Techniques Masterclass

Do you want to take your cakes to the next level?

Master those techniques you need to do so!

cake school
Masterclass Level 2: Techniques Masterclass

We have had amazing feedback from our first Cake! School Masterclass – Foundation Masterclass, with over 90 students completing the course and mastering their Ganache & Fondant skills on both round and square cakes! (If you’d like to participate in our next Foundation Masterclass, you can join the wait-list HERE)

Our Foundation Masterclass students loved the online learning format we created, and have been asking when the next course is coming… and here it is!
This course will help you to take your cake decorating skills to the next level, mastering techniques such as stencilling, gold leaf, stripes, painting on cakes and more!

"I've learnt so much!

I'm so happy with the final result...............Thank you so much!"
Techniques Masterclass Student

Who is this course for?

Beginner – Intermediate Decorators

Those who have never tried the techniques shown, but want to learn how to use them to improve the overall look of their cakes. This course will teach you how to master each technique!

Intermediate – Advanced Decorators

Those who have tried the techniques before, but haven’t mastered them yet! This course will teach you how to master each technique with confidence and ease

"Cutting along the edges with a large blade is a pure joy

Thank you"
Techniquess Masterclass Student

"OMG what a fantastic lesson!!!!

............Thank you AMAZING and TALENTED ladies"
Techniquess Masterclass Student

What will you learn?

Ganaching double barrel round cakes

Learn how to ganache extended height tiers and double barrel cakes

Internal supports

When & how to use internal supports in your tall cakes to ensure the cake is safely constructed and secured

Wrapping tall round cakes

Learn how wrap tall round cakes with fondant to achieve smooth results on even the tallest of cakes

Stacking multi-tiered cakes

How to securely stack multi-tiered and double barrel cakes, using a central dowel to ensure stability

Ganache a tall square cake

Learn how to ganache extended height square cakes while achieving perfectly square edges

Panel covering square cakes

Learn to panel cover square cakes with fondant and blend the seams to achieve sharp edges and smooth results

Gold painting & lustre

Learn how to create stunning metallic tiers on your double barrel cake using a variety of mediums including edible metallic paint & gold lustre

Painting lettering

Learn to hand paint initials on cakes using metallic edible paint. This technique is perfect for wedding and engagement cakes


Learn to stencil the easy way to get a great finish without the stencil moving or bleeding. You'll also learn to line up and continue a stencil pattern around the cake


How to achieve perfectly even and straight horizontal and vertical stripes on your cakes, with no fuss or stress!

Fondant ruffles

Learn to use fondant in a variety of ways to achieve beautiful and interesting textures on your cakes

Transporting tall and tiered cakes

Learn how to transport tall and tiered cakes to ensure they arrive safely!

"I enjoyed that.

I can definitely improve in a lot of things but am happy with this, thanks Lena, the lesson was really easy to follow!
Techniques Masterclass Student

Course Delivery

Bonus Content

"This week is another awesome learning experience

.......It's week 2 and I can't belove how much I've already learnt. Thank you"
Techniques Masterclass Student

this course will help you to:

Master each step

We break down all of the steps taught 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 techniques and troubleshoot any issues

Improve your skills

Master these techniques to take your decorating skills to the next level!

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

"Loving this course

I've learnt so much"
Techniques Masterclass Student

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.

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.

Karen Reeves

After being in the cake decorating industry for over 10 years, creating custom cakes and orders, Karen Reeves of Caking It Up now has a line of products including stencils and cake decorating tools. 

She enjoys combining her passion for cakes and her background in teaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

how is the course delivered?

The 6 week Techniques 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. The feedback session is recorded so you can watch it on replay if you can’t attend live.

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

This course is designed for intermediate decorators who have basic skills in applying ganache and fondant. If you have experience in decorating cakes, but feel you need to learn next level techniques, or master these techniques so you can consistently get good results, then this is the perfect course for you.

how long do i have access for?

Students have 12 months access to the videos inside the Techniques 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?

No – This course assumes a basic knowledge of baking mud cakes and applying ganache and fondant. If you do not have basic skills in these areas you might find the Foundation Masterclass is a better course for you. You can see when the next enrollment for Foundation Masterclass is open at

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. Tools required for this course will include: stencil, gel colours, edible art paint, lustre dusts etc. 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


"I loved that the course was suitable for different ability levels.

I loved having the videos and printed resources available so that I could work at my own pace."
Foundation Masterclass Student
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