Contemporary Tiered Wedding Cakes 2017

3rd to 9th April, 2017 (7 days)

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We are changing the format of this, our most popular class, to include an extra day from 2017. This is an INTENSIVE wedding cake course. 

During this cake class, you will work on three separate wedding cakes, each with a different real cake - you will be taught how to work with dark chocolate ganache and cover a round, a square and a double barrel (extended tier) cake. You will work with both real cakes and dummies to create your masterpieces. Throughout the class, you will be supported in practicing key techniques and your teacher will be able to pin point exactly which skills you need to work more on. This is by far the best way of learning and avoiding developing bad habits in cake decorating which waste your time, effort and materials. 

To read about students' experience of this class, here is an interview with a past student.

This class is suitable for beginners/intermediate level students. 

If you have any specific questions about this class, including that about content, times, skills taught etc., please send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

To read more about this class and to see bigger pictures of cakes, go to our blogpost here.

The biggest feature of this class is SHARP EDGES on ganache. You can watch countless videos on YouTube, but you only learn how when you work yourself. You will work with pre-baked real cakes to work on three different shapes and your teacher will be at hand to point out exactly where you need improvement and where you should be proud!

To read more about this class and to see bigger pictures of cakes, go to our blogpost here or follow us on Instagram here. 

You will learn:

  • How to work with dummy cakes (learn why this is an essential skill) - cover dummies with fondant and practice those sharp edges
  • How to work with real round cake and cover this with chocolate ganache and achieve a professional looking sharp edged finish
  • How to cover a ganache-d cake with fondant 
  • How to cover a double height extended tier cake with ganache (working on real cakes)
  • How to cover an extended tier (double barrel) cake with fondant, perfect for modern weddings
  • How to achieve straight and smooth edges with fondant - this is the latest trend that is an essential skill for all cake decorators
  • How to use high quality edible silver leaf to enhance the appearance of your cake (NEW!)
  • How to make a large peony, large rose and blossoms - we have selected the three types of flowers that will help you to recreate not just these, but any flowers that you choose. You will be learning three key techniques.
  • How to cover a square cake with ganache (sharp edges) 
  • How to cover a square dummy with fondant 
  • How to stack, dowel and secure your wedding cakes for easy transport and delivery
  • How to cover a board with fondant - all important for the neat finish and professional touch
  • How to fix any common cake mistakes (after all, you might not have the time to bake and decorate an entirely new cake on a Friday night!)

You will go home with:

  • Three different tiered cakes that will reflect your own  work 
  • New skills and confidence in working with edible silver leaf
  • New rose, pepny and blossom making skills
  • Skills and lots of practice in covering real cakes with square sharp fondant edges
  • Confidence to recreate any of these designs at home
  • Answers to any cake questions that you can throw at us

All ingredients and equipment for the day are provided, you do not need to bring anything with you. 

If in doubt about your suitability for this class, please call us on 0208 305 1756 to discuss before you book a place. You do not need to bring anything with you for this class – we will provide all the ingredients and equipment. 

Please note that pictures are for illustrative purposes only. You will take home three tiered cakes. Teachers for each day are subject to change.

Booking Conditions

Please double check the date that you wish to make the booking as there will be no refunds for cancellations. In the unlikely event that we cancel a class, a full refund will be offered. Please do read our Terms and Conditions on this website (find link at the bottom of each web page) before booking a class. For further details, please email or call 0208 305 1756