Courses

Jo runs various small cake decoration workshops and sugarcraft classes at her studio in Wiltshire throughout the year. There is a maximum of 4 people per class. All equipment and materials are provided. To book call Jo on 07866838280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Spectacular Roses

Sat  17th March 2018 10am-12pm £35. Suitable for beginners***3 SPACES REMAINING

 In this 2hr course you will learn how to create giant vintage style sugar roses and leaves. Why not stay for the afternoon too and book the sharp edge course below to create a cake to display your rose and receive 10% discount.

 Skills you will learn:

  • Working with florist paste
  • Rolling and shaping petals to get a realistic effect
  • Colouring 
  • Layering petals and flower make-up

 


Sharp Edge Icing

Sat 17th March 2018 12.30-3.30pm 

Great for beginners or those wanting to learn the tricks of the trade of how make and use ganache as a base for the most perfectly iced cake. You will then learn how ice a cake with sugarpaste to create the enviable sharp edge. Why not do the rose course in the morning and receive 10% discount.

Skills you will learn:

  • How to level & fill cakes 
  • Covering with ganache for the perfect finish
  • icing with sugarpaste 
  • creating a sharp edge
  • Icing a board

 

 


Cute Carved Car Cake

Sat 24th March 2018 10am-4pm £80. *** 1 SPACE REMAINING***Suitable for beginners

You will learn how to carve a sponge cake fill, mask with buttercream and  ice. You will then be shown how to use a variety of techniques to decorate to create this whimsical cartoon car

Skills you will learn:

  • Carving cakes
  • Layering and masking
  • Colouring
  • Icing a difficult shape with sugarpaste 
  • A variety of decorations with both florist paste and sugarpaste
  • Icing a board
  • painting with lustres

 

 


Chocolate wrap cake and chocolate truffles:  

Sat 21st April 2018 10am-4pm £80 per person. Suitable for beginners. ***1 SPACE REMAINING***

You will learn how to make ganache. Then fill and cover chocolate cake with it. You will learn how to temper chocolate (melt without causing chocolate to bloom) I will then show you how wrap the chocolate around the cake for a truly sumptuous finish. We will make hand rolled chocolate truffles and dip these in tempered chocolate then decorate with piped chocolate designs. These will then be used to adorn the cake. You will be supplied with recipes and how to instructions to recreate the cake.

Skills you will learn

  • Layering and masking cakes
  • Tempering all 3 types of chocolate
  • hand dipping truffles
  • Making a chocolate collar
  • Piping with chocolate

 


Country garden flowers workshop: 

Sat 3rd March 2018 9am-5pm £100 per person. Suitable for intermediates ***FULLY BOOKED***

You will learn how to make a variety of pretty summer blooms ideal for a wedding or special celebration cake. These will include a large old fashioned rose, hypericum berries, sweet peas, lisianthus and rose leaves.

Skills you will learn:

  • Working with florist paste to create realist effects
  • Using moulds and cutters
  • shaping and layering petals
  • Wiring and taping sprays
  • Dusting and glazing

 

 

 


 

Camper van cake: 

Sat 14th Aoril 2018 9am-5pm £100 per person 

You will learn how to carve the cake into the iconic vw split screen campervan, fill and mask cake with buttercream, how to cover a shaped cake without cracks, tears or creases and how to decorate. You will learn how make and add accessories to the camper. We will also ice the cake board this will either be sand, grass or stones. I will show you how to achieve each different ground covering for you to choose from.

Skills you will learn:

  • Carving to a specific shape how to apply this to other vehicles 
  • Layering and masking
  • Colouring
  • Icing a difficult shape with sugarpaste 
  • A variety of decorations with both florist paste and sugarpaste
  • Icing a board
  • painting with lustres

 

 


2 Tier Wonky Cake

12th May 2018 10am-4pm £90 per person

Learn how to make this whimsical wonky cake. You will be shown how to carve, layer and stack 2 tiers in a wonky fashion. Youi will then be shown how to decorate in a variety of ways. You can either decorate using one of my designs or come up with one of your own.

Skills you will learn:

  • Carving
  • Layering and masking
  • Colouring
  • Icing a difficult shape with sugarpaste 
  • A variety of decorations with both florist paste and sugarpaste
  • Icing a board
  • Supporting and stacking
  • Basic piping
  • Designing 

 

 


 Piping skills and royal icing 

New dates to be announced please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register an interest.

Piping is often a skill that people lack confidence in, it takes a bit of practice but once mastered it opens a whole new world of possibilities. In this class you will be shown how to prepare perfect royal icing. The class will first focus on practising piping skills and techniques. You will be given your own iced cake dummy that you will then decorate with piped spots, stripes & swags, filigree lace, piped plain shell boarder, brush embroidery and an inscription.

 

 

 

 


 

If there is anything else that you would like to learn please let Jo know, as new course suggestions are always welcome. Private tuition is also available depending on work load please contact for info.

Jo also teaches beginners and improvers 10 week cake decoration and sugarcraft courses at Wiltshire College, Devizes see www.wiltshire.ac.uk for more information.