Couture Cupcakes Class

Our couture cupcakes class has been designed to teach you how to create stylish, edible decorations on your cupcakes that will suit any party, or event that you make them for.

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: 10am - 2pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: £100
Equipment: All equipment and flower paste will be provided.
Cake: We will provide you with 6 cupcakes to decorate.
Class size: This class has a maximum of 6 students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • The basics of baking the perfect cupcake
  • How to ice a wonderful dome to give a chic and elegant finish to your decoration
  • How to fill your cupcake with buttercream or any other frosting
  • How to make modelling paste and how to store it in a way that is easy to work with later
  • How to colour icing the easy way
  • How to make pearls and making them all the same size
  • How to make a mini rose using only a simple circle cutter
  • How to use the daisy and blossom plunger cutters to create a stunning cupcake
  • How to use hydrangea and petunia cutters and veiners to make gorgeous flowers
  • How to make a leaf and vine without using cutters
  • How to create beautiful filler flowers using just a pair of scissors
  • How to make and use your own templates
  • How to make a beautiful rose without any cutters
  • How to mix different colours of sugarpaste in order to get secondary colours
  • The secret of piping straight lines, dots and the right consistency of royal icing for piping and how to make it

Why should you come to this class? Our couture cupcakes class has been designed to teach beginners how to create stylish, edible decorations that will suit any party, or event that you make them for. They make wonderful gifts for friends and family and suit just about any occasion!

We teach you how to work with sugarpaste and modelling paste (tylo powder and sugarpaste) as well as creating a dome shape with buttercream. You will also see how many of the decorations on the cupcakes can be created without the use of expensive tools and cutters.

We will also introduce you to flower paste and modelling paste so you understand the difference between the two. There will also be an introduction on how to bake the perfect cupcake. We also give our students the recipe for the cupcakes, buttercream and flower paste, together with all the information needed to recreate the couture cupcakes as many times as you wish. This all comes printed and bound in a folder with step by step pictures and very detailed explanation.

What will you need to bring to this class? We will supply the cupcakes, buttercream, sugarpaste, flowerpaste and modelling pastes, plus all the equipment and boards and boxes to take your cupcakes home in, so you don't need to bring anything!

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

What will you take home from this class? At the end of the class you will have completed six glamorous and beautiful cupcakes, you will also get a box to transport them home in, plus a 40 page, very detailed PDF tutorial (emailed to you) with step by step notes.

The skills you will take home, will ensure your confidence in working with sugarpaste and modelling paste.

Class level This class is for beginners and anyone looking to perfect their skills a bit further, giving you the confidence to recreate the cupcakes or come up with your own designs.

Class times This is a four hour class. You will get plenty of time to decorate the cupcakes and ask lots of questions without worrying about taking notes. It is a maximum of six students only class, this allows us to give you more personalised teaching and attention.

These photos show the cupcakes 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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