Workshops at Essence of Cake
At Essence of Cake we like to host regular events and special events that will suit all ages. Our workshops, for adults and under 16s, will give you a chance to learn practical new skill in a hands-on learning environment, and whilst having fun!
If you don't see something you are interested in, we are happy to discuss and create a workshop just for you!
Baking Workshops (2-3 hours)
Cupcake Decorating Workshops for Under 16s (90 mins)
After many of our customers asking the questions, we now offer bespoke baking classes to all. Whether you are a beginner or want to enhance your skills, we can design a class just for you. And if you want to bring along a/some friends and make an event of it, we can cater to that too (total maximum 4)!
We'll take you through the entire baking process, from mixing and lining tins, to piping and decorating your cake.
Classes start from £50 per person and all equipment (shared between 2) and ingredients are provide.
Contact us to find out how we can design the perfect baking class for you.
Cake Decorating Workshops (90 mins)
Our bite-sized workshops run on during the week and on Saturdays and are for both beginners and experienced cake decorators wanting to enhance their skills. All workshops are hands-on and you will leave with a new life skill!
Prices start from just £25 (booking fee applies), and our most popular workshops and dates are listed below.
Covering a Cake in Fondant
Learn how to smoothly cover an 8" dummy cake and cake board in fondant. The cost is only £25 and the next dates available are:
22nd February 2020
18th April 2020
27th June 2020
Creating Cupcake Faces
Learn to make your own personalised cupcake faces. The cost is only £25 and the next dates available are:
7th March 2020
2nd May 2020
11 July 2020
Our under 16s workshops are run mainly on a Wednesday during the school holidays or on a Saturday at either 10:30am or 1pm.
The children will be able to learn and practice new skills like piping with buttercream and working with fondant to create amazing cupcake designs. The whole session is hands-on and they will decorate 2 cupcakes each which are theirs to keep.
Sessions are fun and informative and the children will learn useful skills which can be repeated at home time and time again.
The cost is only £18 per child and all equipment is provided.
If this is something your under 16s would love to give a try or they'd like to improve on a skill they already have, then you can sign them up (booking fee applies) using the link below.
Please note: There will need to be an adult with 3-5 year olds for support and there is no additional fee for adults. A minimum of 4 bookings are required for the workshop to take place.
**New dates will be published shortly**
Decorating a Semi-Naked Cake Workshop (90 mins)
In this exciting new workshop you will learn tips and tricks to create a smooth buttercream finished cake to a real 8" sponge cake, with a piped border and fruit/flower decorations. These techniques will turn-up the volume on any cake you bake and add that extra bit of finesse.
The cost is only £35 (buttercream, fruits and flowers are provided).
NB. If you are not able to bake your own cake, Essence of Cake can supply one at an additional cost of £10.
The next dates available are:
8th February 2020
4th April 2020
30th May 2020
If you do not see a workshop skill/topic you are interested in learning, let us know and we can design something specifically for you!