This course is packed full of techniques and ideas to produce a wide range of finishes for your cupcakes. The focus of this course is entirely on decoration - we will bake you a batch of delicious cupcakes ready for you to decorate, you will use several different nozzles to pipe buttercream and frosting to create 13 floral designs. You will learn different colouring techniques and you will have the opportunity to colour your frosting/ buttercream to suit your desired colour scheme.
We will show you how to create a cupcake bouquet using a selection of the designs you have created. Your remaining cupcakes you will take home in a box.
- Tutorial - different piping mediums, their pros & cons & best applications - what to use when to best effect and taste including frosting, buttercream, whipped ganache, cream cheese topping, cream, Swiss meringue buttercream, Italian meringue buttercream, chocolate fudge topping, chocolate buttercream
- How to filling a piping bag
- How to use an adapter
- How to colour buttercream/ frosting including marbled and striped effects
- How to create a rose swirl
- How to pipe hydrangeas
- How to create flowers with individually piped petals
- How to pipe a small rose
- How to pipe a large open rose
- How to pipe an old english rose
- how to pipe a multi blossom flower
- how to pipe a ribbon rose
- How to pipe a chrysanthemum
- How to pipe a ranunculus
- How to pipe mini rossette swirls
- How to pipe a sunflower
- How to pipe leaves
- How to pipe a peony
- How to create a cupcake bouquet (with lots of Annabelle top tips/ insider secrets)
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.
Everything is included including cupcakes, buttercream, frosting, use of equipment. A cupcake box and materials for the cupcake bouquet are also provided. Students recieve a set of notes and also a 10% discount in the shop (on items used on the course).
You may like to bring an apron and a packed lunch (or there is a local deli a short walk away)
We provide tea, coffee, drinking water and cake.
More cakes/piping skills than I thought - so many new skills learnt. Excellent tutor! Friendly, approachable & so knowledgeable. I love being able to ask questions on other cake skills throughout the course. An excellent day,
— Marie, 22nd September 2019
Great experience. Relaxed, friendly. Tutor excellent, so patient with repetative questions from us, hands on help, good fun.
— Molly Payton, 22nd September 2019
Everything about today was wonderful, including Linda. Wonderful, friendly lady, very informative. Today was one of the best. Enjoyed every moment.
— Anita Ayling, 4th August 2018
Amazing day and amazing course. Learnt loads and Linda was really helpful & patient. So looking forward to go home and practise, it also surprising that one nozzle does so many flower.. learnt 13 different designs was perfect, though learning all the amazing flower we run out time.
— Sarah Land, 4th August 2018
Very informative & creative. Excellent, very patient tutor. Longer day would be good.
— Sarah Putney, 4th August 2018
Brilliant, friendly tutor. The course what I expected and more.
— Tracey Mahaffey, 4th August 2018
Excellent course, one that everyone should try. Fun + learn so much.
— Natasha Turnbull, 4th August 2018
I was scared of using buttercream to decorate flowers, but was surprised at how simple it was. Just need to practice now. Longer time for the course would be good, and doing a simpler flower before daisy to practice technique. Tutor super trouper fantastic.
— Nicki Smith, 4th August 2018
It was interesting, fun & well structured. Linda was extremely nice, helpful & friendly.
— Anar, 4th August 2018
Fun day, very full. Been to two classes and I'll be back for more.
— Samantha Mathews, 4th August 2018
Can't believe I made those cupcakes - so amazed! Much better than I expected; absolutely amazing - patient and understanding tutor... a wonderful day.
— Gill Newton, 26th May 2018
More than I expected. Excellent tutor - explained each step.
— , 26th May 2018
Excellent, fun course, learnt so much in one day!
— Erika Broad, 26th May 2018
Friendly, fun & very informative. Absolutely brilliant, super helpful tutor & enough time for everyone.
— Laura Morford, 26th May 2018
Great course - great day. Learnt a lot. Highly recommended.
— Debbie, 3rd February 2018
Never had a bad course and this one was another winner. You learn so much in a fun and friendly environment. You go away feeling inspired and wanting to do more. No matter your ability the course is aimed at everyone.
— Dan Boulton, 2nd February 2018
A day well spent and a strong sense of achievement felt. Lovely surroundings and friendly atmosphere. Very patient tutor, excellent tips and encouragement. Excellent cake too!
— Rachel Rose, 2nd February 2018
Great day of learning, practise and guidance. Given me a love of something new! Lovely tutor, great atmosphere and just all round wonderful experience. Heartily recommend!
— Tracey Hanks, 2nd February 2018
What a great experience - I would never have believed I could do this before today. Excellent tuition and course content. Thanks!
— Julie Dod, 2nd February 2018
Great tuition with a friendly atmosphere.
— Suzanne Folkard, 2nd February 2018
Linda was very knowledgeable with helpful hints + tips throughout the day. She was patient + ensured that we all knew what to do before moving on to the next part. Clear instructions, helpful & friendly.
— Pauline Scaysbrook, 27th October 2017
Amazing course - I absolutely loved it! So effective and gorgeous! Lovely tutor, knowledgeable, very friendly, extremely helpful. Experience was amazing once again. Loved it!!
— Chloe Willson, 27th October 2017
Really good course. I did not believe I would end up with a bouquet similar to the picture on the website, but the end result was amazing. So happy with it. Linda was happy to re-explain and came round to individuals struggling with any technique. Really good course, good pace and friendly.
— Claire Kind, 27th October 2017
Very enjoyable & informative course, Good fun & would recommend. Very pleased that I achieved a bouquet as promised.
