Professional Diploma Module 3 – The Complete Dessert Table: From Concept to Creation


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You can choose to partake in just one individual Diploma module and receive a Rosalind Miller Cake School Diploma Module Certificate of Excellence OR complete the full five modules to receive your Master Diploma Certification. 

Want to learn to learn the secrets to making a beautiful, well balanced and harmoniously designed dessert table, but not sure where to start? Or daunted by the range of skills, techniques, planning and timing needed to pull off a well-executed display?

With our wealth of experience, catering to royal families across the globe; from 15 metre long dessert tables to match the bride’s dress, to identical pairs of overflowing tables to feed thousands, we’ve compiled the ultimate dessert table course. We’ve condensed everything you need to know into five jam-packed days, to create your own show-stopping dessert tables filled with an array of tiered cakes, mini cakes and sweet treats.

You’ll leave with a full set of practical baking and decorating skills for creating a stunning dessert table, as well as our well-honed methods for designing, planning and executing the final display.

We’ll also give you a tour of our professional cake design studio and kitchen (conveniently located next to the classroom), you’ll also meet Rosalind and the team for a Q&A, during which you can ask all your burning dessert table questions and learn her tips and tricks developed over 20+ years of design training.

What you will learn:

  • Making mini bundt cakes and baked mini doughnuts and decorating them with royal icing, sprinkles and dried flowers
  • Our fool-proof TIPS on baking the perfect sponge for tiered and single tier cakes, including our signature Vanilla cake recipe (and how to adapt the recipe to different flavours)
  • How to make smooth American buttercream 
  • Making and hand-decorating macarons
  • Making small sugar blossoms (for decorating dessert table items)
  • Icing and piping cookie designs using flooding and over-piping royal icing techniques
  • Making and decorating cakepops (including tempering chocolate)
  • Making and piping rainbow meringues (rose swirls and kisses)
  • Demo of how to make and assemble a meringue cone
  • How to decorate flooded cookies.
  • How to stack and decorate a 2 tiered cake:
  • Making delicate cherry blossom sugar flowers and leaves
  • Dusting and wiring the sugar flowers
  • Using dummy cakes, how to cover dummy tiers with sharp edged fondant icing
  • How to dowel and stack a 2 tier cake
  • How to decorate a tiered cake, how to arrange the flowers on your cake and attach them safely (using flowers made during the course)
  • How to plan and design a dessert table to any brief and for maximum visual impact, covering harmonious decoration and colours, size, quantities needed for the number of guests and table size
  • How to organise a production timeplan
  • How to transport everything to your destination safely
  • How to set up the dessert table
  • Tips and tricks, and what to factor in, such as humidity, time on display, and lots more


What you will take home:

Upon completion of this module you will receive a Rosalind Miller Cake School Diploma Module Certificate of Excellence

  • Mini decorated bundt cakes and doughnuts
  • Hand-decorated macarons
  • Chocolate covered cake pops
  • Two-tiered floral dummy cake
  • Meringue kisses
  • Royal iced flooded cookies


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


Approx. students: 6

Skill level: Beginner or Intermediate


  • Price: £1230.00 incl. VAT


Timings: 10am – 5.00pm (with 30 mins – 1 hour for lunch). Please note, the class may run over depending on the speed of the group on the day.


We are unable to offer any refunds should you decide to cancel or are unable to attend your Masterclass or Diploma course at Rosalind Miller Cake School. If you are unable to attend and wish to book onto a different Masterclass or Diploma course this may be possible in some circumstances, dependent on availability and at the discretion of Rosalind Miller Cakes. Any transfers will incur a £25 administration fee per Masterclass or Diploma module. We recommend taking out the appropriate insurance to cover your costs in case you are unable to attend for any reason. No part of this course and its materials may be reproduced or used in any manner for commercial use. You may use course materials for personal use only.


We reserve the right to cancel a Masterclass or Diploma course under certain circumstances. In the unlikely event that this happens, we will reschedule the Masterclass or Diploma course date and offer students a transfer to the rescheduled date, or if the new date is not convenient, we will offer a transfer to an alternative class or online class. We will endeavour to advise students as far in advance as possible if we need to cancel a class.

COVID-19 – If we are required to cancel classes or close Rosalind Miller Cake School due to government restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we will issue all students with a Credit Voucher which can be used to re-book at a later date. We will endeavour to reschedule the class/es and offer students a transfer to the rescheduled date, or if the new date is not convenient, we will offer a transfer to an alternative class or online class. These students will be given first refusal for any new dates announced.

If we are still able to run classes, but you are unable to attend for any reason (for instance should any student be required to self-isolate, they will not be permitted to attend Rosalind Miller Cake School) and this will be treated as a cancellation. Students may only be transferred to another date/class if Rosalind Miller Cake School is able to resell their original place to another student.

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You may not use designs, lesson formats, photographs, handbooks, techniques, correspondence, or any other elements of the Rosalind Miller Cake School’s course(s) for your own classes or the promotion of your classes.

You may not use the items you have created during any Rosalind Miller Cake School course(s) to promote your own course(s).

If this happens you may be subject to legal action against you and your business. By attending our Masterclasses or Diploma courses you agree not to copy or imitate any Rosalind Miller content for commercial purposes.