Cake Decorating Classes in Cardiff

Our cake decorating courses cover a wide range of topics,  taking you from the creation of realistic flowers to cake covering, people modelling, airbrushing and a whole range of sugarcraft skills. Tutors aim to keep each course between six and eight attendees so that you’re assured the highest-quality instruction and feedback. To keep up to date with new Workshops and available dates please follow us on Facebook

Workshops are held in our Sugarcraft Room in our retail unit in Nantgarw. Each Workshop is designed to be as fun as it is informative and you’ll find yourself in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The tutor will send you an email to let you know beforehand what you need to bring with you. Plus as our shop is open during the course should you wish to indulge!



Please be very careful when choosing your course date as they are non transferable and non refundable. 

BOOK A PLACE: Please call the tutor direct to book your place. Please note that you can only secure your place with payment. All courses are non refundable and non-transferable - therefore please be careful when selecting your course date.

 Places go quickly so don't delay!





Vouchers for Workshops with Sarah Garland of the Crafty Kitchen, available in £10 increments. These make fabulous Birthday/Christmas presents.  To find out more or to buy please contact Sarah directly. Email on Sarah Garland at Perfect to put towards Sarah's classes, these can be used to book any class with availability.


Do you have a friend interested in Sugarcraft?  Don't know what to buy them for that special occasion? Why not buy them a gift voucher for a Dragons and Daffodils Course, they can then choose from the courses available on the website.   Gift vouchers are valid from one year from the date of purchase. Once booked on, they will be given a list of items/ingredients to bring to the course.  (Along with their lunch and a pinny).  There are a number of courses with different times and costs, for more information see Rhianydd's school website here


Please note these are not available to purchase through the Vanilla Valley and can not be used to purchase in the Vanilla Valley or used against any other tutor bookings.



Ganache a Cake

With Carmel Lovell

- Saturday 7th October -


Please contact Carmel, for full details via email:

or call 02920 402169 or 07859 939528

      On this day you will learn:

- Fill and cover a cake with Chocolate Ganache

- How to check that your cake and sides are level

- Pipe with ganache to create a finish on your cake

- Pipe Roses and Leaves to decorate your cake



Halloween Cupcakes - Children over 8 welcome

With Sarah Garland

- Monday 30th October -


Please contact Sarah, for full details via email:

or call 07929176208

During this fun filled class you will learn:

      - Use Sugarpaste and modelling paste, and how to colour them to colour Sugarpaste
      - How to cover your cupcakes in buttercream, in       preparation for covering
      - An introduction too basic sugarcraft tools and their uses
      - How to hand model six of these characters, and how to       use some basic cutters and tools to create your characters
      - How to add edible paint and dusts to enhance the       character’s details

*Get £5 off per booking made and paid for by 11th September 2017, quote code SUMMER12 when booking*

Christmas Character Cupcakes

With Sarah Garland

- Saturday 18th November -


Please contact Sarah, for full details via email:

or call 07929176208

During this Christmas themed class you will learn:

      - Use Sugarpaste and how to add CMC to it, to strengthen it.

      - How to colour Sugarpaste.

      - How to cover your cupcakes in buttercream, in preparation for sugarpaste covering.

      - An introduction too basic sugarcraft tools.

      - How to hand model six of these delightful festive characters, and how to use some basic cutters and tools.

      - How to add edible paint and dusts to enhance the character’s details.

Christmas Cake

With Sarah Garland

- Saturday 25th November -


Please contact Sarah, for full details via email:

or call 07929176208








We think the workshops run here by the very talented Tutors are the best but don't just take our word for it...



                                                                                          TUTOR: CARMEL LOVELL - CARMEL CAKE CLASSES CARDIFF

"A quick note to say thank you very much for the information I gathered at the Creating Shoes Workshop, if was fabulous. Carmel is an excellent teacher who is extremely helpful and friendly and I came away with not just lots of beautiful shoes but plenty of information that can be used in other areas of cake decorating."

"Just wanted to say my sister and I attended the Creating Shoes Workshop with Carmel Lovell and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  We found Carmel's teaching interesting and informative and came away from the class with our newly made sugarcraft shoes which we were very pleased with and an enthusiasm to learn more.Thanks again"

The Saturday workshop experience was inspiring, creative and above all great fun. Will definitely be attending future courses.

I really enjoyed the animal modelling workshop: you are taught the basics for making any type of animal so you can use the skills again for other types of decorations. Having a full day is really nice as you have plenty of time to make the models after watching Carmel's demonstrations, and the small group means there is enough time for everyone to get help if they need it. I would definitely recommend doing this workshop."



Rhianydd is an Ambassador for Saracino UK.

"Rhianydd is a fantastic teacher. As well as being extremely talented, she is very patient (needs to be with me!) and very good at getting the best out of her students. She also appreciates that people learn in different ways and at different speeds. She nearly always shows students more than one way of doing something so that they can then choose to use the method that works best for them. Rhianydd's classes are also enjoyable and I have done many of her classes just for fun."

"I thoroughly enjoyed my class with rhianydd webb and learnt a great deal in the class. Rhianydd was patient, kind and spent time with everyone in turn, giving encouragement and praise all the time. The different stages of peoples learning was not a problem and she offered advice every step of the way. This has encouraged me to arrange and attend more of her classes and I can't wait to learn from this talented woman. The piece I created in class has amazed my friends and family and given me confidence to try so much more. Thank you Rhianydd"



I attended a ganache & sharp edges course with Sarah. I loved the course as it covered all the essential techniques to achieve a professional finish to your cake. I am an avid caker but it took Sarah's day course to refine the basic skills I thought I had acquired through on line tutorials. Nothing can replace face to face teaching & Sarah's hands on approach was invaluable. I would highly recommend Sarah as a tutor but I am also a fan of her work which speaks for itself.

I attended an airbrushing class with Sarah, I found her knowledge and skill very helpful. She taught me how to look after my airbrush, how to use different techniques with 2 different types of airbrushes. I left the lesson feeling very confident about using my own airbrush. She also gave me some practise sheets so I could keep practising which was extremely helpful too. I would highly recommend her as a teacher and would definitely visit her for more lessons.

I attended a 'Ganache and Sharp Edges' course hosted by Sarah.  She was very welcoming and along with the other ladies I spent a lovely day learning new skills. Sarah has a lovely way of instructing and she spent time making sure each of us understood what we were supposed to be doing every step of the way. We were all aided individually when necessary to ensure that we really did have a grasp of the method required to both ganache and get sharp edges. All of us came away with wonderful looking cakes which was a perfect end to a lovely relaxed day doing something we all love and a testimony to Sarah's teaching ability.  I would definitely recommend her as a tutor in cake decorating skills.



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