Christmas Fruit Cake Class

Just after dinner on Christmas day, everyone loves a bit of Christmas fruit cake! This year that cake could be made and decorated by you!.

Class Dates All of our scheduled classes are now fully booked.
Please contact us to find out when the next ones are planned.

Class Details Tutor: Louise Wilson
Time: 7pm - 10pm (both evenings)
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: £140
Equipment: All equipment, and flower paste will be provided.
Cake: You will provide an 8" fruit cake.
Class size: This class has a maximum of 4 students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • Hints and tips on baking fruit cakes
  • How to feed and store fruit cakes
  • How to level and marzipan your cake
  • Covering your cake including icing the cake board
  • Colouring your paste without messy hands
  • Understanding different kinds of pastes and why we use them
  • Learn how to make your own edible glue
  • Making royal icing to the perfect consistency
  • Tips for colouring royal icing
  • Basic piping skills and techniques
  • Working with modelling paste
  • Make a Snowman and a Santa character
  • Make a sleigh with wrapped presents
  • Learn how to adapt your modelling for different shapes
  • Using cutters effectively
  • Construct beautiful Christmas trees
  • Developing a side design for your cake
  • Combining all your elements effectively
  • Using ribbons
  • Finishing off your cake board beautifully
  • Rescuing mistakes and accidents
  • Glitter guidelines
  • Get your fruit cake decorating questions answered by an expert
  • Boxing cakes

Why should you come to this class?. Just after dinner on Christmas day, everyone loves a bit of Christmas fruit cake! this year that cake can be made and decorated by you!.

During this class you will be taught lots of amazing tips on how to marzipan and cover a fruit cake for a perfectly flawless finish. Then you will move on to learn many great modelling tips as you make the Santa, the Snowman, the Sleigh, the wrapped presents and little trees for decoration.

What will you need to bring to this class? You will need to bring an 8" round fruit cake with you, we will provide you with our tried and tested recipe in 8 tin sizes! which you can download here.

We will supply the marzipan, sugarpaste, flowerpaste and modelling pastes, plus all the equipment you use and boxes to take your cake home in, so you don't need to bring anything else.

The Cake Makery will provide tea, coffee and cold refreshments as needed!

What will you take home from this class? You will take home your finished cake in a box that we will provide.

Each student will also be given our very detailed 45 page PDF tutorial (emailed to you after the class) that we wrote to accompany this class, giving full instructions and lots of useful photos to help remind you of what you learned in class.

Class level This class is for beginners and anyone looking to learn how to marzipan and cover a fruit cake for a professional finish, and also pick up some valuable modelling skills too!

Class times This is an evening class that is split over two evenings, the cost includes both evenings. Both evenings the class runs from 7pm - 10pm.

It has a maximum of four students, this allows us to give you more personalised teaching and attention.

These photos show the cake you will create during this class
Class dates All of our scheduled classes are now fully booked.
Please contact us to find out when the next ones are planned.

About your teacher Lou grew up baking and decorating cakes for fun with the family. Her first Christmas cake was made when she was just 15.

Lou's training was originally in graphic design and illustration, and she spent 10 years working in graphics and running her own business. There were always amazing cakes for family and friends' special occasions!

However the arrival of Lou's two children was life changing. A new home-based occupation needed to be found and the old love of baking combined with the natural artistic talent, lead to the birth of Lou's Amazing Cakes.

After more than 20 years of commercial cake decorating, many people have asked after Lou's skills. Amazed that people wanted to learn from her, Lou was tentative when she first started demonstrating her sugarcraft, but quickly found it rewarding and enjoyable. She is an accredited demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild and regularly demos for them around the UK.

When Elly called Lou in early 2011, it came at a time when Lou was rethinking the balance of her business. Lou was considering teaching and passing on her skills on a more full time basis, but still wishing to continue some commercial work as Lou's Amazing Cakes. Meeting with Elly made that development easy and sparked the start of an exciting new sugarcraft school - The Cake Makery.

Lou still makes amazing cakes for customers and now also enjoys passing on her years of experience and knowledge of sugarcraft. She is also regularly featured in Squires Kitchen's Wedding magazine, is one of the Wedding Cake Showroom entrants at the annual Squires Exhibition in Farnham, and won Gold and First Place for her painting on cakes entry in this year’s competition at the show.

The Cake Makery is delighted to have Lou as our head teacher, and she leads the way with her informative classes, leaving her students buzzing with the confidence to go home and use their new skills and tips to create their own amazing cakes.

One day you will wake up
and there won't be any more time to
do the things you always wanted.
Do it now!
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