We offer small classes to teach you how to decorate cupcakes that really stand out from the crowd! Each class is kept small (max 5 people) this means you get to ask lots of questions and ensures individual attention.

We can also arrange special classes for you and a group of your friends. Please contact us if you would like a particular date and we can usually accommodate you. It’s a great excuse to have fun and learn in a relaxed environment with your friends!

The Christmas Collection

An example of our christmas cupcake collection cakes.
We have designed this lovely Christmas collection for you to learn new skills including how to model figures and animals with sugarpaste Using a variety of equipment and techinques.

By the end of the day you will have created…

  • Father Christmas and his present list.
  • Ruldolph the Reindeer.
  • A Christmas Tree and presents.
  • A Snowman with a little pile of snowballs.
  • A cute penguin and his Igloo.
  • A sparkly Christmas Bauble.

This class runs from 10.15 – 17.00 and will take place at Puddle Duck Bakery H/Q in Burford, Oxfordshire.
All class equipment is included but please do bring an apron with you. Refreshments and a light lunch are also included.

This class is suitable for beginners but experience working with sugarpaste would be an advantageous.

Please see our “Book a Class” page for course dates and online booking.

Price: £135.00

New to Cupcakes Class

An example of some cupcakes created on a cupcake class
This class has been designed for the beginner or for those who are a bit out of practise! You will learn to bake and decorate 12 cupcakes from scratch. We will show you the best ingredients to work with so that you always get fabulous tasting, moist cupcakes.

The day will start being taught how to make lovely decorations for your cupcakes. This is your chance to get creative with different colours and designs. You also get to experiment with lots of different tools including embossers, cutters and moulds.

You will be taught how to make and colour mouthwatering buttercream, and then how to use it with different piping nozzles and techniques.

During this class we will teach you…

  • How to bake cupcakes from scratch.
  • How to make and colour smooth delicious buttercream.
  • How to colour and work with sugarpaste.
  • How to pipe buttercream on your cupcakes using different nozzels.
  • How to make decorations, including hearts, stars, flowers, handbags and more.
  • And of course we are on hand to ask any questions that you may have!

Finally you get to decorate your dozen cupcakes with the flowers and decorations you made earlier in the day. You have a presentation box to take them home in so that you can amaze your family and friends with your wonderfully stylish creations.

Price: £115.00

The Garden Party Collection

An example of some cupcakes created on a cupcake class
Our garden party collection is for those of you who want to take your cupcakes to the next level. This class really enables your cupcakes to stand out from the crowd!

You will learn how to make delicate “life like” flowers using florist paste, and learn how to work with florist paste so you can achieve the best results so that your cupcakes really do have that WOW factor.

During the class we will teach you…

  • How to make a variety of different flowers using cutters and different techniques.
  • How to make the smaller minature rose, which is so useful, either for cupcakes or larger cakes.
  • How to colour your florist paste to match your designs and flowers.
  • How to pipe grass, great for garden designs!
  • How to make a beautiful large “life like” Rose.
  • How to use lustre dusts to give depth to your flowers.
  • How to make daisy’s, cherry blossom’s, gerberas, open roses, miniture daffodils and many more flowers.
  • How to perfect covering cupcakes with sugarpaste and achieving a neat, even finish.

This class is all about decoration so you get to adorn 12 “naked” cupcakes (that we baked freshly for you that day) to take home and show all your friends and family. You will be amazed how much you can learn in one day.

This is a great follow on class if you have done our “New to Cupcakes” workshop.

Price: £115.00

Taster Classes

Some of the equipment used on a taster class
This 2 1/2 hour beginners class is a great introduction to cupcakes and will give you a little taste of what happens in the kitchen at Puddle Duck!

You will get hands on with buttercream and learn how to pipe the perfect swirl! You’ll make decorations from sugarpaste which will be used later on to decorate 6 of your cupcakes.You get to perfect your decorations with lustre dust, glitter and sprinkles! This is a really fun taster class and a must if you don’t have time for the full day course or if you just want to dip your toe into the marvelous world of cupcakes!

Please see times for this class under “book a class”.

Price: £50.00

Course Times

The classes are held in Burford, Oxfordshire and run from 10.30 – 16.00. There is ample free parking.

Course Prices

All classes are £115.00 and are to be paid for in advance.

What’s Included?

The course price includes: materials, use of sugarcraft tools and equipment, notes on what you have learnt, refreshments throughout the day, lunch and of course your 12 beautifully decorated cupcakes all boxed up to take home.

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To book a place on our class please call 07967 180460 or email us at kitchen@puddleduckbakery.co.uk