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!

 

Easter Holiday's Adult and Child Easter Cupcake Class

Adult and child Easter Cupcake decorating class

Date

Tuesday 9th April

10am-12pm

£45  ( One Adult and One Child)

Additional children can be booked separately at a cost of £20

Suitable for all skill levels

ONLINE Animal Cake Painting Class (cats and dogs) with Tracey Mann

ONLINE 8 lessons Animal Painting Class starting on Thursday 11th April 2019

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

ONLINE class starting on Thursday 11th April 2019

£150 normally  ON OFFER £99

Step by Step Instructions

Suitable for all skill levels

PME diploma in Royal Icing and Piping ( 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 4th March 9am-2pm, Monday 11th March 9am-2pm, Monday 18th March 9am-2pm, Monday 25th March 9am-2pm and Monday 1st April 9am-2pm

 

£450

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Beginners Cake Decorating Class

Date

Saturday 16th March 2019

10-3pm

£100

Flower Power Cake ( Fun with Airbrushing)

Learn to make this fun cake design incorporating airbrushing

Date

Saturday 20th April 2019

9am-3pm

£135.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Tracey's Cakes INTENSIVE Buttercream Course

Buttercream cake decorating class

Dates

Friday 26th April 2019 and Saturday 27th April 2019

9-4.30pm both days

Level: Beginners

£ 390

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

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

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 7-13

Suitable for all skill levels

Mermaid Cake Class ( Monday)

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

Date

Monday 25th February 2019

9am-3pm

£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

Tuesday 12th March 2019

9am-3pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels

February Half Term Adult and Child Emoji Cupcake Class

One Adult and One child Emoji Cupcake Class, this class includes 6 cupcakes EACH for you to decorate

Additional Children can be added by contacting tracey@traceyscakes.co.uk

Date

Friday 22nd February 2019

10am-12pm

Price is for ONE Adult and ONE child includes 6 cupcakes EACH

Suitable for all skill levels

Open to children aged 6-18 years

February Half Term - Unicorn Cupcake Class - Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child place for £15

February Half Term CLASS

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child Place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the Checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Wednesday 20th February 2019

10-12pm

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE child place for £15

Suitable for all skill levels

Children welcome age 6-18

 


 

Project Dinosaur Cake Class ( Daytime)

Learn to make this fun Dinosaur Cake, lots of modelling skills

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Saturday 2nd March

9am-3pm

£115.00

Suitable for all skill levels

Gravity Defying Spaghetti and Meatball Novelty Cake Class

Learn to make a gravity defying novelty cake structure

Date

Saturday 9th March 2019

9am-3pm

Suitable for intermediate students

£160

Easter 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 11th April, Friday 12th April, Saturday 13th April

25 Hours

Level: Beginner

£450

February Half Term - Unicorn Cupcake Class - Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child place for £15

 HOLIDAY CLASS

Buy ONE Adult Place get ONE Child Place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the Checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Wednesday 20th February 2019

1.30pm-3.30pm

Buy one Adult place ( full price) get one child place for £15 using the code UNICORN at the checkout

Suitable for all skill levels

SOLD OUT

NEW Debbie Brown's Ganesh Modelling Class

Learn to make this model step by step with author Debbie Brown

Date

Saturday 13th April 2019

10am-4pm

£150

Suitable for all skill levels

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 Certification - Building Buttercream Skills 8 hours

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 6th March 2019

Skill level - All skill levels

£150

The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design) - Skill level - All Levels

  • Wilton 2 course is available to students after they have completed Wilton 1 course
  • Use royal icing to create eight different types of flowers including The Wilton Rose
  • How to design the colour palette and pattern for a cake
  • Learn piping techniques like basketweave, cornelli lace and brush embroidery
  • Pipe royal icing appliques and additional decorative borders

Dates

Wednesday 13th March 2019

9-5pm

Skill level - Please complete Wilton level 1 first before booking

£150

The Wilton Method® Course 3 - Fondant and Gum Paste

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

Wednesday 20th March

9-5pm

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

£150

Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquet

Learn to create this beautiful cupcake bouquet in time for Mother's Day

Date

Saturday 30th March

10am-12pm

Skill level - All skill levels

£30

Mavis the Fairy Modelling Class

Learn to make Mavis the Fairy with Modelling Paste

Date

Wednesday 27th February 2019

6.30pm-9pm

£28

Suitable for intermediate students

 

Icing Alphabet

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

Date

Thursday 28th February 2019

7-9pm

£25

Skill Level - Suitable for all skill levels

Buttercream Succulents and Cactus Cupcakes

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

Date

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

7-9pm

Suitable for all skill level

Spring Sugar flowers ( Four week evening class)

Learn to make Spring Sugar Flowers ( four evenings)

Suitable for all skill levels

Date

Thursday 14th March, Thursday 21st March, Thursday 28th March, Thursday 4th April

7-9pm

£110

Suitable for all skill levels

Chocolate Tasting Evening

Come and try out some different chocolate from around the world including Ruby Chocolate

Date

Wednesday 10th April 2019

7-9pm

£7.50

Relaxed and informal social evening

Not suitable for anyone with a nut, milk or soya allergy or intolerance

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 23rd April 7-9pm, Tuesday 30th April 7-9pm and Tuesday 7th May 7-9pm

£120.00

Suitable for all skill levels

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 18th February 2019

7.30pm-9pm

Level: Beginner

£ 25

 

Project Dinosaur Cake Class ( Evening Class)

Three week consecutive evening class making this Dinosaur Cake

Dates

Monday 11th March, Monday 18th March and Monday 25th March

7pm-9pm ( all evenings)

£115.00

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 9th July and Thursday 16th July

7-9pm both evenings

£55

Basic Sugarflower previous knowledge helpful

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Icecream Teddy Modelling Class

Date

Wednesday 24th April 2019

7.00pm-8.30pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels

Easter Bunny Modelling Class

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

Date

Monday 1st April 2019

7-9pm

£25

Suitable for all skill levels