Cake Decorating Classes

There is no need to travel to the Big Cities to learn the art of cake decorating; we offer basic cake decorating classes right here in Mackay.

Most of our cake decorating classes are suitable for beginners and are held in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We hold classes regularly; please visit our Facebook page to find out the next class and date or contact us to register your interest for a specific class.

One Tier Cake Decorating Class

At this five hour class, learn the basic skills and foundations of cake decorating and sugar flower art and take home a fully decorated, formal one tier cake. Class sizes are kept small so you will receive the best support and attention.

You will learn how to:

  • prepare a cake
  • cover your cake with fondant
  • attach ribbon to your cake
  • colour fondant
  • make royal icing and pipe a shell border
  • create carnations and sugar flowers from modelling paste
  • frill
  • use moulds
  • attach fondant shapes to wire
  • apply colour and shimmer

Cost: $75, to be paid in full before the class – includes lunch and the use of colour and shimmer dusts, moulds and specialised tools.
What to Bring: We ask that you bring a cake (a heavier cake like fruit cake or mud cake is best) and basic materials, tools and equipment. The tools and equipment will form your cake decorating kit and allow you to continue cake decorating on your own at home.
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Decorated Cake completed at a class
Decorated Cake completed at a class
Decorated Cake completed at a class

Cupcake Decorating Class

At this three hour class, learn all the basics of decorating cupcakes with buttercream and fondant. Take home six decorated cupcakes and the skills to impress your family and friends at your next celebration

You will learn how to:

  • prepare a cupcake
  • pipe buttercream
  • colour fondant and cover cupcakes
  • emboss fondant
  • use moulds
  • create decorations from modelling paste
  • apply colour and shimmer

Cost: $70, to be paid in full before the class – includes six cupcakes to decorate, buttercream, fondant, modelling paste, colour and shimmer dusts, and use of all tools and equipment required.
What to Bring: Just yourself

Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class
Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class
Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class

Themed Cupcake Decorating Class

At these limited edition classes, you will take home a number of fully decorated, themed cupcakes. You will learn step-by-step how to create decorate the cupcakes and also learn basics skills for decorating cupcakes with buttercream and fondant.

Some of our past themed classes include:

  • Fantasy (Unicorn)
  • Ballerina Tutu
  • Cupcake Bouquet
  • Piping Techniques
  • Christmas

Cost: Varies depending on class. Usually $55-$70, to be paid in full before the class – includes cupcakes to decorate, an instruction sheet, buttercream, fondant, modelling paste, colour and shimmer dusts, and use of all tools and equipment required.
What to Bring: Just yourself

Fantasy Unicorn Cupcakes completed at a themed class
Decorated Christmas Cupcakes completed at a themed class
Ballerina Tutu Cupcakes completed at a themed class

Advanced Classes

Take your decorating to the next level with our advanced cake decorating classes. Learn both traditional sugar flower work, piping and colouring as well as on-trend techniques from experienced, professional cake decorators.

Cost: Varies depending on class. To be paid in full before the class
What to Bring: A list of required tools will be provided for each class

Sugar flower Protea completed at a class
Sugar flower Peony completed at a class
Sugar flower Christmas plaque completed at a class

Kids Cupcake Classes

We regularly hold children's classes during the school holidays. These book out quickly so please keep a close eye on our Facebook page for the next dates.

Great birthday party idea! Contact us for more information

Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class
Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class
Decorated Cupcakes completed at a class

Private Classes

We also offer personalised, one-on-one classes. Contact Lucy for more details.

Cost: $120

Birthday Cake completed at a private class

Crafty Cat | 96 Victoria Street | City Heart | Mackay Q 4740
ABN: 91 950 351 553

Open Mon-Fri 9:30 am to 4:45 pm and Sat 9:30 am to 12:20 pm