Join our fantastic Christmas Cake baking and decorating demonstrations which take place over two afternoons – Wednesday 23 October and Wednesday 11 December 2019, from 2.00-4.00pm – £50.00 per person for both demonstrations.

Tea/coffee refreshments provided.

During the first demonstration, you will learn about traditional fruit cake mixes, cake tin sizing, selection and preparation; oven temperatures and considerations; fruit selection and preparation; creating the cake; baking times, cooling down and storage; maturation; homemade marzipan versus shop bought, plus decorating considerations in preparation for the decorating demo.

The second demonstration covers everything you need to make the perfect iced masterpiece, including traditional versus new decorating techniques; cake and board preparation; marzipan layer; finishing touches and troubleshooting.

The classes will be taught by Sarah Hughes, founder of Applebox Cake Studio, Herefordshire. Sarah was Three Counties Designer of the Year 2017, as well as Herefordshire Wedding Cake Designer of the Year 2017. Sarah produces sharp, executed designs, lifelike sugar sculpting and cakes that are as delicious to eat as they are to look at. Inspiring others to experiment, create and take artistic baking to a new level is Sarah’s driving passion, she was once the person who simply said “I wish I could do that!”.

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