The Cute Car Class

Impress your customers with your future vehicle cakes by allowing them to see under the wheels!

Class Dates Thu 22nd Jun, 2017 - 4 spaces left
2 days - Jun 22nd - 23rd

Class Details Tutor: Louise Wilson
Time: 10am - 2.30pm
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Cost: £230
Equipment: All equipment and flower paste will be provided.
Cake: You will bring a 9" square cake, we will provide a recipe.
Class size: This class has a maximum of 4 students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • Building a structure to make amazing car creations
  • Hints and tips on baking your cake to perfection
  • Choosing the right shaped cakes to bake for carved cakes
  • Hints on using sugar syrup to keep your cake moist
  • Layering your cake
  • Creating a shape from your basic shaped cake
  • Basic carving techniques
  • Use of crumb base and crumb coat
  • Colouring paste without getting your hands messy
  • Covering your car cake, and enhancing the features and curves
  • Adding details to your car cake to give it detail and polish
  • Creating a cake board to suit your car shape
  • Building the car on the cake board
  • Supporting the car so that it looks like it has nothing underneath
  • Adding the wheels
  • Covering your cake board
  • Using different colour combinations
  • Using different pastes (sugarpaste, modelling paste and flowerpaste)
  • Making your own glue
  • Finish your cake board with ribbon, the easy way
  • Lots of hints and tips on rescuing mistakes and accidents
  • Recipe for Lou's cake
  • Hints and tips on storing cakes
  • Boxing your cakes for travel

Why should you come to this class? Most cake decorators will be asked at some point to make a car shaped cake, or a perhaps a bus, a tractor, or a sports car! They are one of the most popular birthday cakes for boys and men. We want to show you how to make yours stand out from the rest, by being able to see UNDER the wheels of the car. This will really impress your customers!

We have devised a class that will teach you all the fundamental techniques for creating a shaped car cake, which you can apply to any other vehicle. You will learn lots of helpful hints and tips to give you confidence to make many different shaped modes of transport, not just cars!

You will cut, shape and fill your cake, learning valuable tips on how to fix any disasters you may have while carving! You will learn how to create a basic car shape and cover it with sugarpaste, creating a smooth finish, then using the right tools to enhance all the features such as the windows, bonnet, doors and bumper.

This class is for you if you struggle with this type of cake and really want to nail it!

What will you need to bring to this class? You will need to bring 1 cake with you (9" square), we provide a recipe that you can download here.

We ask you to bake the cakes as Lou spends a portion of the first morning talking to each of you about your cake, and how you can improve your baking, and also how to fix any mistakes. If we provided you with perfect cakes then we feel we would have a missed teaching opportunity!

We will supply the buttercream, sugarpaste, flowerpaste and modelling pastes, plus all the equipment and boards and boxes to take your cake home in!

Please bring a packed lunch with you. 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 completed car cake. We will provide you with a box to take your cake home in, and teach you how to box it safely using regular cake boxes.

Each student will also be given our very detailed 36 page PDF tutorial(emailed to you after the class) that Lou wrote to accompany this class. This gives full step by step instructions, tips and lots of useful photos to help remind you of what you learned during your class with us.

Class level This class is for beginners or intermediate cake makers and anyone looking to start carving cakes with confidence.

Class times This is a two day class, with 4.5 hours each day. This class has a maximum of four students, this allows us to give you more personalised teaching and attention.

These photos show what you will create during this class:
Class dates Thu 22nd Jun, 2017 - 4 spaces left
2 days - Jun 22nd - 23rd

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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