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. There are other classes available from ages 6 and upwards with an Adult and these are shown on the website.

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 with free tea and coffee or £30 a head to include a glass or Prosecco the price includes all of the ingredients and equipment for the class. Minimum number is 6 max is 10. 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 - (£350 plus ingredients per day)

Guest tutor
If you would like me to come and teach in your classroom I do visit other classrooms all over the UK and abroad teaching Animal Cake Painting and Chocolate Work. If you would like further information please message me through the contact page of the website

Corporate Workshops

I offer 2 and 4 hour corporate workshops, teaching cake decorating to groups of minimum 6 to 20. There are two options available, please give me a call to discuss or message me through the contact page for further information

 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

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!

 

ONLINE Animal Cake Painting Class with Tracey Mann

ONLINE 8 lessons Animal Painting Class starting on Thursday 10th January 2019

Learn from anywhere in the world

3 cat projects, 3 dog projects and 2 skill lessons

Closed Facebook page for students and weekly LIVE Facebook with Tracey every Monday for eight weeks.

Date

ONLINE class starts on Thursday 10th January 2019

£99 if booked before 25th December, after this date £150

Step by Step Instructions

Suitable for all skill levels

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class ( Friday Morning)

Adult and child decorating class, Price is for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Price includes two trees, decorations and a box

Date

Friday 21st December 2018


10.30am-12pm

£40

Suitable for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class (Friday Afternoon)

Adult and child decorating class, Price is for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Price includes two trees, decorations and a box, plus a cupcake each to ice as a tree

Date

Friday 21st December 2018

2pm-3.30pm

£40

Suitable for One adult and One child aged 5-18 years old

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class ( Saturday Morning)

Adult and child decorating class, Price is for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Price includes two trees, decorations and a box, plus a cupcake each to ice as a tree

Date

Saturday 22nd December 2018

10.30am-12pm

£40

One Adult and One Child ( ages 5-18 years)

Christmas Fox Painting Class

Learn how to paint this fox on your preiced Christmas Cake or plaque

Date

Tuesday 18th December 2018

10am-2pm

£60

Suitable for all skill levels

Christmas Shopping Event - FREE ENTRY

Christmas Shopping Evening

10% discount on all items purchased excluding gift vouchers and classes

Lots of Christmas items to create your edible gifts

FREE Entry - event held at Tracey's Cakes, Unit A1, Walkers Yard, Thame Road, Longwick, Bucks HP27 9SG

Date

Monday 10th December 2018

7-9pm

FREE ENTRY

Open to everyone

Reindeer Cake Class ( Monday)

Learn to make this Reindeer cake, including using ganache and sharp edges technique

Date

Monday 17th December 2018

10am-2pm

£105.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Beginners Cake Decorating Class ( January 2019)

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 12th January 2019

10-3pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

 


Debbie Brown's Dragon Castle Cake Class

Learn how to make this Dragon Castle Cake with Debbie Brown ( author of over 25 books)

Date

Saturday 9th February 2019

9.30am-4.30pm

£160

Suitable for all skill levels

Tracey's Cakes INTENSIVE Buttercream Course

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Friday 15th February 2019 and Saturday 16th February 2019

9-4.30pm both days

Level: Beginners

£ 390

February Half Term - Unicorn Cupcake Class - Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child place for £15

February Half Term CLASS

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child Place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the Checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Wednesday 20th February 2019

10-12pm

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE child place for £15

Suitable for all skill levels

Children welcome age 6-18

 


 

February Half Term - Unicorn Cupcake Class - Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child place for £15

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLASS

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child Place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the Checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Wednesday 20th February 2019

1.30pm-3.30pm

Buy one Adult place ( full price) get one child place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

INTENSIVE Animal Cake Painting Two Day Class

Learn how to successfully paint two animals on cake

Suitable for all skill levels including total beginners

Date

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2019

10am-3pm both days

£200

Suitable for all skill levels

PME Diploma in Sugarpaste ( January 2019)

Basic Sugarpaste Techniques ,Coating, Crimping, Garrett Frill

Geometric designs, tall cakes, sculptured novelty cake construction

Assembly of a novelty cake from start to finish, Circus theme

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

Course includes tuition, use of equipment, course kit and book

Dates

Tuesday 15th January, Thursday 22nd January ,, Thursday 29th January, Thursday 5th February, Thursday 12th February

9.30am-2,30pm

Level: Beginner

£ 450

 

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 19th February 2019

9am-3pm

£130

Suitable for all skill levels

 

NEW Debbie Brown's Ganesh Modelling Class

Learn to make this model step by step with author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 13th April 2019

10am-4pm

£150

Suitable for all skill levels

Mermaid Cake Class ( Friday)

Learn to make this swimming mermaid cake using basic airbrushing skills and using silicone moulds

Class limited to four students only

Date

Friday 22nd February 2019

9am-3pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Cat and Feather Painting Class

