30th November to 2nd December
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Workshop NameSelf-Made Emotional Eddie
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameBenny Rivera
Description

City Cakes (NYC)

Price: $495 

Defying gravity cake designs have become big within the cake industry.  In the last couple of years they got crazier and their structure more insane.  You will think that apart from been a cake decorator you will have had to earn your degree as an engineer.  But the truth is it is all about planning and finding the right materials and tools. This particular complex design is the perfect one to learn some of the secrets and tricks used within the industry to create such elaborate and impressive designs.  The steps learned on this workshop will give you freedom to create a lot more similar designs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion about the perfect cake for 3D sculpted designs
  • Discussion about cake weight distribution when designing these types of 3D designs
  • Discussion about different all the different mediums used to create sculpted cakes
  • Step by step structure support system construction for defying gravity cakes
  • Learn how to build as structure support system using heavy duty tools and materials
  • Learn how to properly fill and stack cakes for elaborate cakes
  • Learn how to carve and/or sculpt cake correctly
  • Learn new colour powder painting techniques
  • Decorate with fondant and edible images
  • A chance to ask any cakes and course related questions

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Chef Benny Rivera

Chef Benny Rivera started his cake career in Puerto Rico as a young teenager and the occasional hobby turned into a true passion when he discovered his natural talent.

Chef Bennys’ unique and amazing cake designs have become so popular that he travels all around the world to teach some of his secrets through his hands-on workshops.

Read his full bio here.

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Workshop NameLeila the Unicorn Princess
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameMolly Robbins
Description

Molly’s Creative Cakes (UK)

Price: $495

This gorgeous sculpted unicorn cake is an ideal centrepiece for any magical celebration! Learn to carve the main body of the mystical creature and then shape the head using Rice Cereal Treats. This cake is a fantastic introduction to Cake carving and the same techniques can be used to create horses, unicorns and even a giraffe! In this class, we will discuss basic structure as well as airbrushing and detailing to make your unicorn extra special.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of which types of cake are best to carve
  • Best stacking techniques to ensure a strong sturdy cake
  • Basic anatomy/proportion for animals
  • Shaping head from Rice Cereal Treats and crumb coat
  • Covering sculpted/tricky shapes quickly and easily
  • Modelling legs and body parts
  • Detailing the head and face for a characterful expression
  • Rainbow effect mane and tail
  • Light airbrushing to shade
  • Detailing your way – flowers, butterflies, anything to make your unicorn extra magical and special.

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Molly Robbins

Molly Robbins has been making cakes for the past 6 years. Trained as a special effects makeup artist, she is synonymous for her sculpted, realistic animal designs that have won her 3 Gold medals at Cake International.

She is an airbrush specialist and always likes to inject humour and fun into her pieces wherever possible, as well as making realistic textures and colours.

Molly is best known for her work in hit Channel 4 series Extreme Cake Makers, where she can be seen making anything from a life-size cow to a meat and potato pie, all edible and made entirely of cake!

Read Molly’s full bio here

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Workshop NameTangled Rudolph
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameRosie Dummer
Description

Rosie Cake Diva (UK)

Price: $495

This cute fun-filled festive Rudolph cake class is packed full of techniques from cake carving to structure and from texture to finishing.

Although perfect for beginners and improvers the skills learned in this class can be transferred to all manner and size of cake design and students will be astonished at how much they can accomplish with the use of some basic techniques.

Not only will you be taking home a show-stopping centrepiece cake for your Christmas table but you will also open up endless possibilities for your future designs.

This class gives students a unique chance to touch on so many game-changing aspects of cake decorating from structure to air-brushing, whilst at a level that can be achieved by all.

And don’t be thinking you need a degree in DIY. These skills may make you look amazing, but you don’t need to have a clue about hardware to join in.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn basic structural technique including how to connect and assemble structural supports for the antlers.
  • Discuss ways to use these techniques on other cakes and designs.
  • Learn structural shapes techniques, use of materials and how to create smaller shapes and supports.
  • Rice Cereal Treat shaping and tricks, tips and troubleshooting for best use.
  • Simple cake carving. How to layer, ganache and create Rudy’s body shape.
  • Learn how to create, shape and model limbs
  • Cake covering, favourite materials and consistencies for covering and texturing.
  • Modelling and covering the antler structure and colouring it for a realistic finish.
  • Learn face and detail modelling
  • Learn to create character features like eyes.
  • Learn colouring techniques with petal dusts.
  • Learn to use simple air brushing techniques to give a professional finish to your work.

