Cake & Cupcake Decorating - Beginners

Did you always want to make great sweet treats yourself but you don’t know where to start? Join us at SGSCC and have fun creating your very own sweet treats in a fun and encouraging environment. Our experienced tutor will show you baking tips and trick that will make sure your sweet treats turn out great and explain everything to you step by step.

Learn the essentials correctly from the start. Learn how to make a great buttercream and the basics of buttercream piping. You will also learn how to colour fondant, cover cupcakes and a single layer cake with fondant and master the art of making edible fondant toppers and decorations. We will have fun using edible lustre dusts and glitters that will give your decorations that extra touch.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Fondant basics – colour fondant, make shapes, glitter and luster dust
Week 2 Fondant essentials – cupcake fondant textures, patterns, cachous, themes i.e. pig, bear, owl, dog, baby face, lady beetle
Week 3 Buttercream fun – make, colour and pipe buttercream basics – rose, star, swirl, round plain etc
Week 4 Large buttercream cake – learn to cut and pipe a big cake with buttercream
Week 5 Large fondant cake – learn how to level and cover a big cake in fondant
Week 6 Giant cupcake – learn how to construct a giant cupcake cake with buttercream and fondant
Week 7 Multi-colour piping – learn how to prepare and pipe Cupcakes and large cake with multiple buttercream colours
Week 8 Large textured cake learn to cover a large cake in textured fondant

Learning Outcome:

  • Learn how to decorate cupcakes and cakes in fondant and buttercream
  • Learn ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes the modern way, saving time and money
  • Have fun whilst learning something new

What to bring:

Equipment required for 1st lesson:

  • 6 x uniced cupcakes and container to take them home in
  • Packet of white fondant (ready to roll fondant)
  • Zip lock bag
  • Icing spatula
  • Scraper
  • Scissors
  • Apron
  • Tea towel
  • Paper towel
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • I will provide a more detailed list of what to bring each week during each class

Safety First:

Please ensure you wear closed in shoes, long pants and ensure long hair is tied back.

About the tutor:

‘Nicole has been decorating cakes and cupcakes for over 10 years. Nicole is the founder of "Cake It Up’ a local business that hosts fun and entertaining cupcake decorating parties for kids and adults. With her creative flair and attention to detail, Nicole loves to inspire and teach others to unleash their creative potential. Nicole’s passion is to teach others, she wants everyone to experience the joy you get from cake decorating and the satisfaction of creating something yourself. She is motivated simply by the smile on someone’s face when they have created their edible piece of art!'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.