Date: 12 November 2022 

Time: 10 - 2:30pm

Address: Caius House, 2 Holman Road, London, SW11 3RL 

Class Skill Level

This class is suitable for most skill levels of baking, however, some experience decorating a cake would be an advantage.

What will you be making?

Learning from Chinelo, you will learn how to fill and stack a real round cake. You will learn how to achieve sharp edges and smooth sides on a round buttercream cake. You will learn to create a striped effect on the side of a cake without a scraper. You will learn to pipe buttercream rosettes and star peaks. You will learn to make a fondant plaque and attach it to a buttercream cake.
Striped buttercream cake with multiple coloured buttercream rosettes and star peaks

After the Class

  • You will take home your beautiful cake in a sturdy cake box by Box Secure 
  • You will receive my hot list of my favourite cake suppliers and discount codes for all of them 
  • You will receive a certificate of completion to commemorate your learning   
  • You will receive written materials including buttercream recipes and a detailed how-to guide on making this design

What you will learn

  • How to make Italian Meringue Buttercream

  • How to make a no-heat meringue buttercream

  • How to fill and stack a round cake

  • How to achieve smooth sides without expensive tools (only 3 tools max)

  • How to achieve sharp edges on a round buttercream cake

  • How to colour meringue buttercream

  • How to pipe buttercream rosettes and star peaks on a cake

  • How to achieve a striped effect on the side of a round cake without a special scraper

  • How to make a fondant plaque and attach it to your cake

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Who will you learn from?

Founder, Good Cake Day & GCD Academy Chinelo Awa

My name is Chinelo and I'm a luxury cake artist based in South London, with a flair for harnessing minimalist opulence to design whimsically romantic buttercream cakes. I founded my home-based cake business, Good Cake Day, in 2016 and left my legal career in 2020 to move my business into commercial premises and focus on caking full time. My clients range from yummy mummies and high-flying boss babes to members of Royal Families. I set up GCD Academy in 2020 to help home bakers LEARN new skills, EARN more from their cake business and ENJOY their lives as a result. I can't wait to help you discover your potential and change your life.

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Why Choose GCD Academy

  • Real Cake

    This is a no dummy cake zone. Always work with a real cake and receive a sturdy cake box to securely take your stunning cake home.

  • How to Guide

    Focus on decorating your cake on the day, safe in the knowledge that you will receive a detailed how-to guide of the class at the end of the class.

  • All inclusive

    Never worry about not having the right tools. All the tools and materials you need for your workshop will be provided. Simply show up with your beautiful self.

FAQ

If your question isn't answered here, please email me at hello@gcdacademy.com

  • Do I need to bring anything with me?

    We will provide everything you need for your class on the day including all equipment, ingredients and aprons as well as a suitable box to take your creations home in. Written materials will be provided after the class but if you want to take notes, please bring a notebook. If you will be travelling by public transport, please bring a bag that can fit a 12x12 inches cake box to easily carry your cake hone.

  • Is lunch provided?

    A light lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Unfortunately, we can't cater for extreme adverse allergies.

  • Covid Policy

    We take every precaution to make sure The Cake School is a safe space for everyone and regularly disinfect all areas of the building. You are not obliged in any way to wear a mask when you attend a class but you are more than welcome to do so if you choose to.

  • Is Parking Available?

    There is limited on-street free parking available but we can't guarantee that a space will be available when you arrive. If possible, please travel by public transport and book a cab home.

  • Will the class include baking?

    This is a decorating-only class but you will be taught how to make both Italian Meringue Buttercream and a No-Heat Meringue Buttercream. Recipes for both will be provided at the end of the class.

  • Is there disabled access?

    Our building is equipped with a lift and an accessible toilet to accommodate anyone with additional needs. Please contact us in advance if you need extra support and we will be happy to help.

  • Is Public Transport Available?

    The closest train station is Clapham junction, which is a 15-minute walk. The following buses stop 2-6 minutes from our venue: Buses 170, 44, 345 and 319

  • Local Accommodation

    • Hotel Rafayel (opposite our site) - https://www.hotelrafayel.com/ • Premier Inn Clapham Junction

  • Cancellation Policy

    Once you have paid for a class, we are unable to offer a refund if you choose to cancel your place. You can, however, receive a credit note if you cancel your place up to 21 days prior to your class.