Cake Decorating Courses

Cake decorating workshops and courses are just another aspect of The Vanilla Valley world.

Check out pictures from our previous courses and details of our current term of courses here.


Cake Decorating Workshops at The Vanilla Valley

Monday, 27 July 2015  |  sarah@thevanillavalley


We have some fantastic workshops coming up here at The Vanilla Valley.  We think you will just love the stunning Peony Flower workshop. Suitable for students that have not made flowers before the photographs are from a previous workshop which also had ladies who had never made a wired flower.  It is a fantastic course to teach yourself some new skills or improve your skills should you be wanting to create some flower decorations for an upcoming cake.  

Wired Peony With Carmel Lovell on Saturday 15th August 2015

On this course you will create a beautiful Peony spray. This is a very popular flower with Brides and looks amazing on any celebration cake. The Peony is a large flower which continues to be very fashionable.


During this course you will learn how to

  •  Use flowerpaste to create a large peony, bud and leaves
  •  Use cutters and embossers
  •  Use dusts to add texture and enhance your spray
  •  Learn how and when to use glaze to enhance your spray
  •  Be given a range of ideas to inspire you to create your own personal sprays
  •  Many skills and techniques that can be transferred when making other flowers and leaves

All Courses have a maximum of 8 places available to ensure that every student gets plenty of help and advice from the tutor. This workshop can be booked by calling Carmel on 02920 402169. 


To find out more about our workshops visit our workshop page here.





Monday, 15 June 2015  |  sarah@thevanillavalley
Large Peony Cake decorating Workshops here at The Vanilla Valley

Our upcoming Workshop this summer with Carmel Lovell; Saturday 15th August is a Large Sugarcraft Peony. You will learn how to make a beautiful Peony Spray. This Workshop is 60, and you need to pre-book. Please call us during office hours or pop instore to book your place today. Read more...

Monday, 8 June 2015  |  sarah@thevanillavalley
Thursday, 4 June 2015  |  sarah@thevanillavalley
Cake International Gold Award winning Rhianydd Webb here at The Vanilla Valley!

We are so excited and delighted to announce that the supremely talented, Cake International Gold Award winning Rhianydd Webb is going to be holding a Tree Trunk Cake Course here! We just can not contain our excitement for all that is woodland and created by Rhianydd!

Monday, 1 June 2015  |  sarah@thevanillavalley
Cake decorating Workshops here at The Vanilla Valley near Cardiff

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Thursday, 15 January 2015  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Thursday, 29 June 2017  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
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Thursday, 24 November 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Monday, 19 September 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Thursday, 18 August 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Thursday, 21 July 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
June 2016 Cake of the Month Competition Winner

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
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Friday, 3 June 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
May 2016 Cake of the Month Winner
Tuesday, 24 May 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
New Products Update for May 2016

Our round up of the top new products added to our range this month including the fantastic PME Baking Belts and new products from Quality Sprinkles, who produce "Free From" sugar strands, non pareils and sugar pearls.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
April 2016 Cake of the Month Competition Winner

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Thursday, 14 April 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
New Products Update April 2016 - Including new brand Beau!

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
March 2016 Cake of the Month Competition Winner

We say a big congratulations to our March 2016 winner and give you an update on what you can expect from this years competitions!

Monday, 21 March 2016  |  Georgina@thevanillavalley
Great Easter Baking Ideas!

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016  |  andrew@thevanillavalley
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Friday, 11 March 2016  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
Cake Box Height Extenders have arrived!

Another week, Another exciting new product from The Vanilla Valley

Monday, 7 March 2016  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
**February 2016 Cake of the Month Winner**

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
Gift ideas for all the lovely mums this Mothers Day

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016  |  sioned@thevanillavalley
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016  |  Jo@thevanillavalley
**January 2016 Cake of the Month Winner**

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Saturday, 30 January 2016  |  Admin@thevanillavalley

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