Cake Decorating Workshops & Demonstrations


the late night baker

Cake Decorating Workshops

If you have always wanted to learn more about cake decorating or have a newly found interest in creating beautiful buttercream cakes, then my workshops are the perfect starting point for your cake decorating journey.


Upcoming Workshop - Fresh Flower Cake Workshop

9th November 2019

Price: $300

*Ideal for beginners/amateur cake decorators


Course Description: Learn how to decorate a buttercream filled semi-naked frosted 6inch double barrel (tall) cake with ganache drip and fresh flowers.


Course time: Start 9:30am sharp & finish at 13:30pm (total 4hrs)

Location: Essential Ingredient Surry Hills (short walk from Central Station)

Parking: St Margaret’s Car Park Surry Hills – 9min walk to Essential Ingredient store

(Price: $16 for the day)

Morning tea: Morning Tea will be provided along with coffee and tea

(please notify the late night baker of any dietary requirements)

10% off Store Voucher: The Essential Ingredient provides you with 10% off any purchase/s you make in store simply for coming to the workshop


Workshop outcomes:

  • How to cut a cake to ensure it is level

  • How to create, flavour and make white buttercream

  • How to fill, stack ad layer a cake with buttercream

  • How to create a semi-naked buttercream finish effect and achieve sharp edges

  • How to apply white chocolate ganache drip

  • How to safely prepare fresh flowers and arrange/style them on a cake

Workshop content:

  • the late night baker’s tips and tricks during the workshop including where to buy ingredients and cake decorating equipment

  • Katherine Sabbath chocolate mud-cake recipe

  • Katherine Sabbath chocolate ganache drip recipe

  • the late night baker buttercream recipe with additional information



  • All ingredients including pre-made from scratch chocolate mud-cake and ganache drip

  • Cake decorating equipment

  • Flowers

  • Cake box for safe travel of your finished edible artwork


Please come prepared:

  • Wear an apron

  • Wear closed in shoes

  • All long hair to be tied back

Cake Decorating Workshops for Teacher Professional Development

NESA Accredited

Cake Decorating Workshop held at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills

Cake Decorating Workshop held at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills

Teacher professional development

Price $329

Cake Decorating Workshops at The Essential Ingredient in Surry Hills through Teacher Professional Development.

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Information to find out when the next Cake Decorating Workshop will be held can be found on the below links.

Please keep an eye out for future workshops in 2020.


Cake decorating Demonstrations

Price: from $500

the late night baker offers Cake Decorating Demonstrations to high schools in Sydney during a double period or within 2hrs

What’s included:

  • Set up and clean up of demonstration

  • How to cut a cake

  • How to make American Buttercream

  • How to stack a double barrel cake with buttercream

  • How to apply ganache drip

  • How to apply decorations on cake

  • Completed demonstration cake included in price

Schools also receive a “How to stack a buttercream cake” booklet written by the late night baker, an easy Katherine Sabbath chocolate cake recipe and ganache drip recipe, as well as the the light bakers’ American Buttercream recipe along with how to flavour it. These are to be printed by the school and handed to each student attending the demonstration.

Products & Services


bespoke occasion cakes

If you’re looking for that special ‘statement edible art’ piece for your event, then look no further! I love making stand out cakes and cupcakes that are simply beautiful and almost too pretty to eat!

All tall barrel cakes begin from a 12 person dessert size cake and move up in size from there.

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Bespoke Cakes from $150

Popular cake/cupcake flavours:

Chocolate (GF available)

Vanilla (GF available)

Caramel mud

White chocolate mud

Popular buttercream flavours:

Vanilla bean(GF)



Salted caramel(GF)



Cake Sizes


Amount of servings per cake depends on how big or small the slices are. Customers have a choice between Coffee size or Dessert size. Please keep this in mind when choosing the perfect cake for you. 

Cupcakes and mini cupcakes are sold by the dozen with 1 flavour per dozen.

Regular slice

*Dessert Size: 2’ wide x 1’ deep x 4’ high

Small slice

*Coffee Size: 1’ wide x 1’ deep x 4’ high


Cupcakes & Mini Cupcakes

cupcakes: $60 per dozen

Mini cupcakes: $30 per dozen

It seems that cupcakes will always be a favourite for most people.

It’s as if a small little cake was made just for.

All my cupcake fans: “Hey… that’s my little cake! Hands off!”

The classic choc-mud cupcake with raspberry buttercream rose swirl

The classic choc-mud cupcake with raspberry buttercream rose swirl

the late night baker’s famous Rocky Road


I have a serious love for rocky road and have perfected five magical flavours!

The Original

Large 300gm: $18 & Small 150gm: $11

Packed with goodness, The Original is my secret recipe... you'll just have to try it to know why it's considered the favourite of the lot!


Large 300gm: $18 & Small 150gm: $11

It's an oldie but a goodie! We all love an after dinner mint and so I decided it would taste even better rolled up into rocky road...The Mighty Mint is refreshing and leaves taste buds wanting more!

Salted Caramel

Large 300gm: $18 & Small 150gm: $11

Australia has an obsession with salted caramel, so what better way to eat it with a mixture of popcorn, almonds and of course dark chocolate.

White Rose Pistachio

Large 300gm: $18 & Small 150gm: $11

For all those white chocolate lovers out there, this one's for you! This beauty is filled with pistachio, edible dried rose petals, dried cranberries and squishy marshmallows. Delish!

Raspberry Rose

Large 300gm: $18 & Small 150gm: $11

Last but not least, the elegant dark chocolate Raspberry Rose that is made to impress! This classy  rocky road is made with delicious dark couverture chocolate, slivered almonds, pistachios, freeze dried raspberry's for that burst of berry flavour and topped with fragrant edible rose petals...


Kids Cupcake Decorating In-home Workshops

If you are looking to have something different, interactive, fun and entertaining for you child/ren at a birthday party or children's event of any kind, the late night baker offers cupcake decorating classes at your home within Sydney.

Classes run between 1.5hr - 2hrs depending on level of skill & engagement for a minimum of 10 children from the age of 7yrs. 

What's included?: Each child is provided with 6 homemade cupcakes that they will then decorate with coloured and flavoured buttercream, sprinkles, confectionary and sometimes with unicorn horns and ears at an additional fee. Each child will leave the party with a box of 6 of their very own designed and decorated cupcakes and a recipe for a basic cupcake and buttercream with additional notes personally written by the late night baker about how to make their future sweets taste even better!

  • the late night baker has a current Working With Children's Check, Police Check and First Aid to cover all bases when working with children.

Price for Kids Cupcake Decorating workshop: Base rate - $220

*Even if you have fewer than 10 children attending the class, the base rate is $220.  

  • Minimum no. 10 Children ($22 per head)

  • Maximum no. 12 Children (additional 2 children are priced at $25 per head)

Set up and cleaning fee: $80

Travel fee: Calculated at $0.80 per kilometre traveled to and from location as well as driving time of $20 per hour to and from location.