Classes are a fantastic way to learn new or develop your cake decorating skills. Having a tutor to talk you through the process, answer your questions and provide expert advice is so valuable! Whether you’re looking to master the basics or develop specific skills, such as royal icing or modelling, there are sugarcraft classes all over the world that will be perfect for you. Here are some upcoming classes from brilliant sugarcraft schools and tutors that you might like to try…
Lulu the Waitress Modelling Class!
Learn to recreate the award-winning Lulu model from Cake International Birmingham 2016 with The Yellow Bee Cake Company. You’ll work with modelling chocolate, modelling and flower paste to create the model, focusing on creating a sturdy skeleton structure, which can be adapted to create a variety of poses. Class held 9:30-5:30 on 17th Sep in Basingstoke. £180. All materials, step-by-step guide notes, refreshments and lunch provided. Max 8 students.
More info at Yellowbeecakecompany.co.uk/event/lulu-the-waitress-group-class/ Get 10% off with code “GIMME10”
In this one day course with mullti-award winning cake artist of Immaculate Confections, you’ll make realistic roses, leaves, buds and berries, and colour them with petal dusts, plus you’ll arrange the flowers on a prep’d dummy. Limited to four people per day for plenty of ono-to-one help with an expert tutor, the class will be on both 27th and 28th June, 10-4pm. £95, includes all equipment and lunch. More info at www.immaculateconfections.co.uk/events-classes/
Castle Cake Class!
This new cake class from The Cake College is a great way to learn more about the art of novelty cake decorating – an ideal children’s birthday cake. You will be taught to turn a simple sponge cake and cake dummy in to a 3D castle, using lots of different techniques to create a professional finish. You will take your cake home to share with your friends and family. All equipment and tools included. Classes are held in the relaxed environment of our farmhouse kitchen in Berkshire. More details at: www.thecakecollege.com/cake-decorating-classes/castle-cake-class/
Iced Cookie Class!
This class from The Cake College will teach you various ways to decorate sugar cookies, including brush embroidery, over-piping, flooding, and wet on wet techniques. Even better, you will get to take 12 stunning cookies home that you have decorated yourself. All equipment and tools are included, various dates are available in 2016 and classes are held in the relaxed environment of our farmhouse kitchen in Berkshire. More details available on our website www.thecakecollege.com
Domestic Goddess Modelling Class!
Brand new masterclass with Gold Award Winning Rhianydd Webb, of Dragons and Daffodils cakes. Learn to sculpt a female torso, dress her and to make a detailed face. Class will be held on 23/7/16, 10-6pm, in Pontypridd, South Wales. Maximum of 8 students per class. £80 course fee includes tea, coffee, saracino modelling paste and iced dummy. Find out more at: www.dragonsanddaffodils.com
Shereen’s Cakes and Bakes
Shereen’s Cakes and Bakes runs small group classes and 1:1 classes from her home in Henlow, Bedfordshire. This Unicorn Rainbow Cake Class is on 13th June with a few spaces still available! Shereen also teaches ganaching, sharp edges, roses, bows, and personalised novelty cakes where the student can choose the theme. Visit Shereen’s Facebook page or email her at email@example.com to find out more.
Sphere Cake Class
Beautiful sphere cakes make the perfect modern addition to any celebration or wedding table. During the class with Blue Door Bakery you’ll learn how to bake and prepare perfect sponge spheres, add a buttercream crumbcoat, cover with sugarpaste for a flawless finish, pipe beautiful royal icing decorations and make a variety of florist paste decorations to top your cakes. Lunch, all equipment and full notes are provided. This is a fun, hands on class, full of techniques. Book online at www.bluedoorbakery.co.uk
PME 14 Day Intensive Course
In this fast paced course the aim is to work towards and achieve the three PME Diploma Certificate Modules and gain your Masters Certificate. Held at Inspired Creations (Surrey School of Sugarcraft), this course includes 3 modules; Sugarpaste, Royal Icing & Piping Skills and Sugar Flower Skills. Currently there are places available in May and August. For more information and to book visit: www.inspiredcreations.uk.com/index.php/courses-a-bookings/pme-courses
Beginners 5 Day Fast Track Class
This course at Inspired Creations – Surrey School of Sugarcraft is perfect if you are a complete beginner or are self taught and fairly new to the craft. Over 5 days you will learn to cover fruit cakes and sponge cakes, to create simple designs, and be introduced to character modelling, wired sugar flowers and royal icing techniques. Currently there are places available in May and August. For more information and to book visit: www.inspiredcreations.uk.com/…/courses-…/certificate-courses
Modern Wedding Cake Class at Blue Door Bakery
Achieve wedding cake perfection with Blue Door Bakery! After this two day class, you’ll go home with your amazing creation and the confidence to design and decorate stunning stacked wedding cakes every time. You’ll learn to acheive super sharp edges, how to add a shimmer effect, use gold or silver leaf, gain confidence with royal icing stencilling and to make a range of sugar flowers. There are currently 3 dates available for this class in May and June. Visit www.bluedoorbakery.co.uk for more details and booking info.
Classes at SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo
We’re so excited that Jacqui Kelly of Totally Sugar will be teaching this Dylan the Dragon class at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo in Miami next month. It’s a two part class and you can take part 1 on either Fri afternoon or Sun morning with part 2 on Sun afternoon. Find out more and book at www.soflocakeandcandyexpo.com/store
Baby on the Beach Class with Silvia Mancini
This class is with the incredibly talented Silvia Mancini – winner of the Cake Masters Magazine Modelling Excellence Award 2015. Silvia is teaching her amazing Baby on the Beach class at East Bridgford Hill country house in Nottingham on Sunday 24th of April 2016 from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Learn a number of invaluable modelling skills on this class, Silvia will take you through all of the techniques needed to create this adorable little baby on the beach full of character and charm, bringing your modelling skills to the next level! To find out more, visit: www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/courses
Faces and Emotions Class with Sugarwhizz
Learn multiple techniques needed to make facial features, such as different eyes, noses, and mouths. Then work at your own pace to take all the skills you’ve learnt in the to create your own full faces. Lynsey will show you how easy it is to transfer the elements you’ve learnt into endless creations! Three dates available, first on 8th May. Class held at Chalon court hotel, St Helens, 10am-4.30pm. All equipment and tools provided. Introductory offer: £75 To book or for more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org Or PM Lynsey on www.facebook.com/sugarwhizz
Royal icing workshop with Master Royal Icer Christine Flinn
This Pressure piped brush embroidery class is on Sunday 10th April 2016, 10.00am – 6.00pm. £170 per pupil, class fee includes materials and lunch. A maximum of four students per class. Pupils for this workshop need to have basic piping skills. Workshops are held in Warrington, Cheshire, UK. Additional workshop topics/dates can be found www.christineflinn.co.uk
Painted Peony Cake Class at Blue Door Bakery
Held in their purpose built cake studio in Redditch, Worcestershire. Blue Door Bakery have perfected their super simple method of painting beautiful blooms onto cakes, so at the end of this fun, hands-on day class you’ll have the confidence to create amazing painted cakes with confidence every time. Plus, what better to team with painted peonies than a sugar version! Next class on Tuesday 26th April. To find out more or book, visit: www.bluedoorbakery.co.uk
Victoriana Royal Icing with Eddie Spence MBE
Join The Master of Royal Icing, Eddie Spence MBE, and learn how to create this stunning Victoriana style cake. Class taking place in Bournemouth, UK, from 5th-8th May. You will need some prior experience working with Royal Icing. For more information please contact Eddie and Tracy Moore on Facebook Eddie Spence MBE or email: email@example.com