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Wreath design double barrel cake with ombre finish - level 6

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LEVEL 6: Due to the popularity of our buttercream piping classes, we have designed another new class, providing students with the opportunity to learn an additional 6 new flowers, plus foliage. Students also learn how to create a double barrel cake with an ombre finish as well as arrange a wreath design, looking for symmetry and balance.

This class is for students that have completed our level 1 - 5 buttercream piping classes and would like to add 6 new flowers with foliage to their skills set.   

All students are hands on and work on their own cake. We have deliberately allowed this class to be a 2 x 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 further by creating your own designs.

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

What you will learn:

  • how to layer a double barrel cake with soft buttercream ( 2 x 7 inch vanilla cakes)
  • how to fill the gap between the cakes to ensure a seamless finish
  • how to stack a double barrel cake securely and get tips on how to transport this cake
  • practice and perfect your masking skills, covering a double barrel cake
  • practice and perfect achieving clean sides and sharp edges 
  • how to achieve an ombre masking finish with a touch of gold
  • learn a new version of Italian meringue based buttercream for flower piping, a soft version, which is different to the one used in previous levels
  • how to pipe 6 new flowers and foliage:

    • Garden Rose
    • Tulip
    • Oxford Scabiosa
    • Narcissus
    • Mini Hydrangeas
    • Helleborus
    • Anemone
  • learn and practice how to pipe various types of flat flowers by using different angels and palm pressure
  • learn how to pipe various types of leaves by using a variety of nozzles
  • learn how to pipe small decorative materials to add finer details
  • learn how to use multiple colours in one piping bag, achieving natural looking flowers
  • planning and designing a floral arrangement in the form of a wreath shape, focusing on symmetry and balance.
  • please note that we will not demo the two different types of buttercreams used in previous levels as these skills are part of the pre-requisites for this class.   

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 6 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 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. 

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our terms & conditions.  

 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.
  • Wreath design double barrel cake with ombre finish - level 6 – for students that have completed our level 5 buttercream piping class, or have documented experience piping Korean style buttercream flowers and masking cakes.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for those that have completed our “Crescent cascading 2 tier cake with roses & peony's - level 5” course or have prior documented experience with piping Korean style buttercream flowers and masking cakes.

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