Cake decorating takes on a whole new world when you become a mum. All of a sudden you are expected to deliver when it comes to children’s birthday cakes, bake sales at the school and even cupcake day at playgroup. However, if your cupcake and cake decorating skills leave much to be desired, then a cake decorating class is a fun way to impress your kids all the while having fun learning a new skill and getting out of your routine rut.
Some mums prefer to leave the cake decorating to the professionals. However, if you do enjoy baking and would like to take on a new skill, then this is a great way to do so. You never know, you may even be able to sell your cakes or start a business making speciality cakes and cupcakes for christening, birthdays, weddings and more! Or, if the very least, you will be able to whip up some delicious and elegant goodies for the next visit with the in-laws!
What to Expect
Cake decorating classes are run by a qualified chef and are similar in style to cooking classes. You will have your own station where you will work and you will have your own cakes or cupcakes to practice on. Many classes allow you to keep the items that you decorate which makes it even more fun!
Some of the things that you will learn to master include
- Sugar flowers
- Novelty cakes
- Tiered cakes
Cake decoration classes are run for an hour once a week for a certain term or through an intensive one or two day course. This is a great way to make friends or bring along a few friends with you and make it a girl’s day out.
How to Get Involved?
Many bakeries offer cake decorating courses. Check out Planet Cake for courses in Sydney, Whimsical Cakes for courses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide and Contemporary Cakes for courses around Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
If you are not located in one of the bigger cities, then simply Google “cake decoration courses in your area” and see what comes up. This is one of the easiest ways to find qualified pastry chefs that offer courses in your area.
Some pastry chefs and bakeries will also offer classes in your home if you get a large enough group together. Again, this is a great way to take some time off from the kids and get your friends together for a day of fun and creativity.