Little Bear

Come and join me for a fun day making this adorable teddy bear! This is a great novelty cake class for beginners!

You will learn how to carve your cake, crumb coat and cover with fondant. You will learn how to texture your fondant to create the teddy bears fur! You will learn how to make a large daisy from flowerpaste as well as all the cute finishing stitched details.

You will also learn how to cover a board with fondant, dust and texture the fondant to achieve a wood grain finish.

All tools, cake, ganache, fondant, board and ribbon is supplied but students will need to bring along a few basic items as well as box to carry their work home in.

Sugar Flowers for Beginners

In this full day class you will learn how to make a classic frilled Peony, English rose, A branch of berries, Green filler buds and White filler flowers!

You will work with my favourite flower paste that can be rolled super thin and is very versatile!

You will learn how to make the delicate ruffled center of an English rose, how to vein and cup your petals and how to attach these to the centre. You will learn how to vein and frill the edges of your peony petals, drying techniques and how to attach the large petals to build a fluffy delicate Peony!

You will learn how to make quick and easy berries that are individually wired and taped together and classic white filler flowers and dusted green buds- essential for filling in those little gaps in your arrangements!

This is a perfect class to learn two 'on trend' wedding flowers and to use these foundations skills for future flower making.

Everything you need is supplied. You will need to bring your lunch and a container to carry your flowers home in. Please note: this is a flower lesson only - we will not be covering a cake.

You will receive Magical Cakes workshop notes on how to make all the flowers and take home any unused flowerpaste for practise at home.

Suitable for Beginners and all levels.

Vintage Roses & Buds

This is a great class for those who want to learn how to make roses or improve/practice their skills! You will learn how to make a beautiful vintage style rose with curled petals and layered centers and some rose buds.

You will learn how to make my homemade flower paste - a recipe I have used for the last 16 years and it has never failed me! You will learn how to roll out your paste thinly and cut, shape and dry your petals.

These roses will keep for years, stored properly in a cardboard box.

Everything is provided for you  - please bring a suitable container to carry your beautiful flowers home in!

You will also take home any left over paste, Magical cakes workshop notes and the Flower paste recipe.

Suitable for all levels.

Sugar Flowers Masterclass

In this weekend workshop you will learn how to make these beautiful flowers and come away with all the skills and confidence to continue making more beautiful sugar flowers in the future!

You will learn how to make two branches of Freesias, beautiful Cosmos, Frangipanis and a bunch of delicate Sweet Peas and vines.

On the first day, you will learn how I make my home made flower paste - perfect for NZ conditions. You will learn how to roll out your paste thinly, cut, wire, vein and frill your individual petals. You will prepare all your petals, stamens and buds.

You will learn about drying times and the stages of making flowers.

On the second day, you will return just for the afternoon and you will dust, steam and tape all your petals together to create your beautiful flowers!

This class is of an intermediate level - or those with some previous experince working with gumpaste flowers. If you are a beginner - it would be best to attend my Vintage Rose & Buds class or Sugar Flowers for Beginners class first.

David Austin Rose

In this half day class we will focus on making one large David Austin Rose. A very 'on trend' flower  - pefect for wedding cakes and special occassion cakes!

You will learn how to work with my flowerpaste, how to colour the paste and how to roll it out beautifully thin!

You will learn how to make the signature center which is layers and layers of delicate ruffled petals! You will learn how to cut, frill and vein your petals as well as drying times.

You will take home your completed rose, plus Magical Cakes workshop notes and any left over flower paste to use for future practice!

Suitable for all levels.

Magical Cakes Workshops