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!

 

Summer 3 Day Intensive PME Diploma in Sugarpaste

Basic Sugarpaste Techniques ,Coating, Crimping, Garrett Frill

Geometric designs, tall cakes, sculptured novelty cake construction

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

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


Dates

Thursday 25th July, Friday 26th July and Saturday 27th July

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

£450

Debbie Brown's Bath Bomb Cake Topper Class

Learn to make this fun cake topper with author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 4th May 2019

9.30am-4pm

£150

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

Date

Join anytime

ONLINE LEARNING - learn at your own pace

£150

Step by Step Instructions

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

Join Anytime

£150

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 opens on Thursday 4th July

£99 - ON OFFER until 22nd June - £59 ( save £40)

Suitable for all skill levels

Mermaid Cake Class

Learn to make this swimming mermaid cake class, incorporating basic airbrushing skills and using silicone moulds

Date

Saturday 1st June 2019

10am-4pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Limited to four students per class

Cute Kitten in a Present Box Novelty Cake One Day Class

Learn to make this cute kitten in a present box novelty cake on this one day course

Suitable for all skill levels

 

Date

Wednesday 12th June 2019

9am-3pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Icecream chocolate drip class

Learn to make this chocolate drip cake

Date

Thursday 20th June

9.30am-2.30pm

£140

Suitable for all skill levels

MAYHALF TERM - Adult and Child Funny Faces Cupcakes

 MAY HALF TERM Adult and Child Cupcake Class

Price is £45 for one adult and one child with four cupcakes each to decorate

Additional children can be added at a cost of £20 each, please email tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk if you wish to do this

Suitable for all skill levels

Children aged between 6-18 years

Date

Wednesday 29th May

1.30pm-3.30pm

Suitable for all skill levels

Children welcome between the ages of 6-18

PME Diploma in Sugarflowers (Daytime Weekday 9-5pm

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 2nd July 9-5.30pm

Tuesday 9th July 9-5.30pm

Tuesday 16th July 9-5pm


25 hours

Level: Beginner

£ 450

Flower Power Cake ( Fun with Airbrushing)

Learn to make this fun cake design incorporating airbrushing

Date

Wednesday 23rd July

9am-2.30pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Summer Holidays Beginners Cake Decorating Class for ages 13-18 years only

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Date

Monday 19th August 2019

Ages 13-18 years ONLY

10-3pm

£100

Beginners

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class


Dates

Saturday 7th September 2019

10am-3pm

Level: Complete Beginner

£ 100

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 4th October and Saturday 5th October 2019

9am-5pm

£390.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Summer Holidays Adult and Child Unicorn Cupcake Class

Adult and Child Unicorn Cupcake Decorating Class
 
Price is for one adult and one child, additional children can be booked on for £20 per child, please email tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk to do this
 
Children aged 6-18 years welcome

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Tuesday 20th August 2019

1.30pm-3.30pm

Price is for one adult and one child - additional children can be booked on for £20 per child- please email tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk to do this

Suitable for all skill levels

 

Summer Holidays Adult and Child Unicorn Cupcake Class

Summer Holiday's Adult and Child Cupcake Class

Price is for one adult and one child ( age 6-18)

Additonal children can be booked at a cost of £20 per child, please email tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk to do this.

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Tuesday 20th August 2019

1.30pm-3.30pm

Price is for one adult and one child

Suitable for all skill levels

Children welcome age 6-18

 


 

Buttercream Sunflower Class

Learn to pipe this Sunflower Cake Design with Buttercream

Date

Tuesday 1st October 2018

10am-2pm

£95.00

Suitable for all skill levels

PME diploma in Royal Icing and Piping ( Daytime)

Basic Techniques including, buttercream basketweave, 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 30th September, Monday 7th October, Monday 14th October, Monday 21st October, Monday 28th October

9am-2pm

£450

Tracey's Cakes INTENSIVE Buttercream Course

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Friday 18th October and Saturday 19th October

9-4.30pm both days

Level: Beginners

£ 390

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

Wednesday 9th October 2019

9am-3pm

Level: Suitable for all skill levels

£ 150.00

 

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

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

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 - 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)

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

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

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

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 £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 8-18

Suitable for all skill levels

Buttercream Succulents and Cactus Cupcakes

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

Date

Thursday 25th April 2019

7-9pm

Suitable for all skill level

Cake Tasting hosted by Veribestbakes.com

Cake Tasting Evening hosted by VeriBestBakes.com blog

Try 4-5 different types of cake and rate them according to texture and flavour

Open to everyone

Date

Monday 13th May

7-9pm

£5 per person

Open to all

Emojii Cupcake class

Emojii Cupcake Class, Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Monday 10th June 2019

7pm-9pm

£30

Price includes six cupcakes

Suitable for ALL skill levels

Unicorn Cakesicles

Learn how to make these Unicorn Cakesicles, price includes a mould so you can make more!

Date

Monday 3rd June

7pm-9pm

£30 ( price includes a mould )

Suitable for all skill levels

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Date

Monday 15th July 2019

7.00pm-8.30pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels

Wired Large Peony Rose

Learn to make this large statement wired Peony Flower

This is suitable for intermediate students ( Anyone who has completed PME diploma in sugarpaste OR has made sugarflowers before at a basic level)

 

Date

Thursday 11th July and Thursday 18 July

7-9pm both evenings

£55

Basic Sugarflower previous knowledge helpful

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

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

Dates

Tuesday 4th June, Tuesday 11th June and Tuesday 18th June

7-9pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Strawberry Basket Cake Class

Learn to make this pretty Strawberry Basket cake

Dates

Wednesday 19th June - 7-9pm 

Skill - All skill levels

£65

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

Monday 20th May 2019

7.00pm-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

 

Tea and Biscuits Cupcake Toppers

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

Date
 

Thursday 30th May 2019

7-9pm

Level: Suitable for all skill levels

£ 25

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

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)