Painting on Cake Class

Learn several painting techniques in this two day class. No artistic skill required!

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 - 4pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: £280
Equipment: All equipment will be provided.
Cake: We will provide a pre-covered dummy.
Class size: This class has a maximum of six students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • Learn methods to build confidence without the need for drawing ability
  • How to build up designs and motifs
  • Different methods to apply a design to a cake
  • Using stencils and guides
  • Marking and masking
  • Transferring your image or design to a cake
  • Using food pens
  • Line work
  • Painting with food colours
  • Use of different painting styles
  • Using dust colours
  • Painted details using metallics
  • Colouring and using colour with royal icing
  • Painting using royal icing
  • Brush embroidery
  • Enamelling
  • 3-dimensional designs
  • Painting onto 3-dimensional cakes and shapes
  • Tips on designing cakes using painting techniques
  • Lots of hints and tips on rescuing mistakes and accidents

Why should you come to to this class? Painting on cakes is becoming a popular trend and provides an interesting and unique way to add design and colour to a cake. When planning for this class, we thought about levels of artistic ability and wondered how we could teach such a skill to a beginner who has little experience with cake or painting! We have spent two years discussing ideas, techniques and talking about ways in which this subject can be taught to a beginner.

Lou will take you through the different ways to apply a design to a cake, then show you many varied techniques for applying those designs, using food pens (which are now available a wide range of colours), Sugarflair paste colours, and royal icing to create different painted effects.

During the class you will create the three different sides to our cake, and you will get to choose your design too, then re-create all the techniques you see, so that when you leave (with our detailed guide!), you will have the confidence to transfer all kinds of designs to your cakes, using a variety of new techniques.

What will you need to bring to this class? You do not need to bring anything to this class as we will provide you with a covered dummy cake to work on that has been drying for a few days before the class, this gives you the best surface to work on when painting.

We will supply 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 beautifully painted dummy cake. All the dummies, cake boards and boxes are supplied free of additional charge.

Each student will also be given our detailed 64 page PDF guide (emailed to you after the class) that we wrote to accompany this class, giving full instructions.

Class Level This class is for beginners and anyone looking to perfect their skills a bit further, giving you the confidence to paint on cakes at home.

Class Times This is a two day class, each day is a six hour class and a maximum of six students for this class, this allows us to give you more personalised teaching and attention. The class starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. It is beneficial (though not essential) if students can allow for a small amount of homework on day one to give you additional time to develop your ideas and designs ready for drafting and painting onto your cake on day two.

These photos show one of the cakes 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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