Cake Decorating - Introduction

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This beginners course offers instruction in various standard cake decorating skills including figure modelling, hand moulded flowers and covering a cake with fondant, explaining the necessary tools and techniques to use.

You will learn:
* A range of techniques to cover a round cake with chocolate ganache and rolled fondant
* To use rolled fondant to create decorations
* How to make a variety of sugar roses and bows
* To use rolled fondant icing to model decorative animals and people and explore a variety of techniques and materials in order to develop your own decorative style
* How to cover a cake board to give a professional finish

Course ID GUN1025
Price $245.00 (GST included)
Start date Thursday, 15 February 2018
Finish date Thursday, 22 March 2018
Sessions 6 sessions of 2 hours
Time 6.15pm - 8.15pm
Tutor Jo Binkin
Status Module is finished.


Please ensure you bring the following with you to the first lesson. One paring knife; a small rolling pin; one packet of good quality fondant and a snaplock plastic bag you can put the fondant in at the end of the night. You may also like to bring a container to take home anything you have made in class. Please ensure you buy good quality fondant such as Bakels brand NOT standard supermarket fondant which will not give you the result you want. Bakels is available from specialist cake supply shops (Fyshwick and Majura Park, some limited stock at Cooking Coordinates Belconnen Markets). Your tutor will supply a full list of what you will need throughout the course when she sees you at your first class.


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"This was a great course and the skills I learnt were fantastic. I really enjoyed working on the projects set each week and look forward to future classes" Louise
"Jo was a great teacher! Approachable & friendly. Ready to give us a helping hand when needed." Jasmin
"Easy to follow explanations. Most enjoyed the animal class."
"Small class size meant that the instructor enabled to give each participant the instruction they needed." Leanne

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