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This is a fantastic technique based foundation class on piping with buttercream!
The class will begin with an introduction into making meringue buttercream. This will be followed by a basic piping practice using dummies, giving each student enough time to develop the confidence required for piping on a real cake. In the afternoon, students will each be given two pre-layered sponge cakes to put their newly gained skills into practise. Each cake will be divided into sections and the tutor will demonstrate how to decorate the top and sides of the cake with ruffles, ripples, rainbow effect, scrolls and other design elements such as stencilling and piping rosettes. Students will be guided through each step as they are applying their own decorative elements around the cake.
Amongst others, skills and techniques covered will include:
At the end of the day students will receive a 'Peggy Porschen Academy Masterclass Certificate' and take home their two practice cakes.
Please note, due to time restrictions and recipe quantities students may need to work in pairs on occasion. This masterclass does not include any baking and will be taught through a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practise. Where required certain elements will be prepared in advance by the PPA.
Times: 10am to 4pm
Duration: 1 Day
Class size: 6 students
Fee: £345 incl. VAT
Skill Level: Experience in masking with buttercream recommended
International Students: If you are coming from abroad and require a visa, we recommend you book at least three months in advance to allow for ample time to process your visa application. We do not offer a letter of invitation to assist with your visa, although we are happy to send a letter confirming your course booking. We do not offer refunds under any circumstances other than those specified in our Cancellation Policy, even if visa applications are rejected.
Student Discounts: All Peggy Porschen Academy students receive a 10% discount on any purchases made at the Academy and Parlour for the duration for the class.
Food & Drink: Students are invited to join us at the Academy about 10 minutes before the start of class. We will also provide complimentary snacks, coffee, tea and water at the Academy throughout the day. While the Academy must remain closed to students during the lunch break, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area and some offer reduced prices to Peggy Porschen students.
Kitchen Attire: The Peggy Porschen Academy will provide students with aprons for use throughout the course. The aprons remain property of the Peggy Porschen Academy and must be returned on laundry collection days and/or at the end of the course. All students are required to wear solid, comfortable shoes with closed toes, such as trainers (no high heels or sandals, please). We recommend students avoid wearing warm and bulky clothing, as the classroom may get quite hot (especially during baking courses).
Code of Conduct: Due to health and safety regulations, students are required to neatly tie back long hair at all times. They are also advised against wearing jewellery. Students are not permitted to use mobile phones in the classroom, with the exception of using the camera function. Videos are strictly prohibited.
Tools, Equipment & Ingredients: The Peggy Porschen Academy will provide students with all required tools, equipment and ingredients for the duration of the class. The tools and equipment remain property of the Peggy Porschen Academy and must be returned at the end of the course. Certain items are available for purchase at the Academy, at the Parlour or through our online store.
Transportation Boxes & Bags: The Peggy Porschen Academy will provide suitable boxes for the products created in class, however students are responsible for bringing their own heavy-duty carrier bags.