Sugarcraft School

Luxury Contemporary Wedding Cake Design | Cake Decorating Tuition | Manchester, Cheshire & Liverpool

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Group Classes


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Two-Day Wedding Cake Masterclass (Autumn class cake design may vary)

£350 per person

Learn a variety of beautiful cake decorating techniques in this fabulous class with Rachel Hanna, an award-winning cake designer. Over the two days you will learn the following;

1. Covering a dummy tier in marbled sugarpaste and covering an extra tall tier using the wrap method, achieving our signature sharp edges and clean lines.

2. Applying edible gold leaf, water-colour-washing and hand-painting calligraphy lettering

3. Making sugar flowers and foliage including anemones, avalanche rose, rose leaves, eucalyptus and ruscus. These varieties will teach you a host of sugar flower techniques that can then be applied to many other flowers.

4. Dusting, taping, glazing and arranging your finished flowers and leaves

At the end of the two days, you will take home your finished dummy cake and a whole host of professional skills to put to good use on your own wedding cakes


Professional Basics Class

£175 per person

This single day course will teach you how to master the basic skills of professional cake decorating.

Working with real cake, this class is an essential element of anyone wanting to sharpen their skills and create cakes with a flawless finish.

Briefly, the day will include;

1. Filling your cake with buttercream

2. Making chocolate ganache and covering your cake with it

3. Handling sugarpaste and covering your cake with it

4. Achieving sharp edges and a smooth flawless finish

5. Arranging a cluster of fresh flowers on your cake in a food-safe way

Time permitting, we will also touch on some basic decorating techniques such as water-colour painting and the application of metallic effects.


Sugar Flower Masterclass - take your cakes to the next level!

Brand New for Autumn/Winter - Price and Dates TBC

This will be either a two day or three day masterclass in how to make beautifully realistic sugar flowers and foliage the Marie Antoinette Cake Design way.

Learn the secrets of Rachel’s signature award-winning sugar flowers and foliage. How to make flowers using several different techniques, the precise materials and tools that she uses, the art of mixing colour and adding colour to your creations and how to arrange them in a beautiful contemporary style!

Once you’ve mastered these, you’ll be equipped with a whole host of skills that you can go on to apply to many more types of flower and foliage varieties on your own cakes.

Email marieantoinette@hotmail.co.uk to express an interest in any course

private Tuition

We now offer private one-to-one cake decorating tuition in our studio in South Manchester.

Whether it's basic cake decorating skills that you'd like to learn, or something more advanced like our handmade sugar flowers, we can tailor your time with us, providing you with our undivided attention.