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All things cake intensive

All things cake intensive

In this exciting and hands-on 5 day program you will learn all the fundamental skills needed to create stunning cakes and cupcakes. 

What you will learn: 

  • how to make Italian meringue buttercream 
  • how to achieve natural colour tones using gel colouring 
  • how to hold and use a piping bag correctly 
  • how to use various piping nozzles 
  • how to pipe various flowers onto cupcakes 
  • preparing and understanding ingredients and equipment 
  • how to calculate oven temperature 
  • how to make and bake a variety of cakes 
  • how to fill, stack, level and layer a whole cake and a two-tiered cake 
  • how to crumb-coat and mask your cake 
  • how to render soft buttercream and achieve sharp edges 
  • how to make and bake vanilla cupcakes  
  • how to prevent cracks and domes in your cupcakes 
  • a range of basic piping techniques  
  • tips and tricks on how to colour your buttercream without overworking it 
  • how to achieve a perfect, even and seamless finish 
  • how to make a milk chocolate drip 
  • creative ways to decorate your cake 
  • how to carve and sculpt a Panda from round cakes 
  • how to assemble and mask your round cakes 
  • how to add detailing to your Panda
  • how to construct the panda limbs
  • how to cover and secure a styrofoam ball 

Students will leave this class with: 

  • 9 floral cupcakes 
  • 1 multi-layered cake (incorporating a vanilla, chocolate and dairy free berry cake) 
  • 6 creative piped cupcakes 
  • 1 two-tiered drip cake
  • novelty Panda Cake 

Everything created in this class is for students to take home; all materials are included in the cost of the course. A detailed recipe book is provided as part of this course. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Duration

5 days

Level

Beginner

Choose your start date

Start

Monday, 17 January 2022

Time

9am-3.30pm

Attendance dates

17 - 21 January 2022

Price

$1,460.00