Peonies, Pearls and Drapes

Tiered Wedding Cake Course

3 Day Class - Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th November 2016 or Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th January 2017

£585.00

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During this three day tiered wedding cake course, we will teach you how to bake, stack and decorate a professionally finished three tiered wedding cake.

You will learn all the essential skills and detailed techniques needed to layer, fill, and cover a sponge cake with chocolate ganache, before covering with sugarpaste to achieve perfect sharp edges. You will learn how to cover both sponge tiers and dummy tiers, and how to stack your cake. You will also learn the techniques for making realistic sugar peonies, and arranging them elegantly on the cake, as well as cutter flowers and royal icing techniques.

This in-depth course will not only teach you how to make a professional wedding cake, but with our expertise and guidance, you will gain the confidence needed to create designs and creations of your own. At the end of the class you will have your very own masterpiece to take home.

In our friendly and relaxed studio, you are encouraged to ask us any baking and decorating questions you can think of. Rosalind and the team are always happy to pass on tips of the trade and industry know-how.

Please note, you will learn how to make a 3 tier version of the cake pictured.

 

What you will learn:

Day 1

  • How to bake our signature moist Madagascan Vanilla sponge cake – the delicious foundation for a perfect cake
  • How to level your cakes so that they have perfect flat surfaces
  • How to cut your cakes to prepare for filling
  • How to make silky and light Swiss meringue buttercream for filling
  • How to fill your cake
  • How to ganache your cake for a smooth finish and sharp edges

Day 2

  • How to make and work confidently with sugar flower paste
  • How to work with essential tools – cutters, moulds, and veiners – using various techniques
  • How to make to make exquisite and realistic sugar flowers and leaves
  • How to realistically colour the sugar flowers with edible colour dusts
  • How to wire your sugar flowers for fixing to the top of the cake
  • How to make chocolate ganache for covering your cake
  • How to cover the cake with chocolate ganache to create perfect sharp edges
  • How to cover the cake with sugarpaste icing
  • How to cover the board with sugarpaste icing

Day 3

  • Finishing your sugar flowers
  • Dowling and stacking your cake
  • How to pipe patterns with royal icing onto your cake
  • How to beautifully arrange and safely attach the sugar flowers to the cake
  • How to box and safely transport your cake

 

Timings: 10.30am – 5.00pm (with a break for lunch) each day

* Please note, throughout the course some days will vary, with some finishing earlier and some finishing later, but this will not affect the overall contents of the course.

Price: £585.00 incl. VAT

 


What we provide and what you need to bring: We provide all the equipment and ingredients for the class, and a box to carry your creation home. There are local places to buy lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. We will provide tea and coffee. Please bring an apron.

Booking conditions: Unfortunately we cannot issue a refund if you need to cancel your booking. We reserve the right to cancel the class if we do not have the minimum required number of students booked. However, in the unlikely event that we have to cancel a class, you will be offered a full refund or a transfer of your booking to another class of the same price. We will endeavour to advise you as far in advance as possible if we need to cancel a class.

Additional Information

Select Date

Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th November 2016, Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th January 2017


Classroom Location

Unit C, Ground Floor,
Emperor House, Dragonfly Place,
London, UK SE4 2FL

TRAIN

Our nearest station is Brockley (2 mins walk). We are less than 10 minutes from London Bridge (National Rail trains), and Canada Water (London Overground).

When you come out of the station, cross over the bridge and exit onto Mantle Road. Turn right and walk past the Nisa shop and under the railway bridge. Turn left on to Endwell Road, and Dragonfly Place is the second turning on your left (after the ‘Brockley Cross Business Centre’ and opposite ‘Quick Stop Shop’). We are in the middle building on the right opposite the grass.

CAR

Dragonfly Place is a new build and does not come up on all Sat Navs. If it does not show up on your Sat Nav put in Endwell Road, SE4 (we are opposite ‘Quick Stop Shop’ and next to the ‘Brockley Business Centre’).

PARKING

There is free parking available on Endwell Road and nearby streets.

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