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Cake Decorating Class Details

Please find descriptions of all my cake decorating courses below.

Most of the classes listed below are held at:

Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

60 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

However, I'm also running some classes at:

  • Pretty Witty Cakes, Crowborough, East Sussex, UK
  • Cake Deco, Zurich, Switzerland, and
  • Cake Atelier, Lelystad, Netherlands.

So please check the location before you book!

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Cake Decorating Class Photos
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For Each Cake Decorating Class

For your comfort please...

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for the whole class
  • For safety make sure your shoes are closed in, rather than open sandals
  • Wear your hair tied back
  • Do not wear any jewellery

For each class everything you need will be provided, including class notes and, for classes longer than 4 hours,light snacks are provided along with tea and coffee etc. For classes that run two or more days a cafe lunch is provided.

Classes will start on time so please try and arrive 10 minutes early so you have time to settle in.

Cake Decorating Class Gift Vouchers

cake decorating class gift vouchers

If you're looking for a gift idea for a friend or relative in Sydney a gift voucher for a cake decorating class makes a very special gift. They can be for a specific value or for a specific class.

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Cake Decorating Class Descriptions

3D Owl Cake Class

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3d owl cake class oliver

This cake is perfect for christenings and birthdays. Owls are very popular on invitations and home decor so this cake fitsin nicely to todays celebrations. When you've learned this technique you'll be able to create any owl design, so you can match the invitation with the cake and impress everyone!.

You'll be learning how to carve a 3D cake.

Everything you need is provided, including course notes and light snacks.

Duration: 1 day (7 hours)

Price: $325 (including GST)

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Beginners Cake Decorating Class
-- How to ganache and cover a cake

how to ganache a cake class

This hands on class for beginners is for anyone who has wanted to try decorating a cake -- it really is easier than you think!

The class includes making a cute fondant teddy bear.

Everything is provided on the day, including class notes. You need no previous experience in cake decorating for this class.

The cake will be a round chocolate mud cake. A round shape is the easiest shape to start with.

You will learn how to layer, ganache and cover the cake with rolled fondant. The cake will be displayed on a fondant covered board.

You will complete a neutral design, in the colour scheme of your choice, that will be suitable for any celebration.

Duration: 1 day (7 hours)

Price: $300 (including GST)

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Bird Cage Cake Decorating Class

bird cage cake decorating class

In this 2 day class you will learn how to create a bird cage cake suitable for whatever number of guests the cake needs to serve.

Bird cage cakes look spectacular it's no wonder they are so popular! You can easily match the reception decor and invitations. They are also an great design for an outdoor event.

This class teaches you how to create a 3 tier cake with a centre pole, for stability and to allow safe transportation. You will also learn how to ganache a cake to give a smooth finish and to shape the top to form the dome of the cage.

You will also learn how to wrap a cake, like the very popular double barrel/double height cakes.

You will decorate your bird cage cake with simple spring flowers in your choice of colours.

This 2 day class provides everything you need, including class notes, light snacks and cafe lunch.

Duration: 2 days (12 hours)

Price: $500 (including GST)

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Cake Decorating Details Class

cake decorating details class

This 3 day cake decorating course covers just about every aspect of decorating finishes.

You will work on a 3 tier dummy cake (both round and square tiers) so you will be able to keep the cake for reference.

Areas covered will include...

  • Quilting -- quick and easy method for both square and diamond quilting. You will discover how easy it is to doboth these techniques with no fancy tools. Plus you see how it will look before you quilt the actual cake. You will also learn various ways of finishing the quilt pattern
  • Stencilling -- learn how to cut your own stencils and how they can be used for embossing. I'll demystify and remove any fear of this technique!
  • Piping details -- a decorative design, borders and perfect dots. You will learn to make royal icing in the consistency needed for both details and borders
  • How to plan a design and transfer this to a cake using different methods
  • Brush embroidery a design to learn the consistency of royal icing needed for this effect
cake decorating details class
  • Shimmering a cake surface to achieve a beautiful strong shimmer effect
  • Piped flowers in royal icing -- quick and easy flowers for that perfect, elegant finish. These flowers can be used in so many ways, including topping cupcakes. On the cake you will work on they will create a beautiful border
  • How to make those beautiful lace panels without any expensive moulds or cutters. This means you can easily add a bride's lace as a detail on her wedding cake, or make the very popular vintage-style designs
  • Cutout and layering designs to give another version of a lace/fabric effect
  • Making wired hydrangea flowers -- just a few to learn the technique
  • Covering of round and square tiers, although this is not the emphasis of these 3 days

This course also includes the cake transport box that students can take their cake home in, valued at $30.00, and a set of hydrangea cutters.

Everything is included, including course notes, light snacks and cafe lunch.

Duration: 3 days (18 hours)

Price: $850 (including GST)

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Cake Decorating Flowers Class

cake decorating flowers class

Country rose, parrot tulip and ranunuculus flowers. In this 2 day class you will learn the simple art of these lovely flowers.

This method is a practical and quick way of making these flowers with no complicated materials/tools needed.

