Bespoke Private Tuition

Tailor the class to suit your learning needs or leave it up to us to design one for you!

Do you prefer learning in a private one-to-one environment? Our bespoke private tuition will offer you the opportunity to create a class tailored to your individual needs. Beginner to intermediate.

Maybe you have started or are starting a cake business and can access PRINCES TRUST FUNDING or NEW ENTERPRISE ALLOWANCE funding.

We are registered with local councils, the DWP, and The Princes Trust to provide training to start your own cake business. GET IN TOUCH for more details.

Perhaps you have a very special cake to make for an important occasion? Or are you a professional cake decorator wishing to enhance your portfolio? With the complete undivided attention of a Buttercream & Bows experienced tutor, you will have their wealth of skills and knowledge at your disposal, plus business advice and access to our No.1 Best Selling Author of ‘Cake Biz Success’ – Diana The Cake Biz Coach and her wealth of knowledge for running a cake business successfully.

During a free telephone consultation with you, we will listen to your requirements and put together your bespoke private tuition itinerary. The content will be agreed upon by you before attending.

By the end of the five hour class you can choose from techniques such as:

  • Professional techniques fondant and sharp edge cakes.
  • Baking techniques and shared secrets and tricks of the trade
  • How to make delicious Buttercream and Bows vanilla buttercream
  • Create a number of buttercream finishes using a variety of nozzles including buttercream flowers for Cupcake Bouquets.
  • Use food colouring to create two tone butter cream effect
  • Use Flower paste to create a variety of decorations to adorn your cakes. Such as beautiful sugarcraft roses.
  • Learn how to ensure your ingredients are at their peak of freshness for the best results.
  • Straight edge buttercream finishing.
  • How to get the perfect fondant covering with our unique rolling techniques.
  • Cake Lace.
  • The list is endless…………

Here at Buttercream & Bows we are passionate about cake decorating.Our cakes not only look good but taste amazing too!

During your unique 1:1 class, you will be working with one of our top cake decorating tutors. Our director is a fully qualified tutor, and has taught Cake Decorating at the famous University College Birmingham, and is an expert in cake decorating, as are all our tutors. Our Director is also a best-selling author, a  magazine columnist, and consultant to the baking industry too, so you are guaranteed to be in good hands.

Certificates are presented at the end of your course.

Course Location


Buttercream & Bows – The Cake Decorating Academy HQ is located in the historic royal town of Sutton Coldfield based in the West Midlands, perfectly located for all modes of travel, and motorway networks. We regularly welcome students from all over the world to our academy. Our group sessions take place at our Studio in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

We are very used to working with fellow cake decorators who require Vegan, Eggless, or Alcohol-Free products…nothing phases us!

Private Course Times & Dates


Bespoke private tuition is arranged by prior appointment only. Contact us by clicking here to enquire

Private Course Prices


Full day with top Cake Decorating Professional – POA (starts from £420 – £570) FREE LUNCH.

PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE MADE VIA BACS or Cheque/Cash for Bespoke Private 1:1 Tuition

Evenings are also available upon request.

NB – Please note that all tuition, ingredients and equipment is included in the price. Full payment will be required in advance to secure any bookings. We refer to our terms and conditions, please familiarise yourself with them by clicking here