Learn how to paint this cat onto the side of a precovered dummy cake

Date

Wednesday 27th March 2019

9am-1pm

£100

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

Mermaid Cake Class ( Monday)

Learn to make this swimming mermaid cake class, incorporating basic airbrushing skills and using silicone moulds

Date

Monday 25th February 2019

9am-3pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Limited to four students per class

Book a Children's Cupcake Decorating Party Ages 7-13

Book a children's birthday cupcake party. I offer three classes, Emoji Cupcakes, Unicorn cupcakes or Funny Faces cupcakes. Costs are £20 per child, this includes all the ingredients and use of equipment and a box to take home their cakes and drinks whilst creating their cakes. No party food is allowed during the decorating party. One adult must remain present during the party at all times. No more than 2 adults can remain during the party due to space restrictions. The parties are 1 1/2 hours long, minimum number is 6, maximum number is 12.

( All parties are held in my Classroom in Longwick)

Contact me via the booking form to arrange a date and a time. We do get very busy so please book in advance.

Dates

By Appointment only

£20 per child

Minimum 6 maximum 12

Age range 7-13

Suitable for all skill levels

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 Certification - Building Buttercream Skills 8 hours

Learn how to decorate cakes with basic buttercream techniques and six simple to pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes and cupcakes.

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion on full attendance of each course.

Date

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Skill level - All skill levels

£150

The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design) - Skill level - All Levels

  • Wilton 2 course is available to students after they have completed Wilton 1 course
  • Use royal icing to create eight different types of flowers including The Wilton Rose
  • How to design the colour palette and pattern for a cake
  • Learn piping techniques like basketweave, cornelli lace and brush embroidery
  • Pipe royal icing appliques and additional decorative borders

Dates

Wednesday 13th March 2019

9-5pm

Skill level - Please complete Wilton level 1 first before booking

£150

The Wilton Method® Course 3 - Fondant and Gum Paste

Learn how to work successfully with fondant and gum paste. From covering your cakes, cutting shapes and painting on fondant to making unwired flowers like calla lilies, roses and carnations, you will learn all the essentials. We recommend you achieve Wilton Method Course 1 and Wilton Method Course 2 to gain the prerequisite skills before enrolling on this course.

Dates

Wednesday 20th March

9-5pm

Skill Level - Please complete Wilton Level 1 and 2 first before booking.

£150

Christmas Shopping Event - FREE ENTRY

Christmas Shopping Evening

10% discount on all items purchased excluding gift vouchers and classes

Lots of Christmas items to create your edible gifts

FREE Entry - event held at Tracey's Cakes, Unit A1, Walkers Yard, Thame Road, Longwick, Bucks HP27 9SG

Date

Monday 10th December

7-9pm

FREE ENTRY

Open to Everyone

 

Reindeer Modelling Class

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

Date

Wednesday 19th December

7-9pm

£25

Level - Beginner

Easy Christmas Buttercream Cupcakes Class

Learn how to pipe 6 cupcakes with a Christmas Wreath and Poinsetta Design

Date

Thursday 20th December 2018

7-9pm

£30

Suitable for all skill levels

Modelling Mary Class

Learn to make this cute model from modelling paste

Date

Tuesday 15th January 2019

6.30pm-9.30pm

£40

Suitable for intermediate students

Gingerbread Themed Cupcake Toppers

Come and learn how to create these mini gingerbread themed cupcake toppers with sugarpaste.

We will be using silicone moulds, sugargun, cutters and painting.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

7-9pm

Level: All Skill levels

£ 25

Mavis the Fairy Modelling Class

Learn to make Mavis the Fairy with Modelling Paste

Date

Tuesday 8th January 2019

6.30pm-9pm

£28

Suitable for intermediate students

 

Cake pricing - How much to charge for a cake?

Learn how to price up your cakes for sale to customers

Date

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

7-9pm

Open to all

£25

Spring Sugar flowers ( Four week evening class)

Learn to make Spring Sugar Flowers ( four evenings)

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Thursday 7th March, Thursday 14th March, Thursday 21st March, Thursday 28th March

7-9pm

£110

Suitable for all skill levels

Chocolate Tasting Evening

Come and try out some different chocolate from around the world including Ruby Chocolate

Date

Wednesday 10th April 2019

7-9pm

£7.50

Relaxed and informal social evening

Not suitable for anyone with a nut, milk or soya allergy or intolerance

Buttercream Succulents and Cactus Cupcakes

Learn how to make these Succulent and Cactus Cupcakes with buttercream piping techniques

Date

Wednesday 16th January 2019

7-9pm

Suitable for all skill level

Modelling Jungle Animal Class - Two evenings

Learn to make five jungle animals including a giraffe, lion, hippo, monkey and elephant

 

Dates

Wednesday 6th February and Wednesday 13th February 2019

7-9pm both evenings

£65

Skill level - All skill levels

Easter Bunny Modelling Class

Learn to make this Easter Bunny complete with her own Cadbury's Creme Egg

Date

Monday 1st April 2019

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels