Elegant Crackle Cake and Sugar Magnolias with Naomi Lee

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Join Naomi Lee of The Cake Botanist and make this super elegant textured cake complete with stunning sugar magnolias! Over two days you will first bake rich chocolate sponges before achieving crisp, sharp edges on your square cakes. You will then learn how to create an amazing natural textured crackle effect using Naomi's special technique which is on trend right now. You will then work with flower paste to make beautifully realistic wired magnolias for a real statement.

Course tutor: Naomi Lee

Squires Kitchen International School
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Course date and times:
  • Monday 16th September: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 17th September: 10:00am to 4:00pm

You will learn:

  • How to bake a luscious chocolate sponge and layer evenly with buttercream and ganache
  • How to make a smooth ganache for masking cakes
  • How to achieve sharp edges and a crisp square finish on cakes with ganaching plates
  • How to create this unique crackle design on your cakes that is currently trending
  • How to work with sugar flower paste to make a spray of wired magnolias
  • How to work with edible colour tints to dust flowers and make them look realistic
  • How to tape a spray of sugarflowers safely together
  • How to work with Safety seal, a new product in the market that allows you to safely stick wires into your cakes.
  • How to assemble and style your sugar magnolias onto a cake to make it look stunning for all occasions

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Suitable for Beginners

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Equipment list

This course requires some additional equipment which you may already own or will be able to purchase from us on the day of your course. You will be sent an equipment list a few weeks prior to the course.

Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
16th September 10:00 - 16:00 Day 1 Naomi Lee Squires Kitchen International School
17th September 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2 Naomi Lee Squires Kitchen International School