Clean Edge Christmas Cake with Helen Mansey

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A stunning cake starts with a crisp, clean foundation and on this festive edition of Helen’s popular course, you’ll learn how to create the perfect blank canvas for a pre-Christmas party centrepiece. Learning how to create razor sharp edges and corners on cakes is an essential skill and Helen will share her expert tips and techniques for getting it right every time.

Course tutor: Helen Mansey

Squires Kitchen International School
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Course date and times:
  • Saturday 15th December: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Working on pre-baked cakes, award-winning cake designer, author and tutor Helen Mansey will teach you how to trim, shape, level and assemble a round and a square mud cake with ganache.

Discover how to create tempered ganache to provide a smooth attractive base for sugarpaste along with helpful tips and hints on how to fix any problems along the way.

Helen will expertly demonstrate the techniques and tools needed to create the sharpest of edges with your final sugarpaste layer, producing clean edges and crisp corners according to the shape of each cake. You’ll use the striking colour combination of Glamour Red and Bridal White sugarpaste for a classic Christmas feel.

Finally, Helen will show you how to attach each cake to a board – the finishing touch for a smooth and flawless finish.

Leave with the knowledge and skills to create your own sharp-edged round and square cakes using sugarpaste, a Squires Kitchen certificate and Helen’s delicious personal recipes.


Techniques learned:
Trim, shape, level and assemble round and square cakes
Tempered ganache and troubleshooting tips
Super sharp sugarpaste edges and corners
Please note that this course does not include any decoration. Should you wish to learn how to complement your flawless cake with clean and professional patterns, please refer to Helen's other courses.

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Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
15th December 09:30 - 16:00 Sharp Shapes Helen Mansey Squires Kitchen International School