* Complete Cake Decorating Class - Lucy's Boutique Cake Artistry School - Twyford Winchester

Introduction to Cake Decorating

You will learn how to create a hat box cake using one of my freshly baked 6 inch cakes or a dummy cake so you can keep the fruits of your labours as a memento of all your learning!

A light lunch & tea / coffee breaks (including a slice of cake of course!) will be provided and you will learn:

  • recipes and advice on how to bake the perfect cake including tips for free-from cakes
  • recipes and advice on the perfect buttercream filling for your cake
  • how to slice, fill and crumb coat a cake ready for decorating
  • how to display your cake including covering a cake board 
  • covering techniques - the features of sugarpaste, how to colour, knead & roll sugarpaste and how to finish your cake to professional perfection ready for decoration
  • brief introduction to the importance of colour and how to pick colours for cakes
  • tools of the trade 
  • decorations and personalising cakes - cutters, simple shapes, bows to decorate your hat box
  • ways to personalise your cake messages - writing / lettering / brief introduction to icing 
  • how to finish off your cake - ribbons / other ways to hide the edges!

This class is suitable for beginners who have absolutely no decorating experience as well as those who already have decorating skills and would like to learn something new & spend the day with other people who just love cake!