Evening Cake Decorating Course

Mon Oct 22, 18:00 - Mon Dec 10, 21:00
NG Kerk Wynberg

Interested in starting a home-based cake business? Our Evening Cake Decorating Course is back! It will be running on Monday Evenings starting on 22 October

The cost is only R6000 per person, and includes a box of equipment for you to keep, this cost also includes ingredients for the course (excluding an optional fruit cake for your Christmas cakes).

Also included is tea, coffee and a light snack

The course will be held at NG Kerk Wynberg Hall so we are limited to only 12 people, so book early!

This a course consisting of 8 x 3 hour classes. Covered in the class:

Class 1

Practical: Make royal icing

Basics of piping including borders

Make a display board

Theory:Tools and ingredients needed


Class 2

Practical: Make sugar roses and other flower (leaves, filler flowers etc)

Theory: Recipes (vanilla, red velvet, moist chocolate, carrot cake etc)

Fruit cakes (recipe and how to cover)

Alternate fillings eg mousse etc with recipes

Class 3 

(with Kerry-Anne Molema)

Practical: Carving 3D cakes

Cover cakes with fondant (real cake)

Class 4

Practical: Make chocolate ganache

Chocolate collars

Piping with chocolate

Sharp corner ganache method

Chocolate modelling paste

Chocolate leaves

Class 5

Practical: Naked cakes, drip cakes and working with fresh flowers

Working with butter icing

Piped butter icing effects and flowers

Preparation for project cakes (your design)

Theory: Marketing

Establishing your target market

Trend spotting

Building your portfolio

Creating a contract

Charging for your services

Class 6 

(with Kerry-Anne) 

Practical: Figurine modelling

Class 7

Practical: Marble and geode cakes (real cake) 

Theory: Meeting with your customers

Initial meeting, understanding their needs, and designing your cake 

Dealing with difficult clients

Keeping records of discussions

Roleplaying exercise

Class 8 

Practical: Christmas cake decorating and graduation

Terms and Conditions
Class times:  Please check your tickets when you book for class times.  Classes will start and end promptly at the times advertised.
Venue: Please check your tickets when you book for the class venue.  If there are any changes in venue you will be notified by SMS and email.
Equipment: Where applicable equipment is included in the cost of the courses.  If you want to return unused items (if you already have the item) please make arrangements with Julie, we will do our best to accommodate you.  In the event of the equipment not being available, you will be supplied with an alternative and/or refunded.   Please label all your equipment, the Studio is not liable for any lost equipment.  For once-off workshops our equipment is supplied for you to use, please return it at the end of the class. 
Ingredients:  All ingredients are supplied for you.  Your finished products are yours to keep, however no other ingredients may be removed from the premises unless you are told otherwise.
Boxes:  A bakery box will always be supplied for you to take your items home, but where possible please try and bring containers from home in order to reduce unnecessary waste.
Aprons:  Please bring an apron with you to all classes.
Bookings:  All bookings are to be done through our online ticket system (Quicket), you will receive a ticket to confirm your seat.  Please use the links provided on the calendar to book for the classes you would like to attend.  Full payment is required for booking (Quicket allows for EFT or card payments and is a secure online platform). Please ensure the contact number and email address that you provide is correct.  We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the class, at any time, if the minimum number of attendees is not met.  If the class is cancelled, you will be refunded in full via Quicket.  If the class is rescheduled, then you will be given the option of booking for the new date or a full refund.  If Julie is ill and cannot find a suitable replacement teacher this will also apply.  If the class is cancelled for any reason you will be notified by email and SMS as soon as possible.  Bookings close 2 days before the date of the class.  This is to allow us to shop and prepare accordingly or if necessary cancel the class due to low numbers.  If you want to make a late booking, please contact Julie directly to see if you can be accommodated.
Cancellations:  Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.  You are more than welcome to transfer tickets (someone else can attend in your place if you are unable to make it).  If you miss a class that is part of the course, this is also non-refundable.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule a make up class.  Every effort will be made to catch you up during one of the other classes where possible. 
Credit:  Not credit will be carried forward to other classes and no gift vouchers will be issued.
Merchandise:  When booking classes via Quicket there may be the option to purchase extra items (equipment kits related to the class, aprons etc).  These are all optional.  They will be available on the day for you to pick up.  Where possible I will try and make a few extras available on the day of the class for anyone that wants to purchase them cash of the day.
Private classes, one-on-one classes, parties and team building:  Please book these directly through Julie.  You will receive a quote once we know what you are looking for.  You will need to pay a 50% deposit to secure your booking (and date).  The balance of payment is to be made the day before the event (for EFTs) or on the day of the event (cash).  Dates are booked on a first come, first served basis.  Private classes are customizable and we are happy to design an event within your budget.
Refreshments:  Tea, coffee and biscuit will be provided during the class.  For full day classes, a light meal will be provided.  Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any specific dietary requirements, so if you have requirements, please bring along a snack.
Contact:  Julie on 083 402 2331 or 021 686 2372
[email protected]
Basic Icing Box – Novelty Course
Jem bone tool
PME veining and quilting tool
PME scalpel
Jem Mexican petal pad
Small offset palette knife
Jem blossom and primula set
Jem Rose cutter and calyx set
Piece of polystyrene – for flowers
Large square board – for piping
#1 nozzle
#3 nozzle
Closed star nozzle (such as #34 or #35)
1 fine paint brush
1 fluffy paint brush
Container CMC
Container of Petal Base
Container of Petal Glue
Small pair of scissors
Tool box (to keep everything in)
Small rolling pin


Evening Cake Decorating Course
NG Kerk Wynberg
2 Durban Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800, South Africa
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