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Beginners Ganache and Sugarpaste/fondant Decorating Class

(6 customer reviews)


Saturday 12th October 2024 @ 9:00am-3:00pm

This class is ideal for beginners wanting to work on real cake. Learn how to divide, fill and ice your sponge cake to achieve a professional, smooth finish.

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This Beginners Ganache and Sugarpaste covering  Decorating Class is ideal for beginners wanting to work on real cake. Learn how to divide, fill and ice your sponge cake to achieve a professional, smooth finish. The tutor will be making ganache and explaining the use of ( unfortunately there will be not enough time for this to set so students will use buttercream). Students will learn how to crumb coat and coat with buttercream and finishing the cake with a sugarpaste finish. Then you’ll learn finishing touches including texturing, making ribbon and bows from mexican paste, the use of cutters and colouring. Lastly, you’ll finish your cake with a wired burst in your choice of funky flowers or stars.

Course Content:

  • How to divide and fill your sponge cake with jam and buttercream
  • How to apply a crumb coat
  • How to professionally cover your cake with sugar paste icing chamfered or straight edges
  • How to use smoothers to best effect
  • Colouring
  • Tutorial – how to use colour to best effect
  • Tutorial – how to make ganache
  • How to use mexican paste
  • Creating a wired burst cake topper
  • How to attach ribbon to a cake board
  • How to texture and make ribbons and bows from sugar


This course is held in our new teaching facility The Studio. Free Car parking is available very nearby. We are situated within yards of the local bus station and taxi rank, with only a five-minute walk to Atherstone train station (with an hourly service seven-days-a-week to most locations including London and Crewe). Based in the heart of the Midlands Atherstone is on the main A5 national route and close to the M42 motorway, allowing easy access to Birmingham Airport. The Studio offers an informal relaxed atmosphere and as we only cater for small numbers, it ensures you will get a very close and personal teaching experience. Places are limited so book today to avoid disappointment! Don’t delay and miss out on this wonderful opportunity to attend a class with an award-winning college (Winner of best college two-years consecutively at Cake International).

At our school of excellence, we focus on providing quality run courses taught by our head of school, Lynda Gilbey, experienced and highly qualified tutor, approved by Knightsbridge PME and a Senior Salon Culinaire, Lead NISE and Judge for Cake International. At the CakeArt Studio you can be sure of an excellent service in a professional environment. Our class only caters for a maximum of eight students, ensuring you get individual attention in intimate friendly surroundings.


The course price includes everything you need to decorate your cake and even the box to take it home. We will provide all the ingredients, materials, use of all Sugarcraft tools and equipment.


**Please bring an apron, mask if required, antibacterial spray and kitchen roll or antibacterial wipes.

We are now able to serve hot drinks but ask if you required specialist brands or allergy free milk, cold drinks that you bring your own. We will have a lunch break where the student are asked to make arrangements for your their own lunch. We have a fridge that can be used when empty and there is a range of food establishments in Atherstone where you can purchase.

Please note all covid regulations, terms and conditions will be adhered to. Terms and condition are updated regularly to keep inline with Government guidelines.

You will be responsible to keep your work station clean at all times and request you read our * * outlined in the first paragraph of this section “Requirements”

6 reviews for Beginners Ganache and Sugarpaste/fondant Decorating Class

  1. Catherine Harris

    Fantastic day. Excellent tuition and such good value

  2. Susan Smith

    I’ve been on cheaper classes. But now value by paying more your get expert tuition by qualified and knowledgeable teachers , all the materials free and use of professional equipment. Unlike a few i could mention !!!!!!

  3. Polly Howard

    Cant praise the teacher enough. Best class i have ever been on

  4. Gill Truman

    A great course. Lynda taught many skills and techniques, alongside advice about the best products to enhance the overall effect.
    I learnt so much. Only hope I can remember it all!

  5. Sian Evans

    Cant praise the class enough
    Lynda taught so much in only one lesson

  6. Joanne

    A very informative class. Lynda taught us so much from techniques and skills, to the best products to enhance the finish.
    Ive so much more knowledge and will enrol on many more courses. Loved the tutor , the venue and atmosphere. Great time had by all

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