The Perfect Finish: The Foundations for a Flawless Cake

2 Day Masterclass

Available dates

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June 2020

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During this highly requested masterclass, we’ll teach you our tried and tested professional techniques, honed over many years of commercial cake-making, to achieve ‘The Perfect Finish’ for your cakes, each and every time. Spread across 2-days, this jam-packed class covers the foundational techniques for finishing both buttercream and fondant cakes to highest standard.

We will teach you our fool-proof techniques to get that sought after perfect finish, including clean sharp edges, flawless icing and neatly stacked tiers.

This masterclass is suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to master their cake finish, from professionals honing their techniques, to eager home-bakers alike.

And on top of all the skills and techniques, you’ll take a tour of our professional cake design studio and kitchen (conveniently located next to the classroom), as well as meeting Rosalind and the team for a Q&A. Plus there’ll be lots of useful hints and tips to take home, learned and developed over the years.

N.B. This masterclass uses pre-baked cakes and dummies.


What you will learn:

  • How to achieve ‘The Perfect Finish‘ using both buttercream icing and fondant icing
  • How to make and use Belgian chocolate ganache as an undercoat for flawlessly smooth icing
  • How to perfect neat, sharp fondant edges
  • How to make silky smooth buttercream (Swiss Meringue and American)
  • How to layer, fill and trim your pre-baked sponge cakes for an even filling and smooth outer finish
  • How to get a super smooth covering of buttercream with sharp edges
  • Assembling a perfectly stacked buttercream iced two tier cake, safe for transport
  • How to cover cupcakes with smooth fondant iced domes, ready for piping and decorating
  • How to make royal icing for decorating with and stacking cakes
  • How to pipe designs with both Royal icing and buttercream icing


What you will take home:

Upon completion of this Masterclass you’ll receive a Rosalind Miller Cake School Certificate of Excellence

  • A two tiered buttercream iced cake to be eaten or decorated at home
  • A single tier fondant iced dummy tier suitable for stacking and decorating
  • A box of 6 fondant iced cupcakes ready for decorating

*Please note, the images are for illustrative purposes only and you won’t recreate the exact cake during the class, but you will create elements shown in all of the images.


Max students: 8

Skill level: Beginner or Intermediate

  • Price: £465.00 incl. VAT


Additional information

Select Date

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June 2020

Classroom Location

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

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