After doing this class you will be able to look at any flower and know the best way to make it.

These flowers are wired which gives them a wonderful life like appearance. Petal dusting is also included in this class.

more cake decorating flowers

Duration: 2 days (13 hours) (please note: a cafe lunch is provided)

Price: $550 (including GST)

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Cake Photography Class

Join this class to discover the tips and tricks of cake, cupcake and dessert table photography.

Learn what you need to look for in a camera so you have the confidence in investing in a camera or simply learn how to use the camera you already have to its full advantage.

This will be a combination of technical information and hands on practical exercises. Learn about settings, props, styling, back drops, different types of lighting, how to photograph from the smallest of cakes to tall cakes, white cakes and how to take the best photo in different situations.

You will be styling shots so bring your digital, or digital/SLR camera with you on the day.

The class will be run by a professional photographer/art director and myself drawing on my past experience of being a food editor for a magazine. This will be a fun day so bring your creativity and questions with you.

Duration: 1 days (5 hours) (please note: lunch is not provided)

Price: $295 (including GST)

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Double Barrel Cake Decorating Class

double barrel cake decorating class

In this class you will learn 2 methods of covering a double height cake tier. 1 method we will use in the class and the other method will be demonstrated.

This class will also cover the best double barrel tier design to create a stable cake that is easy to serve.

We will also make a sugar anemone flower. This is a wired petal flower which looks amazing in any colour variation.

For this class we will use foam tiers, so you will be able to keep the cake you make as a show cake. You can make it inany colour combination you choose -- perhaps to match your business colours, for example.

Light snacks and lunch are provided on both days.

Duration: 2 days (10 hours)

Price: $500 (including GST)

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How to Ganache & Cover a Square Cake

This is the one cake that so many people do not enjoy covering -- the square cake.

In this 1 day cake decorating class you learn the tips and tricks and discover it really is not that difficult.

We will finish it as a present cake and the cake will also be cake.

Duration: 1 days (6.5 hours) (please note: lunch is not included)

Price: $350 (including GST)

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Mannequin Cake Decorating Class

cake decorating class mannequin

The very fashionable mannequin cake is perfect for girls young or old. The ways to finish this cake are endless and only limited by your imagination. In trying to keep this class to one day our decorating will be limited to the simple design shown but can be in any 2 colours you wish.

This will be a popular design to add to your portfolio.

This class is simple in design and suitable for anyone who has layered and covered a cake before.

Duration: 1 day (6.5-7 hours) (please note: lunch is not included)

Price: $375 (including GST)

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Royal Icing Piping Inscriptions Class

piping inscriptions class

I'm always surprised at how afraid everyone is at writing inscriptions.

In this class you will learn that it is not as difficult as you think to pipe with royal icing. It is also very much faster than cut out letters.

You will also learn how to make royal icing to the right consistency, how to make piping bags and the correct way to hold the bag when piping.

You will practice simple lettering styles and your practice cards can be taken home.

Learn pressure techniques and how to copy typeface from an invitation, so you can carry the theme through to the cake.

Duration: 3½ hours

Price: $175 (including GST)

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Simply Gumpaste Roses

gumpaste roses cake decorating class

Come and discover the simplicity of this rose. Always the favourite on decorated cakes. No experience in flowers needed to do this class.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $200 (including GST)

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Standing Single Rose Cake Class

standing single rose cake class

Standing single rose 1 day class -- this class is only being run for this Valentines day.

This cake is perfect for 2and is a great introduction to simple construction and carving. The class is timed for Valentines day but this design is also perfect as a proposal cake as you could place the engagement ring in the top petals.

This class is simple in design and suitable for anyone who has layered and covered a cake before.

We will be using modelling chocolate in this design.


Duration: 1 day (6 hours) (please note: lunch is not included)

Price: $350 (including GST)

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Sugar Phalaenopsis Orchids
(Moth Orchids) Class

moth orchids cake decorating class

Come and learn how to make these simple yet spectacular gumpaste flowers. Phalaenopsis orchids, or moth orchids (so much easier to say!), are very popular on cakes, especially wedding cakes.

You need absolutely no experience to join this sugar flower class. When you know how these flowers are easy to make! By the end of the class you will have created 3 gumpaste orchids to take home.

Everything you need is provided, including class notes and materials.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $150 (including GST)

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The White Collection Class

white collection class

I designed this cake decorating class so you could learn how to make those big beautiful large signature flowers which are so popular on cake.

In this class you will learn how to make a big beautiful full peony, incredible magnolia, spectacular large rose and a simple poppy flower. However, after making these you will be able to look at any flower and know how to create it.

All these flowers are wired which gives them a wonderful life-like appearance.It also means they are flexible when adding them to a cake.

The price includes a
gumpaste flower making kit
to take home
-- value $85.00

petal cutter x 10 pieces, petal veiner, mognolia cutter x 3 pieces

leaf cutter x 4 pieces, leaf veiner, floral tape

Everything is provided, including class notes and light snacks.

Duration: 2 days (14 hours)

Price: $500 (including GST)

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