Cake & Cupcake Decorating - Beginners

Learn the essentials of cupcake & cake decorating 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 & a single layer cake with fondant & master the art of making edible fondant toppers & decorations. We will have fun using edible lustre dusts and glitters that will give your decorations that extra touch! I will give you a list on the first day of class of all the things required for each additional class so you can purchase it all at once.


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

What to bring:

Equipment required for 1st lesson:

  • 6 x uniced cupcakes & 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

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 for the past 10 years, both as a hobby and as a business. Nicole is the Founder of Cake It Up. She specialises in hosting kids cupcake decorating parties, ladies gatherings, hens days, baby showers, corporate and team building events through cupcake & cake decorating. 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’ve created their edible piece of art!

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