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Peony and ranunculus blossom design cake - level 4

Butter 4 NEW

LEVEL 4:  This class is for students that have completed our level 1 - 3 buttercream piping classes and are now ready to take their skills even further. 

In this class you will have the opportunity to further expand your buttercream flower making skills and create this tremendously beautiful flower cake.

You will be introduced to additional flower piping techniques, learn how to consider colour combinations on the overall design as well as arrange flowers in a dome shape. 

All students are hands on and work on their own cake. We have deliberately allowed this class to be an 8 hour class, providing students with enough time to practice to perfect their flowers as well as get tutor support throughout the day. 

All the techniques and flowers taught in class are interchangeable and you will leave inspired to practice and use your own creativity to take what you have learned even further!  

A detailed step-by-step manual is provided to ensure that students can recreate the designs again and again.   

What you will learn:

  • practice and perfect your masking skills, covering a whole cake with the use of a spatula and scraper, using soft buttercream. (6 inch vanilla cake) 
  • practice and perfect achieving clean sides and sharp edges
  • how to achieve natural colour tone using gel colouring
  • how to control your palm pressure to achieve clean edges
  • how to angle your work in different ways depending on the various piping nozzles, using the concept of a spinning flower nail
  • how to pipe the design onto a flower nail, transfer and arrange the flowers onto a cake in the form of a blossom design, with the use of a flower lifter
  • how to arrange flowers focusing on symmetry and balance
  • how to fill the gap between flowers naturally when arranging the bouquet
  • this class will cover how to pipe elegant flowers including:
    • peony in various sizes
    • closed and open ranunculus
    • eucalyptus
    • two different types of leaves
    • flower buds
    • rice flowers
  • please note that we will not demo the two different types of buttercream used in this class, as these skills are part of the learning outcomes in previous levels. 

All students take home their own cake; all materials are included in the cost of the course. 

 All equipment and nozzles required in class are provided by the academy. Students have the opportunity to purchase cake-decorating equipment including nozzles direct in our online store. 

Our level 1 to 5 classes are structured in such a way that allows students to learn the skills step-by-step, incorporating many different techniques and flower combinations that will encourage you to use your own creativity and design some magnificent cakes. Each level builds onto the next, creating “edible art” in the process! 

We are introducing a set of new piping techniques and cake designs in our 2018 classes that we are sure will impress. Providing the opportunity for students to not only learn the skills in our classes and create beautiful designs but also achieve high quality outcomes. 

In order to get the best results, we highly recommend that students practise in-between levels. 

We use 100% butter for our buttercream piping and masking recipes. No margarines or artificial fats are used. 

PACKAGE DEAL OFFERS:

  • Level 1 – 5 /  $1350.00 / saving of $183.00
  • Level 1 – 5 plus succulents, level 2 $1550.00 / saving of $203.00
  • Level 1 – 3 $598.00  / saving of $87.00  
  • Level 1 – 3 plus succulents, level 2 $798.00 / saving of $107.00
  • Level 4 – 5 $798.00 / saving of $50.00 

July intensive course dates:

  • Level 1-5: 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21st of July 2018
  • Level 1-5, plus succulents: 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21st of July 2018
  • Level 1-3: 13, 14, 18th of July 2018
  • Level 1-3, plus succulents: 13, 14, 17, 18 of July 2018
  • Level 4-5: 19, 20, 21st of July 2018

October intensive course dates:

  • Level 1-5: 05, 06, 10, 11, 12, 13th of October 2018
  • Level 1-5, plus succulents: 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13th of October 2018
  • Level 1-3: 05, 06, 10th of October 2018
  • Level 1-3, plus succulents: 05, 06, 09, 10th of October 2018
  • Level 4-5: 11, 12, 13th of October 2018
  • We offer students the opportunity to select and nominate their own course dates to create package deal offers outside the nominated dates listed above. 
  • In order to be eligible for a package deal code, students are required to enrol into all levels at the same time.  
  • Package deals cannot be shared, one user only. 

PLEASE CONTACT THE ACADEMY PRIOR TO ENROLLING TO OBTAIN YOUR DISCOUNT CODE. 

Note -
If you are not certain which level is the best for you then please contact us and we will help you to find the correct starting point based on your current skills.  

Guide to entry requirements:

  • Buttercream piping & creative floral designs level 1– for students that are new to working with piping bags and nozzles and have no experience piping basic flower designs.
  • Creating buttercream flowers, foundation skills level 2– for students that have already some basic piping skills, know how to hold a piping bag properly and are able to us a variety of nozzles. In this class, you will learn the foundation skills of piping buttercream flowers with the use of a flower nail.
  • Assorted buttercream cupcakes, Succulents, level 2-for students that have already some basic piping skills, know how to hold a piping bag properly and are able to us a variety of nozzles. In this class you will learn how to pipe a variety of succulents.
  • Signature rose & chrysanthemum blossom with berries, level 3- for students that already have solid foundation skills piping Korean style buttercream flowers and would like to add new varieties of flowers to their repertoire.
  • Peony and ranunculus blossom design cake, level 4– for students that have completed our level 3 buttercream piping class, or have documented experience piping Korean style buttercream flowers and masking cakes.
  • Crescent cascading 2 tier cake with roses & peony’s, level 5- for students that have completed our level 4 buttercream piping class, or have documented experience piping Korean style buttercream flowers and masking cakes.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for those that have completed our “Natural rose and chrysanthemum blossom design cake - level 3” course OR a previous APA level 3 course OR have prior documented experience with piping Korean style buttercream flowers and masking cakes.

Duration

1 day

Level

Intermediate

Choose your start date

Start

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Time

9am-5pm

Attendance dates

30 June 2018

Price

$298.00

Start

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Time

9am-5pm

Attendance dates

19 July 2018

Price

$298.00

Start

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Time

9am-5pm

Attendance dates

11 October 2018

Price

$298.00