Hands on Butter Cream Icing Techniques | Cake Decoration

Rs. 7,499.00

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   Dadar, Mumbai

   Hands on | Practical | Do and learn

   9th-10th Jan | Sat-Sun

   10:00 am-04:30 pm | 8 hours 

Course Content | This Butter Cream Cake Decoration course will help you learn and practice a wide variety of shapes and patterns which can be made with butter cream. For samples of different designs that can be made with butter cream check out the pictures on this page.

Day 1 of the course is focused on helping students develop and strengthen the fundamental skills required to make great butter cream decorations. On Day 2, all students design and decorate their own cakes with supervision by the instructor. Day 2 also covers a set of more advanced shapes which build upon the fundamentals from Day 1.

What are the recipes included in the curriculum? What is the course structure?

Day 1 | A large part of Day 1 is dedicated to practicing the right ‘pressure’ method which is used to create butter cream based cake decorations. The first half of the day is spent practicing without nozzles while nozzles are introduced during the second half. The shapes, patterns and techniques taught and practiced on Day 1 include:

  1. Lines
  2. Dots
  3. Waves
  4. Patterns
  5. Corneli
  6. Lattice
  7. Borders
  8. Lace pattern
  9. Grass Nozzle
  10. Name writing
  11. Basket weave – top and sides
  12. Leaves
  13. Frills
  14. Star nozzle piping – star drops, swirls, rosettes, borders, shells, patterns etc.
  15. Rosette swirl
  16. Cupcake swirl

Day 2 | On Day 2 of the course, every student is asked to design and decorate a cake independently using techniques learnt on Day 1. More complex shapes and designs are also taught as the day progresses. The instructor closely guides each student and helps them finish their own designs. The new shapes and patters taught on Day 2 are:

  1. Drop strings
  2. Flowers
  3. Blossoms
  4. Daisy
  5. Pansy
  6. Dogwood
  7. Rose
  8. Carnations
  9. Chrysanthemum
  10. Fantasy flowers
  11. Decoration of a cake with popular cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh, Batman, etc.

Allowing every student pick a theme of her choice gives all students a chance to witness the creation of ten different types of cake decorations simultaneously.

What else should I know about the course?

Materials to be carried: (1) Notebook (2) Pen (3) Apron (if required)

Pre-requisites: None. You are are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience for this course.

Course Takeaways: (1) Detailed notes & recipes (2) List of relevant suppliers & vendors across India for materials & instruments (3) Every student gets to carry home the cakes that they have decorated during the course

Help/support offered after the course: (1) On-phone support by course & studio instructors on call or WhatsApp (2) Addition to the Facebook group of the studio where students can share their home creations, ask questions and interact with studio instructors and other students

How should I pay the fees? What is the cancellation policy?

Advance payment of 15% of course fee is compulsory to register for this course.

Advance payments can be made in cash or online through the following methods
(1) Online Net Banking Transfer (NEFT)
(2) Cash/Cheque deposit made at any Axis Bank Branch

To make advance payments select “Advance Payment” during the checkout process. We will drop you a mail/message with relevant bank details. Registrations where payment has not been received within 2-3 working days after the date of registration will be cancelled.

Cancellation Policy for Advance Payments
(1) Full refund is made in case the class is cancelled by the instructor/studio
(2) The 15% booking fee is  not refundable in case of cancellations made by the students after payment. This is necessary as these cancellations result in material and monetary loss for the studio. In cases where students are not able to attend due to natural factors like heavy rains or flooding, we consider full refunds on a case-by-case basis.

Reviews

  1. :

    Very well structured cake decoration course. Malaika’s effort on the instructions and demos helped us learn the techniques quite fast. Look forward to attending the next course soon. Please however change the stools!

  2. :

    The class was very interactive and detailed. I have done the fondant class so I know they teach really well here answering each and every person’s queries.

  3. :

    It was an awesome experience. Had a great time learning everything.

  4. :

    Had a good experience learning. Good personalized teaching.

  5. :

    Instructor is very good. She teaches really very well. Venue is also good.

  6. :

    We enjoyed this cake decoration class. Very well taught Malaika.

  7. :

    We enjoyed the class. Very interesting techniques taught.

  8. :

    Malaika knows her stuff very well and is very sweet. One suggestion is to change the sitting stools. They are very uncomfortable. You should keep tall chairs with backrest. Another thing, do not take more than 8 students as its very difficult to work. Thanks.

  9. :

    The course, our instructor and everything else was too good. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to other courses.

  10. :

    Classes are very nice and helpful. Satisfied with what I had come to learn. Upto the mark, Instructors are very good in teaching. However, the venue is too small and sitting stools too uncomfortable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who are the instructors? How experienced and qualified are they?
A) The lead instructor for this course is Ms. Baptist and the head instructor is Mr. Saini. Both their profiles are mentioned below.

Name: Ms. Malaika Baptist
Teaching Credentials: Malaika has been taking cooking classes for 3 years now and has taught hands-on cake decoration to over 150 students. She is the lead instructor for cake decoration courses primarily Fondant decoration, Butter cream icing and Miniature cupcake design.

Name: Mr. Rakesh Saini
Teaching Credentials: Mr. Saini is a certified professional chocolatier from ‘Ecole School of Chocolat’ (California, USA). He is the Founder & Head instructor at the studio. He lived and worked in the UK for over 10 years and picked up sugarcraft while in London. He has also authored Magical Christmas Cupcakes” – a book presenting creative sugarcraft designs. His studio today operates across multiple cities in India with headquarters based out of Mumbai.