Bite-Sized Workshops at Essence of Cake

At Essence of Cake we like to host regular events and special events that will suit all ages. Our workshops, for adults and under 16s, will give you a chance to learn practical new skill in a hands-on learning environment, and whilst having fun!

Our bite-sized workshops run on Saturdays and are for both beginners and experienced cake decorators wanting to enhance their skills. All workshops are hands-on and you will leave with a new life skill!

Prices start from just £30 (booking fee applies), and our most popular workshops and dates are listed below.

If you do not see a workshop skill/topic you are interested in learning, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can design something specifically for you!​​  We can also cater for weekdays.

Please note that all of our workshops are non-refundable.  It may be possible to reschedule to a new date and this depends on the workshop selected.

We have updated our COVID policies, please ensure you review them when booking a workshop with us.


ONLINE Cupcake Baking & Decorating Workshops for Under 16s (90 mins)

Our under 16s workshops are run mainly during the school holidays, starting at 10:30am.

The children learn and practice new skills like piping with buttercream and working with fondant to create amazing cupcake designs. The whole session is hands-on and they will decorate 2 cupcakes each which are theirs to keep.  Sessions are fun and informative and the children will learn useful skills which can be used at home time and time again.

The cost is only £35 per child and all equipment is provided.  If this is something your under 16s would love to give a try or they'd like to improve on a skill they already have, then you can sign them up (booking fee applies) using the link below.

Please note: There will need to be an adult with 3-5 year olds for support and there is no additional fee for adults.

Next dates available:

  • Friday 11th August


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Decorating a Semi-Naked Cake Workshop (90 mins)

In this exciting new workshop you will learn tips and tricks to create a smooth buttercream finished cake to a real 8" sponge cake, with a piped border and fruit/flower decorations. These techniques will turn-up the volume on any cake you bake and add that extra bit of finesse.

The cost is only £35 (buttercream, fruits and flowers are provided).

NB. If you are not able to bake your own cake, Essence of Cake can supply one at an additional cost of £10.

The next dates available are:​​​​​​​​

  • tbc


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Covering a Cake in Fondant (90 mins)

Learn how to smoothly cover an 8" dummy cake in fondant (materials are not provided and can be purchased from us). This is a great beginners skill and will set you off on your cake decorating journey.  The cost is only £30 and the next dates available are:​​​​​​​



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You can also purchase our video tutorial for just £15 with unlimited access.


Cupcake Decorating Workshop (120 mins)

In this exciting new workshop you will learn how to beautifully decorate 6 cupcakes (as pictured) including buttercream piping skills and fondant work.  Each cupcake will teach you new techniques which you can use on your future cupcake or cake projects.  

The cost is only £65 and all materials, including the cupcakes are provided.

The next dates available are:​​​​​​​

  • Saturday 10th June
  • Saturday 16th September


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Petit Four Workshop 

In this 5.5 hours hands on workshop you will learn how to make 4 petit fours perfect for any occasion. You'll make:

  • Choux buns with chocolate ganache/chantilly cream filling
  • Vanilla sponge with glaze
  • Viennese fingers with chocolate and coconut
  • Mini lemon tarts

The price is £115 per person and all equipment, materials and ingredients are included. All you need to bring is something to take these delicious treats home in.

The next dates available are:​​​​​​​​

  • Tuesday 15th August


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