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Cakes & Cake Decoration Courses

From Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced skills bases courses 

We have everything confectionary 

Buttercream Cakes, Decoration, Fondant, Chocolate, Ganache, Gum-Paste Flowers 

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Baking 101 Foundation Course

Never Baked Before... Looking to begin your baking with Scones, Muffins, Biscuits & Loaf Cakes. Well Lets Begin with the Basics and Perfect those Scones & Sponge

  • The Basics of Baking is definitely important especially if you want to do Cakes for cliens Various Decoration and Birthday Cakes etc 

  • Before jumping in the deep end it is important to get some basic skills and  prepare yourself for a journey that involves details and patience.  

Learn the following key objectives 

  • Learn Scones 

  • Learn to make Muffins 

  • Biscuits that are simple and yet easy to sell 

  • Cost effective biscuits without being dependent on butter 

  • Cakes with Fillings 

  • Cakes  Loaf 

You will Bake & Make 

  • Scones with butter 

  • Muffins 

  • Biscuits 

  • Banana Bread Cake Loaf 

  • Madeira Cake Loaf 

 

THIS COURSE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement included in this course 

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration: 1 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 17:00  

Course Fee: R2,500 (Price increase from Jan 2023)

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner

                     baker or has a fair level of baking

                     experience. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

Offered 7 days a week (Subject to Availability) 

Contact us to book a date suitable to you 

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Complete Cupcake, Piping & Buttercream Flower Decoration Course

All you need to know to Master the Art of Buttercream, condensed into super easy-to-follow. We teach you the essential buttercream skills for filling, icing and decorating.  To explore buttercream to its fullest, there is no better way than a variety of piping techniques and decoration on cupcakes that can also be done one cakes.

  • It may seem like everyone you see online has mastered that flawless finish and beautiful buttercream design techniques.

  • You should be able to create these buttercream beauties too and work confidently with buttercream to get a flawless finish every time.

Looking to learn 

  • Elegant and contemporary Cupcake Designs

  • Moist Cupcake Recipes

  • Variety of Buttercream Piping Techniques ​

You will Bake & Make 

  • 12 Vanilla sponge cupcakes 

  • 12 Red Velvet sponge cupcakes 

  • 12 Blue Velvet sponge cupcakes 

 

Recipes Included 

  • Chocolate sponge cupcakes (Batch of 12) 

  • Vanilla sponge cupcakes (Batch of 24)

 

THIS COURSE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Piping Techniques Suitable for Cupcakes & Cakes

  • Flower Bouquet 

  • Classic Nozzle

  • Russian Nozzle 

  • Ombre Buttercream Design 

  • Buttercream Roses 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Over 15 various Piping, Cupcake Designs and Designs for Cakes

  • Buttercream Frosting Designs

  • Buttercream Flowers & Leaves  

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration: 1 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 17:00  

Course Fee: R3,800 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner

                     baker or has a fair level of baking

                     experience. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

Offered 7 days a week (Subject to Availability) 

Contact us to book a date suitable to you 

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Cakes & Buttercream Cake Decoration Certified Course 

The Ultimate Course for Birthday Cake & Celebration Cakes. Learn the baking methods, recipes, & essential tips and techniques covering the art AND the science of baking sponge based products and perfecting buttercream cake decoration.  All the skills are techniques required to make attractive, modern and elegant cakes.

Looking to learn 

  • Marble Effect Cake

  • Fault Line Cake

  • Tall Cakes with Buttercream & Sharp Edges 

  • Buttercream Classic Piping 

  • Isomalt Cake Toppers

  • Perfect you Buttercream Frosting. Make your very own well balance and stable Frosting / Icing

You will Bake & Make 

  • Churro Muffins 

  • Buttercream Frosting 

  • Mini Cakes 

  • Bento Cake

  • Vanilla Sponge Cake 

  • Carrot Sponge Cake

  • Chocolate Sponge Cake

  • French Inspired Lemon Zest Sponge Cake 

 

Introduction to Cake Toppers  

Cake Topper Decoration 

  • Isomalt Designs 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Decorate Buttercream Cakes

  • Fault line Buttercream Techniques 

  • Layers Sponges  

  • Crumb Coating 

  • Secure with Dowels 

  • Sharp Edges 

  • Isomalt Cake Topper

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

Level of Skills learnt:  Intermediate 

Duration: 3 Day Certified Course 

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                 Calendar: Cakes & Buttercream Cake

                 Decoration Course) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00 

Course Fee: R6,500 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner

                     baker or has a fair level of baking

                     experience

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Introduction to Sugar Craft
Fondant Cake Decoration Certified Course 

NOVELTY CAKES & SPECIFIC THEME DESIGNED CAKES

 

What are novelty cakes, they are cakes designed around a theme such as lego, micky mouse, Peppa pig or pop it cakes.  It can certainly be the most frustrating aspect of cake-making, and demands quite a lot of know how to get it right. 

Plastic Icing / Fondant on a cake can sometimes be overlooked. But it can make or break a design.

  • A professional looking cake is only possible once the outer layer has been perfected. 

  • A perfectly covered cake is a beautiful blank canvas which lets your decoration and design truly shine. Once you’ve mastered this, you are able to continue and add variety of designs and figurines that give your cake a vibe!!!

