Introduction to cupcake decorating (suitable for beginners) - afternoon class



Held in my home, this is a short, 2.5 hrs, practical, but fun, session which is held in the afternoon between 1400 and 1630. The class is ideal for beginners and those who have never worked with fondant and/or buttercream before but want to learn how to get creative with their cupcakes as well as learning basic skills which can be applied to larger cakes. Don’t worry if you’re not artistic as you’ll make your sugar paste decorations using a variety of methods including moulds, plunge cutters, and, depending on the class theme, by hand, before adding to your cupcakes or taking them home to keep for future projects.  Using premade buttercream, which you can add colour to if you want, you’ll learn how to pipe the classic rose and swirl on 6 premade vanilla cupcakes. Time permitting; you’ll have an opportunity to try out some other piping nozzles before you bring everything together to create your masterpieces. During this session you’ll learn; • how to colour and work with fondant; how it’s different from modelling/flower paste and how to store your decorations; • how to make basic fondant decorations which you can use on your cupcakes or keep for future projects; • how to make and colour buttercream; • how to pipe a classic rose and swirl using buttercream; • how to pipe with 2 or more colours and, if there is time, have a go at using other nozzles. With prior notice, I can theme this introductory level class to meet particular requirements eg baby shower, farmyard animals, Mother's Day etc. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 4 so there's plenty of personal attention. I run this class on weekdays and at weekends and offer morning, afternoon and evening options. The dates shown for this class are for afternoon sessions of 2.5hrs in duration. If you can't see a date/time that suits you, please get in touch. Please note that the finish time is flexible, sometimes we might finish a bit earlier or a bit later than stated.

What's included in the price?

Your class price includes all materials, use of Avonside Cakery’s tools and equipment. Your 6 decorated cupcakes will be boxed up in a food safe cake box for you to take away at the end of the class. Light refreshments (tea/coffee/soft drinks and biscuits/cake) will be available, there’s on road parking and other than bringing an apron, everything you need will be provided - but if you need to wear glasses for close/detailed work, remember to bring them with you! Please note, this class is held in my home and I have a pet dog although he won't be seen during the class.


2½ hours (2:00pm to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Avonside Cakery

with Craft Courses since 2022

Message the tutor

I’m Helen, the owner of Avonside Cakery. As a mum of 3 now grown up daughters, I’ve been cooking and baking for years, and have run my own cake business since late 2016. The popularity of programmes such as GBBO and Extreme Bakers have reignited our love of baking but I frequently hear people saying they don't know where to start with the decoration - I'd like to help show that it's not complicated to achieve beautiful results - it just needs practice and patience.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Spooky
  • Father's Day
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Yew Tree, Church Street, Wyre Piddle, PERSHORE, Worcestershire, WR10 2JD