Town and Country Workshop – 19 June 2019

Bas Relief – 1pm to 4pm – Mulgrave Neighbourhood House, Mackie Road, Mulgrave. Members $12, Non-Members $20.

“And they call it puppy love….”

This workshop will cover the art of “low relief”, where the figure in the foreground is sculptured in high relief thus allowing the background to be “low”. This type of sculpture in icing will have less depth to the face and figure than it actually has when measured proportionately. You will learn how to retain the natural contour of the figure, and allow your work to be viewed from many angles without distortion of the figure.

We will add some color and bling to our workshop and make it a bit more exciting. Contact me at for the requirement list. Your plaque will need to be made one week before the workshop.


Australian National Cake Decorators’ Association 18th National Seminar 2015

In 2015 the Australian National Cake Decorators’ Association (ANCDA) is holding their National Seminar on the Gold Coast!

If you love cake decorating, sun and air-conditioned gambling then this event is for you! Five days of cake, cake and more cake. From 23rd August-28th August Jupiters Casino will be hosting the event and from all reports it’s massive and yet so selective you can’t find any information about it online. That’s why we’re here to help!

This pdf gives you all the information you need to enter the competitions (yes there’s more than one) In conjunction to the competitions there are 5 days worth of demonstrations, interstate teachings (you can see how techniques vary from state to state) and international cake artists!

As you’ll see there are multiple themes so have a look and if you enter make sure you let us know so that the VCDS can get behind your entry!

ANCDA’S 18th National Competition Schedule

Cake Lace | Taking the cakes by storm!!


Cake Lace is an innovate new method of adding edible lace decorations to your cake! Cake Lace is so easy to use, simply make to manufacturers instructions, spread onto the mat and place in the oven at 80°C. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, take out of the oven and cool for five minutes, it is then ready to use. From start to finish your edible Cake Lace could be ready to use in less than 30 minutes, perfect for adding edible lace onto your wedding cakes!

The beauty of Cake Lace, once it has been made, is that it will stay moist and pliable for many months to allow you to create masterpieces that may take a period of time.  Cake Lace is the perfect edible lace decoration!

You can purchase it here:

a review from Cakes Around Town:

** If you have have used Cake Lace, would love to see your creations and have them shown on our blog and facebook page…please email

Kryal Castle 18th May | Book Now!!

Town and Country Cake Decorators Group | Country Workshop 2014


Sunday 18th May 2014 9am to 4pm

Kryal Castle has reopened the doors to its new land of medieval adventure, offering more myth, magic than ever before.

Please Note Change of Date due to Kryal Castle closed over winter months.   

Put this date now in your diary for a great day and watch out for your invitation from EventBright.

Special interstate guest on the day will be Pam Lane from South Australia.  Pam is a National Judge, the National Public Officer, and has held a number of positions on the Executive of South Australia and National Association including past President of South Australia.  She has a great fun personality and will make this day worth attending

Pam will join us on this occasion to give us some demonstrations and run a workshop on “Entering Cake Decorating Competitions – local, state and national”.  Use this opportunity to learn from the master.

This is an all inclusive bus trip to adventure.  The bus will leave the eastern suburbs and have a pick up point on the way (to be advised) – 7am (yep you heard right, this is a full day), and leaving the castle at 4pm.

T&C Members – we are holding a special number of seats for you, so get in early when the notice comes out and then it is open to other VCDS members and guests. 

Cost to VCDS Members is $80, and non VCDS Members $120.

This includes bus, light snack on way up, morning tea, lunch, demonstrations and workshops.  A packed fun filled day.  The above will all finish around 1.30pm to 2pm to allow you time to explore and catch all the great events of the Castle, before boarding the bus home at 4pm.

For further information please contact

Jan Murphy on 0416 180848 or email






Workshop: The Sugar Peony

Another gorgeous workshop coming up for our Eastern Branch


peony This beautiful peony was created by the uber talented and generous Landy from Choice Cakes . And we are very lucky that she will be teaching us how to create this magnificent flower at our March workshop! (Saturday, March 22nd, 1-4)

Many of you may remember Landy’s last demonstration at Eastern; how to make a topsy turvy cake. It was incredibly popular and we are beyond lucky that she’s agreed to return. Landy has been decorating cakes for over 30 years and her enthusiasm and love for the craft is contagious. She knows it all and luckily for us, she’s a wonderful teacher who loves to share her knowledge and skills with us. She also has the most well stocked shop we’ve ever seen. She will be bringing some items to sell including cutters and colours you will need on the day plus some new toys that are sure to…

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Workshop: Figurine Modelling

What a great start to the year to learn how to create this adorable figurine!


Bathing BettyWe’re starting 2014 off with a bang!

The lovely and talented Kay from Little Miss Marzipan will be teaching us how to make her ‘Betty the Bathing Beauty’. (Saturday, 22nd Feb, 1-4)

Many of us know Kay, but for those who don’t she’s a qualified pastry chef and has been owner/operator of Little Miss Marzipan for four years. She’s recently returned from Italy, after spending a week of private tuition with two renowned cake artists!

Jealous much?

Kay’s a great teacher and this class is a fantastic opportunity for those with little experience to learn the basics or for those of us that want to learn how to inject our work with character and charm!

You want learning outcomes?

  • How to form basic shapes used for all fondant modelling
  • Shaping legs and arms
  • Forming a head and giving your face personality
  • Positioning and posing your figurine


  • Foam dummy
  • Modelling…

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