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Flowers & swirls cupcake class

This cupcake class is one of our most popular classes.  It is the perfect class for a beginner cake decorator, or an enthusiastic home baker who would like to learn how to make their cakes look as good as they taste.

You will be taken back to buttercream basics, learning what ingredients to use for different consistencies, how to flavour and colour your icings, and how to fill and use a piping bag with different nozzles. As well as learning 4 different piping techniques for the perfect cupcake, you will also learn how to make pretty sugarpaste flowers, and of course how to bake great cupcakes too. 

This cupcake baking and decorating class is ideal for beginners who have no experience, or those that wish to brush up on existing skills. 

You will leave the class with a set of 12 beautiful cupcakes in a box, and guidance notes will be emailed to you so that you can recreate your cupcakes again at home.


During this class you will learn how to:

  • bake perfectly level vanilla cupcakes ready for decorating

  • make the perfect buttercream for icing

  • achieve different swirls and effects with different icing tips

  • learn how to pipe four different effects, including the classic rose swirl, grass effect, and petal piping

  • create pretty floral toppers, including miniature roses, petunias and daisies

  • finish your flowers with pearls, dragees and lustre dusts

  • use a variety of tools

  • use colourings and choose an effective colour scheme

  • 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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