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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.

Toadstool and Fairy Novelty Cake Class

On this class we will be learning carving and construction of a 3D novelty cake. We will be learning how to cover unusual shapes, how to successfully stack them and decorate with fine details. We will also be making the sugar fairy on top of the cake.

 


Date

Saturday 22nd April 2017

9am-3pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 130

Cat and Feather Painting Class

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

Date

Saturday 13th May

9am-1pm

Introductory price - £110

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

Fire Lily Brush Embroidery Plaque Class (DAY)

Learn how to create this plaque using the brush embroidery technique. If you would prefer to make the design on a cake there is an option to upgrade.

Date

Tuesday 18th July

9-1.30pm

£65

Skill level  - Suitable for all skill levels

Intensive Tracey's Cakes Buttercream diploma ( 20 hours)

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

Dates

Thursday 4th May 9-5pm, Friday 5th May 9-5pm and Saturday 6th May 9-1pm

£390

Skill level - 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 orchids, 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

Thursday 11th May 9-6.30pm and Friday 12th May 9-1.30pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 360

 

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

Saturday 17th June 2017 

9.30am-4.30pm

£165.00

Skill level - All Skill levels

2 SPACES LEFT

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Friday 19th May

9-2pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

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

Wednesday 21st June 2017

9am-4pm

Level: Beginners

£ 160.00

 

Black Floral Painted Cake - Monday 2nd October - 10-3pm

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers on a black covered dummy cake

Date

Monday 2nd October

10-3.30pm

£130

Skill level - All Skill levels

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

Friday 9th June 9-2pm, Friday 16th June 9-2pm, Friday 23rd June 9-2pm, Friday 30th June 9-2pm, Friday 7th July 9-2pm

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

2 SPACES LEFT

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 3rd June 2017

9am- 2pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

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

Monday 14th August, Tuesday 15th August, Wednesday 16th August 2017 9-5.30pm

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

LIMITED TO FOUR STUDENTS

Mermaid Figure Modelling with Guest Tutor Laura Miller

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

Date

Tuesday 6th June 2017

9.30am-5.30pm

£140

Skill level - All Skill Levels

Novelty Cake Car Class with Guest Tutor Erica Galvin

Learn to make this car cake with Guest Tutor Erica Galvin. Erica is a highly skilled cake decorator who has supplied cakes for BBC Eastenders.

Date

Thursday 27th April 2017

9.30am-3.30pm

£150

Skill Level - All skill level

FULL

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 13th June 2017

£160

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

Two Tier Jungle Novelty Cake

Animal Modelling and Novelty Cake Construction

Dates

Tuesday 9th May 9-2pm and Tuesday 16th May 9-2pm

£220

Skill level - Beginner/Intermediate

1 SPACE LEFT

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

Saturday 10th June

9.30am-3.30pm

£160.00

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

Contemporary Birthday Cake - Marbling and Rice Paper Flowers

Learn how to make this contemporary birthday cake

Date

Tuesday 23rd May

10-1pm

£65

Suitable for all skill levels

Teddy Bears Picnic Tall Cake Class

Learn how to cover tall cakes and make teddies.

 

Date

Tuesday 11th July

9-2pm

£120

Suitable for all skill level

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

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

 

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 Certification - Building Buttercream Skills 8 hours ( July 2017)

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 5th July 9-1pm and Wednesday 12th July 9-1pm

Skill level - All skill levels

£150

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 5th June, Monday 12th June, Monday 19th June, Monday 19th June, Monday 26th June and Monday 3rd July

9-2pm all days


Level: Beginners

£ 395

 

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

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

 

Icecream Sundae One Day Class

Learn how to construct this Icecream Sundae Cake

Date

Wednesday 30th August 2017

9am-3pm

Level: Intermediate

£160

Unicorn and Hearts Cupcake Topper Class

Learn to make these four cupcake toppers for fun

 

Date

Monday 12th June 2017

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for All Skill Levels/Just for fun

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

Wednesday 21st June 7-9pm and Thursday 22nd June 7-9.30pm

£65

Suitable for all skill levels

Painted Cherry Blossom Cupcake Class

Learn how to paint Cherry Blossom on to two cupcakes

Date

Tuesday 18th July 2017

7-9pm

Introductory price £22

Skill level - suitable for all skill levels

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

Icing Alphabet

Learn how to write a message on a cake using four different techniques that don't involve piping!

Date

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

7-9pm

£25

Skill Level - Suitable for all skill levels

Piping Fan Biscuits

Learn how to decorate these Fan Biscuits

Date

Monday 8th May

7-9pm

£25

Skill level - Suitable for all skill levels.

NEW! Pretty Hat Cupcake Toppers

Make six pretty hat cupcake toppers

Dates

Tuesday 20th June 2017


7pm-9.00pm

Level: Beginners

£ 30

Cake pricing - How much to charge for a cake?

Learn how to price up your cakes for sale to customers

Date

Tuesday 25th April - SPACES AVAILABLE

7-9pm

Open to all

£22

Cupcake Bouquet

Learn to create this beautiful cupcake bouquet

Dates

Wednesday 28th June

7-9pm

Skill Level - All Skill Levels

£30

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

Tea and Biscuits Cupcake Toppers

One of our most popular classes, come along and learn how to create these very pretty cupcakes.

Date
 

Monday 5th June 2017

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

The Wilton Method® Course 3 - Fondant and Gum Paste ( March 2017)

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

Tuesday 2nd May 7-9.30pm

Tuesday 9th May 7-9.30pm

Tuesday 16th May 6.30pm-9.30pm

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

£150

Strawberry Basket Cake Class

Learn to make this pretty Strawberry Basket cake

Dates

Monday 15th May- 7-9pm 

Skill - All skill levels

£65

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

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

 

Dates

Monday 11th September 7-9.30pm, Monday 18th September 7-9.30pm, Monday 25th September 7-9.30pm, Monday 2nd October 7-9.30pm, Monday 9th October 7-9.30pm, Monday 18th October 7-9.30pm

7-9.30pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 360

 

Beginners Sugarpaste Roses

Learn how to make edible sugarpaste roses

Date

Tuesday 27th June 2017

7-9pm

Level : Beginner

£25

 

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