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Cake Decorating Classes

Teaching all levels and abilities, published author of three titles, Tracey Mann teaches the majority of the classes in a relaxed and informal approach with LOW class numbers, ensuring that you make the most of your day or evening class. With 30 years of experience cake decorating, author of three books, features writer for a national Cake Magazine publication, Tracey is able to provide you with lots of hints and tips to create cakes that you can be really proud of. Tracey also has carefully selected quality guest tutors to teach more specialised areas of interest such as modelling, painting and novelty cakes.

Tracey is the only PME approved tutor in Buckinghamshire and teaches the PME diploma in Sugarpaste, Royal Icing and Sugar flowers. This is a recognised certificate nationwide and internationally. Many students go on to complete all three Certificates and achieve their Masters Awards. Tracey is also a Wilton Instructor teaching The Wilton Method Courses.

Our classes are limited to 8 students during the evening and 6 during the day, so come and enjoy learning some new skills and leave with a cake that you are really proud of. Our classes are open to anyone over the age of 12, under 16's must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Our Location

Our day classes are held in Longwick (HP27 9SG) which is approx 7 miles from Thame, 25 miles from Oxford, 40 miles from Central London, 75 Miles from Birmingham. Our nearest railway station is Princes Risborough, our nearest Airport is Luton. We have a list of recommended overnight accomodation ranging from budget hotels to local pub B&B's. Our closest B & B is The Red Lion Pub in Longwick (walking distance). We are close to A Piece of Cake in Thame which is always worth a visit. All of the classes are taught by Tracey Mann. Our Saturday classes are very popular, and therefore we advise early booking.

Directions to our classroom are sent one week before a course via email. The postcode for our classroom is HP27 9SG

Private Event Classroom hire

If you would like exclusive use of the classroom  with up to 8 friends for a Christmas Party, Birthday party or a Baby shower for two hours please contact us and I will be more than happy to accommodate this. We can offer you any of our two hour cake decorating classes at £25 per head, which includes all of the ingredients and equipment. Minimum number is 6 max is 9. Please call on 01844 347147 to book a date.

Private tuition

I do offer 1-2-1 cake decorating tuition between 9-4pm weekdays only (no weekends), please email for further information - (£500 plus ingredients per day)

 Directions

We are located in the village of Longwick, in Buckinghamshire just off the A4129. If you are coming into Longwick from the High Wycombe, Chinnor, Beaconsfield side proceed past the Red Lion pub on the left handside as you come into Longwick, past 'Briants' on the left, start to slow down and look for a pink sign on the LEFT handside for Tracey's Cakes. We are located in a small courtyard at the end of the lane between the two houses. If you are coming in from the Thame, Oxford, Aylesbury, Bicester direction, proceed through Longwick on the A4129, past the post office ( Premier Stores) on your left, slow right down and look to your right, you will see a sign up high on the edge of a house for Risborough Reupholstery and also a sign at ground level for Walkers Yard, this is our location indicate right and turn in here for parking. Our postcode is HP27 9SG. As you drive into the courtyard you will see a large cupcake sign directly in front of you this is where we are located.

Terms and Conditions
Once you have booked your class the money is non refundable. At my discretion, I will occasionally allow students to swap onto different classes if they are unable to make it due to ill health. Students who are permitted to swap and who then do not attend the new date are not then entitled to a refund. Students who book PME or Wilton Certificated classes who fail to attend all the required lessons will be subject to a charge should they need to rebook another lesson to complete the course. Occasionally we have to cancel a class due to low course numbers or bad weather, should this be the case I will refund the cost of the course or offer an alternative date, however I will not be responsible for covering any additional costs such as hotel bookings or transport. In the case of classes with Guest Tutors (not Tracey) no refunds or transfers to other classes are permitted should you be unable to attend due to the costs of paying for the tutor.

Cake Club Monthly

Cake Club is a social evening where you can sit and chat with other fellow students and cake makers, have a cup of tea, share and swap ideas, browse through the latest copies of the cake magazines. I encourage you to bring along a few cupcakes ( Maximum 12)  for others to try although not compulsory!

Who can attend?

Cake Club is open to everyone. You can stay for the two hours or just drop in for half an hour, this is an informal gathering. If you have never attended a class or you are a regular student you are welcome to attend. The dates for Cake Club are published on our Facebook page in the Events section or if you sign up for the newsletter on this website you will receive notification when the next event is. Cake Club is held at the Unit address, see the directions above. Our next date is 27th September 2017 7-9pm

Is there a charge? Do I need to book in advance?

There will be a nominal charge of £3 per session payable on arrival, you do not need to prebook.

