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1:1 Basic Cake Decorating Skills (Beginner)


from £275


6 hours (approx.)

About the Course

'Caking it Back to Basics'  1:1 Tuition (Full Day £275)

Introduction to Basic Cake Decorating Skills (Level 1 - Beginner)

1-1 classes are perfect for individuals wanting to learn how to decorate a cake or improve their cake decorating skills and would prefer the intimacy of private guided tuition rather than a group setting. Whether you are a complete beginner or are looking to learn tips to improve your cakes we can tailor the learning to your requirements.

This beginners/improvers class will run Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (TBC).

Areas covered -

  • Decorating tips, prep and advice.

  • How to level, layer and fill a sponge cake.

  • How to effectively trim, fill, stack, level, crumb coat a single tier cake in Ganache or Buttercream.

  • Introduction to different methods of covering with sugarpaste to create a smooth finish.

  • How to decorate your cake in your chosen style.

  • Make and apply simple decorations.

  • Learn the correct use of equipment.

  • Food hygiene & safety procedures. Guidance & support.

Fully inclusive - 1:1 tuition and guidance & EVERYTHING you need to enable you to take away a beautifully decorated sponge cake. Tools (for use in class), ingredients and materials will be provided. Please note, sponges will be pre-made ready for the class.


Designs are subject to variations and may differ from the image shown.

Tea / Coffee / Snacks available, but please bring a packed lunch.

Classes will run 9:30am - 3.30pm with a 30-45min lunch break (TBC) *timings may vary. Class finish times may vary.

Booking Details:

Contact us prior to booking to arrange your class for a date in 2024.

Please note that you will have to work with us to find a mutually convenient space in our diary. We have very limited availability during the summer / Autumn months.

Your Instructor

Dianne Stanley

Dianne Stanley

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