Workshop | Painted Buttercream | 21 October


Achieving silky smooth Swiss meringue buttercream is the base of all great cake designs. Especially if you plan on transforming that cake into a midnight beauty painted black from head to toe.

In this one day workshop, the LionHeart Gurls, Nikki and Karmen, are going to show you how to do just that! You’ll get to frost and paint a cake and show off the super skills you’ll be learning. We’ll also be showing you how to make a stunning chocolate splash decoration to finish off your creation.

Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (please arrive 15-20 minutes before to settle in)
Venue: 37 Durham Avenue, Woodstock, Cape Town
Skill level: Intermediate (advisable to have basic cake decorating knowledge)
Class size: 12 pax

In the workshop we will cover the following:


  • The basics about buttercream
  • Cake decorating equipment & tools
  • Cake design & time planning
  • How to line your baking tin
  • Transporting tips
  • How to paint a buttercream cake
  • How to make a chocolate sail decoration

Getting down to (buttercream) business:

  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC) demonstration (we will show you how to make your own at home but will supply frosting to use on the day)
  • Colouring buttercream with powder colours
  • Stack and fill a cake with sponges and frosting provided
  • Frost your cake with SMBC and achieve a smooth look
  • Achieving sharp edges on your cake
  • Painting your cake
  • Make your chocolate sail decoration

What will be provided?

  • Cake decorating equipment and tools, cake sponges, frosting, cake decorations (chocolate for your sail) and an apron (these are your to use for the day but please leave it behind at the end of the class)
  • Tea, coffee and snacks with a bubbly break about half-way through the workshop.

You will take home:

  • A booklet with theory, recipes and resource list
  • Your beautifully frosted and decorated cake

What to wear?

We will be supplying a full­-length apron but wear comfy clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting a full of frosting.

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend you are welcome to gift the ticket to a friend. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time in which case we will issue refunds.

*PLEASE NOTE: Once payment has been made you will receive an email from us confirming your ticket/s. Attendees do not receive a physical ticket.

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