One Day Workshops

Sitting Baby & Blocks 2017

Saturday 21st October
09.30 to 14.45

Course Fee €75.00

This is the perfect class for beginners or advanced student.
In it you’ll make the lovely baby, baby walker and blocks.
It’s ideal for a christening or baby’s birthday cake.
We will be using modelling paste and pastillage to make this topper.

All equipment and tools will be provided in class for class use only.

Please bring your lunch
Box to bring home your baby
Tea and coffee provided

Halloween Pumpkin 2017

Saturday 28th October
10.00 to 16.00

Course Fee €90

Suitable for Beginner to Intermediate stage

Who needs witches when you can have a grumpy pumpkin?

Come and join us in making this fun Halloween Cake this autumn.
The children will love him and he will make a great party centrepiece.

All decorations are made freehand and lots of techniques to learn.
Cake, fondant, butter cream and tools will be provided to make this cake in class.
You’ll just need to bring:
Box to take home your finished cake
Tea and coffee provided

Red Red Robin 2017

10.00 to 15.30

Course Fee €100

Suitable for beginners and advanced.

A chocolate biscuit cake will be provided to you in class for carving the lovely birdhouse.

We will teach you how to make Belgium chocolate Ganache, cover and carve your cake, use colour, make simple free form decorations and texture and to use cutters to their best advantage.

All tools and equipment needed will be provided in class for class use only.

All you need to bring are:



Box to take home your cake.

Tea and coffee provided

Christmas Cupcakes 2017

Saturday 2nd December
From 10.30 to 16.00

Course fee: €85

Suitable for Beginner or Intermediate

On this Christmas themed cake day Aileen will teach you how to cover your raised cupcakes, to give a ‘Christmas Bauble’ effect and to decorate Reindeer Cup Cake’s and Christmas Biscuits.
These will make great Christmas gifts for friends and family.
You’ll learn how to model fun and stylish Cup Cake toppers and learn basic modeling skills, use texture rolling pins and how to work with fondant icing, luster dusts and glitters.
All materials are provided in class.
You’ll need to bring:
Box to take home your cakes and cookies
Tea & Coffee provided

Blue Christmas Cake 2017

Saturday December 9th 2017
09.45 to 16.30

Course Fee €105.00

Impress your guest this Christmas with a beautifully iced ‘Classic Christmas’ cake.

In this class you will learn how to Marzipan and Sugarpaste your cake to a very high standard, stack your cakes and finish off with beautiful Poinsettias and Christmas rose sugar flowers Royal Icing brush embroidery, which finishes of this cake to perfection.

This class would also be very good for someone with a wedding in the future as the techniques are exactly the same.

What you need to bring is a 6” fruit cake. This should be about 4” high.

All other ingredients and tools will be provided for you on the day.

Please note the bottom tier will be a polystyrene dummy.

You will also need to bring:
Box to take home your finished cake.

Tea and Coffee provided.

A fruit cake can be provided for you at an extra cost of €30 if booked up to two weeks before the class. Please let Ann at Joyces Home Centre know when booking your place.

3D Santa

Saturday November 11th 2017
09.15 to 13.00

Course Fee €50

Skill Beginner to Intermediate

Join our Tutor, Catherine Hartery, as she shows you how to carve and shape your cake and before you know it you will have your very own 3D Santa Clause

What You Will Learn
You will learn how to sculpt a 3D design into real cake, Almond paste and cover it with Icing. You will work with fondant/Sugarpaste to cover it and model some details such as eyes, nose, cheeks, Christmas stocking and a bow. You will texture his beard and trimmings such as the hat, cuffs, stocking top and bottom of the coat.

Where to Go From Here
Perhaps you would be interested in honing your skills in our PME Professional Diploma Course’s The Sugarpaste Module, Royal Icing Module and Sugarflower module. All Information can be found on this website.
What you need to bring with you
8inch square fruit cake
10inch round cake drum
700g Almond Paste
600g red Sugarpaste
500g white Sugarpaste
Icing sugar


Rolling pin/ small Knife / small paintbrush / J cloth / T-towel

Break: Complementary tea, coffee and scones