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

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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 fondant decorations using moulds and plunge cutters 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 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 using cutters and moulds which you can use on your cupcakes or keep for future projects;
• how to make and colour buttercream;
• how to pipe a classic rose swirl using buttercream, and, if there is time, have a go at using other nozzles.

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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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!


Helen Prout at Avonside Cakery

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Yew Tree, Church Street
Wyre Piddle
WR10 2JD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners


2½ hours (2:00pm to 4:30pm)

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