What offers will be on a Cake Club night?

There will be an opportunity for you to purchase any goods at a 10% discount on Cake Club night only. This discount does not apply to class bookings, however every month at Cake Club one person will get the chance to win £10 classes gift voucher off their next class. This will be done randomly at the end of the night with names in a hat.

 

Novelty Car Cake Class with Guest Tutor Erica Galvin

Learn how to construct a novelty cake car with guest tutor Erica Galvin

 

Date

Saturday 30th September 2017

9.30am-3.30pm

£150

Skill level - Suitable for all skill levels

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Beginners Cake Decorating Class ( Daytime)

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Skills - How to cover a cake with sugarpsate, How to make royal icing, basic piping, stencilling, sugarpaste rose, using plunger cutters and texture rolling pins

 

 


Dates

Saturday 21st October 2017

11am-4pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100


Intensive Tracey's Cakes Buttercream diploma ( 2 days)

Learn to decorate four cakes and 24 cupcakes using a huge variety of techniques and effects with buttercream

Dates

Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October 9-5pm both days

£390

Skill level - suitable for all skill levels.

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Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Friday 17th November 2017

9-2pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

Ice Queen Modelling with Guest Tutor Laura Miller

Learn how to make this fabulous Ice Queen using Modelling chocolate with guest tutor Laura Miller

Date

Tuesday 28th November 2017

9.30am-5pm

£145.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Mermaid Figure Modelling with Guest Tutor Laura Miller

Learn to create this beautiful Mermaid using modelling chocolate step by step

Date

Tuesday 21st November 2017

9.30am-5.30pm

£140

Skill level - All Skill levels

Penguin Christmas Cake Class

Come and learn how to make this fun Christmas Cake

 

Dates

Friday 8th December 2017

9am-2pm

Level: Beginner

£ 140.00

Christmas Reindeer and Penguin Sleigh Cake with Guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Learn how to make this cake for Christmas with guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Date

Saturday 25th November 2017

9.30am-4.30pm

£145.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Christmas Reindeer and Penguin Sleigh Cake with Guest Tutor Georgie Godbold

Learn how to make this Christmas Cake with Guest Tutor Georgie Godbold

Date

Sunday 26th November 2017

9.30-4.30pm

£145.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Teapot and Sugar Mice Modelling with Georgie Godbold

Learn how to make this teapot and sugar mice with author Georgie Godbold

Date

Saturday 3rd March 2018

9.30-4.30pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Pirate Modelling with Guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Learn to make a pirate and all his fun accessories with guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Date

Thursday 22nd March 2018

9.30am-4.30pm

£120

Suitable for all skill levels

Floral Chocolate Airbrushing Class

Learn how to cover tall cakes with chocolate paste and create beautiful flowers using an airbrush

Class limited to four students

Date

Tuesday 31st October 2017

9-3pm

£160.00

Skills - Not suitable for complete beginners, some experience covering cakes required.

Debbie Brown Grampy Modelling Class

Learn to make this Grampy Model with Author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 21st April 2018

9.30am-5pm

£145

Suitable for all skill levels

 

Cinderella Carriage Class with Guest Tutor Debbie Brown

Learn how to make this fabulous Cinderella Carriage and character with award winning and author of many cake decorating titles Debbie Brown

Please note this class is on a dummy cake and as Debbie is a guest tutor strictly no refunds or class transfers available

Date

Tuesday 27th February 2018

9.30am-5.30pm

£165.00

Skill level - Not suitable for complete beginners

Cat and Feather Painting Class

Learn how to paint this cat onto a precovered cake dummy

Date

Wednesday 25th October

9am-1pm

Suitable for all skill levels

Introductory price £110

Debbie Brown's Golden Unicorn Modelling Class

Learn how to make this Golden Unicorn with Author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 28th April 2018

9.30am-5pm

£145

Suitable for all skill levels

Intensive Chocolate Paste Part 1, 2 and 3

We will be learning the following

 

Covering 2 x 6" cakes with chocolate paste, making chocolate roses, making chocolate fans, using a beadmaker, using transfer sheets, making a small chocolate pot, using a sugar gun, making chocolate gerberas, blossoms,

 

Part 3 - cover a 6" cake with Dark chocolate paste, Chocolate lilies, chocolate blossom, piping with chocolate paste, chocolate transfer sheet boxes. We learn how to make ganache and apply it to a cake and make chocolate lollies

 

Students will need to bring an apron

Dates

Friday 2nd February 2018- 9-5pm and Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 9-3pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 360

 

PME Diploma in Royal Icing (Daytime)

