Floral Waterfall Cake with Emma Woods

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Join award-winning cake designer Emma Woods to create a flawless sharp-edged cake with a cascade of romantic sugar peonies, tea roses and Juliet roses. Emma has great experience in styling cakes for weddings and will be sharing her expert advice on mixing soft pastels with bold colours to create a striking and luxurious statement two-tier cake. A fantastic course focusing on two of the most essential skills required of the contemporary cake decorator.

Course tutor: Emma Woods

Course date and times:
  • Thursday 16th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday 17th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday 18th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm
You will first work on dummy cakes to learn the techniques of sharp-edged cake covering with sugarpaste to achieve the perfect canvas. Emma will then show you how to stack and dowel your tiers to create a strong base for your floral decorations. You will go on to discover the secret to making hyper-realistic sugar blooms in a fresh and vibrant colour palette of pretty pinks, corals and a pop of bright blue, how to vein, wire and tape them together and how to work with texture to create drama and movement.
You will also learn how to add detail and depth using edible dusts, how to arrange and attach your blooms to your cake and the importance of foliage and filler flowers to finish your design. 
    What you will learn:
  • Super-sharp sugarpaste edges using dummies
  • Creating sugar flowers using florist paste and modelling tools
  • Dusting techniques for a realistic finish
  • Sugar flower arrangement

What you take home:

  • a stunning floral showstopper
  • the knowledge and skills to create clean, modern cakes and delicate, realistic flowers
  • a Squires Kitchen Certificate


Course Details

8 places left
3 day course
10:00am to 4:00pm
Suitable for beginners
Type: Project

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:


Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
16th May 10:00 - 16:00 day 1 Emma Woods Squires Kitchen International School
17th May 10:00 - 16:00 day 2 Emma Woods Squires Kitchen International School
18th May 10:00 - 16:00 day 3 Emma Woods Squires Kitchen International School