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Poppy Pickering Classes

Classes for everyone...

Please come and join us at our boutique kitchen and shop in Ilkley where we have a wide selection of cake decorating and chocolate classes now available. Whether you are a beginner or just want to expand your skills we have a range of classes available. Classes are run from our little shop, hosting just 4 students per chocolate class and 5 students per cake decorating class. All the materials, aprons and edibles are provided for you during the classes. Drinks will be provided throughout the day and a light lunch is provided for full day classes only.

Poppy Pickering
16 Leeds road,
Ilkley,
West Yorkshire,
LS29 8DJ

There is no parking outside the shop but there are car parks in the town in additional to parking along residential roads opposite.

Airport:
Leeds/Bradford airport (20 minute drive away)
Train Station: Ilkley station (5 minute walk away)

Accommodation details:
The Crescent Hotel, Ilkley
The Wheatley Arms, Ben Rydding (a short train journey away)

Payment in full will be required at the time of booking. If you have any questions regarding any of the cake decorating or chocolate classes please do not hesitate to get in touch before booking. Please be aware that we will be unable to refund any classes once you have booked unless we have to cancel the class and if so, a full refund will be given.

We are now able to offer one to one cake decorating tuition, please email us on info@poppypickering.co.uk with details of your requirements and we will be able to develop either a full day (10-5) or half day (10-1) bespoke course together. All equipment, tools, lunch, refreshments and materials are provided.

The cost for this will be £500 per day or £250 per half day.

In the unlikely event that Poppy Pickering has to cancel a class, a full refund will be offered. We are unable to offer any refunds should you decide to cancel or are unable to attend your class. Please double check dates and travel arrangements before you make a booking. We cannot be held liable for any money spent, such as travel arrangements, hotel bookings etc.

If Poppy Pickering have to cancel a class and you have already made a booking, the refund amount from Poppy Pickering will be limited to the total amount of money you spent on the booking class with us.

All the skills learnt at any of the cake or chocolate classes are intended for your own personal use and under no circumstances should the class be replicated and taught to your own students.

Green Lace Rose Wedding Cake

  • 6": Dummy tier
  • 8": Real cake
  • 9" Dummy tier
  • 10": Dummy tier

In this class you will learn how to level, fill, ganache and cover a real cake with sugarpaste. You will then cover a further two dummy tiers with sugarpaste. You will learn how to achieve sharp edges on real cakes and dummy tiers. Cover a cake board and learn how to dowel a cake tier. Make sugar roses, ranunculus, leaves, eucalyptus l...

£475.00 Sold Out

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Iced Biscuits

In this class you will learn how to decorate shaped biscuits using a variety of techniques. We will make mini flowers, little rosebuds, bows and create piping effects. We will ice the cookies using both royal icing and sugarpaste. We will also create hand painted looks, a chalkboard effect and piped borders. This is a one day course and at the end you will be able to take home your creations (Biscuits will be pre-made for the class).

£155.00

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Marble Leaf Cake

6" Dummy tier
8" Real cake
10" Dummy tier
12" Dummy tier


In this class you will learn how to level, fill, ganache and cover a real cake with sugar paste. You will then ice further dummy tiers. You will learn how to achieve sharp edges on real cakes and dummy tiers. Make modern open style peonies, open roses, filler leaves and berries. We will also apply metallic leaf and create a marble effect in the icing.

£395.00

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Mini Cakes

In this class you will learn how to decorate several mini cakes using a variety of techniques. You will learn how to make rosebuds, roses, mini flowers, bows, pearls, brooches, leaves and create piping effects. We will ice dummy and real mini cakes. This is a one day course and at the end you will be able to take home your creation. We will create 6 mini cakes depending on experience.

(This class is suitable for beginners)

£195.00

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Modern Rose Bloom

  • 4”: Dummy tier
  • 6”: Real cake
  • 8”: Dummy tier
  • 10" Pre -covered dummy tier

In this class you will learn how to level, fill, ganache and cover a real cake with sugarpaste. You will then cover a further two dummy tiers with sugarpaste. You will learn how to achieve sharp edges on a real cake and...

£395.00 Sold Out

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Sugar Flower Class

In this one day class you will learn how to make a selection of ‘Poppy Pickering’ style sugar flowers including

roses | cherry blossoms | filler flowers | leaves | berries | hydrangeas

I will show you how to mix soft subtle flower tones and explain how I dust/steam the flowers to create a more realistic finish.

£195.00

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Trio of Modern Style Cakes

4” /6" metallic sequin bow cake (dummy)
6” shimmer lustre & floral top cluster cake (dummy)
6”/8” metallic leaf cake with peony (6”: Real cake/ 8”: Dummy tier)

In this class you will learn how to level, fill, ganache and cover a real cake with sugarpaste. You will then ice further dummy tiers. You will learn how to achieve sharp edges on real cakes and dummy tiers. Make modern open st...

£445.00

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Wedding Cake & Beginners Chocolate Masterclass

This masterclass is £1000 for the 5 days.
(a deposit of £250 will be required to secure your place and the remaining balance can be paid in 3 instalments)

This exciting class will introduce you to a variety of cake decorating and chocolate techniques which will enable you to create a three tiered wedding cake, matching mini cakes with wedding favour cookie lollipops. Finally we will also incorporate a beginners chocolate class which will...

£250.00

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Half Day Beginners Chocolate Class

This half day (12:00 - 15:30) course is great for those who want the experience of working with chocolate. In this class you will be given an introduction to chocolate, temper chocolate, use ganache fillings, make moulded chocolates, make various shaped chocolates and lollipops. This is a half day course and at the end you will be able to take home your delicious chocolate creations.

£80.00 Sold Out

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