Are you sick of experiencing cake fails and stressful moments in the kitchen?

Learn to create the cakes you’ve always wanted to!

Why we created cake school
Foundations Masterclass

We’ve spent hours and hours in the kitchen trying to perfect our cakes.  

We’ve had split ganache, messy ganache, uneven cakes, ripped fondant, elephant skin, less than perfect results and on several occasions…
that totally dreaded CAKE FAIL!

You can’t get great results on your cakes if your foundations aren’t set firm (just like your ganache!)

You need to master the foundations of cake decorating first before you progress your skills, so you can then go on to achieve those jaw dropping cakes you see on Pinterest and Instagram – and we can help you do this! 

Who is this course for?

Intermediate Decorators

Those who have baked and decorated cakes before, but want to get better results – smoother ganache, smoother fondant, spend less time achieving this and better results with less stress

Beginner Decorators

Those who have not used ganache or fondant before, or have only used it once or twice before running for the hills! This course will teach you how to use ganache and fondant with confidence and ease

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What will you learn?

Bake Perfect Cakes

How to bake your cakes to perfection (including downloadable copies of our personal recipes)

Chocolate Ganache

Make white and dark chocolate ganache with correct ratios and making sure it doesn't split

Torte & Fill Your Cakes

Learn to Torte (cut in to layers) and how to fill your cakes. Learn about syrups, fillings and flavours

Ganache Round & Square Cakes

Learn how to get a perfectly smooth ganache finish on your round and square cakes

Cover a Round Cake With Fondant

With no elephant skin or ripped fondant!

Cover a Square Cake With Fondant

With smooth and sharp corners and edges!

Perfect Presentation

Cover your cake board to complete the perfect presentation

Basic Decorating

Basic decorating techniques to enhance your cake: Letters & marbled fondant

Storage, Shelf Life & Transport

Ensure your work of art gets to the party venue safe & sound!

Course Delivery

Bonus Content

Our next Masterclass will be running soon! Join the waiting list to receive your invitation!

this course will help you to:

Master each step

We break down all of the foundations of cake decorating into bite-size
and achievable steps

Avoid common mistakes

No more cake fails! We’ve made all of the common mistakes so you don’t have to!

Save time and avoid stress

Learn the foundations and troubleshoot any issues

Progress your cake skills

Master the foundations so you can progress your skills

Learn from world-class decorators in the comfort of your own home

Meet the teachers

Lena McKechnie

Lena McKechnie has been decorating since
her twin daughter’s 1st birthday, nearly 12 years ago. 
Lena trained at a world
renowned Sydney based cake
decorating school before opening
 her own home-based cake studio,
Savvy Cakes Sydney

Karen Stack

Karen Stack has been decorating since 2010 and was awarded Cake Decorator of the year
at the 2018 Cake Decorating & Baking Industry Awards. Karen has taught across Australia
and Internationally and is well known for her immaculately finished ganache & fondant cakes through her business, Lick The Bowl Cakes, Melbourne.

Karen Reeves

With over 110k followers on Instagram and Facebook, Karen Reeves of Caking It Up creates stencils and cake decorating tools, combining her passion for cakes and her background in teaching.

Designing and creating elegant and beautiful cakes is what she enjoys and loves that she gets to be a part of so many people’s special occasion…after all, what is a party without cake.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright is the Founder of the
Australian Cake Decorating Network. Liz started her cake decorating business in 2008
after growing up watching her mum bake and decorate wedding cakes for years. Liz is editor of Cake! Magazine and loves
to share the incredible talent of
cake decorators in Australia.

Registrations are now closed! Join the waiting list to receive an invite to our next course!

Frequently Asked Questions

how is the course delivered?

The 6 week Foundation Masterclass is delivered via our online learning platform. Students will set up a login when they purchase the course. A new lesson of the course will be released on Monday each week. Students will have time to complete that lesson before Thursday when we hold the live feedback and troubleshooting session.

I have decorated some cakes before, is this course for me?

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate decorators. If you have some experience in decorating cakes, but feel you need to refine your skills and techniques with ganache and fondant, to consistently get good results, then this is the perfect course for you.

how long do i have access for?

Students will have 12 months access to the videos inside the Foundation Masterclass, so you can go back and re-watch each step for 12 months, to really help you solidify your newly learnt skills

i am a complete beginner, is this course for me?

Yes – PERFECT! This course will take complete beginners through every step of the cake decorating process and ensure you learn the skills RIGHT the first time – it will save you hours of mess and stress in the kitchen!

is the content available straight away?

Each week we will release the next class. This is to allow you to master each of the steps in progress and receive feedback from our teachers, before moving on to the next step.

i'm not located in australia, can i join the course?

Yes! This course is delivered 100% online, so you can join from anywhere in the world. We welcome international students – we’d love to teach you our techniques!

will there be certain materials or supplies required to complete this course?

Students will be required to have basic cake decorating tools and supplies, including: cake tins, ganache scrapers, palette knife, rolling pin and fondant smoothers. We will provide a full material list upon sign up, and a list of suggested suppliers for students worldwide where you can purchase any items you don’t have.

what if i don't like the course?

We are so confident that you will love our course, that we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee, (from the start date of the course) for students who have watched both of the week 1 and week 2 lessons and participated in both of the week 1 and week 2 live feedback sessions, and think the course is not for them.


Although we do recommend all students complete the course together (virtually), students will be able to access the course content will be available for 12 months from the start date of the course.

what currency is the course charged in?

All course fees are charged in Australian Dollars.
GST is included in the course price for
 Australian Residents

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