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Master the Basics – How to Ganache and Sharp Edges 25th May 2024 (£80 Deposit)


Cost per person £210 – to book we require £80 DEPOSIT 

Do you struggle making ganache and getting that perfect sharp edge on your cakes?

The perfect Cake decorating class for beginners or those who wish to perfect their cake decorating skills

A full day cake decorating class where Carol will teach you how to ganache and get those super sharp edges on your cakes.

Please read the description for more information

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A full day cake decorating class where Carol will teach you how to ganache and get those super sharp edges on your cakes, at her studio in Stilton.

What you will learn….

You will be shown how to make chocolate ganache and talk through how to fix split ganache

How to fill and ganache a real sponge cake

Practice your sharp edges on a round dummy cake

How to cover a square cake and achieve sharp edges (working on a dummy cake)

Cover the cake with Sugarpaste to achieve a smooth professional finish and Carol’s signature sharp edges.

Try out different techniques/effects using Sugarpaste.

If time permits, make some simple sugar flowers to adorn your perfect sharp edged cake.

As well as lots of hints and tips from Carol

Price – £210

All ingredients, tools & equipment will be provided as well as refreshments & Lunch.

You will be provided with ganache and sponge cake recipes so you can take home.

You will also get to take the dummy and real cake home in boxes.

To Book:  We ask for a £80 DEPOSIT to secure your place. The remaining balance is due 1 month prior to the class.

If you would like to make full payment or pay in instalments please contact us directly.

This cake decorating class has a maximum number of 4 students, so that Carol can guarantee individual attention if required and for students to ask plenty of questions.

No previous cake experience is required for this cake decorating class.

Class timings 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please be aware that the class may over run.

**Please note** that classes are non-refundable.  Please see Terms and Conditions for our Cancellation Policy.

See more Cake decorating and sugarcraft classes that Carol offers please see HERE

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Kay Gilligan
Kay Gilligan
6 January 2024
I hesitated for far too long before finally booking a course with Carol ‘Master the basics’. Wish I had took the plunge sooner, the sharp edge smoother is an absolute game changer whether you’re a professional or a hobby baker like me. Carol made me feel very welcome, at ease and she also has the patience of a saint! So knowledgeable, no question was left unanswered, it was a real pleasure to have finally met her and learn from one of the best! Thank you Carol for sharing your skills.
Georgia S
Georgia S
12 December 2023
Carol created our wedding cake and it was stunning. The colours and toppers were exactly what we had wished for, and the flavours were very tasty. She also made gluten-free cupcakes which went down very well with our coeliac guests. The only criticism I have is that communication was often difficult (my emails not being replied to and me having to follow them up, for example), but nevertheless the final result looked wonderful.
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
8 October 2023
I experienced a course taught by Carol and what can I say, but wow! Worth every penny! She had the patients of a saint and was very focused in meeting all of the group’s individual needs. It’s rare for someone to be willing to share so much knowledge, even more than what was advertised on her site. Definitely worth investing in her courses whether a hobby baker or a professional as there was so much to learn. What made it even better, is that Carol herself is a normal down to earth person and a laugh to be around. If anything, I was going to score her low just because I’m jealous of her cakes.
Amanda Roberts
Amanda Roberts
24 July 2023
Recently bought Carol's cake smoother and 16 inch plates. I have only practiced a little bit with it, but wow what a difference it has made. Hopefully I will soon update you with a picture but it is amazing on first try. I also couldn't believe how quick it arrived and was packaged so well. Thank you Carol
sharon hughes
sharon hughes
5 April 2023
I recently joined and I’m absolutely thrilled with all the resources available being a member especially the tutorials. I also love the fact that all the other members help you out too . Highly recommend for all you cake makes
Katie Hanlon-Marlow
Katie Hanlon-Marlow
29 January 2023
Sampling Carol's cakes was without a doubt my now Husband's favourite part of wedding planning! It has always been our dream to have Penguins on the top of our wedding cake and Carol not only made this a reality but made a truly stunning cake. Eating Carol's delicious cake was certainly a wedding highlight for us and all of our guests! We loved our cake topper so much it is now sitting proudly in a display case at home!
Lisa “Bunty” Agboh
Lisa “Bunty” Agboh
29 November 2022
I have purchased a few items from Carol, including her fantastic sharp edge smoother, which is a game changer for cake makers of any level. Whether hobby or pro this tool is an essential part of my kit.
Neliswa Kumalo
Neliswa Kumalo
25 November 2022
I bought wedding cake and Christmas cake tutorial with Carol. Oh I'm learning a lot and when you have a problem she's there to help. I'm in South Africa but I feel like she's close to me, because I can hear clearly and understand what she's saying. She shows you step by step what to do, I'm a beginner but with her I know for sure I will go far with baking.
Marian Johnson
Marian Johnson
23 November 2022
I bought Carol’s Sharp Edge smoother and what a game changer! A bit of practice watching her video and I’ve saved so much time covering my cakes! We’ll worth purchasing!!
Nithya Ramdas Prajith
Nithya Ramdas Prajith
23 November 2022
I have been following Cakes by Carol's page for some time now and she has always been a great inspiration. I have purchased Carol's sharp edge smoother and I'm still waiting to try them of which I know for sure its going to be a game changer from the tutorials I have watched. Thank you Cakes by Carol for always been so amazing and we look forward to see many more of your masterpieces.

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