In Person Classes

Heavenly Tiers cake studio in Lasswade, is the perfect venue for small groups and 1:1 tuition. See information about my cake studio here.

To book a class, please get in touch with Joanna via the enquiry form, email info@heavenlytiers.co.uk or phone 0131 677 9060.

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If you are interested in becoming a Cake Decorator, see my guide here.

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Class Title: Burger & Fries – Novelty Cake 

Saturday 09/10/21 from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Beginner/Post Beginner 

Cost: £125.00 Adult / £115.00 Child 12+ (with paying adult)

Course Description:

Carve a burger and bun from 6” Sponge cake, fill with buttercream and cover in coloured and textured sugar paste.

  • Create burger fillings and fries from modelling paste / Rice Krispie Treat.
  • Add texture and tone with airbrush
  • Decorate 10” cake board with chequered food wrap effect.

This is a fun novelty cake class to get started in carving, modelling and airbrushing skills. Some experience in cake decoration would be an advantage to complete the project in one day.

The class is suitable for adults and experienced junior cake decorators aged 12+ with a paying adult in attendance.

All materials and equipment will be provided for your class. I will provide a box for you to take your cake home in.

Image: Class decoration may vary.

Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until (24/09/21)

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Class Title: Halloween Cupcakes 

Saturday 30/10/21

  • Session 1: 9.30am – 12.00pm
  • Session 2: 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Fun / Novice / Beginner

Cost: £50.00 Adult / £40 Child 12+ (with paying adult)

Course Description:

  • During this class I will demonstrate how to prepare and pipe cupcakes and create fondant tops for decoration.
  • Demonstrate four Halloween designs from modelling paste.
  • You will create your own box of six decorated Halloween themed cupcakes to take home.

All materials and equipment will be provided for your class.

Image: Class decoration may vary from image.

Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until: 15/10/21

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Class Title: Two-Tier Silver Birch cake

Saturday 13/11/21 from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Post Beginner

Cost: Adult £165.00 

Course Description:

    • Prepare, split and fill a 5” round sponge with buttercream and jam. Apply a crumb coat, colour and cover with topcoat of rolled sugarpaste to smooth consistency.
    • Cover a 7” round dummy tier with sugarpaste/modelling paste.
    • Create hand painted silver birch effect with lustre dusts and modelling tools.
    • Cover and decorate a 10” cake board with woodland forest floor using cutters and moulds.
    • Create a stag’s antlers from modelling paste and paint with gold lustre dust.
    • Stack and assemble tiers adding final decorations and finish with ribbon.

    This class is an introduction to creating tiered cakes, creating texture with modelling tools and moulds. Creating woodland decorations from moulds, cutters and freehand models.

    This class is suitable for adults who can already cover cakes with sugar paste. Most of the class will be spent in creating textured details, hand painting and creating decorations from modelling paste.

    All materials and equipment will be provided for your class.

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Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until: 29/10/21

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Class Title: Chocolate Indulgence Drip (Buttercream) 

Saturday 27/11/21 from 9.30am – 1.00pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Beginner

Cost: Adult £80.00

Course Description:

  • Learn how to prepare and fill a three layer 6” round chocolate sponge and apply crumb coat.
  • Apply topcoat of chocolate buttercream to a smooth finish, adding texture with combs.
  • Apply chocolate drip
  • Pipe buttercream swirls to base of tier and top of cake.
  • Make simple chocolate shards and finish decoration with a selection of shop bought chocolate confectionary.

All materials and equipment will be provided for your class.

Image: Class decoration may vary from image.

Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until: 12/11/21

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Class Title: Christmas Cupcakes

Saturday 04/12/21

Session One: 9.30am – 12.00pm

Session Two: 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Fun / Novice / Beginner

Cost: £50.00 Adult / £40 Child 12+ (with paying adult)  

Course Description:

  • During this class I will demonstrate how to prepare and pipe cupcakes and create fondant tops for decoration.
  • Demonstrate four Christmas themed designs from modelling paste.
  • You will create your own box of six decorated Christmas themed cupcakes to take home.

This class is a fun beginner’s class to introduce cupcake decoration, with basic buttercream piping and modelling small themed pieces.

All materials and equipment will be provided for your class.

Image: Class decoration may vary from image.

Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until: 19/11/21

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Class Title: Mini Christmas Gift Cake & Topper

Saturday 11/12/21 from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Heavenly Tiers Cake Studio

Level: Fun / Novice / Beginner

Cost: £65.00 Adult / £55.00 Child 12+ (with paying adult)  

Course Description:

  • Prepare, spilt and fill a 4” square sponge cake with buttercream and jam.
  • Cover with smooth top coat of rolled sugarpaste.
  • Create novelty topper – e.g santa coming down the chimney with modelling paste and rice krispie treats.

All materials and equipment will be provided for your class.

Image: Class decoration may vary from image.

Covid safety measures are in place:

Face masks are to be worn in class.

Booking open until: 27/11/21

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One Day Intensive

Private Class:

If you would like a private class to brush up your skills or to try out a new hobby I can provide either a half day class (3 hours) or full day class (6 hours) during the weekend. Prices start at £125 for half day and £225 for full day per person. Please note private classes are for adults only.

Private Group:

Private group classes are available from 2 – 4 people. This can be a mixed age group as long as there is one adult in the party. Children must be aged 10years and above.

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Student Testimonials

Exploding Parcel Cake

The class was well presented and i’m really happy with the finished cake!

31/07/21

Ice-Cream Drip Cake

This is a great class for the novice baker that wants to expand their skills level to make ‘wow factor’ cakes. 

31/07/21

Ice-Cream Drip Cake

Jo was so very patient with a novice like me. Helped my confidence. 

31/07/21

Private Sugarpaste Celebration Cake

I have really enjoyed my class – very well presented , well taught and an overall lovely experience to have had. 

17/07/21

Simple Buttercream Celebration Cake

Very Calm and relaxing. Great teaching techniques and good tips. Very enjoyable. Don’t be nervous, give it a go. You will surprise yourself. 

19/06/21

Simple Buttercream Celebration Cake

Very enjoyable experience, very friendly and hospitable tutor. Made to feel very welcome and learned a lot. Definitely improve our cake making.  

19/06/21

Private Cake Decoration Day

This is an excellent chance to learn a wide range of techniques even as a beginner. I was very happy with the tuition given and would recommend Heavenly Tiers to beginners and more advanced students. Enjoy 🙂 

05/06/21

Private Cake Decoration Day

It was an amazing day and the atmosphere could not have been any nicer. Joanna is a gifted teacher and the pace of the class allowed us to practice every step. We took home an amazing cake and learnt so much along the way. Can’t wait to come back for another class! 

05/06/21

Buttercream Skills

It was a really enjoyable experience with lots of good tips and a patient teacher. It felt totally safe for Covid-19 and I would definitely come again!

19/09/20

Buttercream Skills

Amazing class to take my baking to another level.

19/09/20

Buttercream Skills

Got voucher as a present and i’m so glad that I did! Absolutely loved the class and will book another class in the future. 

14/03/20

Buttercream Terrarium

I really enjoyed my experience today. Joanna was extremely helpful and answered any questions I had. Also very friendly. Would definitely come again. Highly recommended. 

26/02/20

Mini Cake and Model (Adult & Child)

This particular class would be a lovely experience for families to do a fun activity together that can then be replicated in the home.  My granddaughter said it was really good! 

09/02/20

Simple Fondant Celebration Cake

The class covered everything I need to know about the basics of ‘fondanting’ a cake. It has built my confidence for sure.

29/01/20

3D Old Boot Planter Cake

Jo teaches with enthusiasm and it is a joy to attend her classes, as well as taking home a beautiful piece of art. 

30/11/19

Wired Flower Spray

Lovely atmosphere at Heavenly Tiers, friendly and nothing is too much for Jo. She clearly enjoys passing on skills. Definitely recommend and will be back for another class.

20/11/19

Wired Flower Spray

Jo is a thorough and patient teacher. You will leave with a beautiful product and a sense of achievement. 

20/11/19

Wired Flower Spray

I’d recommend Jo and Heavenly Tiers to cakers of any level. Jo is patient and an excellent tutor.

20/11/19

Simple Buttercream Cake Class

Absolutely brilliant, highly beneficial! Amazing tips, tricks and skills learned!

25/09/19

Simple Celebration Cake Class

Very relaxed and enjoyable way to spend an evening with new skills being learnt. Smaller group so a much more hands on with the instructor Jo. A very enjoyable experience and learnt that there is a lot more to cake decorating than you think!

18/09/19

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