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SMBC Piped Flowers Cupcake Class – 10am to 3pm


Don’t be fooled… This amazing icing is soft as silk not hard as the name suggests. If you’ve not tried Swiss ‘Meringue’ Buttercream before, you’re in for a real treat. For those that have mastered standard swirls and bog standard buttercream, this floral icing effects class will take you to the next level of deliciousness and decorative intricacy.

On this baking & decorating course you will learn how to make fluffy, light cupcakes topped off with sumptuously smooth & soft swiss meringue buttercream – renowned for it’s creamy sweet flavour and silky, non-grainy texture.

And as if that wasn’t awesome enough, you’ll also learn how to pipe it in 6 different floral icing effects using the minimum of tools and equipment. At the end of the day you will go home with 12 delicious floral iced cupcakes, 2 of each design.

These expert floral styles are ideal for weddings and posh parties but even go down a treat with the kids. The only thing we do need to warn you about is to prepare for is the gasps of amazement and possibly a fight for the last one.

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.

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Course Content

  • Baking perfect cupcakes EVERY time
  • EXPERT icing techniques
  • Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream – a premium icing
  • How to colour SMBC
  • How to flavour SMBC – natural flavourings
  • Storage advice
  • Recipe sheets for cakes and icings to take home
  • Creating shimmery buttercream effects
  • Introduction to different icing nozzles – which ones do what?
  • Learn 6 floral piping styles including roses, sunflowers & more…
  • Two tone buttercream effects
  • Crafting realistic  flower centres

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 just a few minutes walk from the station.

Course Times
See event listing as times can vary

Course Prices
This 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. Course attendees will also receive 10% discount on items purchased in the cake decorating supplies shop on the day of your course.

Exclusive TGCC Discounts for you
Course attendees will receive a 10% discount on any items purchased in 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 & conditions apply.

GLUTEN FREE option 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.

Latest customer feedback….
“I just wanted to say how much I’d enjoyed last Friday’s course. As an almost-new-to-piping person I’d expected to be despondent when I left, but it was actually the reverse! Not only did I have a good time on the course (and felt I learned heaps) but I’m now waiting for a bit of peace and quiet one day so I can have another go with the nozzles I bought!  The cherry on the top was that my egg-allergic son could eat the buttercream with no ill effects! Thanks again and I look forward to my next course next month.”

**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 any credit or debit cards. If you have problems with the booking system, please email us with your chosen date to book.

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