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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

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.

Transfer Sheets Handbag and Chocolate Make Up Class

On this class we will be creating this cake learning how to carve a cake, using transfer sheets on sugarpaste, tempering chocolate and painting chocolate

Dates

Saturday 22nd July 2017

9am-3pm

Level: Intermediate

£ 160.00

 

Summer School - 3 Day Intensive PME Diploma in Sugarpaste


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

Tuesday 22nd August, Wednesday 23rd August, Thursday 24th August 2017 9-5.30pm

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

LIMITED TO FOUR STUDENTS

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Friday 22nd September

9-2pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

Debbie Brown's Golden Unicorn Modelling Class

Learn to make this Golden Unicorn model with author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 2nd September 2017

9.30am-5.30pm

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 5th September 2017 

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

Tuesday 10th October

9am-1pm

Suitable for all skill levels

Introductory price £110

Cat and Feather Painting Class

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

Date

Saturday 26th August 2017

9am-1pm

Introductory price - £110

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

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 20th October 9-5.30pm and Saturday 21st October 9-2pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 360

 

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.

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

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 3rd October

9-3pm

£160.00

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

Mermaid Figure Modelling with Guest Tutor Laura Miller

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

Date

Wednesday 27th September

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

Chocolate Paste Part 2

This is our second part of Working with Chocolate Paste

Students must have completed Part 1 to move onto Part 2

Dates
 

Monday 18th September2017

9am-1.30pm

Level: Intermediate

£ 120

 

Chocolate Paste Part 3

This is the final part of our Working with Chocolate Paste Courses

Student must have completed Part 1 and Part 2 before attending this course

Dates

Monday 25th September 2017

9am-1.30pm

Level: Advanced

£ 120

Icecream Sundae One Day Class

Learn how to construct this Icecream Sundae Cake

Date

Wednesday 30th August 2017

9am-3pm

Level: Intermediate

£160

Chocolate Paste Part 1

This is the first of three courses on Working with Chocolate Paste and is suitable for anyone who wants to start to work with chocolate and cake decorating

Dates

Monday 11th September 2017

9am-1.30pm

Level: Beginner

£ 120

 

Wilton All Stars Cake Decorating Class (10 evenings)

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

Dates

Wilton 1

Tuesday 12th September 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 19th September 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 26th September 6.30-9.30pm

Wilton 2

Tuesday 3rd October 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 10th October 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 17th October 6.30pm-9.30pm

Wilton 3

Tuesday 7th November 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 14th November 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 21st November 6.30pm-9.30pm

Advanced class ( qualifying for All Stars Certificate)

Tuesday 28th November 7-9pm

 

PME Diploma in Sugarpaste ( September)

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 14th September (7-9.30pm), Saturday 16th September ( 8.30am-5.30pm), Thursday 21st September ( 7-9.30pm) Saturday 23rd September ( 8.30am-5.30pm) and Thursday 28th September ( 7-9.30pm)


25 hours

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£395.00

PME Diploma in Sugarflowers (6 evenings and one Saturday)

Basic Techniques for making sugar flowers

Unwired Chocolate Roses & Wired Gerberas, Fantasy Flowers, Wired Roses, Orchids

Lilies, Lily of the Valley, Freesia, Black Berries, Carnations, Leaves

Alternatives to sugar flowers, Arranging sugar flowers, Decorating cake stands & knives , Costing & pricing

Dates

COURSE DATES AS FOLLOWS-

Wednesday 6th September 6.30pm-9.30pm, Wednesday 13th September 6.30pm-9.30pm, Wednesday 20th September 6.30pm-9.30pm, Wednesday 27th September - NO LESSON, Wednesday 4th October - 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 7th October - 9-4pm, Wednesday 11th October - 6.30pm-9.30pm, Wednesday 18th October - 6.30pm- 9.30pm



25 hours

Level: Beginner

£ 395

Painted Cherry Blossom Cupcake Class

Learn how to paint Cherry Blossom on to four cupcakes

Date

Monday 6th November 2017

7-9pm

Introductory price £22

Skill level - suitable for all skill levels

FIre Lily Brush Embroidery Plaque Class ( Evenings)

Learn to make this Fire Lily plaque with Brush Embroidery Skills. There is an option to upgrade to work on a cake rather than a plaque.

Dates

Tuesday 1st August and Wednesday 2nd August

£65

Suitable for all skill levels

Fun with Cake Sprinkles Class

Learn how to decorate this cake with patterns and sprinkles

Date

Monday 14th August

7-9.30pm

£45

Suitable for all skill levels

Wafer Paper Flowers for beginners ( 4 week evening class)

Learn how to make wired and unwired wafer paper flowers

Dates

Wednesday 1st November, Wednesday 8th November, Wednesday 15th November and Wednesday 22nd November

7-9pm

£99

Suitable for all skill levels

Unicorn and Hearts Cupcake Topper Class

Learn to make these four cupcake toppers for fun

 

Date

Monday 17th July 2017

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for All Skill Levels/Just for fun

Cupcake Bouquet

Learn to create this beautiful cupcake bouquet

Dates

Monday 31st July

7-9pm

Skill Level - All Skill Levels

£30

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

Simple People Modelling

Come and learn how to make this sugar character.

Date

Thursday 31st August 2017

7pm-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

 

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

Beginners Level -Baby Celebration Cupcake Toppers

Learn to create these four baby themed cupcakes

Date

Wednesday 19th July 2017

7-9pm

Level - Beginner

Introductory Price- £22