CLASSES

We’re excited to now offer a collection of cake decorating classes at April’s Baker, ranging from beginner level to advanced level.

All classes will take place at a venue next to our bakery in Merton Abbey Mills in London SW19 2RD.

Please note that our classes focus purely on icing and cake decorating techniques and will not include the process of baking or stacking cakes.

Spaces are very limited so we encourage booking as soon as you can to ensure reserving a space.

 

Beginner Classes

Beginner classes are suitable for those who are looking for an introduction to the fundamentals of cake icing and decorating with some of our most popular techniques. 

 

Party Piping

£180 (incl. VAT) per person

3.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a cake with piping whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home. 

Included in this class: 

  • Learn to ice a cake with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Introduction to a range of piping techniques with time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Option to add cocktail cherry toppers
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 9th Jan 2022   12PM – 3:30PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Vintage Florals

£180 (incl. VAT) per person

3.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a cake with vintage piping and floral detailing whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home. 

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake with swiss to smooth perfection
  • Introduction to a range of vintage and floral piping techniques with time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 9th Jan 2022   4:30PM – 8PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Happy Vibes

£180 (incl. VAT) per person

3.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a fun and happy cake with rainbows and daisies whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home.

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Introduction to a range playful piping techniques such as daisies and rainbows with time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 13th March 2022   12PM – 3:30PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Painted Perfection & Writing with Buttercream

£180 (incl. VAT) per person

3.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a painted style cake with a piped message whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home.

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Introduction to a creating a painted buttercream effect with time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown 
  • Introduction and demonstration on piping a message in buttercream
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 13th March 2022   4:30PM – 8PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Intermediate Classes

Intermediate classes are strongly recommended to those who already have an understanding of the basics of cake icing and decorating.

Marie Antoinette

£300 (incl.VAT) per person 

4.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a Marie Antoinette style cake whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate in a round, square or heart shape that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake in round, square or heart shape with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Demonstration on how to smoothly ice a more complex shape such as square or heart
  • Introduction to a range of intricate Marie Antoinette piping techniques with time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 30th Jan 2022   2PM – 6:30PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Painted Skies

£300 (incl. VAT) per person

4.5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a painted sky cake whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate in a round, square or heart shape that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home. 

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake in round, square or heart shape with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Demonstration on how to smoothly ice a more complex shape such as square or heart
  • Introduction to creating a painted buttercream sky effect in a range of colour palettes with clouds and piped star details as well as time allotted to practice
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using techniques shown with a choice of day, sunset or night colour palettes
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 20th Feb 2022   2PM – 6:30PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

Advanced Classes

Advanced classes are strongly recommended to those who already have a competent understanding of cake icing and decorating.

Character Themed Cake

£360 (incl. VAT) per person

5 hrs in-depth class in which you’ll decorate a character themed cake whilst having detailed demonstrations and individual mentoring. You will receive a complimentary gin cocktail (or mocktail if preferred) along with a cake to decorate in your choice of vanilla or chocolate in a round, square or heart shape that yields 8-10 servings for you to take home. 

Included in this class:

  • Learn to ice a cake in round, square or heart shape with swiss buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Demonstration on how to smoothly ice a more complex shape such as square or heart
  • Demonstration on piping a cartoon character onto a cake
  • Bring your own cartoon character print out and learn how to transform it into buttercream
  • Demonstration of how to decorate a cake using a range of techniques matching a character’s theme
  • Decorate your own cake to take home with techniques learnt 
  • Time for Q&A at end of the class

Sunday 27th March 2022   1PM – 6PM

Merton Abbey Mills, London SW19 2RD

To book a place on this class, please email us at enquiries@aprilsbaker.com

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