Start the workshop by making your own traditional buttercream using the Sugar & Crumbs flavoured icing sugar. What flavour will you choose? Traditional vanilla, raspberry ripple, Strawberry milkshake, salted caramel, lemon drizzle- choose from a wide selection.
Consistency is everything with buttercream and your tutor will explain each stage step by step including what to do in different weather conditions. Learn all about storage and keeping times.
Using a selection of colouring techniques and Russian nozzles create these charming flowers and leaves to adorn cupcakes (provided for you)
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 - you may like to bring an apron
Very enjoyable. Friendly and well explained. Very good tutor.
— Abi Fulton, 2nd September 2020
Very enjoyable! Learnt great tips and found out what I was doing wrong. Tutor very good, knowledgeable. Very friendly
— Abi Browne, 2nd September 2020
Tutor so good! Linda always professional, always a great tutor. Course what I expected, Health & safety considered. Coming back next week.
— Sue, 2nd September 2020
This was a really interesting course, lots of helpful tips to help with the piping. Linda was great as usual, so friendly and knowledgeable. Cake school is just the best place to learn and relax at the same time!
— Diane B., 2nd September 2020
5 stars. Very friendly. Plenty of tips. More courses booked already.
— Diana, 2nd September 2020
Friendly, fun & informative. Excellent, very knowledgeable tutor.
— Jean Lennon, 2nd September 2020
Course is very interesting, would like to do more courses as the tutor is very good - friendly, nice, calm, approachable and gave all the tips and techniques.
— Penylope Hawkett, 12th August 2020
Great fun, I'm a beginner but thats not a problem as Linda takes it back to basic. Very friendly & knowledgeable.
— Sharon Rochester, 12th August 2020
A fantastic course, I had so much fun & the tutor was outstanding. I can't wait to book more courses in the future. Everything in place was perfect with regards to sanitising & Social distancing. Fantastic job!
— Jenny Soto-Briley, 12th August 2020
Excellent tutor. Very successful safety measures in place. Certain to come back.
— Chris Huckle., 12th August 2020
5 star course. 100% for health & safety.
— Elizabeth Lukehurst, 12th August 2020
Fun enjoyable evening. Above & beyond what I expected. Easy to follow course. Very knowledgeable tutor. Can't wait to go another course.
— Julie Stoneman, 12th August 2020
Great and fun course. Lots to learn. Excellent tutor as always. Great measures in place for social distancing.
— Susie Jones, 22nd July 2020
The course was wonderful. Linda was as always friendly, fun, very informative and always gives advice whilst you are icing/cake making which is great. Loved it.
— Sue Halls, 22nd July 2020
So lovely to be back & excellent social distancing. Tutor fab - as always. Course content perfect.
— Gill Newton, 22nd July 2020
Easy for follow step by step guidance. Learnt to use Russian Nozzles to pipe flowers on cupcakes. Linda was fabulous as always, friendly, welcoming and on hand with tips & best practices.
— Joanne, 22nd July 2020
Excellent evening - actually made me feel quite professional and results were stunning. Everything I expected & more. Excellent course for all levels.
— Jane Brender, 22nd July 2020
An escape for cake enthusiasts and a wonderful confidence boosting experience for those less cake orientated. Tutor as always wonderful. So patient with us all. I could have done a day!
— Liz Charter, 1st July 2020
Enjoyable & learn so much. Very knowledgeable tutor, friendly & helpful. Always help with questions.
— Su Lowe, 1st July 2020
Great course to learn new and effective skills. Friendly & fun environment. Brilliant tutor. Fun, fab, funny & friendly, made things seem so simple. Loved the course - thank you.
— Sarah M-L, 1st July 2020
All courses are so friendly and we work at our own pace. The teacher was excellent, patient and helpful and gave us various tips. The course was exactly what I expected and got more information while there. We had to be at a social distance but the classroom was so well organised it didn't interfere with our lesson. I felt perfectly safe. It's always nice to get a discount on items used on the course. I would recommend joining the cake club. Keep the courses coming please.
— Penny Wilcock, 1st July 2020
I really enjoyed this course. I can now pipe beautiful flower cupcakes to give as gifts to my friends and family.
— Karen Williams, 21st August 2019
Very enjoyable. Tutor brilliant, very friendly, understood everything. Course even better than I thought. Have never piped buttercream before but will definitly be giving it a go now.
— Judith Mabberley, 21st August 2019
Enjoyable, fun experience, while learning a new skill. Very good tutor.
— Karen Collier, 21st August 2019
Linda was fantastic, very supportive, full of tips & encouragement. Already booked next course!
— Jo Prideaux, 21st August 2019
Good for my skills. Course exactly as expected. Tutor good, positive, happy and helpfull. More time to practice on the board before the cake would be good.
— Emily, 21st August 2019
Really useful course. Learnt many tips. Tutor - excellent, most helpful.
— Sue Grigg, 15th June 2018
Done several courses: always go away feeling so inspired - can't wait to do more at home.
— Margy Pares, 15th June 2018
Very good & knowledgeable tutor. Lots of tips for making the buttercream.
— , 15th June 2018
Excellent. Lots of tips.
— , 15th June 2018
Fun to learn something new that I can use at home. Very knowledgeable tutor, very patient. Great fun, relaxing time, good beginner course to get you started. Very enjoyable.
