School of Cake Decoration - NEW 2017 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
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 and EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated cake.

Sat 6 May 2017   Perfect Pets  10am - 1pm
Sat 3 Jun 2017  Seaside Theme  10am – 1pm
Sat 15 July 2017  Summer Garden  10am – 1pm
Sat 9 Sept 2017  Love Birds  10am – 1pm

Sat 6 May 2017
Sat 3 Jun 2017
Sat 15 Jul 2017
Sat 9 Sep 2017

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.


Wed 24th May 2017   Shabby Chic 7-9.30pm
Wed 21 Jun 2017  Baby Theme  7pm – 9:30pm
Wed 19 Jul 2017  Seaside Theme  7pm – 9:30pm
Sat 2 Sept 2017   Shabby Chic 10am-12.30pm


Wed 24 May 2017
Wed 21 Jun 2017
Wed 19 Jul 2017
Sat 2 Sept 2017

Level: Beginner

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

Sat 29th Apr 2017   Noah's Ark   10am - 4pm

Sat 29 Apr 2017

6 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

Cake decorating classes
Intermediate Sugarpaste

Learn to cover a 6 inch deep cake using ganache as a crumbcoat in order to achieve straight sides and sharp edges.

    Shading effects and hand painted details
    Simple flowers
    2d and 3d modelling


Sun 11th June   Double Barrelled Cake   10-5pm
Sat 23rd Sept   Double Barrelled Cake   10-5pm

Sun 11 June 2017
Sat 23 Sept 2017

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.


Wed 17 May 2017    Flower Fairy    7-9pm
Wed 7 Jun 2017    Pirate & Princess     7-9pm
Wed 14 Jun 2017    Large Vintage Rose    7-9pm
Wed 12 Jul 2017    Peony    7-9pm
Wed 13 Sept 2017    Unicorn    7-9pm

Wed 17 May 2017
Wed 7 Jun 2017
Wed 14 Jun 2017
Wed 12 Jul 2017
Wed 13 Sept 2017

Time: 7pm - 9pm

2 hours
Level: Beginner

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.


Wed 10 May 2017  1pm – 5pm

Wed 10 May 2017

Time: 1pm - 5pm

4 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.

Sat 14 Oct 2017   10am - approx 3pm

Sat 14 Oct 2017

5+ hours
Level: Intermediate

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


Wed 3 May 2017   7-9.30pm
Wed 5 Jul 2017   7-9.30pm


Wed 3 May 2017
Wed 5 Jul 2017

2.5 hours
Level: Beginner

Cake decorating classes
Sugar Flower Course 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:

• Unwired Peony
• Large Vintage Roses
• Filler Flowers & Leaves

Sat 13th May 2017 10:00am-4:00 pm

Sat 13th May 2017

Level: Beginner

Cake decorating classes
Adult and Child Course - Under the Sea

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 - 2.5 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.

Sat 27th May 2017     10.00am-12.30pm

Sat 27 May 2017

2.5 hours

Level: Beginner

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

Sat 4 Mar 2017      10am – 5pm
Sat 20 May 2017      10am – 5pm

Sat 4 Mar 2017
Sat 20 May 2017

7 hours

Level: Intermediate


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.

Credit and Debit Cards Accepted

Unit 1, The Byre,
Greenlands Farm,
Cow Lane,
Oxfordshire OX10 9JT

Tel : 01491 873 332

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm