Venue

Classes will be held at The Baking Tin, Corner of Kallie Roodt and Tommy Muller streets, Northern Industrial Area.
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Complimentary discount for each attending student for sales at The Baking Tin

Our courses

We offer cake decorating classes suitable for beginners to seasoned bakers that build basic knowledge and practice specific techniques. Short progressive classes allow you to attend classes that build upon one another.

Our Strategy

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  • You are all entering upon this journey of cake decorating at different levels. We keep our classes short and focused to allow you to attend those classes specific to your interest and skill level.
  • You can start attending the basic classes with no previous knowledge of cake decorating. These classes are even suitable for children parties.
  • You can skip those classes with contents you are familiar with if you have already embarked on the journey. This saves you both time and money to attend only those topics you need practice in or are unfamiliar with.
  • We keep the classes small to be able to attend personally to each student offering hands-on learning. Our foremost goal is to have you leave equipped with both knowledge and skill.

Available Classes (open for registration)


Pending Classes (dates not yet confirmed)

Royal Icing Basics

Royal Icing Basics

Learn to make and use royal icing. Bring along own fondant cakes/dummies (make sure your fondant has set overnight) or use provided covered dummies to apply your decorations. Take it all home for displays to show off your skill.

  • Make royal icing for easy piping
  • Learn Brush embroidery
  • Learn simple piping techniques - scroll work and paisley freehand
  • Use a stencil
  • Transfer a design to pipe – Monogram
  • Simple dots – organised and graduated freehand

Price

  • N$ 420 (excluded - bring own item/s)
  • N$ 900 (included - all needed item/s)

Bring Own Item/s

Bring own 3 x 20 cm Fondant Dummies

Flower Basics

Flower Basics

Learn to make a rose bouquet with wired hydrangea and leaves using simple cutters. This will constitute of 2 days to allow for drying time and dusting. Will include home work after day 1 to prepare for day 2.

Day 1

  • Make hydrangea centers
  • Colour gumpaste for roses and leaves
  • Make rose centers
  • Wired blossoms with centers

Day 2

  • Make hydrangea flowers
  • Make roses' outer leaves
  • Make leaves
  • Dust flowers
  • Steam
  • Assemble Bouquet

Price

  • N$ 650 (included - all needed item/s)

Gumpaste Basics

Gumpaste Basics

Learn to make gumpaste from basic ingredients including real chocolate fondant (not modelling chocolate) Bring along own fondant cakes/dummies (make sure your fondant has set overnight) or use provided covered dummies to apply your decorations. Learn secure stacking techniques for a display cake that you can take home to show off your skill.

  • Gumpaste demonstrations
  • Learn how to store, preserve, colour and soften gumpaste
  • Make bows, drapes, pom-poms, ribbon roses and pleats
  • Hand cut silhouettes with simple stencils from chocolate fondant

Price

  • N$ 600 (excluded - bring own item/s)
  • N$ 850 (included - all needed item/s)

Bring Own Item/s

Bring own 20cm Round Fondant Cake or Fondant-covered Dummy

Buttercream Basics

Buttercream Basics

Create a beautiful 2 tier cake covered in buttercream techniques of your choice that you have learned in class. A stunning centerpiece for a small gathering

  • Demonstrate recipe – Buttercream
  • Fill cake with soft fillings and covered with rustic textured buttercream
  • Piping Swirls and Roses
  • Ombre ruffle technique on dummy cake
  • Support and Stack
  • Add some gumpaste details

Price

  • N$ 500 (excluded - bring own item/s)
  • N$ 650 (included - all needed item/s)

Bring Own Item/s

20cm cake

Cupcake Basics

Cupcake Basics

No knowledge needed!! A basic introduction class to get you started with cake decorating on a mini scale with cupcakes. A wealth of knowledge and loads of fun is included.

  • Gumpaste lesson - Mixing with cmc and colouring
  • Buttercream - Colouring and filling piping bag
  • Ballerina Cupcake - Heart bodice textured on double buttercream frill with pearl detail
  • Elephant Head Cupcake - Elephant with bow on fondant disc
  • Pig in Mud Cupcake - Chocolate buttercream swirl smooth with pink pig bottoms and tails
  • Rose Vintage Cupcake - Moulded roses and leaves on a imprinted fondant disc
  • Bee and Flower - Bee with rice paper wings and flowers moulded in veiner on piped grass
  • Patch work - Patch work fondant cupcake with detail

Price

  • N$ 460 (included - all needed item/s)

Ganache Basics

Ganache Basics

You will make a ganached gift-box cake that can easily be sold to cover you costs.

Now also available in Swakopmund

  • Make Ganache
  • Fill and cover chocolate cake with ganache to get sharp edges
  • Make gumpaste bow and tag for gift parcel
  • Personalize your gift box

Price

  • N$ 770 (excluded - bring own item/s)

Bring Own Item/s

20cm square or round cake

Fondant Basics

Fondant Basics

Leave with a 2 tier dummy cake with a quilted tier and simple yet stunning flowers. This can serve as a display cake to show-off your skill.

Now also available in Swakopmund

  • Cover cakes dummies with fondant – round using a mat or hand (can also bring own iced cakes or square cakes/dummies)
  • Learn quilting technique
  • Apply simple flowers for stunning effect
  • Apply ribbons
  • Cover cake board

Price

  • N$ 880 (included - all needed item/s)

Vintage Wedding Cupcake

Vintage Wedding Cupcake

In this class you get to learn a variety of designs on cupcakes suitable to be used for weddings or high tea. It is feminine, vintage and full of luster!

  • Gumpaste lesson - Mixing with cmc and colouring
  • Buttercream - Colouring and filling piping bag
  • Using Moulds - A wide variety of food safe silicon moulds has made it possible to create stunning designs with little skill. Learn 2 tone moulding and guilding
  • Sugar Lace - Learn to make and use new, popular sugar lace
  • Painting with luster dusts
  • Quilting
  • Bows and Belts
  • Mini Roses

Price

  • N$ 650.00 (included - all needed item/s)

Our Experience

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Much of our learning today happens through online media which has many benefits as you can learn from world renown bakers and decorators at you own time in the comfort of your own home. Why then attend local decorating classes? In our experience we have found that firstly most online courses is from overseas teachers with sometimes foreign ingredients and climates, and you need to find substitutes for these. This takes trial and error to find out what works. We have gone through that already and you can glean from years of trial and error on my expense and not to your own frustration and costs. Many trainingtimes people give up just because what they see on YouTube is not working for them but with just a bit of guidance you can make it work perfect every time for you. As the old saying goes “Practice makes perfect” and now you can come do it with a helpful teacher, without the stress of delivering a low quality product to your client as you learn or having to rip it all apart as I had to do.

I still have heaps to learn and perfect so I have much in common with you. I hope to impart some knowledge and skill to you that you can use to bake at home for family, friends and even clients some delightful cakes and enjoy the blessing to see the smiles your own creations bring.

Excited to share with you in the journey. Roads never meet for naught.