Whether you’re new to cake decorating or a seasoned pro, these decorating classes around the UK will teach you the top techniques and trends you need to know to enhance your skills.
Renshaw AcademyLocation: Liverpool Contact: 0151 541 3790 or [email protected] The Renshaw Academy is a stunning, brand-new state of the art facility, based in Liverpool, dedicated to the art of sugarcraft. Aimed at developing the skills of sugarcrafters, cake artists and industry professionals from around the world who have cake decorating at heart, the academy is easily accessible by rail and road. The academy taps into the ever-growing demand for cake decoration; offering world-class cake artistry courses presented by world-renowned tutors. Encompassing both traditional and contemporary methods of teaching a wide range of skills, the Academy has created courses for all skill levels ranging from the expert cake decorator to the enthusiastic hobbyist and beginner – in fact anyone passionate about cake decorating! Upcoming autumn classes: A beginner’s guide to airbrushing on September 22nd with the highly talented Cassie Brown, who will take away the fear factor of using an airbrush and teach an array of different techniques. There’s something spooky on September 30th with the Halloween Decorating Class led by Jacqui Kelly of Totally Sugar as she guides beginners through making not one, but four eye-popping designs! It’s up, up and away with a stunning Hot Air Balloon Cake design by Marion Frost of Patchwork Cutters on October 20th! It’s a really versatile creation that can be adapted for lots of seasons and occasions. Visit www.renshawacademy.com to book direct.
Le Cordon BleuLocation: London Contact: 020 7400 3900 Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes with over 120 years of teaching experience. Whether you want to embark on a professional career in the industry or are just looking to gain more confidence in the kitchen, taking a course at the prestigious school will equip you with the culinary techniques needed to help you reach your goals. There are a variety of Diplomas and Certificates available in pastry and bread making, such as the Diplôme de Pâtisserie, and the Diplôme de Boulangerie, which teaches advanced techniques and creative skills. There is also the Grand Diplôme®, which combines the art of both pastry and cuisine. The school also offers an array of gourmet short-courses, including Cake Decorating which introduces modern concepts of design and preparation, and other areas such as chocolate skills, making macaroons, bread baking, and seasonal-themed workshops. Whichever course you choose, you will be taught by Le Cordon Bleu’s Master Chefs, lecturers and wine experts who each have several years of experience working in senior positions at Michelin-starred restaurants and 5* hotels around the world. Join the culinary elite at www.cordonbleu.edu/London.
Joyful TiersLocation Olney, Buckinghamshire Contact 07909 960189 or [email protected] Joyful Tiers specialise in beautiful wedding cakes that epitomise an English garden. Lindsay is passionate about making sugar flowers, so much so that she has created a number of classes to share these skills with you! These classes range from making classic garden roses to delicate sweet peas and everything in between. Don’t worry if this is your first time working with gum paste or wired flowers, Lindsay’s teaching style is very relaxed, and with a maximum of eight students you will have the time and attention you need to ensure you master the skills required to make beautiful flowers. Once you have created your blooms, Lindsay will show you everything you need to know to arrange them on a cake to create your final masterpiece. Visit www.joyfultiers.co.uk to book your class today!
Cookie Girl’s Baking & Decorating SchoolLocation NW2, London Contact 020 3573 9135 or [email protected] Want to wow your friends and family with your stunning cupcake creations? As the author of a best-selling recipe book and with years of experience teaching both classes and YouTube tutorials, Cookie Girl has taught millions of people to pipe stunning buttercream flowers and she is just waiting to teach you too. The two-hour course is fun and relaxed and you will leave with eight beautifully iced cupcakes, as well as newfound confidence. Choose from a beginners’, intermediate or advanced course, to ensure that you join the class that suits your ability. Why not treat yourself to a full day decorating class in the bright, light studio kitchen, where you will learn to master the art of decorating with sugarpaste; creating stunning roses by hand, rolling beautiful embossed cake coverings and making sugarpaste adornments. Your investment in a new skill set means you will create professional looking cakes every time, plus you will take a box of 12 of your cupcake works of art home. Cookie Girl’s friendly, social classes are perfect for going to with a friend and Cake Decorating Heaven readers can receive a 20% discount on the full day class, by using the code DEC/HEV17 at checkout. Book now at www.cookiegirl.co.uk.
Content continues after advertisements