Beginners Course in Cake Decorating

6 weeks (12 hrs)   $180 plus materials

Course Starts: Monday 19th July 

About the course:

This is a beginner’s course and will suit people will little or no previous experience of cake decorating.  Participants who do have previous cake decorating experience will be accommodated with additional skills being demonstrated if time permits but it should be noted that this course is be aimed at beginners level.

All topics covered will involve be practical and students may have to complete some additional work at home.


Topics to be covered:

  • Preparing your cake
  • Covering a cake with sugarpaste
  • Making wired sugar roses
  • Making wired leaves
  • Blossoms (filler flowers)
  • Colouring techniques
  • Ribbon picks
  • Making royal icing
  • Piped shell edging
  • Piped writing


At the completion of this course participants will have a decorated celebration cake – suitable for any occasion!


About the tutor:

Your course instructor will be Jay Power.  Jay has many years experience in cake decorating both in Australia and Ireland.  She has been creating highly individual cakes for weddings, birthdays, etc here in Nelson Bay through her business, Imagine! Cakes.  Jay won gold in the novelty cake section in her first ever cake decorating competition (Cork Sugarcraft Guild 2005) and ‘third’ and highly commended prices in the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2007. Jay will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the course and can be contacted on 0431 910 648.


For more information about Imagine! Cakes, see Jay’s website: or

Course requirements:


There are a number of things you will require to complete this course. 


  • 10” cake board
  • ½ pkt 24g wire
  • ½ pkt 28g wire
  • ½ bunch stamens
  • set rose petal cutters
  • rose leaf cutter
  • calyx cutter
  • ball tool (optional)
  • cake smoother
  • flower plunger cutter
  • piping bag
  • shell edge piping nozzle
  • number 1 piping nozzle
  • paintbrush
  • ½ pkt flowerpaste


A kit with all of these materials is available from the tutor approx cost is (TBC).  Please advise Jay prior to commencement of the course if to wish to purchase the full kit or parts thereof.

You will be provided with sugarpaste to cover your cake, sugarglue, stemtex, modelling tool, rolling pin, cardboard box to carry your cake, corn flour puff bag, greaseproof paper.


In addition you will also need to provide:


  • 8” fruit cake (round or square) (rich rum fruit cakes are available through Imagine! Cakes at reduced at $50.00 – samples available on request)
  • small plastic cutting board, placemat or tile (smooth) to work on – please don’t use a textured chopping board
  • pair of tweezers
  • fine pointed nail scissors
  • 1m (1yd) ribbon pref 15mm or thereabouts (available through Imagine! Cakes)
  • 2m (2yds) 2mm ribbon for ribbon picks in matching colour
  • small piece of Oasis (available through Imagine! Cakes)
  • a cork
  • a ball headed pin


Cost and class details:


Course cost:  $180 plus materials


Beginners Cake decorating course will run from Imagine! Cakes Shop – Cinema Mall, Stockton St Nelson Bay.  There will initially be two courses – a morning class running on Monday mornings from 10am – 12noon and an evening class running on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9.00pm.  The first lesson will be on Monday 19th July and will run over six weeks.  Should you be unable to make a class a handout will be available and the tutor will go over missed material (time permitting).   Class size will be limited to max 8 participants to ensure individual attention.  To book call Jay Power on 0431 910 648. Course fees can be paid via cash, Eftpos or credit card at the shop or via internet banking (contact Jay for deposit details).



Need Help Fast and we are not running a class in time?

Subject to bookings, we can offer a "We come to you" help/tutoring service. This service is $80.00 per hour, which includes our travelling time for people in our free delivery area. For that you get 1 on 1 expert tutoring and we supply and bring all the decorating equipment needed to help you achieve the perfect result.