Christmas is coming! …but it’s June?!

That’s right Sweet Stuffers!  Christmas is coming! …I know! We’re sorry but it’s demand that made us do this!

We have just put up the first two dates for the Sweet Stuff Society Christmas Cupcake Decorating Classes in December.  Due to an increasing number of enquiries we are already taking bookings on these outstanding Christmas Cupcake Decorating classes.

The class is just £49 and lasts around 3.5 hours.  At the end of the class you will have 6 outstanding Christmas Cupcakes just like the picture below!

Christmas Cupcake Half Dozen

Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class – Half Dozen different designs

So don’t delay… dependant on demand we may add extra dates but if you want to make sure that you don’t miss out then secure your spot NOW!  You can buy in our online shop here.

…is it too early to wish everyone a Merry Christmas?

Have we got some cake decorating classes for you!

Wow wow wow! Have we got some cake decorating classes for you!

Sweet Stuff Society Cake Decorating Classes start from just £70 and are quite simply AMAZING!

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Learn to make Cake Pops in our fun-filled Cake pop Class

We have just about finalised the latest cake decorating courses and you can find all the details on the site. There are some absolutely cracking cake decorating classes available and they cover a whole range of skills. Ever wondered how to stack a three tiered wedding cake? Come along to our three tiered stacked cake course and you’ll learn this cake decorating skill!

Not only will you learn all sorts of cake decorating skills in a fun and relaxed environment you will also be fed! How many Cake decorating classes in London or Kent do that? We put on a delicious feed and cater for different tastes….

Cake Decorating Class London - Buffet Lunch Included

Cake Decorating Class London – Buffet Lunch Included

If the weather ever warms up we’ll even serve that tasty buffet outside so you even get some sun in the middle of your lesson! …and of course there will always be some cake around for dessert ;-)

So why would you want to be taught anywhere else? We have excellent reviews on Google and a variety of other sites which you can check out here. Our cake classes are very competitively priced and we only have a small number of students in each class – the biggest class we run has only 5 students so you are going to get a lot of attention from our qualified cake decorating tutors.

Moulded Cake Decorating Class_Champagne Cake Bottle Class

Make this amazing Champagne Bottle Cake in our Moulded Cake Decorating Class

Details of the current range of classes can be found below:

CUPCAKE DECORATING – CLICK HERE

CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE CAKE – CLICK HERE

CAKE POP DECORATING CLASS – CLICK HERE

THREE TIER STACKED WEDDING CAKE CLASS – CLICK HERE

MASQUERADE CAKE – CLICK HERE

Sweet Trees Strike Again! Amazing Wedding Centrepieces

We recently had a phenomenal time creating a whole range of different flavoured sweet trees for a wonderful wedding in Brands Hatch.

The wedding was pastels and purples in colour and so the Sweet Stuff Society team worked on sourcing some sweets for wedding sweet trees that were the most appropriate colours.

Haribo Marshmallow Sweet Trees

Haribo sweet trees made with Haribo Milkshakes that were light pastel peach colours and pinks and yellows. Other sweet trees were made of mini eggs and so had lovely co-ordinated pastel colour mini egg sweet trees.

Mini Eggs Sweet Tree

You can see all of the examples in the pictures below… we think they look egg-cellent!

You can see more on the sweet trees for wedding table centres as decorations here – click through and check them out!

Kent Wedding? London Wedding? You should attend the Bluewater Wedding Fair!

The weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th of February saw Sweet Stuff Society conduct their first ever Wedding Fair. Up until now, our wedding business has come from referrals and through the website as people have had great experiences with other Sweet Stuff Society offerings like Cupcakes, Sweet Trees, Celebration Cakes and eating other people Wedding Cakes (always the very best tester of a wedding cake company!)

