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Miscellany Cakes now offering a range of sugar craft and decorating classes – beginning this October

Sarah Walsh from the renowned Miscellany Cakes in Portlaoise is excited to be re-launching her sugarcraft and cake decorating classes, with a mix of old and new classes that you can sign up for on her website now!

The group classes, which cater for all levels from budding baker to experienced cake decorator, will be run in a new venue – a dedicated demonstration/training kitchen at the MDA Mountmellick Development Association building in Mountmellick.

Class sizes will be small for close tuition.

All classes are hands-on with tools and materials provided for use during class time.

Fundamentals of Cake Decorating

By popular demand, Sarah is introducing a six-week course, one evening per week covering the Fundamentals of Cake Decorating.

This course will start on Tuesday, October 18, and includes:

  • How to cover a cake with fondant
  • Basic colour theory
  • Horizontal and vertical stripes
  • Frills and ruffles
  • Ribbons, bows and how to make decorations on supports

The class will work on dummy tiers to complete the Fashion Stiletto Cake Design which you can take home at the end of the course.

Fashion Stiletto Cake design

Sugar Peony Class

If the art of sugar flowers is something you’d like to learn, the Sugar Peony Class is for you!

It’s a two-part workshop with the option of attending for two evenings (October 11-12) or two Saturday afternoons (November 5 and 12).

You’ll learn about petal formation, dusting, wiring and taping techniques, so you can complete your very own sugar peony to take home! 

Sugar Peony class

Floral Buttercream Piping Class

To learn more about decorating with buttercream, you can sign up for the Floral Buttercream Piping Class which is running on Saturday, October 15, and again on Saturday, December 10, with a festive theme.

The class will work on dummy cakes and cover how to pipe buttercream roses, ranunculus, leaves and blossom flowers.

Floral Buttercream Piping

Festive Floral Buttercream Piping Class

“In the festive floral buttercream piping class we’ll cover how to pipe buttercream roses, pine cones, ferns and leaves,” says Sarah. 

Festive Buttercream Piping

Fondant Wreath Cake Design

“Also with a festive theme is the Fondant Wreath Cake Design Class, on Saturday, December 17, where we’ll work with fondant and learn how to make simple fondant roses, ferns, holly berries and leaves. 

Festive Fondant Wreath
  • The Fundamentals of Cake Decorating
  • Sugar Peony Evening Class
  • Sugar Peony Saturday Class
  • Floral Buttercream Piping Class
  • Festive Buttercream Piping Class
  • Festive Fondant Wreath Class

Sarah also teaches one-to-one workshops on request, that can be tailored to your requirements in many aspects of cake decorating and sugar craft.

You can book your place on the Miscellany Cakes website here or get more information by calling 057 8621167

Hands-on sugar flower making
Sugar flower craft
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