We’ll bake you a mini Madeira cake and you’ll learn to carve the cake into shape and then how to professionally cover your mini cake using sugar paste. Then you can let your creativity out, designing a gorgeous mini handbag.
Using texture mats, modelling techniques and cutters create your own designer bag.
A really fun workshop packed with techniques and top tips
Tutorial – how to select a suitable cake recipe and how to carve a cake
- How to cover a mini cake with sugar paste
- How to texture sugar paste with texture mats
- How to create handles using the sugar gun
- How to create a zip and zip pull
- How to create stitched detail
- How to use moulds
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.
We provide the cake, fillings, icing, colours, and all the equipment you need. Just bring your enthusiasm and an apron, we look after the rest.
The course price includes everything you need to create your mini handbag. We will provide all the ingredients, 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 for the day of the course.
- What's the skill level?
Any level, beginners and upwards
- Are there any age restrictions?
Age 11+ (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult partaking in the course)
- What are the course times?
This is a 2 hour course.
- What do I need to bring?
You need to bring an apron (or we have disposable aprons 50p each) and your enthusiasm.
I recommend to anyone, lovely tutors. Very helpful + knowledgeable. Course more than I expected. Already booked for more.
— Vicky Lotay, 1st February 2022
Another great course. I loved my little handbag and can't wait to make some more on my own. What I expected and more! Just perfect!
— Amanda Reeves, 1st February 2022
Fun, informative and friendly. Would def recommend. More time would be good (though never felt rushed). Brilliant tutor. Thank you!
— Emma Luck, 1st February 2022
Great time. Enjoyed every min. Excellent tutor. Health & safety well considered.
— Elizabeth Lukehurst, 1st February 2022
Great tutor. Very helpful and explained every step of what we were making plus would help and explain again if you got stuck or left behind. What I expected and more - got to do a few flowers as well and surprised myself. 100% spot on for Covid, great health & safety.
— Farah Mitchell, 18th August 2021
Excellent, fun, learnt loads. Perfect. Thank you!
— , 18th August 2021
Fun course. Very friendly, knowledgeable tutor. What I expected and more.
— Wendy Woolcombe, 18th August 2021
Really good fun, super cute + lots of skills learnt!
— Susie Jones, 18th August 2021
The school ran very good course. Loads of new skills. Very good tutor. fun, friendly and patient. Definately going to come back.
— Pamela Nkune, 8th September 2020
The courses are brilliant! Tutor brilliant & knowledgeable - love the tips! Very safe!
— Nicola Paine, 8th September 2020
Fun & informative... Perfect way to spend an evening - lovely to be given new ideas to create a lovely mini handbag.
— Jo Dear, 8th September 2020
Had a brilliant time on the course. Have not done cake decorating before and was very pleased with the finished cake.
— Sarah Butler, 21st July 2018
What a delightful course!
— Thelma Olymbiou, 21st July 2018
Very clear instructions - knowledgeable, friendly & helpful tutor. Very attentive.. Thank you!
— Sarah Drury, 8th February 2018
Friendly, helpful tutor answered questions, very good. Good for all ages,
— Alice, 8th February 2018
Really nice and helpful. I really enjoyed myself. I definitely want to come back.
— Priscilla Ball, 8th February 2018
A lovely evening, learnt lots. Lovely, excellent, patient tutor, full of tips.
— Sharon Henderson, 8th February 2018
Helpful tips, tun and friendly. Fantastic.
— Stephanie, 14th January 2017
Very enjoyable and instructive, given plenty of time to practice. Difficult to find premises - someone came out and found us. But 5*. Great.
— Jill, 14th January 2017
I'd recommend. The course is very informative and enjoyable. Pleased with results. Very friendly. Fun!
— Kate, 14th January 2017
Amazing welcome and day. Brilliant tutor - very friendly and put up with all my constant questions!
— Louise Fung-On, 27th May 2015
Enjoyable day. Very good tutor, good level of knowledge.
— Susan Fisher, 18th April 2015
Very friendly and informative course. Very welcoming and warm approach put me at ease. The tutor was brilliant. It was really good fun.
— Amymarie Porter, 18th April 2015
Enjoyable course. Tutor was very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable.
— Tracey Martin, 16th March 2015
Very friendly welcome. Excellent course.
— Claire Mepsted, 16th March 2015
Relaxed environment and so much fun. Sam was very knowledgeable and very helpful - amazing!
— Ashleigh, 16th March 2015
Very welcoming. Patient and helpful tutor. Fabulous day!
— Nicki, 16th March 2015
— Gillian, 13th September 2014
— Sue Wren, 12th August 2014
Amazing tutor! Always so kind and helpful.
— Paris, 12th August 2014
Great day. Relaxing and fun.
— Tina Butcher, 12th August 2014
A delightful morning making a beautiful mini handbag, learning new skills and developing confidence. Annabelle is very patient and is great at explaining things in detail. Brilliant - helpful advice. Thank you.
— Jo, 11th May 2014
Well organised cake course. Tutor very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the course & learnt lots of skills
— Daphne Tallett, 11th May 2014
Such fun & such great skills learned. Course & timing perfect. Its for every skill level. Friendly people & knowledgeable tutors. I absolutely love these courses.
— Sharon Rochester, 11th May 2014
This course was one of the best I've been on and I have loved so many. Ever course I attend is so informative. Annabelle is such a great tutor, and encourages all the way. This course so much than I expected!! I have learnt so much. Can't wait for the next course.
— Sue H., 11th May 2014
I felt very welcome and my tutor was very good. All the terms for the equipment was a bit overwhelming! I had a lovely day. Thank you
— Elizabeth, 3rd May 2014
Everyone is always welcome at CP. My tutor was brilliant, always patient and explained things
— Clare, 3rd May 2014
It was good fun and my tutor was brilliant.
— Claire, 3rd May 2014
I will be back for more
— Keeli Jones, 6th August 2013
Really enjoyed the session and realised I was more creative than I thought! Thank you
— Cat Baugh, 5th August 2013
It was very easy to book. My tutor was brilliant. It was a great course.
— Fran Deknop, 15th June 2013
My tutor was brilliant. I had a really lovely day. Loved it – it was so fun
— Rebecca Larkman, 12th June 2013
This was the second course I’ve been on and it lived up to the usual high standard – lovely day and lots of great tips. Thanks
— Julia Sweeting, 9th June 2013
An amazing course thank you. You explained everything in really simple terms and I learnt loads. Thank you
— Jenny Robertson, 8th June 2013
Excellent, we'll be back!
— Alison Grimsted, 9th February 2013