The *Original* Cupcake Course

The daddy of cupcake courses. (Be sure to check out our other cake making classes too!)  This is the longest running specialist cupcake course in the region, so if you want to learn cake baking and decorating at a professional bakery and shop, then this is the course for you.

An intensive, fully comprehensive baking and decorating course for all levels – you won’t believe what we can cram into a day! From baking your own dozen light-as-a-cloud cupcakes on the day, to making a variety of icings and decorations… Let baking mishaps be a thing of that past! Our experienced and professional tutors are on hand to quiz at your leisure, and will show you all the tricks of the trade so you too can turn around beautiful, creative and original cupcakes with a professional finish.

Everything you need is provided for the day including equipment, tools, ingredients, cake boxes and even a special bag to take your cakes home in. Just bring yourself and your love of cakes!

We are also pleased to be able to cater for those with a gluten intolerance on this course too! Scroll down for more details.

Our cake courses are held at our lovely bakery and cake decorating shop in central Chelmsford, Essex.  Did you know we do over 15 different courses for all types of cakes? And that you can get a 20% discount after you’ve booked one?! For details on this fantastic offer, and to check out all of our courses, click here. Terms and conditions apply.

Course Content

Baking a dozen of your own cupcakes on the day

Baking principles - Stop the sinking, the lumps & bumps, the peeling cases.. Hooray!

Cupcake Recipes and interesting recipe variations

Perfect cupcakes every time - Tips and Tricks

Icing techniques including colouring and flavouring

How to make Buttercream Icing

Piping perfect regular buttercream swirls

Piping gorgeous floral effect buttercream swirls

How to ice cupcake with Poured Fondant Icing

Introduction to sugarcraft - How to work with professional sugarcraft products

How to embellish cupcake decorations & edible painting

Sugar floristry techniques - Make beautiful handmade roses & blossoms

Making pretty sugar bows

Making decorations from moulds

Troubleshoot your cupcake problems with experienced bakers plus handy hints along the way...

Course Details

Skill Level

Any level, beginners and upwards

Course Location

This course is held at our professional bakery and cake decorating shop in Chelmsford in Essex. Car parking is available very nearby if you are driving, otherwise Chelmsford is just a 30 minute train ride from London Liverpool Street station if you decide to travel by train, and our shop is just a few minutes walk from the station.

Course Times

Check event listings below

Course Prices

The course costs £95

What's Included

The course price includes all baking ingredients, materials, recipe and icing handouts to take home, all sugarcraft tools, equipment, refreshments and of course your dozen beautifully baked and decorated cupcakes all boxed up to take home.

Exclusive TGCC discounts for you!

Course attendees will receive a 10% discount on any items purchased in the cake decorating shop Creative Baking Supplies on the day of your course – with no minimum spend! PLUS, if you book one course with us, you will be entitled to 20% off other courses in the future. For more information on how to get this fantastic discount or to book just give the shop a call on 01245 283986. Terms and conditions apply.

Gluten Free options available on this course!

If you are wheat / gluten intolerant fear not – with us you can enjoy making AND eating your cakes! Whilst the rest of the group make their own regular cupcakes, you will have your very own set of equipment and special ingredients for a surprisingly delicious gluten free version. Book your course as normal following the links below then email us in advance to let us know you require a gluten free course so we can make sure we have everything you need.

**PLEASE NOTE!** Our online booking & payments system is via PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to pay! PayPal is also a secure payments system for most credit or debit cards. If you have problems with the booking system, please call the shop to book your course on 01245 283986. Click on a date below to book your course:

Course Dates

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Original Cupcake Course

Original Cupcake Class - Saturday 6th July - 10am to 3pm

Price: General Admission £95.00

Date: Saturday 6th July, 2024

Available Spaces: 3

Original Cupcake Class - Saturday 20th July 2024 - 10am to 3pm

Price: General Admission £95.00

Date: Saturday 20th July, 2024

Available Spaces: 2

Original Cupcake Class - Saturday 10th August 2024 - 10am to 3pm

Price: General Admission £95.00

Date: Saturday 10th August, 2024

Available Spaces: 4

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