You will also receive a booklet which includes the Rosie Cake-Diva Rice Cereal Treat Recipe.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for intermediate decorators.

About Rosie Dummer

Multi award-winning Cake Artist, Rosie Dummer AKA Rosie Cake Diva, is a regular on TV and Radio in the UK and is currently starring in Channel 4’s hit series, Extreme Cake Makers.

Initially the first female helicopter pilot with the British Army, Rosie flew Lynx Anti-Tank Helicopters with the Army Air Corps before retiring to have a family. She made a career step-change by joining the baking community and combines that with her role as a presenter, public speaker and MC, having co-hosted the Cake Masters Magazine awards for the past 5 years. She has had her own TV series on The Craft Channel and presented her own shows on BBC Radio.

With over a million followers on Facebook and a popular YouTube Channel, Rosie shows Bakers of all standards how to make their own impressive cakes.

Read Rosie’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameFigurine Proportions
Time8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor NamePearl Toh
Description

Pearl’s Creations

Price: $195

Expressions, the action of making known one’s thoughts or feelings. Modelling characters with the right expression can help tell a story, adding an additional element to a cake, taking the design to new heights.

In this class, you will learn how to model 5 different facial expressions. And choose one of these expressions to make up a complete sitting figurine.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to shape facial features for specific expressions
  • Learn how to turn fondant into the correct texture for modelling purposes
  • Learn how to model body language to match expressions.
  • Learn how to add detail with edible ink
  • Learn how to use silicone molds for fondant details
  • Learn how to model figurines with minimal tools
  • Learn how to achieve smooth and flawless finish in your modelling pieces
  • A chance to ask any figurine and class-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All tools and materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginners.

About Pearl Toh

Pearl Toh of Pearl’s Creations has made a name for herself in the Australian Cake Industry for her handcrafted sugar figurines. Her simple, clean-cut style lends itself to a wide variety of wedding, birthday, and other celebration cakes.

Pearl has been creative with many different mediums for as long as she can recall. In 2013, she discovered that there were many ways to be creative in the kitchen as well after having been introduced to cake decorating.

Read Pearl’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameChristmas Chocolate Passion
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NameJessica Pedemont
Description

Chocolate Artisan

Price: $195

Cake, Christmas and Chocolate. Chef Jessica Pedemont will lead the way, ‘tis the season! Jingle bells are in the air with these limited golden tickets. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Set up a cake with ganache
  • Temper fine couverture chocolate
  • Make chocolate plaques 
  • Use chocolate transfer sheets
  • Learn how to apply plaques to cake like a professional

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

 

About Jessica Pedemont

Jess has been working as a professional chef for more than 20 years. Besides family (she’s a new Mum), her passions include pastry, chocolate and sugarcraft. She started her career as a scholarship winner, representing Australia and competing in both local and international competitions.

She’s travelled the world working, studying and teaching with some of the very best in the industry. As a recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, she continues to strive for excellence in all culinary endeavours.  Jess started Chocolate Artisan in 2008.

Read Jessica’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameChristmas Cookies
Time8:30am - 12:15pm
Instructor NameJulia Day
Description

Miss Biscuit 

Price: $195

Learn how to create beautiful cookies with royal icing for your family and friends this Christmas. In this class you will learn how to make, colour and thin royal icing to the desired consistencies for outlining, flooding and detailing cookies. You will learn how to create wet on wet designs and make simple fondant mould roses to add detail to your cookies. 

In this class, you will create 6 different designs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Make and colour perfect royal icing from scratch
  • Thin your icing to create outline, flood and detail consistencies
  • Create simple wet on wet floral and polka dot designs
  • Pipe cookies with multiple stages
  • Pipe detail lines
  • Make simple fondant decorations with dusted accents
  • Dry and store your cookies 

You will also receive a booklet which includes the Miss Biscuit Royal Icing Recipe as well as the Miss Biscuit Vanilla Cookie and Gingerbread Base Recipes.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Julia Day

Julia Day started Miss Biscuit in 2012 having become hooked on decorating cookies as a hobby.

