The day will begin by learning how to professionally layer, fill and crumb coat your cake. Moving on you will learn how to coat your cake in buttercream to achieve a smooth, even finish and also how to use patterned side scrapers to create on trend designs. You will learn a variety of piping techniques to decorate your main cake and also to create complimentary piped designs on 4 cupcakes.
- How to professionally layer, fill and crumb coat a cake
- How to use ganache plates to achieve a smooth even finish
- Tutorial - creating the perfect buttercream (we will also discuss flavour choices and consistency)
- How to use patterned side scrapers to create on trend textured designs in buttercream
- How to fill a piping bag (neatly and cleanly!)
- How to use an adapter
- How to create pulled bulb piping including spacing
- How to create ruffle piping
- How to use cake top marking templates
- How to pipe shells
- How to pipe stars
- How to create mini rosette swirls
- How to use edible pearls to add finishing touches
- How to flat ice a cupcake with buttercream
Annabelle established Confection Perfection (now re-branded as Annabelle Jane Cake School) in 1996 from her kitchen table; bought her first retail premises in 2000 and is now settled in a delightful setting in Bearsted, just outside Maidstone. Annabelle has extensive cake decorating experience and is highly creative and artistic. Annabelle is an accredited tutor for the PME Diplomas in Sugar craft and also designs and delivers a wide range of other highly successful cake baking and decorating classes. Annabelle has a huge vision for our Cake School and ensures that the strong reputation we have earned continues to grow lead by her consistently high standards.
The course price includes everything you need to decorate your cake and cupcakes including boxes to take them home. We will provide a madeira cake, 4 cupcakes, cake fillings, buttercream, all of the materials, all sugarcraft tools, equipment and refreshments. Course attendees will also receive a full set of course notes and a discount sheet which gives exclusive discounts on the items used during the course purchased in the cake decorating supplies shop on the day of your course.
Better than expected. Fab top tips on how to get the great finish; such a brilliant course.
— Sarah Morrison-Lane, 2nd March 2019
Had a lovely day and learnt a lot. Brilliant course.
— Sue Butcher, 2nd March 2019
I really enjoyed this course, I have learnt so much more about buttercream and all the things you can do with it. Brilliant tutor!!!
— Delenda James, 2nd March 2019
Such a friendly atmosphere and so welcoming. So many new skills learnt and just so much fun.
— Dan Boulton, 2nd March 2019
Brilliant course. Learnt so much. Exceeded expectations.
— Janet Owen, 2nd March 2019
Easy to follow. Good explanations. Lots of tips.
— , 2nd March 2019
Hours of fun, full of learning. Amazing, friendly, helpful, excellent tutor. I knew it would be good but I learnt so much. I can't wait to try all this at home.
— Alexis Ingram, 2nd March 2019
Amazing course, learnt so many skills, hints & tops and now feel so confident. Very friendly, amazing tuition.
— Becky Watson, 2nd March 2019