During this ALL-INCLUSIVE in-class course, students will learn how to:
-prepare royal icing, ganache, mousse and buttercream/ frosting for filling and piping,
-coat cakes with marzipan, royal icing, ganache, buttercream
-pipe scroll borders, flowers, creating run out decorations, collars & extension work, string work, borders, brush embroidery, lace designs, run out motifs
-flood and paint on cookies, dripping effect on cakes
-pipe flowers and figures on cupcakes
-balance a cake, setting multi-tiered cakes,
-price piped cakes
-pack, transport & deliver the cakes, costs involved, pricing guidelines, assembly & presentation at the venue.
During the course, we will practically:
-cover and decorate a 3 tiered cake see photo 1 ( cake dummies ready covered in fondant)
- flood and decorate 3 cookies see photo 2(royal icing)
- make and decorate 2 cake pops( candy melts)see photo 2
-make 2 chocolate flowers see photo 2
- cover and decorate one edged real cake and one round both 4"( using chocolate ganache/ mousse/ drips) see photo 4
- learn how to make & decorate/ pack a floral cupcake bouquet( 7 cupcakes) with buttercream see photo 3
All you need for the course is going to be provided.
Easy techniques can be used to decorate cakes suitable for any occasion. From a very basically decorated cake for a family lunch to an intricate competition cake it is so much you can do once you learn how to pipe correctly!
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level students.
As a beginner, you have to be prepared for an intensive 8hr per day course.
The price you pay covers the tuition fee( 25 hours in class tuition), the newest PME student kit & book ( see photo 5 ) printable templates & instructions, consumables, packaging.
This is a 3 consecutive days course which starts daily at 9.30 am and finishes at 6.30 pm. Access to the school is permitted from 9.20 am.
We can confidently say our 3 days intensive course is second to none, the best choice for those looking to learn the secret of beautiful piping.
A maximum number of 3 students per course.
On successful completion of the module, you'll be getting a PME royal icing & buttercream piping diploma and the Academy's Diploma Certificate.
At the end of the course, you'll take home your student kit, book, all cakes ( real & dummies) and decorations you will make during the course and most importantly the KNOWLEDGE & CONFIDENCE, lots of tips and tricks for you to use in further successful projects.
You can book your place online, then pay by card, Paypal or bank transfer. You can also pay over the counter in any Barclays branch using the following details( please use your name as a reference for the payment)
Academy of cake decorating Ltd, sort code 20 92 54, acc no 43429687, Barclays PLC
Light refreshments: tea, coffee, water, biscuits, crisps, fruits) will be available for free throughout the course. We break for a 30 min lunch break from 1 pm. Lunch is not provided so you need to make your own arrangements.
For more details about the booking system please read our terms and conditions
BEGINNERS, who want to learn the art of piping from scratch.
INTERMEDIATE, who want to brush up their skills and reach the advanced level.