Creative Cake Decoration for Beginners   


Course Description:

Discover your Creative Cake skills and join our new tutor Barbara Riggi on this colourful & delicious 10-week course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to create your first edible masterpiece that will surprise your family & friends at your next celebration!

During this course you will develop new skills including:

  • Sponge and cupcake baking
  • Filling and syrup preparation
  • Cake assembly, levelling and layering
  • Crumb coating and buttercream finishing
  • Cupcake decorating with piping techniques
  • Decorative sugar paste flowers & foliage
  • Edible sugar decorations
  • Tips on how to cut & preserve your cake

Equipment Needed for Class:

A cake decorating kit costing €40 can be purchased from the tutor. 

Alternatively you can bring your own cake decorating tools. 

Complete list will be supplied by the tutor to students 2 to 3 weeks prior to commencing the class. 

Tutor will inform students of equipment/ materials needed for each class, by email.

Course Day :  Tuesday night                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Start Date: 17/09/24

Cost: €140 for the course + plus optional cake decorating kit costing €40 to be paid to the tutor on the first night. Alternatively you can bring along your own cake decorating kit to use and a list will be supplied for students once they enrol.

Course Format: Face to Face with tutor in Malahide Community School. Maximum of 10 students

Duration: 2 hour classes

Enrolment: Enrolment will open on Monday the 12th of August at 11am

Meet Our Tutor: Barbara Riggi 

Barbara Riggi is the owner of Barbara Riggi Cakes a boutique cake-design home studio. Her love for baking blossomed as a small child in her Grandmother’s kitchen, in Sicily. Fast forward to 2015, when, after a career in Finance, Barbara decided to further her passion for baking and cake decorating. She completed a Professional Development Diploma in Baking & Sugar Craft in the DIT National Bakery School, followed by online tutoring, work experience in an Italian patisserie and many hours of practice.

Barbara’s love for the art of cake design is a passion and she place great emphasis on exquisite flavours and unique designs that are handcrafted to the highest quality.

Her cakes have been featured on wedding publications, national TV and her bakery was listed as one of “The cream of Irish bakers” in the Sunday Times magazine in 2020.























Creative Cake Decoration for Beginners

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