Classes

Classes to suit a range of

budgets and skills

Call or email us to book

your place

All classes and workshops are held in our shop at 1 The Old Orchard, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4JU.

To book your place, please either give us a call or an email to arrange payment. The full cost of the class is required at the time of booking, which is non-refundable if you cancel your place within 30 days before the class. If cancelling before 30 days prior, 50% is refundable. Swapping dates is only possible 30 days prior to the class booked on, otherwise the full cost will be due again.

In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled you will be refunded in full.

We also provide gift vouchers, please contact us for more details.

Please note: the skills learnt at any of the classes are intended for your own personal use and should not be replicated and taught to other students. 

 Basic Techniques

£110 – 10am to 5pm (7″ real cake)

Saturday 4th January 2020 (3 places available)

Want to feel more confident about decorating cakes for family and friends? Come along to our 1-day cake decorating class and learn all the basics, plus the professionals’ tips and tricks!

You will decorate and take home a single-tier tea party-style celebration cake (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • masking with buttercream
  • using Massa Ticino sugar paste to get perfect sharp edges
  • embossing
  • using cutters
  • making a large sugar paste bow and other decoration
  • piping with royal icing
  • making a simple rose

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: a packed lunch

Sharp Edges Workshop

£90 – 10am – 4pm (8″ real cake, 6″ dummy tier)

Sunday 12th January 2020 (2 places available)

If you’re struggling to get smooth sides on your cakes, and want to get in on the secret of sharp edges then here is the class for you!

You will decorate and take home a two-tier cake (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • Make and use chocolate ganache to create a base for your sharp edges
  • Use Massa Ticino sugar paste to cover a real cake, a 6″ dummy tier and a board with sugar paste
  • Use royal icing to stack 2 tiers
  • Learn how to properly dowel your tiers
  • Add finishing touches with ribbon

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: a packed lunch

 French Macarons

£50 – 3 hours

2020

Sunday 5th January 10am – 1pm (1 place available)
Tuesday 14th January  6pm – 9pm (3 places available)

 

Ever fancied having a go at making these infamous little French delicacies? Their reputation for being tricky to make is well-earned, but at Joanna Rose Cakes we can take you through the process step-by-step, from making a glossy Italian meringue, piping perfect macaron rounds, and filling them with delicious ganaches. You’ll get to take home at least a dozen macarons in 3 different flavours.
Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required
What you need to bring: nothing!

Chocolates & Drip Cake

£110 – 10am – 4pm (6″ real cake)

Sunday 17th November 2019 (fully booked)

Saturday 30th November 2019 (fully booked)

Sunday 19th January 2020 (fully booked)

In this workshop we will cover a range of skills to be able to make your own ‘drip’ cakes with your own handmade chocolates. You will learn how to mask a a 6″ chocolate fudge cake in your choice of coloured buttercream, make ganache and learn the timings for the perfect drip, then learn how to temper chocolate and make hand dipped truffles and shards, which you will then use to decorate your cake.

Skills covered includes:

  • Masking with buttercream
  • Making two types of ganache
  • Timing of ganache for ‘drips’ and extra piped decoration
  • How to temper chocolate
  • Piping, capping and dipping ganache filled chocolate truffles
  • Making chocolate shards
  • Using your chocolate to decorate

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: a packed lunch

Vintage Cupcakes

Wednesday 8th January 2020 6pm – 8.30pm (1 place available)

Saturday 11th January 2020 6pm – 8.30pm (fully booked)

 

This is a relaxed and informal class, from which you will be able to take home 6 beautifully decorated vintage-style cupcakes.

In this class we will cover the following skills:

  • Learn to pipe and ice a cupcake with buttercream
  • Icing a cupcake with sugar paste
  • Using different types of cutters
  • Making sugar flowers
  • Embossing sugar paste

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: nothing!

Modern Sugar Flowers

£110 – 10am to 6pm

Saturday 25th January 2020 (fully booked)

Sunday 26th January 2020 (fully booked)

You will be provided with a pre-covered 6″ dummy cake and make a range of sugar flowers to decorate (as shown), covering the following skills:

  • Using a range of cutters
  • Practise frilling using two methods
  • Making wired flowers
  • Using stamens
  • Forming and shaping petals
  • Using florist tape and edible glue
  • Learning how to attach and display your flowers

Flowers included: roses, closed peony, rose leaves, freesia, berries

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: a packed lunch

Christmas Baubles

£40 – 3 hours

2019
Wednesday 4th December 6pm – 9pm (fully booked)
Saturday 7th December 10am – 1pm (fully booked)
Saturday 14th December 10am – 1pm (fully booked)
Sunday 15th December 10am – 1pm (fully booked)

Learn how to cover a spherical cake in marzipan and sugar paste and decorate it to look like a beautiful Christmas bauble. You’ll get two sphere fruit cakes so you can try out 2 different Christmassy designs – keep them to admire or give them as Christmas presents!

Skill level: easy/moderate/patience required

What you need to bring: nothing!

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