Onsite Set up wedding cake finishing touches

Lead decorator Pam applying the wedding cake finishing touches

We got their early after sourcing all sorts of bits and pieces and creating an entire new roster of wedding cakes for Kent and London brides to be! This years wedding cake range includes some very delicate wedding cakes as well as some more striking wedding cakes.

A personal favourite on the stand this year was RUFFLES Wedding cake – a square, four tier wedding cake.

4 tier square ruffles wedding cake

4 tier square ruffles wedding cake for Kent and London Brides

We also took the opportunity to launch one of our newer offerings at the wedding fair. Personalised Wedding Favour Cookies. These cookies can be designed in your colour scheme and in a variety of shapes and designs. You can supply us with your guest list and each and every cookie can then be personalised with the name of your guest to act as a placeholder for your wedding as well as a delicious wedding favour! Costs start at only £1.70. Check out more details here

Here’s the finished stand below and you can click here to see our full wedding cake gallery – enjoy!

Finished Bluewater Wedding Fair Stand Sweet Stuff Society

Finished Bluewater Wedding Fair Stand Sweet Stuff Society

Audi – this weekend powered by CAKE!

Fast moving weekend at Sweet Stuff Society this January. A big commission came in from Audi in Beckenham as part of their VIP weekend on the 26th and 27th January 2013.

Corporate Cupcake Tower Audi London Beckenham

Following a face to face consultation with the dealership manager we came up with some great ideas for their corporate cupcakes. First off and most important was the fact that the cupcakes had to be totally in keeping and follow the renowned Audi brand. That meant Black, White and Red as a colour scheme

 

Audi chose to book with Sweet Stuff Society because of our previous experience with corporate cupcakes and corporate clients. We have worked for major brands such as Deloitte through to smaller dot coms like R.O.EYE and AffiliateFuture.

Our Corporate cupcakes are topped with images that are printed by our own kitchen onto edible paper and therefore we can create and design – with our specific cake topper software – images, logo cupcakes, picture cupcakes and recreate edible photos.

Drop us an email or make an enquiry if you need an edible image and keep an eye out in the store for when we start selling these direct.

Beckenham, Bromley and Kent Cake Decorating Classes – News!

GREAT CAKE DECORATING CLASS NEWS EVERYONE!!!

Due to the overwhelming success of our initial cake decorating classes we are now looking at our very own, 100% dedicated space that will be all about teaching cupcake decorating, cake decorating and sugarcraft tuition!

Rose Cupcake Decorating

Cake Decorating classes by Sweet Stuff Society have already taught a huge range of subjects to lucky students from Beckenham, Bromley, Kent, London and even New Zealand!

Introduction to Cake Decorating
Cupcake Decorating
Themed Cupcakes
Sugarpaste Modelling techniques
Cake Pop lessons
Piping Buttercream Techniques
…and many many more! Stay tuned!!

Our head tutor is Pam Holmes. Pam holds PME diplomas in Sugarpaste and Royal Icing as well as being a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild and also a shortlisted Cake Designer for Best Wedding Cake Designer in London and The South East.

Here’s a little bit of feedback from our most recent class… sign up to our newsletter here to ensure you don’t miss out!
 
“Hi would just like to thank you for a fantastic day, loved everything about today so much… loved all the tips today…”
Aby, West Wickham

 
“Thanks for an amazing cup cake decorating course! I had a ball and absolutely stoked with the results! Xx”
Tiffany, Gravesend

 
“Too pretty to eat!! Thanks for such a fabulous day. Really enjoyed myself. Will be back x”
Amanda, Beckenham

Sweet Stuff Society Wedding Cakes on show at The Wedding Fair, Bluewater, 8-10 Feb 2013

The weekend of the 8th to 10th of February sees the largest wedding fair in the UK take over GLOW, the new £60 million exhibition area in Bluewater, Kent and Sweet Stuff Society will be there exhibiting on stand M11 and you could have a chance to win your wedding cake for free!