She started her business from home and as her social media profile grew, she began running royal icing decorating classes.

6 years later, she has stores in Melbourne and Sydney and has taught royal icing classes in most Australian states and in many cities around the world including Dubai, Mumbai, London and NYC.

Read Julia’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameButtercream Christmas Tree
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NameValeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Description

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (UK)

Price: $245

If you are looking for a Christmas cake with the wow factor, look no further! The sheer height of this towering tree which you can play with the sizes as well, gives it great impact. It’s bursting with gorgeous red, white, yellow and green flowers and foliage, which will perfectly fit with a traditional colour scheme. A centre piece or something to share with friends and family, you decide.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion on how to make a fool-proof and heat-proof buttercream recipe stable for even the hottest and humid weather, handout given.
  • Tips on baking and achieving flat-top cupcakes or cakes.
  • Discussion on how to torte, level and stack cakes – the QoHCC way!
  • Learn about crumb-coating and cake structure to create the Christmas tree shape.
  • Discussion on tinting techniques and different food colouring mediums.
  • Learn how to pipe delicate Poinsettias, Cotton Flowers, Blossoms and Pinecones.
  • Learn how to pipe variety of leaves, foliage, berries and some fillers.
  • Learn how to pipe directly on the side of the cake and how to arrange all piped flowers.
  • A chance to ask any cake and course-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

 

About Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong had their eureka moment in buttercream decorating in a small kitchen equipped with an oven the size of a toaster in 2011.

Following a YouTube tutorial, and armed with a ziplock bag, they discovered a passion so vibrant in its colours and so beautiful that it had since taken their lives in an entirely different direction – all over the world.

The Queens of Buttercream elevated buttercream art by putting art into cake canvas. They developed the most intensive and extensive techniques in buttercream decorations and taught classes throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Australia

Read Valeri & Christina’s full bio here.

Follow Valeri & Christina on Social Media!

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Workshop NamePenelope the Flower Puller
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameBenny Rivera
Description

City Cakes (NYC)

Price: $495

For a fantastic birthday party that you want to be memorable and magical, a show-stopping edible piece of art is the way to go.  Create a magical moment between friends and family with a breathtaking cartoon cake design. Learn all the necessary steps to create such stunning and memorable designs. This is not the traditional pretty cake.  This is a design that will not only take your party to the next level but your skill. This is one of those designs that can be applied to many other concepts.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion about the perfect cake for 3D sculpted designs
  • Discussion about cake weight distribution when designing these types of 3D designs
  • Discussion about different all the different mediums used to create sculpted cakes
  • Step by step basic structure support system construction
  • Learn how to build as structure support system using heavy duty tools and materials
  • Learn how to properly fill and stack cakes for elaborate cakes
  • Learn how to carve and/or sculpt cake correctly
  • Learn how to work with modelling chocolate
  • A chance to ask any cakes and course related questions

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Chef Benny Rivera

Chef Benny Rivera started his cake career in Puerto Rico as a young teenager and the occasional hobby turned into a true passion when he discovered his natural talent.

Chef Bennys’ unique and amazing cake designs have become so popular that he travels all around the world to teach some of his secrets through his hands-on workshops.

Read Benny’s full bio here.

Follow Chef Benny Rivera on Social Media!
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Workshop NameVintage Couture
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameKaren Reeves
Description

Caking It Up

Price: $395

This cake class will teach you all the techniques required to create a stunning vintage cake inspired by bridal couture. You will learn how to combine numerous elements into your design, creating gorgeous and unique textures and patterns. With the use of stencilling, piping, moulds and other decorating techniques you too can design and create a vintage style wedding cake topped with a soft wafer paper flower.

You will learn to take a design and apply it to your cake by transferring a template and using that as your guide when adding details.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to cover an extended tier using the panelling method
  • Discuss simple techniques to tint fondant
  • Create a stunning wafer flower
  • Learn how to tint wafer paper
  • Learn to prepare royal icing the Caking It Up way
  • Learn how to use parts of a stencil as a feature using royal icing
  • Make fondant decorations using silicone moulds
  • Learn how to transfer a design/template onto fondant

You will also receive a booklet which includes the Caking It Up Royal Icing Recipe.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate decorators.

