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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. 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 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. 

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.

 

 

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Date

Saturday 29th September 2018

10-3pm

£100

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 20th and Friday 21st September 2018

10am-3pm both days

£200

Suitable for all skill levels

PME Diploma in Sugarflowers (Daytime Weekday 9-2pm)

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-

Thursday 1st November 9-2pm

Thursday 8th November 9-2pm

Thursday 15th November 9-2pm

Thursday 22nd November 9-2pm

Thursday 29th November 9-2pm

25 hours

Level: Beginner

£ 450

NEW Debbie Brown's Bride and Groom Modelling Class

Learn to make this Bride and Groom model with Debbie Brown

Date

Sunday 23rd September 2018

10am-3.30pm

£150

Suitable for all skill levels

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

Monday 12th November 2018

9am-3pm

Level: Suitable for all skill levels

£ 150.00

 

Christmas - Adult and Child make and decorate a Chocolate Christmas tree Class

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 2nd December

11am-12.30pm

£40

Suitable for One Adult and One Child 5-18 years

Reindeer Cake Class ( Saturday)

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

 

Date

Saturday 15th December 2018

10am-2pm

£105.00

Suitable for students with some basic skills of covering cakes

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

Book a children's birthday cupcake party. I offer three classes, Mermaid 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

Intensive Chocolate Paste Part 1, 2 and 3

Topics covered

Using chocolate paste, making chocolate flowers, using transfer sheets, correctly tempering chocolate, cake covering and construction with chocolate, individual chocolate pots. We will be making three cakes and two small cakes

 

Dates

Friday 12th October 2018 9-5.30pm and Saturday 13th October 2018 - 9-1.30pm

Level: Beginner

£ 360

 

How to make a Car Cake Class with Guest Tutor Erica Galvin

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

 

Date

Saturday 8th September 2018

9.30am-3.30pm

£150

Skill level - 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

Friday 2nd November 2018

9am-1pm

£100

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

Tracey's Cakes Diploma in Buttercream ( Four Mornings)

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Monday 24th September 9-2pm, Monday 1st October 9-2pm, Monday 8th October 9-2pm and Monday 15th October 9-2pm

9-2pm

Level: Beginners

£ 390

Snowglobe Christmas Cake

Make a snowglobe Christmas cake in advance of the big day!

Date

Saturday 8th December 2018

9am-3pm

£135

Suitable for all skill levels

 

Under the Sea Airbrushing Class

On this course you will learn how to use an airbrush in cake decorating. We will be creating this two tier Octopus cake using just the airbrush to colour the cake. You will learn how to shade colours, how to change the colours and mix them and to correctly clean, store and look after your airbrush.

 

Dates

Monday 22nd October 2018

9am-4pm

Level: Beginners

£ 160.00

 

Buttercream Succulents and Cactus Cupcakes

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

Date

Monday 15th October 2018

7-9pm

Suitable for all skill level

Gardening Cupcake Class

Gardening themed cupcake class

Date

Wednesday 22nd August 2018


7-9.30pm

Level:Beginner/ Intermediate

£ 35

PME Diploma in Sugarpaste ( evenings and weekends)

Basic Sugarpaste Techniques

Geometric designs, tall cakes, sculptured novelty cake construction, stacked cake

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

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


Dates

Thursday 18th October 6.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday 20th October 9-5.30pm
Thursday 25th October 6.30pm-9pm
Saturday 27th October 9-5.30pm
Thursday 1st November 6.30pm-9pm


25 hours

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£450.00

PME diploma in Royal Icing and Piping ( Evenings and weekends)

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


Tuesday 18th September 7-9.30pm, Saturday 22nd September 9-5pm, Tuesday 25th September 7-9.30pm, Tuesday 2nd October 7-9.30pm WEDNESDAY 3rd October 7-9.30pm and Saturday 6th October 9-4pm

Level - Beginner

£450

Autumn Sugarflowers Evening Class

Learn to make Autumn Sugarflowers over four evenings

Dates

Tuesday 9th October, Tuesday 16th October, Tuesday 23rd October, Tuesday 30th October

7-9pm

Suitable for all skill levels

£110

Interest free payment plan available ( Deposit £50)

Little Girl Modelling Class

Learn how to make this little girl using modelling paste

Date

Monday 3rd September 2018

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for all skill levels

Unicorn Modelling Class

Learn how to make a unicorn cake topper

Date

Monday 1st October

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for all skill levels

Modelling Mary Class

Learn to make this cute model from modelling paste

Date

Monday 12th November

6.30pm-9.30pm

£40

Suitable for intermediate students

Mavis the Fairy Modelling Class

Learn to make Mavis the Fairy with Modelling Paste

Date

Wednesday 26th September 2018

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for intermediate students

 

Cake Club Dates

What is 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. Many of the students who have attended cake classes with me have formed long lasting friendships and I would like to offer a place for you all to meet once a month.

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.

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.

Dates

No cake club in August, Tuesday 4th September, Wednesday 10th October, Thursday 15th November

7-9pm

£3 no prebooking required

Bring a cake or cupcakes along if you would like to share your creations

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

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

 

Wilton Hairy Scary Cupcakes Project Class

Learn how to make these Hairy Scary Cupcakes using Wilton Techniques and Glow in the Dark Colours!

Date

Monday 29th October 2018

6.30-8.30pm

Skill level - All Skill Levels

£30

Reindeer Modelling Class

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

Date

Monday 3rd December 2018

7-9pm

£25

Level - Beginner

Piping Buttercream Flowers

Beginners Buttercream Cupcake Piping. Learn how to create six of these two cupcake designs with buttercream. The course is perfect for anyone who might like to consider progressing on to our Buttercream diploma course or the Wilton Method Part 1. It is useful to learn essential piping skills.

Date

Monday 17th September 2018

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£30.00