A crisp, sharp cake edge is the focus for this class, once you have mastered this, you will create a stunning Peony, Rose and Poppy flower for the top of your cake.
3 days, May 22nd - May 24th
Class Details Tutor: Louise Wilson
Time: 10am - 2.30pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Equipment: All equipment and icing will be provided.
Cake: You will provide the cakes from a recipe we send you.
Class size: This class has a maximum of four students.
- Hints and tips on baking your cake to perfection
- Hints and tips on storing your cakes
- How to create a tall 6" cake using 2 layers of 12" square cake
- How to make a delicious ganache
- Using ganache to fill your cake
- How to cover your cake using ganache for a perfect smooth surface ready for a sharp edge
- How to cover a double height cake with sugarpaste
- Creating a super sharp edge with the sugarpaste
- How to make a beautiful full rose
- How to make a large open peony with wired petals
- How to make a large poppy with wired petals
- How to make hydrangeas
- You will learn a little about piping with Royal icing
- Assembling your flowers on a cake and adding filler flowers
- Finishing your cake board with ribbon
- Boxing your cake
Why should you come to this class? In this class we work with a real cake, teaching you how to professionally level, fill and cover a double tier 6" round cake with beautiful sharp edges. We use a delicious chocolate ganache to fill and coat this cake, before covering with sugarpaste and creating those lovely crisp edges. You will also make a beautiful full open Rose, a Peony and a Poppy using flower paste, and pipe a pretty decoration around the edge of the cake.
What will you need to bring to this class? You will need to bring four layers of 6" cake with you. We provide a recipe that you can use which you can download here.
We ask you to bake the cakes as the teacher 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 finished cake, that has been baked, covered and decorated by you!
All the cake boards and boxes are supplied free of additional charge.
Each student will also be given our detailed 70 page PDF tutorial (emailed to you after the class) that we wrote to accompany this class, giving full instructions on everything you learn with us.
Class Level This class is for beginners, and anyone who wants to learn how to create a sharp edge, improve their sharp edge cake techniques or learn how to create stunning large flowers for cake decoration.
Class Times This is a four and a half hour class that is run from 10.00am - 2.30pm over three days. It has a maximum of four students, allowing us to give you more personalised teaching and attention. We have set the times this way over three days so that mums don't need childcare as their little ones are at school.
3 days, May 22nd - May 24th
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.
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Our classes are small so that you get the training that you have paid for. The tutorials that go with every class are like no other.
Very detailed written instruction, accompanied by lots of photos and templates. We provide all the equipment and pastes,
just come along, have fun and learn a new skill!