— Fiona Nutburn, 27th October 2017
Linda was excellent. So informative and patient. Very clearly explained and shown.
— Halina Potts, 27th October 2017
Good fun & informative. Excellent tutor. Excellent bunch of ladies. Lots of tips, hints & useful shortcuts / advice.
— Michele Neep, 27th October 2017
Enjoyed the day very much. Knowledgeable, friendly tutor & good at explaining. Great to improve skills.
— Hilary, 27th October 2017
Great day. Wonderful tutor. This is the 2nd time I've done the course - and would still like to do it again!
— Gill Newton, 27th October 2017
Very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Excellent tutor. Pictures on the course notes would be helpful, to help remember which flower was which. Fantastic day - thanks so much!
— Laura Varney, 27th October 2017
Excellent teaching. Brilliant tutor.
— Hollie Eastman, 27th October 2017
Fab tutor. Course more than I expected. Thank you.
— Leigh Eastman, 27th October 2017
Well organised & interesting. Excellent tutor. Very clear instructions.
— Alison Wheeler, 27th October 2017
Very thorough. Enjoyable.
— , 7th January 2017
5+ stars! Awesome. Expectations met & more. Very informative. Nothing I would add or remove; perfect.
— Karen, 7th January 2017
Really detailed information provided. Found online - and coming on my own, it was nice to feel welcome straight away. Excellent tutor, very patient when showing how to create the cupcakes. I hope to attend other courses. Fabulous!
— Emily, 7th January 2017
100% likely to come back. Fantastic.
— Heather, 7th January 2017
Amazing. And thank you for adapting the ingredients to be gluten free.
— , 7th January 2017
Good for beginners & advanced. Clear, patient, friendly teaching. More varied that I expected. Enlightening!
— , 7th January 2017
5+ star. It's fun and learn more than expecting. Magical.
— , 7th January 2017
Good pace of teaching, friendly & funny and patient. Excellent.
— Beverley, 7th January 2017
Fun, friendly & great tutor, very helpful. Great experience.
— Sarah, 7th January 2017
A wonderful course with a wonderful tutor. I learnt more than expected, a fantastic day - brilliant, fun and helpful.
— Carley Bright, 27th February 2016
Enjoyable course. What I expected, and very good.
— Julie, 7th January 2016
Friendly greeting. Excellent tutor. Inspiring day!
— Sallyann Clinton, 12th June 2015
Very good tutor explained things well. Really informative day.
— Hayley Caiels, 12th June 2015
A lovely day, with like minded ladies. Fantastic, great teacher. Lots of tips and tricks to pass on. The course contained more than I thought. Will be back for more.
— Chris Harris, 12th May 2015
A wonderful day to relax & learn a new technique or two! Clear, concise instructions, not rushed. Such a lovely present to be given to anyone.
— Liz Charter, 12th May 2015
Friendly, helpful, great tutor happy to answer all questions. Course even better than I expected.
— Andrea Winter, 12th May 2015
Fun, friendly and fabulous. What a brilliant day. I've learned so much and get to take home what I've done to reflect with another cup of tea! Brilliant tutor.
— Fiona Dalzell, 12th May 2015
Friendly & informative. Excellent tutor, patient, informative. She gave good hints & tips.
— Sarah, 12th May 2015
Very useful day. Very good tutor.
— , 12th May 2015
Linda's very friendly, patient & explains & demonstrates everything fully - takes the time to go back over things on a 1 to 1 basis if you're not sure. Great way to learn new techniques & how slightly changing them can create something completely different.
— Melody, 12th May 2015
Great! Fun classes, lots to learn.
— Laura, 9th May 2015
Tutor was really good and showed extra bits. Very happy.
— Tracey, 9th May 2015
Great tutor, lots of tips.
— Joni, 9th May 2015
Brilliant course. Learnt so much.
— Sue Butcher, 30th March 2015
Learnt so much. Annabelle is so informative. Such a good tutor. Learn something new every time I come.
— Delenda James, 30th March 2015
Very enjoyable course - lovely way to spend a Saturday. Course was just perfect.
— Jo Dear, 30th March 2015
What an amazing course. I'm so, so proud of myself and can't stop smiling when I look at my bouquet. Amazing tutor, explained everything so clearly and showed me how to do anything I struggled with up close. Thank you for such a lovey day. I will be coming back.
— Katie Osborne, 30th March 2015
What a lovely day of pink sugary joy! Professional, friendly, joyful. Annabelle makes me feel like I do anything!
— Lisa Keslake, 30th March 2015
This is a wonderful course, full of specialist techniques and skills you can take away with you to create beautiful gifts for friends and family. Fun, relaxing and creative day out.
— Karen Williams, 30th March 2015
Excellent course, great teacher - very good, detailed, patient, showing demonstrations more then once which is great if one feels a bit lost, with an exceptional ability to remember everyone's names.
— Bobbie Elliott, 30th March 2015
The course was brilliant. So much more than I expected. Annabelle has so much patience and nothing is too much for her. I learned so much today and left with confidence to be able to recreate this at home.
— Annette Blake, 30th March 2015
A fabulous course, with a brilliant tutor and learnt so so much. Tutor amazing - fab knowledge, friendly and helpful.
— Becky Watson, 30th March 2015
1st class teaching. 1st class tutor. Loved every minute of it.
— Chris Jeal, 30th March 2015
I can't believe I have made such a beautiful bouquet. I love the cake club and courses.
— Penny Wilcock, 30th March 2015
The course is very well taught. Annabelle is very good at explaining intricate detail simply. Excellent.
— Marie, 30th March 2015