About Karen Reeves

Karen Reeves is a wife and mother of two, who started her business Caking It Up 6 years ago after turning her hobby and love of making cakes for her children into a cake obsession. After taking the plunge and deciding to give up her 10 year primary school teaching career she rapidly grew her business from home, based in Sydney, specialising in all things cake.

Not content with simply making customer cakes, Karen has worked to create a stencil range as well as some other cake decorating tools which are now stocked all around the world.

Read Karen’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameAbstract Hand Painted Spheres
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameAmanda Lee
Description

Sugar Sugar Cake School

Price: $395

Think painting is way outta your league? Think again! This class will take you through all the essential basics along with some uber fun techniques.  In this class you’ll master the skill of smoothly covering a foam tier in fondant and get the secrets on how to nail sleek sharp-edges. Amanda will then guide you in achieving a bright and bold abstract painted cake design with her exact step-by-step abstract cake painting method. You’ll also learn how to make multi-toned edible spheres and attach them together to build a gravity-defying structure on top of your cake.

You’ll be a cake artist in no time!

Learning Outcomes:

  • The basics of working with fondant
  • Smoothly cover a foam tier in a fondant
  • Achieve fondant sharp edges
  • Colour blending
  • Abstract painting methods (wide variety of different brushstrokes & techniques)
  • Creating edible spheres out of chocolate melts
  • Attaching spheres and building a gravity-defying structure

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee is a Multi-Award Winning Cake Decorator and International Instructor based in Adelaide, Australia.

Evolving from a classical French patisserie background, she established Sugar Sugar Cakes as a means of exploring her passion for the arts through cake.

Amanda is the owner and Director of Sugar Sugar Cake School, an online cake school tailored for the modern baking enthusiast.

Read Amanda’s full bio here.

Follow Amanda on Social Media!

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Workshop NameDrip-tastic
Time8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor NameJessica Pedemont
Description

Chocolate Artisan

Price: $195

Come and get carried away with Chef Jessica Pedemont in an all out every chocolate fans fantasy class! Featuring fun skills, cake and the worlds best food group quality delicious CHOCOLATE! 

Learning outcomes:

  • Set up a cake with super smooth ganache 
  • Temper fine couverture chocolate
  • Make chocolate sails
  • Paint on chocolate & cake
  • Learn the infamous drip style finish

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

 

About Jessica Pedemont

Jess has been working as a professional chef for more than 20 years. Besides family (she’s a new Mum), her passions include pastry, chocolate and sugar craft. She started her career as a scholarship winner, representing Australia and competing in both local and international competitions.

She’s travelled the world working, studying and teaching with some of the very best in the industry. As a recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, she continues to strive for excellence in all culinary endeavours.  Jess started Chocolate Artisan in 2008.

Read Jessica’s full bio here.

Follow Jessica on Social Media!

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Workshop NameSanta Checking It Twice
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NamePearl Toh
Description

Pearl’s Creations

Price: $195

Ever wonder what Santa gets up to the night before Xmas Eve??? Checking his list twice of course… in jammies nonetheless!

Come and model a standing Santa, have him ready to share at your Christmas festivities this year.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to model a standing figurine
  • Learn how to build a structure to support a standing figurine
  • Learn how to turn fondant into the correct texture for modelling purposes
  • Learn how to shape facial features
  • Learn how to add non edible details
  • Learn how to create freehand texture in fondant
  • Learn how to cover non edible elements in fondant successfully
  • Learn how to model figurines with minimal tools
  • Learn how to achieve smooth and flawless finish in your modelling pieces
  • A chance to ask any figurine and class-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All tools and materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginners.

 

About Pearl Toh

Pearl Toh of Pearl’s Creations has made a name for herself in the Australian Cake Industry for her handcrafted sugar figurines. Her simple, clean-cut style lends itself to a wide variety of wedding, birthday, and other celebration cakes.

Pearl has been creative with many different mediums for as long as she can recall. In 2013, she discovered that there were many ways to be creative in the kitchen as well after having been introduced to cake decorating.

Read Pearl’s full bio here.

Follow Pearl on Social Media!

