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!

 

Christmas ONLINE Cake Painting Course with Tracey Mann ( 6 lessons)

This is an online Christmas Cake painting course containing 5 cake projects and one skill lesson

Date

Starting on Thursday 7th November 2019

Suitable for all skill levels

£125 ( reduced from £175) until 25th December 2020

 

ONLINE Floral Painted Handbag Course ( 6 Lessons ) November

ONLINE Floral Painted Handbag Course. Six Lessons, six handbags, six different floral patterns and handbags you can pick up!

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Course opens on 7th November 2019

Course offer £120, normal price £175

Suitable for all skill levels

Cat and Feather Painting Class

Learn how to paint this cat onto the side of a precovered dummy cake, after the class you will have the option to join the online cake painting classes for cats and dogs for £75

Date

Saturday 23rd Novebmer 2019

10am-2pm

£100

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

One Day Classroom based Christmas Cake Painting Class - Snowman -

This is a classroom based lesson learning how to paint the snowman onto a cake ( NOT the online course)

Students will need to supply an 8" fruit cake precovered with sugarpaste OR an 8" square plaque OR we can provide at extra cost.

 

Date

Friday 29th November 2019

10am-3pm

£85

Suitable for all skill levels

Snowglobe Christmas Cake

Learn to make this Snowglobe Christmas cake ready for the big day!

Date

Saturday 30th November 2019

9am-3pm

£135

Suitable for all skill levels

Penguin Christmas Cake Class

Come and learn how to make this fun Christmas Cake,

 

Dates

Friday 6th December 2019

9am-2pm

Level: Beginner

£ 120.00

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class 11-12.30pm

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

Sunday 8th December 2019

11am-12.30pm

£40

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

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class ( 1pm-2.30pm)

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

Sunday 8th December

1pm-2.30pm

£40

Suitable for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Christmas Poinsetta Painted Cake for Beginners

Learn to create this Christmas Cake in time for the big day

Date

Wednesday 18th December

10am-3pm

£125.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Christmas Fox Painting Class

Learn to paint this fox design onto your pre iced Christmas Cake OR Plaque

Suitable for beginners, no painting experience required

Date

Wednesday 11th December 2019

10am-2pm

£65

Suitable for all skill levels

ONLINE Animal Cake Painting Class ( Wildlife) - 8 Lessons with Tracey Mann

ONLINE Animal Cake Painting class on wildlife including Fox, Owl, Squirrel, Mouse, Hare, Badger, Hedgehog, Mouse

Date

Starting on Thursday 16th January 2020

ONLINE LEARNING - learn at your own pace

£175, reduced to £125 ( until 25th December 2019)

Step by Step Instructions

Suitable for ALL skill levels

 

Reindeer Cake Class ( Saturday)

Learn to make this Reindeer Cake, including using ganache and sharp edges technqiue

 

Date

Saturday 14th December 2019

10am-2pm

£105.00

Suitable for all skill levels

2 SPACES LEFT

Reindeer Cake Class ( Monday)

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

Date

Monday 16th December 2019

10am-2pm

£105.00

Suitable for all skill levels

ONLINE Animal Cake Painting Class (Cats and Dogs) with Tracey Mann

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

Starting on Thursday 16th January 2020

£175, reduced to £125 until 25th December 2019

Step by Step Instructions

Suitable for all skill levels

ONLINE Beginners Butterfly, Bee and Ladybird Cake Painting Class ( 5 lessons)

ONLINE Beginners Cake Painting Course

5 Lessons painting two butterflies, ladybird on some flowers and bee on a daisy

Step by step clear instruction

Course starts on Thursday 9th January 2020

£79 ( normal price £99)

Suitable for all skill levels

Five online lessons

Flower Power Cake ( Fun with Airbrushing)

Learn to make this fun cake design incorporating airbrushing

Date

Monday 13th January 2020

10am-3pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

ONLINE Floral Painted Handbag Course ( 6 Lessons ) January 2020

ONLINE Floral Painted Handbag Course. Six Lessons, six handbags, six different floral patterns and handbags you can pick up!

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Course opens on 23rd January 2020

Course offer £120, normal price £175

Suitable for all skill levels

 

Debbie Brown's Bath Bomb Cake Topper Class

Learn to make this fun cake topper with author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 1st February 2020

9.30am-4pm

£150

Suitable for all skill levels

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

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

Friday 31st January 2020

10-3pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 125

 


Cherry Blossom Handbag Painting Class

Learn to make this Cherry Blossom Handbag that you can pick up

Date

Friday 7th February 2020

9.30am-2.30pm

£130

Suitable for all skill levels

Tracey's Cakes INTENSIVE Buttercream Course

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Friday 6th March and Saturday 7th March 2020

9-4.30pm both days

Level: Beginners

£ 390

New The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Decorating Class

This is the one stop two day class for all things chocolate cake decorating with author Tracey Mann

Date

Friday 20th March and Saturday 21st March 2020

9am-5pm

£390.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Wednesday 26th March 2020

10am-3pm

Suitable for all skill levels

£ 125

 

Book a Children's Cupcake Decorating Party Ages 8-18

Book a children's birthday cupcake party. I offer three classes, Emoji Cupcakes, Unicorn cupcakes or Funny Faces cupcakes. Costs are £25 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

£25 per child

Minimum 6 maximum 12

Age range 8-18

Suitable for all skill levels

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

Tuesday 19th November, Tuesday 26th November, Tuesday 3rd December and Tuesday 10th December

6.30pm-9pm

£170 ( interest free payment plan available)

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

Reindeer Modelling Class

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

Date

Monday 25th November 2019

7-9pm

£25

Level - Beginner

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.

Monday 9th December 2019

7-9pm

Level: All Skill levels

£ 25

Christmas Tree Cupcake Class

Christmas Tree Cupcake Class, learn how to create your own Christmas tree cupcake platter.

 

Date

Thursday 12th December

7-9pm

£45

Suitable for all skill levels

Mother's Day Gift Idea -Cute Kitten in a Present Box Novelty Cake Evening Class

Learn how to make this cute kitten in a present box cake over a three week evening course in time for a present for Mothers Day

Skills include, modelling, covering a square cake and making a bow

Dates

Wednesday 4th March, Wednesday 11th March and Wednesday 18th March 2020

7-9pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels