Baking Basics

Would you love to know the tips, tricks and techniques for making perfect cakes every time? 

  • Sponge cakes got that sinking feeling? 

  • Ganache always splitting? 

  • Want to know how to get those sharp edges? 

  • Want the secret to the world’s best buttercream fillings? 

  • Are your watercolour cakes more sludge than Monet? 

  • Terrified of toppling tiers?

Join my list today to be the first to know about my upcoming Baking Basics Bundle course. In this course I will cover everything you need to know in order to make perfect cakes. 

I will share my own tried and tested recipes, including many gluten free and vegan variations. I will share my simple method for scaling the recipes to suit any size of cake. I’ll give you my essential equipment list as well as a few desirable, time saving products. 


I will demonstrate how to: 

  • trim, level, fill and layer tall sponge cakes

  • mix up the most delicious flavoured buttercream

  • make perfect silky chocolate ganache

  • finish cakes to give a semi naked effect, a rustic buttercream texture and arty water colour buttercream effects

  • cover a cake in smooth ganache to create the perfect base

  • cover a ganached cake with sugarpaste and smooth to achieve those all important sharp edges

I’ll show you various tips and tricks and how to deal with the most common problems that can arise.   

I will also include demonstrations showing how to create stylish dessert table items such as personalised cookies, cake truffles etc.     

Join the mailing list to get early access to the Baking Basics Bundle course at a discounted early bird rate.

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Thank you! Your tutorial was brilliant – really easy to follow – it was fab! xx


Beth @bethbakesgreatcakes

I love the pictorial!  It's very clear, good quality images and detailed instructions. I wanted to learn how to do the terrazzo technique although I also thought the price was excellent.  Lots of techniques covered including basic skills such as covering a cake with fondant for those who are more beginners.

I also was pleasantly surprised to find that other techniques were covered eg the velvet spray and using textured fondant.  I already use the latter technique but not the spray.

Sue Nutall @daisymollyandme 

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