On this unique day class, students will learn the many different skills and techniques that go into creating this novelty barrel cake, ideal for adapting to either wine or whisky enthusiasts (booze not included – sorry!)

You will arrive on the day and start by preparing your sponges by levelling and stacking them. You will then learn how to carve your own perfect barrel shape before icing in a special way to create the wood effects.

We will also introduce you to airbrushing techniques and you will then use the airbrush machine on your own cake in different colours to create interesting and realistic wood effects.

Finally you will add finishing touches to your barrel including metal effect bands which you will paint by hand. We will also show you the amazing time-saving world of edible printing and you will be given a choice of wine or whisky labels to apply, before finally applying your amazing imitation ice cubes!

Our cake courses are held at our lovely bakery and cake decorating shop in central Chelmsford, Essex.  Did you know we do over 15 different courses for all types of cakes? And that you can get a 20% discount after you’ve booked one?! For details on this fantastic offer, and to check out all of our courses, click here. Terms and conditions apply.

Course Content

  • Levelling & stacking cakes perfectly
  • Carving cake into shape
  • How to ice an odd shaped cake!
  • Creating wood effects
  • Airbrushing
  • Finishing design touches on the barrel
  • Hand painting
  • Edible imagery printing
  • How to use Isomalt

Skill Level
Able beginners to intermediate

Course Location
This course is held at our professional bakery and cake decorating shop in Chelmsford in Essex. Public car parks are available very nearby if you are driving, otherwise Chelmsford is just a 30 minute train ride from London Liverpool Street station if you decide to travel by train, and our shop is just a few minutes walk from the station.

Course Times
Weekdays 10am to 3:00pm (with lunch break)
Saturdays 11:00am to 4:00pm (with lunch break)
Sundays 12:30pm to 5:00pm (no lunch break)

Course Prices
This course costs £150.

What’s Included?
The course price includes all baking ingredients, materials, recipe and icing handouts to take home, all sugarcraft tools, equipment, refreshments and of course your dozen beautifully baked and decorated cupcakes all boxed up to take home.

Exclusive TGCC Discounts for you!
Course attendees will receive a 10% discount on any items purchased in the cake decorating shop Creative Baking Supplies on the day of your course – with no minimum spend! PLUS, if you book one course with us, you will be entitled to 20% off other courses in the future. For more information on how to get this fantastic discount or to book just give the shop a call on 01245 283986. Terms and conditions apply.

**PLEASE NOTE!** Our online booking & payments system is via PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to pay! PayPal is also a secure payments system for most credit or debit cards. If you have problems with the booking system, please call the shop to book your course on 01245 283986. Click on a date below to book your course:

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