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 in her studio The 10 week evening classes have a maximum of 16 students. All equipment and materials are provided for the studio classes. To book call Jo on 07866838280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginners 10 week cake decorating and sugarcraft evening course

Starting Mondays 23rd September 2019 7pm-9pm £160 All equipment and paste provided: You will need to provide 12 cupcakes, a fruit cake or dummy and a large rolling pin (details will be provided)

You will learn:

  • How to make simple sugar models and hand moulded roses for cupcakes
  • How to pipe and ice cupcakes in a variety of styles
  • How to make wired sugar roses, leaves and additional flowers and how to tape into a flower spray
  • How to marzipan and ice a fruit cake and make Santa, snowman and present decorations

 


 

Spectacular Roses

Sat 28th Sept 2019 10am-12pm or Fri 8th Nov 2019 £35. Suitable for beginners. Venue: The Fairy Cakery 

 In this 2hr course you will learn how to create giant vintage style sugar roses and leaves. 

 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

Fri 8th Nov 2019 £50 per person Suitable for beginners. Venue: The Fairy Cakery

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

 

 


Camper van cake: 

23rd Nov 2019 9am-5.30pm £100 per person  suitable for improvers. Venue: The Fairy Cakery

You will learn how to carve the cake into the iconic VW split screen camper van, 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

 

 

 


 Piping skills and royal icing 

Sat 2nd Nov 2019 £75 per person Suitable for beginners. Venue: The Fairy Cakery

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 a wide variety of piped decoration

 Skills you will learn:

  • Piped spots
  • Vertical stripes
  • Piped swags
  • Piped filigree lace
  • Piped plain shell boarder
  • brush embroidery
  • Piping an inscription

 

 


Chocolate wrap cake and chocolate truffles:  

Sat 7th December 2019 £80 per person. Suitable for beginners. Venue: The Fairy Cakery 

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 5th Oct 2019 9am-5pm £100 per person

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

 

 


10 week Wedding Cake Course

April 2020 start date tbc Venue: The Nursteed Centre, Nursteed Rd, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3AF. 

This course will cover a wide variety sugarcraft and cake decoration skills. You will learn how to marzipan, ice and decorate a 2 tier wedding cake with sugar flowers and a bride and groom model.

  • Wired sugar roses, lilies, jasmine and ruscus leaves
  • Taping sugar flowers into sprays and how to safely attach them to cakes
  • Modelling a bride and groom
  • How to marzipan and ice a cake
  • Stacking a 2 tier cake
  • How to improve and further your piping skills
  • How to improve and further your cake decoration and sugarcraft skills

 

 

 


2 Tier Geode Cake

New dates to be announced £100 per person.  Venue: The Fairy Cakery 

Learn how to layer, carve, ganache and ice cakes creating a sharp edge. You will learn how to create a marbling effect and stack 2 tiers. You will then be shown how work with isomalts to decorate the cake to create a geode effect.

Skills you will learn:

  • Carving
  • Layering and masking
  • Colouring
  • Icing a difficult shape with sugarpaste 
  • Melting, colouring and working with isomalts
  • Icing a board
  • Supporting and stacking
  • working with gold leaf

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Cute Carved Car Cake

New dates to be announced

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.