— Nicola, 13th January 2018
The tutor was very nice. Very caring and also comes round and gives you nice and important advice. Very good.
— Lucia, 13th January 2018
Great tutor and steps broken down very easily. Maybe practice piping with different nozzles on a board before going to cupcake.
— Suzanne Folkard, 13th January 2018
Very pleased with course. Annabelle doesn’t rush through, very knowledgeable. She takes time to explain everything. Nice relaxing calm environment.
— Sarah Hamer, 13th January 2018
I’d recommend to anyone wanting extra courses in cake decorating in a nice venue. Tutor was lovely, very helpful and explained everything clearly. Course was amazing, very much helped me understand buttercream and piping in more detail.
— Sarah Bennett, 13th January 2018
Each step explained with plenty of help. Very good.
— , 13th January 2018
Fun, something for yourself, learn something new. Lots of information, tips to use at home. Time well spent, learning new or forgotten skills.
— Lesley, 13th January 2018
I’d recommend – clear instructions suitable to all levels. However I thought we would be using petal nozzles & be building the flowers rather than using a specific nozzle. Very friendly tutor who made the whole class feel at ease. The directions were easy to understand & she covered all the basics as well as advising useful tips that can be used at home.
— Aimee Shortland, 13th January 2018
The course is perfect for anyone at any level because it is explained so well, the tutor is very informative. Many good tips which I can already learn from. Really well organised as well – I love the notes you get at the end. My experience was amazing and I definitely want to come back. I learnt so much in just 2 hours. Thank you!
— Freya Caneron, 13th January 2018
It is a fun & informative course + great value. A fantastic experience. Warm welcome, fun throughout, all questions answered clearly + support offered throughout.
— Eloise, 12th August 2017
The course is very informative and the tutor is very meticulous – highly experienced and talented. I enjoyed with all others.
— Rachel, 12th August 2017
It is a friendly environment to work in and excellent value for money. Extremely helpful tutor, made me feel confident. Course was extremely well structured. The tutor explained everything step by step… such an informative day.
— Perdip Kour Bhangal, 12th August 2017
Very likely to do more. Fun and interesting.
— Christina Hellyor, 12th August 2017
Wonderful. Entertaining and informative tutor. I’d recommend because I’ve learnt so much.
— Julie, 12th August 2017
Great tutor, great cake, great fun!! Annabelle is an excellent tutor. Everyone is made to feel at ease & capable of creating lovely things.
— Juliet, 12th August 2017
Really enjoyed the morning, would definitely recommend.
— Becky Sunley, 12th August 2017
A fab thing to do… had a really good time and the tutor is very knowledgeable and jolly.
— Nick, 12th August 2017
Fab classes + lots learnt. Fantastic, lovely, friendly, polite + professional tutor. Only thing I'd add would be more cupcakes:)
— Lynsey Bryant, 21st April 2017
A wonderfully relaxed course packed with lots of information and useful tips! So well explained & great fun. Thank you!
— Kelly Hudson, 21st April 2017
I really enjoyed it and I learnt a lot of new tips. I would definitely do it again.
— Jemma Gibbons, 21st April 2017
Relaxing course that was packed with lots of information. Excellent tutor. Well done & thank you!
— Kaitlin Hudson, 21st April 2017
The course was fun and easy to follow. I am now looking forward to lots of cupcake decorating in the future!
— Sophie Garner, 21st April 2017
Loved the course, was very fun. Done at a good pace. Very very good tutor, very helpful and explained every thing well. I just loved the whole course.
— Lee Drury, 21st April 2017
Very good, clear instruction. Likely to come back.
— Elda Obina, 21st April 2017
A lovely way to spend a relaxed Saturday afternoon learning something new & discovering something I would love to do more of. Very clear tutor, explained processes well & funny so made it fun & enjoyable.
— Jackie Garner, 21st April 2017
Very good tutor. I understand every teaching.
— Mariatu Juana, 21st April 2017
Very good. I love it!
— Sandra Rushton, 21st April 2017
Wonderful, lots of useful tips. Amazing tutor.
— Erica, 21st April 2017
Friendly, informative, fabulous.
— Nicki, 29th October 2016
Informative course and fun; lovely and friendly and good ideas for any problems encountered. Very pleased.
— Jo, 29th October 2016
Enjoyable, and the opportunity to do coloured icing, mix & match colours to make the flowers stand out more. Relaxed environment. Would recommend.
— Muriel, 29th October 2016
Friendly teaching, pleasant environment; excellent tutor & already booked more.
— Dan, 29th October 2016
Very nice tutor, answered everything we asked. Enjoyable.
— Sharon, 29th October 2016
An excellent course teaching both basic + advanced skills together. All I needed to know & more. Just excellent!
— Callie Pollard, 30th August 2016
Easy to follow & learn new skills. Very helpful tutor - friendly and explained techniques well.
— Sharlene, 30th August 2016
Very informative & friendly & helpful. Excellent tutor.
— Karen MacLeod, 30th August 2016
More than I expected. Such fun to learn new skills + impress the family..
— Sandra, 30th August 2016
I loved doing these cupcakes. So many different piping heads for the flowers. I'm sure I will get a lot of fun making more of these.
— Delenda James, 30th August 2016