Courses at Cakes by JoJo
Set courses are listed below, but Cakes by JoJo is also available for private kids' and adult parties or even one-to-one tuition if preferred. For course dates, please contact us as we are in the process of preparing the calendar for 2018/9. Other courses will be added to include decorating cookies, rose masterclass, birthday cake decorating, chocolate ganache cake... to name but a few!
Cupcakes for beginners
Beginners' course where you can learn the art of decorating cupcakes at Cakes by JoJo. Under the tutelage of an experienced instructor, you will use a variety of piping techniques to produce six decorated cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Cupcakes will be decorated with edible flower decorations and boxed up to take home.
Length of course: 3 hours
What's included: You will be provided with six cupcakes and will learn the art of perfect buttercream piping and sugarpaste flower decorations to top them off.
Themed cupcake class
Learn how to decorate cupcakes with various techniques. Learn how to make simple roses, use stencils and pipe the perfect buttercream swirl.
Length of course: Six-hour course with break. Refreshments will be served throughout the day, but please bring your own lunch.
Level: Beginner and intermediate
What's included: You will be provided with 12 cupcakes to decorate with buttercream and sugarpaste. You will be taught how to make roses and bows, how to use stencils and basic royal icing piping skills.
Learn the secret of creating the perfect sponge and the recipe for a good buttercream. From talking to many of my students it seems that when you are new to baking, little things like "what temperature?", "what consistency?" and "what should it look like?" are all very important factors and probably something experienced bakers don't think twice about but just do. In this course I will answer these questions and show you how to bake a delicious sponge, make buttercream and stock syrup to make your cake perfect.
You will go home with worksheets, recipes and top tips to help with future baking.
Length of course: Average 4-hour course (can be extended to 6 hours for students wishing to learn buttercream piping skills)
Drip cake course
You will learn to fill, crumb-coat and ice a layer cake in the colour of your choice. You will also learn how to make buttercream, a chocolate sail and meringue kisses. Then there is the all-important chocolate drip to master!
Course length: Approximately 6 hours with a break for lunch. Refreshments are offered throughout the day, but please bring your own lunch.
Level: Beginner to intermediate
What's included: Split fill and cover a layered sponge. Make meringue kisses and swirls. Create sugarpaste swirl lollipops. Master the art of a chocolate sail. Learn how to make the chocolate cake and drip onto your cake. Decorate and sprinkle your finished cake.