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Essential Baking and Finishing Skills - 2 x 3.5 hour evening classes

Essential Cakes

Understanding the use of ingredients, basic mixing and baking skills are the foundation of every good cake and a key to get you started.

Learn how to make simple but elegant cakes that can be finished and enjoyed as they are, or used as ideal "base" cakes to assemble, ganache and finish with either fondant RTR icing or buttercream.

What you will learn:

  • Preparing and understanding ingredients and the use of equipment
  • Understanding terminology, general measurements, weight and volume conversions
  • Mixing and creaming techniques
  • How to make, bake, assemble and finish three different types of cakes
  • How to make three different types of fillings
  • Basic piping and icing skills 
  • Simple and elegant finishing designs.

Each student makes and takes home 3 x 7 inch cakes: 

  • 1x Coconut cake with a coconut flavoured buttercream filling
  • 1x Red velvet cake with a cream cheese filling
  • 1x Butterscotch cake with butterscotch frosting and a complimentary butterscotch sauce.


  • Day 1: 6pm to 9.30pm
  • Day 2: 6pm to 9.30pm

Students completing our “Essential Baking and Masking Skills” course in conjunction with this course will have learned how to create 6 different varieties of essential “base” cakes and fillings, providing students with a great repertoire to draw from when creating celebration, wedding or special occasion cakes.

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.

Essential Baking and Masking Skills:

We cover the following essential cakes: Vanilla Cake, Rich Chocolate Cake, Dairy Free Berry Cake.

Cake Decorating intensive, 5-day foundation skills:  

We cover the following essential cakes: Dark and White Chocolate Mud Cake, Caramel Mud Cake, Carrot Cake and Banana Cake.

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our terms & conditions.  

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


2 days



Choose your start date

Course Full


Tuesday, 11 February 2020



Attendance dates

11-12 February 2020




Tuesday, 10 March 2020



Attendance dates

10-11 March 2020