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Tall Buttercream Cake Class

A fun class learning this popular trend using dried flowers, super tall tiers, smooth buttercream and buttercream ‘painting’ techniques, as well as other embellishments. Perfect for birthdays or other celebrations. We will cover everything from baking the perfect sponge, through to achieving a flawless finish. A class full of baking, buttercream and prettiness, ideal for beginners!


By the end of the day you will have confidence in basic baking fundamentals, be able to confidently fill and cover a double barrelled buttercream cake, be able to work with buttercream and colours to create texture and pattern, and be able to arrange dried flowers safely on your cake.

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.  For more details of what you will learn, please see below.


During this class you will learn how to:

  • Bake perfect, level sponges 

  • Make smooth American buttercream, and learn how to make it white

  • Split, fill and layer a double barrelled (6 layers) cake

  • Crumbcoat

  • Apply texture using buttercream and artists pallette knives

  • Use dowels for stability in taller cakes

  • Add embellishments and work with sprinkles as accents

  • Arrange dried flowers on your cake

  • 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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