As well as being able to see some of our amazing and spectacular cakes up close and personal, you will also be able to sample a slice of the delicious cake that you could next taste on your big day!

It’s not just Sweet Stuff Society Wedding cakes either… apparently there are other things involved in a wedding and the Wedding Show at Bluewater, Kent offers an incredible range of classic and contemporary wedding suppliers. The Wedding Workshop experts are on hand to offer you invaluable advice and suggestions for those personal touches that in addition to your Sweet Stuff Society Wedding Cake will make your wedding like no other.

Nominated for Award Winning Wedding Cake Designer London South East

Of course, any major wedding fair wouldn’t be complete without a Catwalk Show and at the Wedding Fair at Bluewater, Kent, this takes place five times every day…

But that is not all… as if there wasn’t enough reasons to attend already, if you make a valid wedding cake enquiry before the event or book to meet one of our cake designers at the show to discuss you needs, we will give you TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS WORTH £24!! Numbers and time is limited, so pop through your enquiry here for your free tickets and to book your face to face consultation with one of the best wedding cake designers in the whole of London and the South East!

Still need another reason to consider Sweet Stuff Society for your big day? How about the chance to WIN YOUR WEDDING CAKE FOR FREE!

You heard us right! We will be running an exclusive promotion on the weekend where one lucky couple will WIN THE WEDDING CAKE OF THEIR DREAMS FOR FREE!

Swing by stand M11 at the Wedding Fair at Bluewater, Kent on the weekend of the 8th to 10th February 2013. Enquire now for your free tickets and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Sweet Stuff Society Team

We made the shortlist! The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards

Entries have closed.

The votes are in.

The voter data has been ‘crunched’ in line with the judging process and the shortlists have been produced…

…and Sweet Stuff Society has made it!

Wedding Cake Designer Award Shortlisted Kent London

As a relatively new local business specialising in bespoke cake design for weddings, birthdays and special occasions. Sweet Stuff Society was shortlisted for the prestigious award after receiving the votes required from a number of previous clients. With a judging panel that includes such well respected names as cake legend Peggy Porschen, Miranda Eason the Editor of You & Your Wedding magazine and Sky News Royal Correspondent Sarah Hewson we are hugely proud of their nomination.

The Wedding Industry Awards are the only independent, national wedding awards in the United Kingdom and are voted for solely by past-clients of the wedding supplier who has been nominated. This real customer base alongside the rigorous judging process ensures that the results of these awards have real meaning for both the entrants and anyone who is organising a wedding and looking for the very best wedding suppliers for their big day.

With a team of unmarried staff, the Sweet Stuff Society team were unaware of The Wedding Industry Awards until we received an email in early October from one of our summer brides saying she had nominated us. Once listed, we were fortunate that a number of other brides (and grooms) completed the voting process and once all entrants were collated Sweet Stuff Society was proud to be shortlisted for Best Wedding Cake Designer as one of only thirteen in the entire London and South East region, as well as being one of only two shortlisted in the whole of the Borough of Bromley and the County of Kent.

To put it mildly, we are very happy with our nomination and over the moon at being on the shortlist. Judging takes place over the next two months with the winner announced at the lavish awards night at the Bloomsbury Ballroom at the start of January. We hope that everything goes well and that Sweet Stuff Society put Beckenham on the Wedding map as being home of an award winning wedding cake maker and wedding cake designer!

Wish us luck! You can read more about the shortlisting here at The Wedding Industry Awards website

You can view details of our wedding consultation process and our bespoke wedding cake design service here in our weddings section

Cake Decorating Classes finally come to the Beckenham and Bromley area!

As you have hopefully seen, sugarcraft tuition and cake decorating classes have finally hit Beckenham!

Sweet Stuff Society have partnered with a local business to use their facility on Beckenham High Street to teach a range of cake decorating classes. The lead tutor Pam Holmes is a registered member of the British Sugarcraft Guild, holds PME Professional Diplomas in Sugarpaste and Royal Icing and Piping and has been taught by cake decorating legends Debbie Brown and Andrea ‘Sweetcakes’ Sullivan – so you will be taught by the very best!

