Cake Décor beginner. 4 1/2 h class.

Cake Décor beginner. 4 1/2 h class.

Cake decor, fondant cake

Next Available: Sat, 09 Jul 10:00AM (AWST)
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4 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class



What you will learn in this course:

In this course, students will familiarise themselves with all the basic aspects of cake decorating using fondant, also known as plastic icing or RTR (Ready to Roll) and Royal icing. For this course, the students will also bake their own white mud cake.

The decor techniques you will learn will be based around commercial cake decorating, not hobby cake decorating. For example, roses will only take you 5 minutes each to make without cutters, compared to the more complex flowers made using cutters and petals one at a time, which is very time consuming and commercially not practical. The idea is that you can make the cake at a commercial standard, in a relatively reasonable time and achieve a profit, based on the time it took you to make your masterpiece. The best four and half hours of your life is you want to become a cake artist.

This class like many of our classes is very busy, we don't have much time to seat for a proper lunch, but we will have a short coffee break.

Element performance criteria:

In this course, the student will learn to roll out icing, decorate a white mud cake with a lot of different techniques used in cake decorating.

Some of the techniques involved will be:

  • Rolling icing.
  • Making water ganache (a health department requirement ) to mask your cake.
  • Covering the cakes with Plastic icing.
  • Using a crimper for border’s decorating.
  • Making roses and leaves for the cake.
  • Using the air brush to shade parts of the cakes.

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What you will learn

  • Rolling icing.
  • Covering the foam cakes with Plastic icing and royal icing.
  • Using a crimper for border’s decorating.

What you will get

  • All the tools will be available for each student to use, there won’t be a need to buy any tools.
  • Students will take their finished products home with them.
  • Apron will be provided at the beginning of the course, for student to keep.
Parking Info

Free parking at the front of the school.

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!
  • Bring your camera and lunch.

What to wear

Wear casual and light clothes, sneakers or shoes with thick sole are recommended..

Appropriate for

Prerequisites: No prerequisite for this course – open to public and trade.

Sweet Artist Academy

(648 Reviews)

Welcome to your school.

All our classes are designed for beginners. You will feel at ease in any of the classes with other students of the same baking level as yours.

For all our training courses we use ingredients that will be easy for you to get from your shopping place.

The courses are designed to be delivered in an intensive few hours block. You do not need to book for a series,
The training you will receive is of a very high standard – equal to European standards (without the cost of flying there!) and you will have the opportunity to learn all about Pastry using the latest equipment and techniques direct from Europe. All the courses are designed for trade and public. Most courses do not require any prerequisite – the only requirement is that you are a food fanatic. Also, all the tools are provided, so you won’t need to buy any tools that you may not use again.

To achieve these high standards whilst catering for individual learning, class sizes will range from 1 student up to a maximum of 7 students, depending on the course.

Courses can be developed and tailored to suit your needs for both individuals and small groups. Instruction, training and/or demonstrations can be done at our premises or we can come to you if you have a sufficient number of students and adequate facilities.

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4.9 (27 reviews)
Tannearated it
14 Apr 2022
Having the opportunity to learn with Patrick at his Sweet Artist Academy was not only exciting but immensely beneficial in my journey of development in the business of Baking. Patrick was very patient, was happy to share a wealth of knowledge, hints and tips and provided a comfortable place to learn. The facilities are fantastic and the whole experience was amazing. I cannot wait to do the next course at the first opportunity I get.
Kimrated it
24 Feb 2022
Did my first cake class today. Im so impressed. Everything was explained in steps. I created a cake with fondant, which I've always been to scared to do. 4 hours later I feel like a professional. Thankyou Patrick. I will be booking into another course.
Cathrated it
13 Sep 2021
Excellent class as usual. Patrick is an amazing educator. Learning new techniques is easy with Patrick showing us how.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund.

Terms & Conditions

Important Health and Safety Information

  • For safety reasons, you will need to be 16 years or older to attend our courses. 
  • Our courses are NOT SUITABLE if you are allergic to NUTS or other food ingredients.
  • For health and safety reasons, enclosed shoes must be worn during training. Long hair must be tied back, and avoid wearing loose bracelets or bangles, keep your rings at home.
  • Casual and light clothes are suitable. As you will stand up for a period of time, snickers or shoes with thick sole are recommended.

You will get a recipe folder and an apron for you to take home. Video recording and photos are permitted but do not include other students in your shots without asking them first.


  • For a full day course, you will have a 30 minutes lunch break.
    For a short class, 3 to 4 hours, we won't have time for a lunch break, but the will have a coffee break.
  • A dining room is provided for your breaks. Hot and cold drinks, cookies and breakfast bars will be available free of charge. 
  • We have ample free parking space in front of our premises. We are located just a 10 min walk from Joondalup train station, in the business park opposite the shopping centre. We encourage you to use public transport, we have a free pick up and drop off at the Joondalup train station, organise it in advance.
  • I sometimes take photos of the classes for my FB page, please let me know if you don't want to be included in the photos. 
  • Vouchers can be passed on to another person, but cannot be refunded.

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