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A lovely festive class, which will teach you to make a delicious spiced sponge cake, and Swiss meringue buttercream too. 


You can choose whether you would like your cake to have a smooth or rustic finish (the latter becoming more and more popular). You'll finish it off by making some pretty metallic decorations and crystallising cranberries and rosemary.


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 and  be able to confidently make Swiss meringue buttercream.

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 spiced sponges

  • Make Swiss meringue buttercream

  • Split, fill and layer your cakes

  • Crumbcoat your cake and achieve either a super smooth finish or a rustic finish - your choice

  • Crystallise cranberries and herbs for a pretty festive finish

  • Add other decorations and work with edible paint and metallics

  • Troubleshoot common problems

  • And more! 

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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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