Painting On Cakes ~ Natasha Collins (Guest Tutor)

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Enjoy the day painting these beautiful floral flowers onto a two-tier cake with Natasha Collins, known for her beautiful watercolour floral painted cakes.

The class will teach the basics of how to paint on cakes – preparing the fondant, watering down the edible paint, which brushes to use and the process of applying the paint to the cake to create a water colour floral design.

Sunday 28th June 2020, from 10 am – 5 pm.

Price: £140

Level of difficulty:

What you’ll learn:

  • How to prepare your fondant
  • How to layout a design onto a cake
  • What reference to use and how to transpose your chosen image into a painted design
  • Where to find and how to use suitable reference
  • How to water down the paint
  • Which brushes to use and the process of applying the paint to the cake
  • How to paint on cakes
  • How to correct mistakes
  • How to create a watercolour style of painting
  • I will be sharing lots of painting tips and techniques that will help give movement and depth to the design

What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own covered cake dummies. I personally think this cake would look best on:

7″ diameter x 6″ tall and 5″ diameter x 4″ tall, straight-edged round cake dummy. You can purchase these quite cheap at Vanilla Valley. You’ll need to cover the cake in a cream or coloured fondant. You will find it easier to work if the cake is on an 9” cake board.

Please note: You can purchase covered dummies for the class for £30, you’ll need to add the option to your basket.

What’s Included?
Materials other than cake dummies, equipment, hot lunch and refreshments are included.

What will I take home?
You will go home with your creation, certificate, course materials as well as new skills.

Important Information:

Please make all personal arrangements before booking as we are unable to offer any refunds or course transfer should you decide to cancel or are unable to attend your course. If you feel your circumstances may change it is advised to look into purchasing ticket Insurance. It is the attendee’s responsibility to source a company that provides this service.

Discount codes MUST be used at the time of purchasing a class via the website. Discounts will not be applied after the booking has been made.

Deposits and Final Payments:

If you choose to pay with a non-refundable deposit, the remaining balance is due 1 month prior to your course date. It is the responsibility of the person booking the course to make payment by the due date. If the final payment has not been paid 1 month before the class commences Tasteful Cakes Reserves the right to re-sell your seat. So please add this date to your diary.

You will receive a confirmation of payment upon booking. Please click add to google or icalendar below to save the details of your course. Tasteful Cakes is not responsible to remind you of the dates and times of your class. Access to this information is always available on the website.

Public Transport:

If you are travelling by public transport the closest train station is Waltham Cross. Where you can take a cab or a bus. For Tubes, you’ll need to take the central line. Theydon Bois, you will need an Uber but Loughton has taxis waiting outside.

It is just a short 10-minute journey from all stations. Please always contact me as some days I can pick up and drop back to the station, this isn’t guaranteed due to childcare; it depends on the class start time and the day.


Driving to your class couldn’t be any easier. Tasteful Cakes is situated just off the M25, Junction 26. There is enough room on the driveway or along the top of the road outside my house.

Doors Opening:

Doors will open 10 minutes before the class start time, please do not arrive earlier as I could be setting up or picking people up from the station. I really like to greet all my students personally and this allows me to do so.

What to bring:

There is no need to bring anything along with you, everything is provided!
There may be bits of equipment you haven’t used in this class, but I have it to purchase should anyone like to. I do take card and cash.


Lunch is also provided. I’ll be doing jacket potatoes, choice of fillings, salad and homemade coleslaw for lunch. This food option seems to cover most peoples dietary requirements and allergies. If you have special dietary requirements, please feel free to bring something along with you.


Tasteful Cakes reserves the right to cancel or change a course. In these circumstances, Tasteful Cakes will normally arrange an alternative date and offer students either a transfer to this date or, if this date is not convenient an alternative course. If neither is possible a full refund will be offered.



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