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Cake decoration foundation intensive

Cake Foundation Skills - 5 Day

In this fun and hands-on 5 day program you will learn the fundamental skills of cake decorating, food art painting and handmade sugar flowers. 

What you will learn:

  • preparing and understanding ingredients and equipment
  • demonstration of dark chocolate ganache  
  • the difference between RTR and gum paste with the use of tylose  
  • how to cut, assemble, sandwich and mask a round, square and tall barrel cake 
  • how to cover a round and square cake to achieve sharp corners 
  • how to cover a tall barrel cake 
  • how to stack a tall barrel cake securely using a centre pole  
  • how to transfer your stencil onto the cake 
  • introduction to airbrushing 
  • basic colouring techniques 
  • painting artwork with food colour onto the cake 
  • how to create themed cake toppers and decorations: 
    • sombrero hat
    • rocks 
    • cactus 
    • octopus tentacles 
    • pirate ship  
  • how to utilise left over dry icing 
  • how to create a sea like effect  
  • introduction to gum paste to create flowers and leaves  
  • how to assemble your sugar flowers with decoration wires and floral tape 

This is a hands-on course in which all students work on their own cakes,  all materials are included in the cost of the course.

A detailed, step-by-step manual is provided as part of this course.  

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our terms & conditions and FAQ's 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


5 days



Choose your start date


Monday, 17 January 2022



Attendance dates

17 - 21 January 2022