August 19, 2017

Celebration Cakes

Introduction to celebration cake class with Lindy Smith

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introduction to celebration cake class

Lindy’s demonstration class cake


We believe this is an essential class for anyone interested in learning how to ice a cake successfully. It is the perfect ‘beginners’ class because the focus is simply about working with sugarpaste and achieving a professional finish.


To learn the secrets of achieving  a smooth finish to your icing. To give your cake the ‘wow’ factor! To become confident in working with sugarpaste.


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Students hard at work covering their cakes, some for the very first time – well done everyone.

This class is designed for beginners . You may have never used sugarpaste before or have even covered a cake, so this is a fabulous class to be taught these basics by Lindy. However, whilst this class is designed for the ‘beginner’ we know from our student feed-back that this back-to-basics class is very useful for the more confident sugarcrafter who struggles to achieve a smooth professional iced finish on their cakes.

What the course will cover:

This class will cover the basics of handling, colouring and rolling out sugarpaste plus covering a board and cake. Lindy will also introduce you to a few simple, highly effective ways to decorate your covered cake.

What you can expect:

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Happy students at the end of class

Lindy has designed this class to be step-by-step and will move at a pace suitable for the beginner. You will be given lots of time to perform the tasks set out by Lindy. Expert tuition by Lindy is the main focus of the day. Our workshops are fun, informative and supportive. We pride ourselves on our ability to make our students feel at ease and encouraged, giving assistance where needed and space when not. You will end the day having iced and decorated a celebration cake and will have gained valuable sugarcraft knowledge, techniques and tips for use in all aspects of your sugarcraft. We want you to have fun, learn a lot and become a cake friend of Lindy’s Cakes Ltd.


What you need to bring:

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A selection of student cakes

Once you have booked your place in the Introduction to Celebration Cakes class we will send you a comprehensive information pack including a list of what you need to bring.  Included in this list will be:

A 20cm (8in) round Madeira Cake (recipe and guidance supplied) sugarpaste, buttercream, royal icing plus a few basic tools and equipment that will be listed in your information pack. If you are very new to cake decorating, perhaps trying out our craft for the first time, we understand that you may not wish to purchase any specialist equipment  for this class. If this is the case  please let us know before hand so we can bring  along items for you to borrow.

N.B. Many of the items you will need can be purchased in advance from us – we give you a 10% discount on class pre-orders.

What our students say:

Cannot recommend this course enough – I loved it!  Had been decorating cakes for friends and family for a little while, but could never get a good finish so went along to learn the tricks of the trade and came away learning those and so much more! ” – Julie Marney

“ Thank you SO much for the most enjoyable workshop on Friday. I appreciate that all the Lindy staff worked very hard to ensure that we gained the most from the course. I was absolutely thrilled with my decorated cake and felt that I learnt so many things, not only about the decorating but just as importantly, about the actual cake baking itself. Can’t wait to try out all the new equipment I bought – am definitely hooked and look forward to signing up to another course in the future. Thank you also to Rachel for a superb lunch and to Sally for the luscious lemon cake. And lastly (but not leastly) THANK YOU Lindy for the inspiration – it was a pleasure to meet you.” Tricia Oliver

Previous Classes:

See our students in action by clicking the blog links below:

From complete novice to competent cake decorator in just 6 amazing hours…June 2013

Back to basics cake decorating class – not purely for the novice sugarcrafter but also those who want a professional cake finish – May 2013

Students new to sugarcraft spend a day with Lindy Smith learning how to cover cakes professionally – May 2012

Facebook comment: ‘What beautiful cakes – if all the students were new to the art like me when I went you will become totally hooked with all things Lindy!’ Tricia Oliver

Introduction to Celebration Cakes Workshop 27th Jan 2012

This was the first of our live class reports, we hope it gives you even more of in insight into our classes – click the link above to read.

A Introduction to Celebration Cakes Class in May 2011

“Hi Team, just to say a huge thank you for a wonderful workshop on Friday. I am delighted with the cake I produced with lots of help from the team who were all lovely. I am buzzing with inspiration now. To anyone thinking about going to the workshop – just go, you’ll love it” Arlene Munroe

A Celebration Cake Class in Feb 2011

“Sending out a very big thank you to Lindy & all the team (Jane, Sally & KiwiRachel) for such a great experience – it really was a pleasure taking part in the workshop on Friday and I learned so much throughout the day. Lindy is a great tutor, and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff – it was a truly welcoming & friendly atmosphere. Very much looking forward to my next one!” Clare Fitz

A Beginners Celebration Cake Class in September 2010
“Just to say a big thank you to Lindy and the team for a brilliant day I would recommend it to anyone thinking about booking a place. Can’t wait to book my next one!” Tracey Piper

N.B. Lindy has taught this class many many times both in the UK and overseas so please do search the blog for other classes if you would like to read more.

Book a workshop:

Click here to visit our class calendar

Finding out more:

If you have any further questions about Celebration Cake style cake class or you like to register your interest in a future  Celebration class, please contact us using the contact button at the top of the page.

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