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Classes to suit a range of budgets and skills. Call or email us to book your place

All classes and workshops are held in our brand new shop at No.1 The Old Orchard, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4JU.

The full cost of the class is required at the time of booking, which is non-refundable if you cancel your place. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled you will be refunded in full.

 

Please email or call us to book your place, or for more information.

Please note: the skills learnt at any of the classes are intended for your own personal use and should not be replicated and taught to other students. 

Basic Techniques Cake Decorating

£110 per person – 10.00am to 5.00pm (7`` real cake)

Sunday 14th January (fully booked)

Want to feel more confident about decorating cakes for family and friends? Come along to our 1-day cake decorating class and learn all the basics, plus the professionals’ tips and tricks!

Suitable for beginners and improvers alike.

You will decorate and take home a single-tier tea party-style celebration cake (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • masking and covering a cake
  • covering a board
  • embossing sugarpaste
  • using cutters
  • making a sugar paste bow
  • piping with royal icing
  • making a sugar paste rose

Light lunch included

Modern Sugar Flowers Workshop

£110 per person – 9.30am to 5.00pm

Sunday 21st January 2018 (3 places available)

You will be provided with a pre-covered 6″ dummy cake and make a range of sugar flowers to decorate (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • Using a range of cutters
  • Practise frilling using two methods
  • Making wired flowers
  • Using stamens
  • Forming and shaping petals
  • Using florist tape and edible glue
  • Learning how to attach and display your flowers

Flowers included: roses, closed peony, rose leaves, freesia, berries

Includes a light lunch

Some previous experience required

Sharp Edges Workshop

£90 per person – 4 hours (8″ real cake, 6″ dummy tier)

Wednesday 17th January  – 6pm – 10pm (4 places available)

Saturday 27th January – 10am – 2pm (3 places available)

If you’re struggling to get smooth sides on your cakes, and want to get in on the secret of sharp edges then here is the class for you!

You will decorate and take home a two-tier cake (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • Make and use chocolate ganache to create a base for your sharp edges
  • Cover a real cake, a 6″ dummy tier and a board with sugar paste
  • Use royal icing to stack 2 tiers
  • Add finishing touches with ribbon

Vintage Cupcake Decorating Classes

£40 per person – 2.5 hours

Wednesday 10th January 6pm – 8.30pm (3 places available)

Sunday 28th January 10am – 12.30pm (1 place available)

This is a relaxed and informal class, from which you will be able to take home 6 beautifully decorated vintage-style cupcakes. In this class we will cover the following skills:

  • Learn to pipe and ice a cupcake with buttercream
  • Icing a cupcake with sugarpaste
  • Using different types of cutters
  • Making sugar flowers
  • Embossing sugarpaste
  • Lots of skills, lots of fun!

French Macarons Workshop

£50 per person – 3 hours

Monday 8th January 6pm – 9pm (2 places available)

Tuesday 23rd January 6pm – 9pm (2 places available)

Ever fancied having a go at making these infamous little French delicacies?

Their reputation for being tricky to make is well-earned, but at Joanna Rose Cakes we can take you through the process step-by-step, from making a glossy Italian meringue, piping perfect macaron rounds, and filling them with delicious ganaches.

You’ll get to take home at least a dozen macarons in 3 different flavours.

Christmas Baubles Workshop

£40 per person - 3 hours

Saturday 2nd December, 10am – 1pm (fully booked)

Tuesday 12th December, 6pm – 9pm (fully booked)

Saturday 16th December, 10am – 1pm (fully booked)

Sunday 17th December, 10am – 1pm (fully booked)

Learn how to cover a spherical cake in sugar paste and decorate it to look like a beautiful Christmas bauble. You’ll get two sphere fruit cakes so you can try out 2 different Christmassy designs – keep them to admire or give them as Christmas presents!

Bespoke Classes

Bunch of friends looking for a night out with a difference? Or maybe a birthday celebration or hen party with a bit of added creativity? We can provide bespoke classes to suit your needs and budget – please get in touch for details.

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See what our students thought

I have completed 2 classes with Rachel and have 2 more booked in, she is a fabulous teacher and I loved every minute. I wish there were more classes, as I would book them all.

Peri Clarke April 2, 2017

I attended the vintage cupcake class this morning with my friend and we loved it. Everything was explained really well and I'm so impressed with how great my decorating looks all thanks to the guidance received. I will definitely keep an eye out for future classes and book on to any others that we are interested in.

Rachel Hale April 23, 2017

I attended the basic techniques class, and learnt alot of new skills. Would highly recommend classes. A fantastic gift and day out. Lovely lunch too! X

Jane Carden May 13, 2017

Fabulous day yesterday at the Sugar Flower class. I met some lovely ladies who share my love of all things to do with cake. I learnt lots of new skills from Rachel, who was patient and very knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble for her. Cannot wait for the vintage cupcake class

Donna Turner May 29, 2017