Take your cakes to the next level

Master those techniques needed to take your cakes to the next level!

cake school
Techniques Masterclass

We have had amazing feedback from our first Cake! School Masterclass – Foundation Masterclass, with over 50 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!

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

Here's what previous Cake! School students have said

What will you learn?

Stacking multi-tiered cakes

How to securely stack multi-tiered and double barrel cakes, and safely transport the cake to the venue

Internal supports

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

Painting, lustre & Gold leaf

Learn how to create stunning metallic tiers using a variety of mediums including edible paint, lustre and gold leaf

Wrapping tall cakes

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

Panelling square cakes

Learn to panel cover square cakes with fondant and blend seams to achieve amazingly sharp edges


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

Painting lettering

Learn to hand paint initials on cakes - perfect for wedding and engagement cakes


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


Learn to use wafer paper, rice paper and fondant to achieve beautiful and interesting textures on your cakes

Course Delivery

Bonus Content

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

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.


Plus additional
Guest decorators
to be announced!

Along with our Foundation Masterclass teachers,
we will be welcoming additional
guest teachers to join us for our Techniques Masterclass,
so our students can learn
techniques from a range of world-class teachers!

Here's what previous Cake! School students have said

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.

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 will 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 – 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 www.cakeschool.me

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, moulds 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


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