Here are a list of items that you will use throughout the course,
some of which are just everyday household items and some are specialist cake making items. You do not need all these
at the beginning of the course and can obtain them as required. At the end of each lesson you will be told what you
need for the following week. Sometimes I will bring in consumables which you can purchase from me rather than buying
a large pack of your own. For example for lesson one you will need 8 wires, these usually come in packs of 30-50
so I will bring them into class and we will spit the cost between the class, so it could cost you 50p instead of £3.
Of course if you prefer you can buy your own.
General Items To
Bring Each Week, you will probably have most of these already.
Small sharp vegetable knife
ruler (flat backed) metal if possible but a stiff plastic one will be ok
Plastic set square (like you use at school)
Small artists brush
Essential Cake Making Equipment , you
will be told when you need these items so you don't need to buy them all at once.
6" Pallet Knife , costs
approx £4.99 - week one
Smoother with square edges- cost approx £4.99
Small Plastic Rolling Pin - cost
Large Plastic Rolling Pin
nozzel - for making cupcakes cost approx £2.50
Plastic Piping Bag(s) - Wheelers sell individual ones for 20p
Items Needed for Lesson 6 19.02.14
1kg sugarpaste white
pink or blue sugarpaste/colouring if you have some
round sponge see recipe below torted (levelled & cut/filed with jam an buttercream) placed in centre of board/drum (size
below) and covered in buttercream. So you are bringing an already prepared cake ready to cover with sugarpaste.
extra buttercream 3 tbs?
10-12" round drum and box to take cake home
small pallet knife
rolling pin if you have one
small sharp knife with straight edge
1m 15mm ribbon to match cake
Serrated knife to carve cake with
round cookie cutters
pink or blue sugar pearls
if you have some
for cake 6 eggs, 12 oz self raising flour, 12oz caster sugar, 12oz buttery
spread. combine all ingredients for a few minutes until smooth. Pour in to an 8" round lined tin with
damp newspaper round the outside in centre of oven (fan 135○c) for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs until cooked. turn after 45 mins being
careful not to leave oven door open too long. leave in tin for 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
If you had trouble with the cake last time, divide mix and bake in two separate tins but note the cooking tin wil be a lot
less approx 1hr.