Elegant Sharp-Edged Cake

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Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of how to achieve a sharp edged cake, without using royal icing? This fail-safe method will reveal everything you need for the confidence to create your own flawless sharp edged cake using sugarpaste at home, adding an elegant twist to any celebration cake.

Course tutor: Helen Mansey

Course date and times:
  • Saturday 4th April: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Come and learn the skills to produce a perfectly crisp edge on a sugarpasted cake using tried and tested techniques with professional cake designer and owner of Bellissimo Cakes, Helen Mansey. Also a regular contributor of Wedding Cakes magazine, Helen will share her carefully developed secrets for creating impressive sharp edged cakes without the use of royal icing.

Australian cake decorators have been employing this method for years, and Helen will pass on one of the different techniques which makes the process quicker, easier, and fail-safe.

Helen will take you through the trimming, shaping, levelling and assembling a mud cake with ganache. Discover how to achieve a perfect consistency of ganache to provide a smooth foundation for sugarpaste as well as 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 and how to attach the cake to a board.

Finally, you will learn how to apply silver leaf and emboss a delicate lace pattern onto the sugarpaste surface to then  then pressure pipe over this, finishing with picot dots and a running bead.

Leave with the knowledge and skills to create your own sharp edged cake using sugarpaste, a Squires Kitchen Certificate and Helen’s delicious personal recipes.

Skills you will learn: Trimming, levelling, food safe method to make ganache, coating with ganache, sugarpaste covering, techniques and tools to achieve straight edge, piping skills.

Course Details

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1 day course
9:30am to 4:00pm
Suitable for beginners
Type: Project

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