CANCELLED! Multi-Textured Buttercream & Chocolate Sail Workshop | 18 April 2020


Please note, due to COVD-19, this workshop has been cancelled.


In this one day workshop the LionHeart Gurls are going to show you how to create a beautifully multi-textured buttercream painted finish on a tall, fully-frosted, sharp-edged cake as well as how to make marbled chocolate sail decor finish off your creation.

Date: Saturday 18 April 2020
Time: 12:00 – 18:00 (please arrive 10 minutes before to settle in – note we may finish earlier or later depending on the speed of the group)
Venue: 37 Durham Avenue, Woodstock, Cape Town
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate (classes are small enough for each person to receive attention needed)
Class size: 12 pax

In the workshop we will cover the following:


  • The basics about buttercream
  • Cake decorating equipment & tools
  • Cake design & time planning
  • Transporting tips
  • How to achieve a multi-textured finish using buttercream on your cake with Swiss meringue buttercream
  • How to work with white compound chocolate & make marbled chocolate sail decorations


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
  • ‘Painting’ with buttercream to achieve a multi-textured finish
  • Achieving sharp edges on your cake
  • Working with white compound chocolate & making marbled chocolate sail decorations

What will be provided?

  • Cake decorating equipment and tools, cake sponges, frosting, chocolate and an apron (these are your to use for the day but please leave it behind at the end of the class)
  • Light late ‘lunch’ about half way through and refreshments – please send though any dietary requirements you may have

You will take home:

  • A pdf booklet (we’re trying to save the planet one tree at a time) 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 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 we do not have a generator and should load-shedding be scheduled for during the time of the workshop we would need to assess if we can continue the class or if it would need to be postponed or cancelled completely, in which case a refund or credit would be issued.

*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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