Looking to learn

  • Plastic Icing / Fondant Cake Decoration 

  • Plastic Icing / Fondant Figurines / Cake Toppers 

  • Design Novelty Cakes 

You will Bake & Make 

  • Cover dummy cakes 

  • Bake a Cake 

  • Cover a Baked Cake 

  • Various Figurines 

  • Core focus on use and designing with own hands 

  • Not many molds used

 

Sugar Craft Decoration ​

  • 3 final and complete sugar craft cake designs 

       (Dummy Cakes will be used & 1 Baked Caked

        of course)​

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Skills & Techniques 

  • Plastic Icing Techniques

  • Sugar Craft Cake Decoration  

  • Fondant Cake Toppers 

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request at an additional fee. 

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners & Intermediate 

Duration: 2 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 16:30  

Course Fee: R4,200

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates -

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                 Calendar: Sugar Craft Fondant Course) 

Based on much feedback and numerous request, course will remain 2 days. 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner baker or

                      has a fair level of baking experience.

                      Looking to expand their skills in

                      sugar craft and plastics icing. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Cake Pops, Popsicles & Chocolate Molds Course

Cake pops, cakesicle molds, popsicle sticks, frosting,  chocolate, chocolate molds, drizzle and soft sponge.   Need I say more, its fun and easy baking and creative techniques.  

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Cake pops 

  • Cake popsicles 

  • Geometric hearts 

  • Chocolate molds 

You will Bake 

  • Bake a vanilla cake

  • Work with milk, white & dark chocolate

  • Tempering of chocolate 

  • Working with molds 

 

Introduction to Mold and Tempering Techniques

  • Cake popsicle molds 

  • Cake pop decoration 

  • Chocolate molds 

  • Geometric molds 

  • Tempering chocolate 

  • Drizzle of chocolates 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Variety of chocolate tempering and contemporary techniques 

  • Cake toppers

  • Decorative cake boxes  

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request. An minimal additional fee will apply

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners & Intermediate 

Duration: 1 Day Certified Course 

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                 Calendar: Cake Pops Course) 

Time: 09:00 to 17:00  

Course Fee: R3,500

Suitable for: Anyone currently a

                     beginner baker or has a fair level of

                     baking experience.

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Engagement & Wedding Cake
Edible Gum-Paste Sugar Flowers Certified Course 

CAKE TOPPERS ESPECIALLY FOR CLASSIC BIRTHDAY, ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING CAKES

Sugar Flowers will add that special touch to your cakes.  What makes these flowers a definite hit is that are made with gum paste is a sugar dough.  This dough is stretchable, elastic and pliable which makes your flowers absolutely authentic, real and yet edible. Yes that's right Edible !!!

Gum-paste sugar flowers are not difficult in fact they are easy and take skill and craft to perfect.  Once they are prepared and have dried, you will end up with beautiful, porcelain hard, life-like flowers. If keep away from moisture and light, these flowers will keep for years!

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Gum-paste / Sugar Flowers 

  • Create real and long lasting decorative flowers for different cakes and occasions 

  • Enhance your options for cake toppers 

  • Improve your cost on the overall cake and design ​

You will Make 

  1. Flame Lilly

  2. Southern Magnolia Flower

  3. Tiger Lilly

  4. Anemone Flower

  5. French Magnolia Flower

  6. Peony Flower

  7. 3 Types of Roses

  8. Small Rose 

  9. Medium Rose 

  10. Large Rose 

  11. Rose branches​

Skills & Techniques 

  • Gum-paste techniques

  • Sugar Craft flower skills 

 

Level of Skills Learnt:  Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration: 2 Day Certified Course

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                 Viewable on PC / Desktop) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,300

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates -

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                 Calendar: Sugar Flower Course) 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner baker or

                      has a fair level of baking experience.

                      Looking to expand their skills in

                      sugar craft and gum-paste / sugar

                      flowers

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement will be made available upon request. An additional administration fee will apply.

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Cakes, Ganache & Fondant Cake Decoration Certified Course

TIERED ENGAGEMENT & OCCASIONAL CAKES COURSE

 

Everything you need to know to perfect your ganache, cover your fondant cakes with a flawless finishes & sharp edges & create exquisite designs with sugar flowers and fondant decoration. 

  • The truth is, most cake decorators struggled at first too.

  • But once you’ve mastered the basics and got the right techniques in place ganache and fondant will become your best friend, not your enemy.

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Two Tier Cake

  • Bake & Crumb Coat

  • Ganache and Sharp Edges on Cakes 

  • Secure with dowels

  • Layer & Stake Two Tier Cakes  

  • Panel method for Fondant 

  • Cover Cakes with Fondant

  • Sugar Paste Flowers

You will Bake 

  • Red Velvet Sponge Cake 

  • Blue Velvet Sponge Cake 

  • Vanilla Sponge Cake (Recipe Only)

 

Introduction to Ganache & Fondant Techniques

  • Ganache Techniques

  • Sugar Craft: Gum-Paste Flowers

Skills & Techniques 

  • Ganache Technique

  • Paneling Technique

  • Filling & Filling Recipes

  • Layers sponge cakes 

  • Crumb coating 

  • Secure with dowels 

  • Sharp edges with Ganache & Fondant  

  • Stacking two Completed Cakes 

  • Wafer Paper Decoration

  • Sugar Craft:  Flower Toppers

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

 

Level of Skills learnt: Advance 

Duration: 2 Days Certified Course

                (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates -

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                 Decoration Course) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:30  

Course Fee: R6,900 

Suitable for: Anyone ready to take their baking

                      to the next level. Suitable for those

                      looking to specialize in fondant,

                      novelty & celebration cakes 

Requirements: Fair knowledge or experience is beneficial to become proficient.  We suggest to have completed Beginners & Intermediate Cakes Courses to be completed prior to taking this course. As it allows you to better master the techniques taught in this course having had worked on foundation and intermediate skills. 

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