Buttercream Basics

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Back by popular demand, this course will teach you all about buttercream from basic through to more advanced techniques. Over four weeks we cover:
* Making buttercream
* Basic techniques
* Piping on cupcakes
* Piping flowers onto a flower nail
* Icing a cake with buttercream

Unless otherwise notes all Short Course classes are for students 16 years of age or older.

Course ID CAN1277
Price $245.00 (GST included)
Start date Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Finish date Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Sessions 4 sessions of 3 hours
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Tutor Jenny Stirzaker
Status Module is full.


Please note: An additional cost for each enrollee for specialist equipment, specific to this class, is due to the tutor at the first session. This kit includes piping tips, piping bags, couplers, a cake board, icing for week 1, a cake scraper and consumables. The cost of the kit for this class is $50 and must be paid for in cash. All kits are discounted to warehouse prices. Each student will need their own set of equipment. With the time constraints of the class it is not possible to share.

In addition to your kit you will need to supply 12 cupcakes for week 2, 8” or 20cm square cake in week 4, you will also need to bring buttercream icing in weeks 2 4. A recipe will be provided in week 1. Your icing for week 1 will also be provided.

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About your tutor:
Jenny is the Vice President of the Cake Decorators Association of the ACT. She has been teaching her popular Introductory and Continuing Cake Decorating courses with CIT Solutions for a number of years.

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