Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I’m all about the sugar flowers. They are my secret weapon when it comes to wedding cakes, my passion, my life and I love, love, love to splash photographs of them all over my Instagram and Facebook page. I will talk about my love of sugar flowers to anyone who will listen (and yes that does include the little old man in front of me in the Tesco’s queue), I’m totally guilty of reaching into my bag for my Iphone so that I can show strangers my latest sugar flower creations and I really am at my happiest when I’m teaching someone how to make something beautiful to decorate their cake with….
Whilst drinking coffee with a friend the other day however, she asked me if I’d stopped teaching my Two Day Cake Decorating Class. “Well of course not”, I said, “it’s one of my most popular classes, why would you say that??” to which she replied “you never mention that you teach an awesome cake covering class. You run one of THE best classes for people who want to learn all the skills they’ll ever need to know when it comes to cake covering and creating professional looking tiered cakes and you never shout about it”
Actually, she was right!!! I kind of take this class for granted and never sing it’s praises on Social Media. How weird!! So today, I am giving this class the five minutes centre stage that it actually deserves because it really is a good one.
My Cake Decorating Class
This class is a life saver!!! Why?? Because it teaches you everything you could possibly need to know about ganache, icing, stacking and decorating a cake from start to finish. It will give you huge amounts of confidence for when you are back at home working alone and will really help you to up your game when it comes to cake decorating. (and let’s face it, even if it’s a small cake for our five year old son, it still HAS to be perfect) If it’s not, we begin the cake makers dance of picking holes in absolutely everything we’ve just created and end up feeling like a failure… and yes, we all do this, it’s the rules hahah)
We all know there’s quite a lot involved when you’re trying to get the perfect finish to your cake and when you don’t have the skills it’s even more frustrating. Who can relate to a few tears in the middle of the night because the icing is going wrong, the ganache is splitting, I know I can!!! And it didn’t matter how tasty my cake was and how pretty my sugar flowers were, if the icing wasn’t neat and the sides of the cake weren’t straight… the whole project looked horrible. When I first started out with my cakes, that led to much crying, much shouting and many threats of giving up because I just wasn’t good enough (any more bells ringing here haha) I went to a couple of classes, I went on to You Tube and read lots of books and finally, after a whole six months of experimenting, I finally cracked it and worked out how to get perfect results every time!!!
Basically, this little class will teach you everything that I struggled with over that six months, in just TWO days.