28 April 2020 1pm – 5pm
Tues 28 Apr 2020
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.
Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 - Stage 1 10am - 1pm £60
Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 - Stage 2 10am - 1pm £60
Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 - Fault Line 7pm - 10pm £60
Wed 29 Jan 2020
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Wed 22 Apr 2020
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 14 Mar 2020 10am – 3pm
Sat 14 March 2020
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 25th Jan 2020 2pm - 4:30pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
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
Mon 20th Jan 2020 10:00am-4:00 pm
Mon 20th Jan 2020
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 21 Mar 2020 - Ladybird/Bee 10am-12.30pm
Sat 21 March 2020
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
Sat 15 Feb 2020 – 10am – 5pm
Sun 26 Apr 2020 – 10am – 5pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Sun 26 Apr 2020
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
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