You are here:

Introduction to Baking - 1 Day


Introduction to Baking - 1 Day

10:00am on 29/02/2020
4:00pm on 29/02/2020

Sorry, this course is now fully booked. Why not browse our other courses instead.


Introduction to baking is the perfect place to start your cake journey; providing you with all the basic skills, knowledge and confidence for you to create wonderful cakes every time.

As a classically trained chef, Nichola will teach you the professional techniques needed to bake, level, split and fill your cakes. Using only the finest ingredients you will learn all the essential skills needed to create a delicious sponge cake, how to make our scrumptious buttercream, and how cover a single tier cake.

You will learn everything you need to know to make a professional single tier cake that is also suitable for stacking as part of a tiered cake, and you will have a delicious creation of your own to take home

During the class you will learn:

  • How to bake our classic Madagascan Vanilla sponge cake
  • How to adapt the sponge recipe to make many other flavours
  • How to cut and level your cake
  • How to make our sumptuous buttercream for filling and covering your cake
  • How to adapt the buttercream recipe to make other delicious flavours
  • How to layer and fill your cake
  • How to crumb coat your cake with buttercream for a professional finish
  • Expert guidance, tips, tricks and answers to all the questions you may have!

*Please note* the class size will be limited to four people ensuring that you will, irrespective of skill level, have the opportunity to maximise your learning experience at a pace suitable for you

What do you need to bring?

All you need to bring is yourself (and a packed lunch if you wish) as all ingredients, equipment and tools, including an apron will be provided for you on the day.

There will also be a 1-hour break for lunch. We are based in Neath town centre where you will find numerous cafés and places to eat. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the class.


10% discount on any purchases made from Cake Academy Wales during the day of class, as well as 10% off future classes booked on the day

Payment & Cancellation:

Full payment is required at time of booking. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the course costs if you need to cancel your booking.

We reserve the right to cancel the class if we do not have the minimum required number of students booked. However, in the unlikely event that we must cancel a class, you will be offered a full refund or a transfer of your booking to another class of the same price.