Wedding cake class – 3rd to 5th October (Part time / Full Time)


Wedding cake decoration class in collaboration with the SA School of Weddings
3rd to 5th October (Part time / Full Time)

Course Outline:

This Course covers the fundamentals of making both traditional and contemporary Wedding Cakes. The Course is facilitated by the well-established Kate de Waal from Sugar ‘n Ice – Handmade Cakes of Distinction. Upon completion of this Course, you will have all the knowledge and guidance for making tiered Wedding Cakes with a variety of different finishes.

At The SA School of Weddings, our aim is to equip you with both professional knowledge and hands on
practical experience for you to start your exciting career in Wedding Cakes.

Modules Covered in the Course

  • Introduction to the World of Wedding Cakes
    Tools and Ingredients Needed


    Covering Dummy Cakes, Sponge & Fruit Cakes with Plastic Icing

    Making Royal Icing

    Different Piped Embroidery Designs using Royal Icing

    Piped Borders using Royal Icing

    How to Set Up and Support the Mechanics of a Wedding Cake

    Modelling Paste for Flowers

    How to make Iced Flowers including Roses, Blossoms, Trumpet flowers, Daisies and Lilies

    Butter Icing

    Chocolate Ganache

    The Technique of Icing a Cake with Soft Icing


    Decorating a Cake with Fresh Flowers

    Baking Demonstration

    o Vanilla Butter Sponge

    o Red Velvet with a Cream Cheese Icing

    o Moist Chocolate Cake

    Chocolate Work

    o Chocolate collars

    o Chocolate shavings

    o Chocolate panels

    o Chocolate Ganache

    Assembling Wedding Cakes

    Meeting with your Couples

    o Initial Meeting

    o Understanding the Needs of the Couple
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients
    o Keeping Record of Discussions
     Marketing
     Charging for your Services
     Dealing with Industry Suppliers – Wedding Planners, Florists, Venues and Photographers
     Building a Portfolio



Part Time Option:
Once a week for 8 weeks

Saturday Afternoons: 1pm 4pm


Students are given the brief for their Final Assessment at the beginning of the Course, and this is due
at the end of the Course. The school strongly advises that students start working on this brief right from
the beginning of the Course so as to stay on trend and utilise time management effectively.
Please note students are required to provide ALL elements for their Assessments on their own account.
The SA School of Weddings employs a professional photographer for these Assessments so that
students have professional images to use for building their portfolios and businesses going forward.

Full Time Option: (Intensive)
3 days consecutively from 9am 4pm
The Intensive Full Time Course is specifically designed for people outside of Gauteng

NB: Please take note that the full time 3-day course does not include an assessment


Weekly Part Time: Students are required to have a minimum 80% attendance rate and complete the final assessment. The pass mark for the final assessment is 65% and students are required to pass both the admin section and the practical cake making section successfully. Upon successful
completion of the Course, students will receive a Certificate in Wedding Cakes from The SA School of Weddings.
Intensive Full Time: Students are required to have 100% attendance rate and complete all admin and practical sessions of the course successfully. Upon successful completion of the Course, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the 3day Skills Program in Wedding Cakes.


Registration Fee: R2500
The Registration fee is an admin fee and is a security deposit to secure your space in the class. Please note that this is a nonrefundable fee and is not included in the total Course fees.

Course Fee:  R5000
Course fees are inclusive of printed material, basic tool kit and all ingredients and samples for the Course.

Course Total:  R7500 (inclusive of registration fee)

Payment Terms

Part Time Weekly Course:
Course can be paid in full or in 2 x R2500 installments.
1st Installment on the 1st Day of the course
2nd Installment due before or on 4thth week of the course

Full Time Intensive Course: Full payment is due upon commencement of the Course (1st Day of the course).

Enrolment Procedure:

You will need to complete the following in order to register for the Course:
Send us a valid copy of your ID or Passport

Proof of residence

Signed and completed Enrolment Form (attached)

Proof of payment of R2500 Registration Fee

Email forms to
Reference: Name & Surname

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a welcome letter from The SA School of
Weddings together with your student number.


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