CAKE DECORATING COURSES

School of Cake Decoration - 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
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 13 Apr 2019   Easter Cake Decorating 10am – 12:30pm £50
Sat 4 May 2019   New Design TBC 10am – 1pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019   Seasonal 10am – 1pm
Dates:

Sat 13 Apr 2019
Sat 4 May 2019
Sun 23 Jun 2019

3 hours

Level: Beginner

Sponge cakes £60
Sat 13 Apr £50)
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:

Tues 19 Mar 2019 Cupcake Bouquet 7pm-9.30pm
Sat 11 May 2019 Shabby Chic 10am-2.30pm
Sat 19 June 2019 Seaside Theme 7pm-9.30pm
Wed 10 July 2019 Floral 7pm-9.30pm


Dates:

Tue 19 Mar 2019
Sat 11 May 2019
Sat 19 June 2019
Wed 10 July 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 1 Jun 2019 Handbag 10am – 3.30pm £120
Sat 14 Sept 2019 Marmalade the Cat 10am – 2pm £100
Dates:

Sat 1 Jun 2019
Sat 14 Sep 2019

4 hours

Level:Beginner to Intermediate

£100
Cake decorating classes
Intermediate Sugarpaste

This course for someone with experience in covering with sugarpaste.


Dates:

Sunday 30th June - Ganache and Sharp Edges 10am-4pm £150
Dates:

Sun 30 Jun 2019 £150
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 27 Mar 2019 Spring Bunny 7-9pm
Wed 1 May 2019 Unicorn 7-9pm
Wed 15 May 2019 Large Vintage Roses 7-9pm
Wed 5 June 2019 Baby Shoes 7-9pm
Dates:

Wed 27 Mar 2019
Wed 1 May 2019
Wed 15 May 2019
Wed 5 June 2019


Time: 7pm - 9pm

2 hours
Level: Beginner

£45
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:

Sat 2 Mar 2019  1pm – 5pm FULL
Tues 8 Oct 2019  1pm – 5pm
Dates:

Sat 2 Mar 2019
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
Stage 2: Wed 25 Sept 2019  7pm – 10pm
Dates:


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


3 hours each stage
Level: Beginner

£60 per stage

Book both courses and save £10!
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 16th Feb 2019 10am - 12.30pm
Wed 8th May 2019 7pm - 9.30pm

Dates:

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Wed 8 May 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 23rd Mar 2019 10:00am-4:00 pm FULL
Sat 28th Sept 2019 10:00am-4:00 pm
Dates:

Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Sat 28th Sept 2019

Level: Beginner

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

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:
Sat 11 May 2019 – Emoji Cupcakes 2:30pm-4:30pm
Dates:

Sat 11 May 2019

2 hours

Level: Beginner

£40
Please note: This is a mixed course with teenagers and Adults & Children
Cake decorating classes
Adult and Child Course - Emoji Cupcakes

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 11 May 2019 - Emoji Cupcake Decorating 2:30pm-4:30pm
Sun 26 May 2019 - Laydybird or Bee Cake Decorating 10am-12:30pm

Dates:

Sat 11 May 2019
Sun 26 May 2019

2 hours

Level: Beginner

£40
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

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm