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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. 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.

 

 

Tracey's Cakes Diploma in Buttercream ( Four Mornings)

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Monday 19th February, Monday 26h February, Monday 5th March, Monday 12th March

9-2pm

Level: Beginners

£ 390

Easter - 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

Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April 9-5.30pm

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

LIMITED TO FOUR STUDENTS

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 1st June 2018 9-5.30pm and Saturday 2nd June 2018 - 9-1.30pm

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

£ 360

 

Bookworm Class with Guest Tutor Debbie Brown

Learn to make this Bookworm with Debbie Brown

Date

Tuesday 27th February 2018

9.30am-4.30pm

£150

Not Suitable for complete beginners

Strictly no refunds ( Guest Tutor)

FULL

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 7th April 2018

10-3pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

FULL


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 10th March 2018

9am-3pm

Level: Intermediate

£ 150.00

 

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Saturday 21st April 2018

9-2pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

Unicorn Wobbly Cake Class with Georgie Godbold

Learn how to make this cake with a Unicorn 'Wobbly' with author Georgie Godbold

Date

Saturday 3rd March 2018

9.30-4.30pm

£105.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Pirate Modelling with Guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Learn to make a pirate and all his fun accessories with guest tutor Georgie Godbold

Date

Thursday 22nd March 2018

9.30am-4.30pm

£120 - Special price reduced to £99

Suitable for all skill levels

Beautiful Butterfly Novelty Cake Class with Tracey Mann

Learn how to make this pretty butterfly cake in your choice of colours

Date

Saturday 24th March

9am-2pm

£100

Suitable for all skill levels

FULL

 

Novelty Car Cake Class with Guest Tutor Erica Galvin

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

 

Date

Saturday 14th April 2018

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

Monday 26th March 2018

9-3pm

£130.00

Skills - Suitable for all skill levels

Debbie Brown's Golden Unicorn Modelling Class

Learn how to make this Golden Unicorn with Author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 28th April 2018

9.30am-5pm

£150

Suitable for all skill levels

Beautiful Butterfly Novelty Cake Class with Tracey Mann

Learn to make this beautiful Butterfly Cake in your choice of colours

Date

Wednesday 4th April 2018

9-2pm

£100

Suitable for all skill levels

Debbie Brown Grampy Modelling Class

Learn to make this Grampy Model with Author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 5th May 2018

9.30am-5pm

£145

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

Tuesday 24th April 2018

9am-1pm

£100

Skill level - Step by step instruction - For fun

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 31st March 2018

9am-3pm

£130

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

 

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


Monday 16th April 2018

9am-1.30pm

Level: Beginner

£ 120

 

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 23rd April 2018

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 30th April 2018


9am-1.30pm

Level: Advanced

£ 120

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-

Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd May 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 12th May 9-5pm  and Tuesday 5th and 12th June 6.30pm-9pm

25 hours

Level: Beginner

£ 395

Little Girl Modelling Class

Learn how to make this little girl using modelling paste

Date

Tuesday 13th March 2018

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for all skill levels

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Date

Wednesday 28th February 2018

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels

Funny Faces Cupcake Class

Learn to make six Funny Faces Cupcakes

Date

Wednesday 7th March 2018

7-9pm

£30

suitable for all skill levels

Mavis the Fairy Modelling Class

Learn to make Mavis the Fairy with Modelling Paste

Date

Tuesday 6th March

7-9pm

£28

Suitable for intermediate students

 

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class ( March)

Learn how to make this Teddy

Date

Tuesday 20th March 2018

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels

Footballer Modelling Class

Learn how to make this footballer model from sugarpaste

Date

Wednesday 18th March 2018

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels

Easter Bunny Modelling Class

Learn how to make this Easter Bunny in a fun modelling class suitable for all skill levels

 

Date

Tuesday 27th March 2018

7-9pm

£30  - £25 offer

Suitable for all skill levels

Easter Bunny Modelling Class

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

Date

Wednesday 28th March 2018

7-9pm

£30 - on sale £25

Suitable for all skill levels

Tea and Biscuits Cupcake Toppers

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

Date
 

Wednesday 21st March 2018

7-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

Wilton Hairy Scary Cupcakes Project Class

Learn how to make these Hairy Scary Cupcakes using Wilton Techniques

Date

Monday 26th February 2018

6.30-8.30pm

Skill level - All Skill Levels

£30

Price includes a piping nozzle and disposable piping bag

Painted Cherry Blossom Cupcake Class

Learn how to paint Cherry Blossom on to four cupcakes

Date

Monday 5th March 2018

7-9pm

£25

Skill level - suitable for all skill levels

Beginners Level -Baby Celebration Cupcake Toppers

Learn to create these four baby themed cupcakes

Date

Monday 16th April 2018

7-9pm

Level - Beginner

£25

Royal Wedding Cupcake Class

Learn how to make these Royal Wedding Themed Cupcakes

Price includes a FREE silicone Crown and Flag mould

Date

Wednesday 16th May 2018

7-9pm

Skill level - All Skill levels

£30