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Whether you want to learn how to make delicious American buttercream, silky smooth Swiss meringue buttercream, a semi-naked cake, or a full coverage buttercream cake with a smooth professional finish, then this is the class for you. This class is all about buttercream and you will make a single tier cake with Swiss meringue buttercream, decorated with edible petals, and a two tier semi-naked vanilla cake with American buttercream and real flowers and foliage. 

This class will teach you how to create stunning buttercream celebration cakes, and how to work with real flowers as the perfect decoration. 


You will learn the fundamentals of creating buttercream cakes and the difference between buttercream recipes and how to work with them. By the end of the class, you will know how to create a set of tried and tested classic recipes that work every time, be able to tweak recipes to suit your occasion, and be able to confidently create your own beautiful buttercream cakes. 


  • Thursday 6th & Friday 7th June 2024 | 10am - 4pm both days

    350 British pounds
  • Thurs 19th & Fri 20th September 2024 | 10am - 4pm both days

    350 British pounds
  • Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th November 2024 | 10am - 4pm both days

    350 British pounds

During this class you will learn how to:

  • Bake perfect, level sponges 

  • Split and fill, dowel and stack a two tier cake

  • Make and use American and Swiss meringue Buttercream

  • Create a two tier semi naked cake

  • Create a full coverage buttercream single tier cake

  • Work with edible flowers

  • Create posies of non-toxic flowers to decorate your cakes

  • And more!

Image by Ana Tavares

kind words

“Another lovely, informative day at The Cake College! Beautiful setting, all equipment provided and knowledgable tutors willing to answer any and all cake queries! Couldn’t recommend enough”

Gemma, Berkshire

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