Advanced Training Programmes are curated, intensive training programmes for industry professionals. They are available for international booking.

To build your programme, you can mix and match various techniques, as required. The length and cost of the programme will be tailored to your selection.

Advanced Training Techniques are categorised into these broad topics:

Advanced

Training

Programmes

The Cake Botanist’s Advanced Training Programmes are completely bespoke and adapted to each client. Designed specifically for pastry professionals, teams (or individuals) are able to select which skills they would like to learn, and at which level. 

Invest in your team's skill set, keep abreast with the latest cake trends or learn how to make advanced sugarflowers for cake decoration. My advanced training programmes are intensive masterclasses designed to be versatile and give you and your team the skills you need to advance your business, allowing you to keep everything in-house.

 
 
Sugarflower Techniques

 

Combining a focus on the intricacy of nature with real-world cake decoration techniques, The Cake Botanist’s signature style is a fine balance between delicate realism and practical application. These techniques will develop and refine your skills as a cake artist and show you how to achieve sophisticated, beautiful sugarflowers that leave a lasting impression.

TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTION

  • Working with Gum Paste & Techniques

  • Pros & Cons of Gum Paste versus other modelling options

  • Working with Cutters, Veiners & Sugarflower Modelling Tools

  • Flower Construction & Anatomy

  • Creating Realism & Delicacy in Flowers

  • Intensive Workshop of Selected Flowers (see next page for options)

  • Edible Tint Techniques & Colour Mixing

  • Dusting Techniques

  • Taping Techniques

  • Creating Secure Mixed Flower Sprays

  • Secure Assembly Techniques for heavier flowers/sprays

  • Safety Seal Use & Application

  • Sugarflower Styling & Storage

Wafer Paper Techniques

 

Wafer Paper is an exciting medium that produces humidity withstanding, light shapes & flowers that are long-lasting and photo ready. Wafer Paper offers endless possibilities for creation, allowing you to print custom patterns and effortlessly create delicate shapes and silhouettes. It is an excellent skill to add that extra modern touch to your celebration cakes.

TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTION

  • Working with Gum Paste & Techniques

  • Pros & Cons of Gum Paste versus other modelling options

  • Working with Cutters, Veiners & Sugarflower Modelling Tools

  • Flower Construction & Anatomy

  • Creating Realism & Delicacy in Flowers

  • Intensive Workshop of Selected Flowers (see next page for options)

  • Edible Tint Techniques & Colour Mixing

  • Dusting Techniques

  • Taping Techniques

  • Creating Secure Mixed Flower Sprays

  • Secure Assembly Techniques for heavier flowers/sprays

  • Safety Seal Use & Application

  • Sugarflower Styling & Storage

 
 
Advanced Cake Techniques

 

Advanced Cake Techniques are ideal for training new members of your team or brushing up on your current skills. The Cake Botanist will cover her tips for achieving the most polished finish for your cakes as well as some of the more common mistakes made and how to avoid them.

CAKE LAYERING TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTION

  • Precision Layering Techniques (Trim, Layer, Fill, Crumb Coat)

  • Flavoured Syrups for Various Sponge Types

  • Buttercream Techniques & Applications (Swiss Meringue & Crusting)

  • Ganache Techniques & Adjustments for Varying Weather Conditions

  • Ganache Plate Techniques

  • Fondant Techniques for Sharp Edges, Tall Cakes & Common Mistakes

  • Fondant Techniques for Sharp Edges, Dummy Cakes & Common Mistakes

 

CAKE ASSEMBLY & STYLING TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTION

  • Stacking & Dowelling Techniques for Seamless Fondant Cakes

  • Stacking & Dowelling Techniques for Seamless Buttercream Cakes

  • Making & Using “Gunge” (filler for cakes without ribbon)

  • Assembling Wafer Paper/Fresh Flowers using “Safety Seal”

  • Cake Styling: Flower Placement and Design

  • Cake Styling: Light/Camera Set Up Basics

  • Cake Styling: Props

Piping & Painting Techniques

 

Piping & Painting Techniques are ideal for training new members of your team, brushing up on your current skills or learning a new style entirely. The Cake Botanist specialises in a range of different finishes and these techniques will allow you expand the possibilities with your cake decoration. These techniques work well on their own or mixed and matched for a different look.

TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTION

  • Edible Shimmer Gold/Silver Dusts to Pearlise a Cake

  • Airbrush Techniques for Achieving Gold Leaf Effect with Shimmer

  • Royal Icing Techniques (Lines, Dotting, Swags, Basic Monograms,

       Inscription Work, Run Outs, Brush Embroidery)

  • Royal Icing Cookie Decoration

  • Scribing Techniques

  • Painting with Edible Paints for a Watercolour Finish

  • Painting with Buttercream

  • Textured Buttercream Finishes

  • Buttercream Piping Techniques (Nozzle Types, Ruffles, Flowers)

  • Working with Silicon Moulds for “Bas-Relief” Inspired Cake/Cookie

  • Working with Acetate Stencils & Royal Icing

  • Crackle/Antiqued/Distressed Finish Techniques

 
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Khushi Malani
Owner,
CakeKraft, India

“Naomi was a very passionate teacher. It was a pleasure hosting her in our show. Our students learnt a lot of trending techniques from her. I am looking forward to hosting her once again in our future endeavours."

Elena McLeod
Community & Social Team,
ASOS, London

​The cake was a true masterpiece which 100% reflected our brand, was loved not just by the community and social teams, but by everyone who was passing by. It did not just taste heavenly, but was also very "Instagramable".

Justin Lee
Head Instructor,
Baker's Brew, Singapore

As an instructor, Naomi was also able to adapt well to the equipment and ingredients available. Her professional guidance and eagerness to impart her knowledge of baking and cake decorating is evident in each workshop that she conducts.

 

Every student who attended her 5 sold-out workshops went home satisfied with their creations. We will definitely be inviting her again in the future!"

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