 
Basic Techniques including covering a cake, Coating, Templates, Scroll Borders ,Runout Collars & Extension Borders ,Brush Embroidery ,Lace Designs & Runout Motifs ,Cake Balance, Multi Tiered Cakes, Packaging ,Transport & Delivery Costs ,Pricing Guidelines ,Assembly & Presentation

 

 


Dates

Monday 6th November, Monday 13th November, Monday 20th November, Monday 27th November and Monday 4th December

9-2pm all days


Level: Beginners

£ 395

 

PME Diploma in Sugarpaste ( evenings and weekends)

Basic Sugarpaste Techniques ,Coating, Crimping & Embossing

Fabric Effects, Textured Drapes & Frills ,Ribbons, Bows & Sugar Embroidery

Assembly of a novelty cake from start to finish, Modelling Bride and Groom

Textures, Inlay & Applique ,Wedding Cake Design & Handling

Designing Celebration Cakes & Colour Balance , Basic Business Guidelines, Copyright & Licence

Dates

 Thursday 9th November (7-9.30pm), Saturday 11th November ( 8.30am-5.30pm), Thursday 16th November ( 7-9.30pm) Saturday 18th November ( 8.30am-5.30pm) and WEDNESDAY 22nd November ( 7-9.30pm)


25 hours

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£395.00

Beginners Level -Baby Celebration Cupcake Toppers

Learn to create these four baby themed cupcakes

Date

Wednesday 1st November 2017

7-9pm

Level - Beginner

Introductory Price- £22

Gardening Cupcake Class

Gardening themed cupcake class

Date

Wednesday 8th November 2017


7-9.30pm

Level:Beginner/ Intermediate

£ 35

Wilton All Stars Cake Decorating Class (10 evenings)

Wilton All Stars Cake Decorating Class covering buttercream, sugarpaste, royal icing

Dates

Tuesday 16th January  7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 23rd January 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 30th January 6.30pm-9.30pm  ( Course 1)

Tuesday 6th February 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 13th February 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 20th February 6.30pm-9.30pm  ( Course 2)

Tuesday 6th March 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 13th March 7pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 20th March 6.30pm-9.30pm  ( Course 3)

Advance Piping - Completion of the All stars Certificate - Tuesday 27th March 7-9pm

£475 ( price includes 3 kits, 3 workbooks, all ingredients and equipment used during the course, certificates)

Payments can be made by interest free installments please email tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk to arrange

Suitable for Beginners

Painted Cherry Blossom Cupcake Class

Learn how to paint Cherry Blossom on to four cupcakes

Date

Monday 5th March 2018

7-9pm

£25

Skill level - suitable for all skill levels

Unicorn and Hearts Cupcake Topper Class

Learn to make these four cupcake toppers for fun

 

Date

Monday 27th November 2017

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for All Skill Levels/Just for fun

Beginners Piping

Come and learn how to make Royal Icing and how to pipe basic lines, dots and writing.

This course is ideal if you are thinking about trying the PME Diploma in Royal Icing or someone who wants to learn how to pipe Happy Birthday on a cake


Date

Thursday 26th October 2017

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

 

Father Christmas Modelling

On this class we will be making this sitting version of Father Christmas complete with present and huge beard ready to pop onto your Christmas cake.

Date

Thursday 14th December

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

Royal Iced Christmas Cake Project

On this class we will be creating this Royal Iced Christmas Cake. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have already completed their PME diploma in Royal Icing or are confident with Royal Icing

Dates

Wednesday 29th November 6.30pm-9pm, Wednesday 6th December 6.30pm - 9pm, Sunday 10th December 6-9pm

£150

Skill Level - Intermediate Royal Icing ( not suitable for Beginners)

Penguin Family Christmas Modelling

Learn to make a family of sugar penguins for your Christmas cake

Date

Thursday 7th December

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for all skill levels

Wilton Hairy Scary Cupcakes Project Class

Learn how to make these Hairy Scary Cupcakes using Wilton Techniques

Date

Monday 30th October

7-9pm

Skill level - All Skill Levels

£30

Price includes a piping nozzle and disposable piping bag

Reindeer Modelling Class

On this class we will be making this cute reindeer from sugarpaste

Date

Monday 4th December 2017

7-9pm

£25

Level - Beginner

Six weeks Chocolate Paste Part 1, 2 3 ( Evening)

On this course we will be learning how to use modelling chocolate successfully

 

Dates

Wednesday 21st February 7-9.30pm, Wednesday 28th February 7-9.3pm, Wednesday 7th March, Wednesday 14th March, Wednesday 21st March, Wednesday 28th March 7-9.30pm

Level: All skill levels

£ 360