The cake decorating classes are suitable for all skill levels – cupcake decorating classes will cover all types of skills including flat topped, domed, sugarpaste and piped buttercream covered cupcakes. You will be taught how to use florist paste, edible dusts, edible images, glitters and also experience numerous piping techniques and nozzles for different looks on your cupcakes. You will leave with 12 amazing cupcakes and the knowledge and skills to recreate yourself time and time again! Everything from tools to materials, as well as fresh baked cupcakes are provided.

Cupcake Decorating Class London

The next cupcake decorating class will focus on Christmas cupcake decorating and we have an excellent new range of Christmas cupcakes which we will show you how to make so don’t delay – book up now before we sell out! Spaces are limited and the classes promise to be very popular.

6 Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class London Beckenham Bromley

Other incredible classes that we will offer include ‘An Introduction to Cake Decorating’. This introductory class will teach you how to level, split and fill your cake with buttercream, crumb coat and perfectly prepare and cover your cake and board in sugarpaste. You will be introduced to florist paste and make your own spray to top your cake and go home with your beautifully decorated cake in your own colour scheme. You will leave the class with a fantastic starburst cake which will not only look great but it will be lovely to eat! All tools, materials and cake will be provided.

Cake-Decorating-Class-Introduction to Cake Decorating London

The final cake decorating class available to book at present is an awesome class where you will decorate your very own Christmas Cake! You will learn the professional way to cover a fruit cake with marzipan and sugarpaste to achieve a perfect finish. Once you have covered the cake we will set about decorating it using a range of different skills and techniques. This is a fun, full day class with a variety of different cake decorating tips that can be applied to many other decorated cakes. You will leave with a fully decorated Christmas Cake to enjoy with your family over the Christmas period – which you have decorated and created yourself! Book the Decorate your Christmas Cake course here.

Decorate-your-own-christmas-cake-class London Beckenham Bromley

There will be many, many more courses coming over the next few months and these will include cake pop courses and more advanced techniques that can be applied to all types of cake decoration. If you’ve never tried, what have you got to lose? At the very least you end up with a wonderfully tasty treat to enjoy!

BOOK CAKE DECORATING CLASSES WITH SWEET STUFF SOCIETY HERE

Nominated for The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards!

Huge news at Sweet Stuff Society HQ!

We are nominated for The Wedding Industry Awards!!

The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 Nominated

These are the only independent, national wedding industry awards in the United Kingdom. They can be voted for solely by past-clients of the wedding suppliers who have been nominated. This, together with the rigorous judging process and expert judging panel ensures that the results of these awards have real meaning for entrants and anyone who is organising a wedding and looking for the very best wedding suppliers for their big day.

To put it mildly… we are chuffed! It would be awesome to be an award winning cake designer, particularly when you have to be nominated and voted for by your customers.

As one of only 19 suppliers nominated in the entire London and South East region this is huge for us! You can view our summary and profile on The Wedding Industry Awards website.

The judging panel is pretty impressive too and most exciting for Sweet Stuff Society is that one of the consultant judges is the one and only Peggy Porschen. Peggy is one of the best known Cake designers in the UK. Renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious, Peggy has acquired an enviable client list including many celebrities, Royals and members of high society. Peggy is widely known to have redefined the art of modern sugar craft… we really hope she likes what we do!!

Nominated for Award Winning Wedding Cake Designer London South East

If you have been supplied a Sweet Stuff Society wedding cake for your big day you can vote for us here.

Voting closes at 5pm on October 31st… Please vote if you have enjoyed one of our cakes at your wedding. Wish us luck!

You can view our short awards video entry on YouTube here… it’s mostly stills but nicely animated with some different views of some of our favourite recent wedding cakes. Enjoy.