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Workshop NameButtercream Cupcake Wreath
Time8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor NameValeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Description

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (UK)

Price: $245

No more boring cupcakes! Also known as the “pull apart cake”, this beautiful cupcake wreath is definitely a centrepiece worthy. It is such a nice and simple technique to arrange your cupcakes and share to your friends and families. Adorn it with beautiful flowers and gingerbread men in 100% BUTTERCREAM.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion on how to make a fool-proof and heat-proof buttercream recipe stable for even the hottest and humid weather, handout given.
  • Tips on baking and achieving flat-top cupcakes or cakes.
  • Discussion on tinting techniques and different food colouring mediums.
  • Learn how to arrange and secure your cupcakes in any shape you wish.
  • Learn how to pipe delicate Roses and Gardenia flowers.
  • Learn how to pipe a variety of leaves and foliage and some filler flowers.
  • Learn how to use a flower nail and transfer directly on to the cake.
  • Learn how to pipe directly on the cupcakes and how to arrange all piped flowers.
  • A chance to ask any cake and course-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong had their eureka moment in buttercream decorating in a small kitchen equipped with an oven the size of a toaster in 2011.

Following a YouTube tutorial, and armed with a ziplock bag, they discovered a passion so vibrant in its colours and so beautiful that it had since taken their lives in an entirely different direction – all over the world.

The Queens of Buttercream elevated buttercream art by putting art into cake canvas. They developed the most intensive and extensive techniques in buttercream decorations and taught classes throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Australia

Read Valeri & Christina’s full bio here.

Follow Valeri & Christina on Social Media!

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Workshop NameChristmas Tree Cookie Cake
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NameLena McKechnie
Description

Savvy Cakes

Price: $195

This festive take on the popular cream tart style dessert will make a fabulous impression. The Christmas themed colours in bright and pastel tones work so well together and combine to create a deliciously sweet treat that you will be able to recreate for years to come.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discussion about cookie dough preparation and handling/baking
  • Tips on baking the perfect sugar cookies and cutting large cookies using templates
  • Discussion about buttercream preparation and colouring
  • Tips on preparing piping bags and tips for use and discussion on different techniques
  • Learn to attach your work to display board
  • Learn to pipe buttercream icing on cookies and how to place your piping on the cookie
  • Learn to level your cookie and discussion on fillings
  • Learn what to use to decorate successfully
  • Discussion on use of colour when putting desserts together and placement of decoration
  • Discussion on where to source/make decorations, templates and other materials
  • Discussion on how to store your finished creation
  • A chance to meet and share ideas with others who are like-minded and have any related questions answered by industry professional

You will also receive a booklet which includes the Savvy Cakes Sugar Cookie and Buttercream Recipes.

All materials provided for the class.

This course is suitable for beginners.

About Lena McKechnie

A wife and mum of ten-year-old twins, craft-nerd Lena fell into cake artistry when she couldn’t find a decorator to create her daughters’ first birthday cakes. A few years after Savvy Cakes was formed and is now in its seventh year of operation.

Trained cake decorator, Lena is based at home in Western Sydney where she creates custom cake, cupcakes and cookies for private orders, teaches workshops for budding cake enthusiasts and holds the odd pop up market stall to sell her edible works of art.

Read Lena’s full bio here.

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Workshop NameRudolph’s Merry Christmas
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameLena McKechnie
Description

Savvy Cakes

Price: $395

A very sweet and simple design to impress people of all ages. The combination of traditional Christmas colours with a modern gold font makes for a classic creation. The text, while in script form is both modern and fun and pairs beautifully with the handmade cartoon-like Rudolph which sits atop the cake.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to prepare your cake for fondant covering
  • Learn to cover your cake in fondant using the wrap method
  • Discussion of troubleshooting techniques for the wrap method
  • Learn to create a sharp-edged corner
  • Discuss and learn how to handle printed designs and transfer them to your cake
  • Learn to hand paint with gold lustre dust and discuss best practice for hand painting techniques
  • Learn to treat fondant with CMC/tylose and create a handmade fondant topper with little use of cutters
  • Discussion on cake tools used and where to source them and other materials
  • Discussion on how to treat and store fondant toppers
  • Learn to apply other fondant decorations to cakes
  • Discussion on how to store your finished creation
  • A chance to meet and share ideas with others who are like-minded and have any related questions answered by industry professional

All materials provided for the class.

This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate students

About Lena McKechnie

A wife and mum of ten-year-old twins, craft-nerd Lena fell into cake artistry when she couldn’t find a decorator to create her daughters’ first birthday cakes. A few years after Savvy Cakes was formed and is now in its seventh year of operation.

