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Term 3 Evening Cake Decorating Hub

An awesome evening activity fostering your love and skills in cake decorating. 6.30-8pm Wednesdays.

  • Ended
  • 520 New Zealand dollars
  • Gate Pa studio. Exact address will be provided before the first class.


Wednesdays 6.30-8pm If you've got any questions about baking & cake decorating- the Cake Decorating Hub is for you! Each week we’ll learn a new technique & skill with cake decorating- at the end of the term we’ll create an epic cake from scratch with all of the skills we’ve learnt. You’ll meet like minded people & gain confidence in trying new skills. Suitable for all skill levels, no experience necessary. This is a small group of 4-6 participants only so you get a lot of individual attention & have ample opportunity to ask questions & practice your skills. The following timetable is only a suggestion & can be adapted to fit the needs of the group. What will we do & learn at the Cake Decorating Hub? Week 1: Buttercream. What’s the BEST type of buttercream? What are ABC & SMBC and HOW do I make them? Tips & Tricks for colouring dark colour buttercream & making different flavours. Week 2: Piping Practice. How do I pipe lines, squiggles & write on a cake? Tips & tricks for creating the right consistency icing for piping beautiful lines & borders. Week 3: Covering Cakes With Fondant. How do I work with fondant? How can I get it smooth without bumps & rips? Tips & Tricks for covering a whole cake in fondant. Using cutters to cut shapes from fondant. Week 4: Use fondant, gum paste & modelling chocolate to make decorations What’s the difference between fondant, modelling chocolate & gum paste & HOW do I use them? Tips & Tricks for creating small animal figurines to use as cake toppers. Week 5: Royal Icing How do I use royal icing? Can I make it myself? Tips & tricks for making royal icing for outlining & ‘flooding’ cookies. Week 6: You’re going to make your own cake masterpiece!! We’ll discuss single tier ideas & design your cake in a way to achieve success. You’ll bake the layers to your cakes & learn how to level & stack them. Week 7: Cake Creating PART TWO You’ll cover your cake with a smooth layer of either buttercream or fondant. You’ll make some of the pieces/embellishments needed for your masterpiece. Week 8: Cake Creating PART THREE Finishing off our cake masterpieces & celebrating all we have learnt over the term. This is the best value you'll find to learn all of the basics of cake decorating. Only $65 a week unlike our other courses valued at $125 each. Everything you need will be provided for most of the weeks. There might be some additional purchases for your final cake project if it’s something unique to your project.

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