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buttercream Christmas cake class

A fun class learning this popular buttercream painting trend. Perfect for an alternative take on your Christmas cake! This class will cover everything from baking the perfect four layers of sponge through to achieving a flawless buttercream finish. This class is ideal for beginners, and no experience is necessary.  

By the end of the day you will have confidence in basic baking fundamentals, be able to confidently fill and ice a buttercream cake, and be able to apply the buttercream painting technique to any type of cake you like.​

All equipment is provided, and we will be happy to help with any questions at all you may have about cake decorating during the class.  You will also have class notes which include recipes so that you can recreate your cake at home.


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During this class you will learn how to:

  • Bake perfect, level vanilla sponges

  • Make American buttercream

  • Split, fill and layer your cakes

  • Crumbcoat your cake and achieve a super smooth finish

  • 'Paint' a Christmas tree using palette knives and buttercream for a modern take on a Christmas cake

  • Add embellishments and work with edible paint and metallics

  • Troubleshoot common problems

  • 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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