Trained cake decorator, Lena is based at home in Western Sydney where she creates custom cake, cupcakes and cookies for private orders, teaches workshops for budding cake enthusiasts and holds the odd pop up market stall to sell her edible works of art.

Read Lena’s full bio here.

Follow Lena on Social Media!
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Workshop NameSanta’s Little Pug
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameMolly Robbins
Description

Molly’s Creative Cakes (UK)

Price: $495

This fun and festive pug can be adapted to suit any celebration or event. In this class, you will learn how to carve this gorgeous characterful pug which is all Cake with no internal supports. You will also learn to create realistic wrinkles and texture, soulful eyes and airbrushing to shade and create the realistic wooden floor. The same basic shape can also be altered to suit any four-legged friend and is an ideal super fun introduction to cake carving. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of which types of cake are best to carve 
  • Best stacking techniques to ensure a strong sturdy cake
  • Basic anatomy/proportion for animals 
  • How to create realistic wrinkles under the skin 
  • Colouring techniques, mixing with sugar paste vs airbrush/dust
  • How to cover a sculpted cake/tricky shapes quickly and easily 
  • Tips to get a face that is full of character
  • Airbrushing, shading the cake and creating realistic floorboard
  • Finishing touches: Christmas hat, or whatever accessories you fancy making! 
  • Transferable skills: other animals you can make using these techniques

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Molly Robbins

Molly Robbins has been making cakes for the past 6 years. Trained as a special effects makeup artist, she is synonymous for her sculpted, realistic animal designs that have won her 3 Gold medals at Cake International.

She is an airbrush specialist and always likes to inject humour and fun into her pieces wherever possible, as well as making realistic textures and colours.

Molly is best known for her work in hit Channel 4 series Extreme Cake Makers, where she can be seen making anything from a life-size cow to a meat and potato pie, all edible and made entirely of cake!

Read Molly’s full bio here

Follow Molly on Social Media!
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Workshop NameAbstract Hand Painted Textures
Time8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor NameAmanda Lee
Description

Sugar Sugar Cake School

Price: $395

This technique laden class is perfect for those wanting to load up on contemporary never-before-seen skills.                                                                   

In this class you’ll learn how to stack and build a double barrel cake out of real cake and frost it to sleek perfection.         

You’ll then be taken through a series of up to 5 different textural buttercream techniques to create an abstract buttercream hand painted design. This class will also teach the secrets to creating wispy ethereal Gelatine Sails, a gorgeous new medium for topping cakes and pulled Isomalt.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to stack a Double Barrel extra tall cake
  • How to frost a tall cake with smooth sides  
  • This class will teach you how to achieve both sharp and rough edges
  • Up to 5 different buttercream texture techniques (watercolour, textured-multitoned, brush painting, palette painting, knife painting)
  • Method on how to make Gelatine Sails
  • How to pull Isomalt sugar

All materials will be provided for the class.

This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced decorators.

 

About Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee is a Multi-Award Winning Cake Decorator and International Instructor based in Adelaide, Australia.

Evolving from a classical French patisserie background, she established Sugar Sugar Cakes as a means of exploring her passion for the arts through cake.

Amanda is the owner and Director of Sugar Sugar Cake School, an online cake school tailored for the modern baking enthusiast.

Read Amanda’s full bio here.

Follow Amanda on Social Media!

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Workshop NameFigurine Expressions
Time8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor NamePearl Toh
Description

Pearl’s Creations

Price: $195

Expressions, the action of making known one’s thoughts or feelings. Modelling characters with the right expression can help tell a story, adding an additional element to a cake, taking the design to new heights.

In this class, you will learn how to model 5 different facial expressions. And choose one of these expressions to make up a complete sitting figurine.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to shape facial features for specific expressions
  • Learn how to turn fondant into the correct texture for modelling purposes
  • Learn how to model body language to match expressions.
  • Learn how to add detail with edible ink
  • Learn how to use silicone molds for fondant details
  • Learn how to model figurines with minimal tools
  • Learn how to achieve smooth and flawless finish in your modelling pieces
  • A chance to ask any figurine and class-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All tools and materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginners.

 

About Pearl Toh

Pearl Toh of Pearl’s Creations has made a name for herself in the Australian Cake Industry for her handcrafted sugar figurines. Her simple, clean-cut style lends itself to a wide variety of wedding, birthday, and other celebration cakes.

Pearl has been creative with many different mediums for as long as she can recall. In 2013, she discovered that there were many ways to be creative in the kitchen as well after having been introduced to cake decorating.

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Workshop NameChristmas Chocolate Passion
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NameJessica Pedemont
Description

Chocolate Artisan

Price: $195

Cake, Christmas and Chocolate. Chef Jessica Pedemont will lead the way, ‘tis the season! Jingle bells are in the air with these limited golden tickets. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Set up a cake with ganache
  • Temper fine couverture chocolate
  • Make chocolate plaques 
  • Use chocolate transfer sheets
  • Learn how to apply plaques to cake like a professional

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

 

About Jessica Pedemont

Jess has been working as a professional chef for more than 20 years. Besides family (she’s a new Mum), her passions include pastry, chocolate and sugarcraft. She started her career as a scholarship winner, representing Australia and competing in both local and international competitions.

She’s travelled the world working, studying and teaching with some of the very best in the industry. As a recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, she continues to strive for excellence in all culinary endeavours.  Jess started Chocolate Artisan in 2008.

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Workshop NameChristmas Cookies
Time8:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor NameJulia Day
Description

Miss Biscuit

Price: $195

Learn how to create beautiful cookies with royal icing for your family and friends this Christmas. In this class you will learn how to make, colour and thin royal icing to the desired consistencies for outlining, flooding and detailing cookies. You will learn how to create wet on wet designs and make simple fondant mould roses to add detail to your cookies. 

In this class, you will create 6 different designs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Make and colour perfect royal icing from scratch
  • Thin your icing to create the outline, flood and detail consistencies
  • Create simple wet on wet floral and polka dot designs
  • Pipe cookies with multiple stages
  • Pipe detail lines
  • Make simple fondant decorations with dusted accents
  • Dry and store your cookies 

You will also receive a booklet which includes the Miss Biscuit Royal Icing Recipe as well as the Miss Biscuit Vanilla Cookie and Gingerbread Base Recipes.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

About Julia Day

Julia Day started Miss Biscuit in 2012 having become hooked on decorating cookies as a hobby.

She started her business from home and as her social media profile grew, she began running royal icing decorating classes.

6 years later, she has stores in Melbourne and Sydney and has taught royal icing classes in most Australian states and in many cities around the world including Dubai, Mumbai, London and NYC.

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Workshop NameButtercream Cake Wreath
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor NameValeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Description

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (UK)

Price: $245

This stunning cake wreath is a perfect festive treat. The combination of the marble blended background reflecting the night sky and the floral fancy wreath is all together a feast in the eyes. The rugged twigs that intertwine each other highlight the natural beauty of the other elements: the scattering of Orange Peonies and White Poinsettias, which together with a few pine cones, cotton flowers, berries, foliage and other natural adornments combine to make such a rich display. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion on how to make a fool-proof and heat-proof buttercream recipe stable for even the hottest and humid weather, handout given.
  • Tips on baking and achieving flat-top cupcakes or cakes.
  • Learn about crumb-coating
  • Learn the secrets of marbling, smoothing the cake perfectly and sharp edges
  • Discussion on tinting techniques and different food colouring mediums.
  • Learn how to pipe the twigs for the rustic wreath.
  • Learn how to pipe delicate Peonies, Poinsettias, Cotton Flowers and Pinecones.
  • Learn how to pipe variety of leaves, foliage berries, Lavenders and some fillers.
  • Learn how to use a flower nail and transfer directly on to the cake.
  • Learn how to pipe directly on the cake and how to arrange all piped flowers.
  • A chance to ask any cake and course-related questions plus meet fun and like-minded people and a bit of networking.

All materials provided for the class.

This class is suitable for beginner decorators.

 

About Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong had their eureka moment in buttercream decorating in a small kitchen equipped with an oven the size of a toaster in 2011.

Following a YouTube tutorial, and armed with a ziplock bag, they discovered a passion so vibrant in its colours and so beautiful that it had since taken their lives in an entirely different direction – all over the world.

The Queens of Buttercream elevated buttercream art by putting art into cake canvas. They developed the most intensive and extensive techniques in buttercream decorations and taught classes throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Australia

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