Classes In Australia

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KalliCakes Posted 9 May 2011 , 1:49am
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I'm toying with the idea of taking a trip to Australia and thought it would be fabulous to take some cake decorating classes while there (no itinerary set, so could be anywhere). Does anyone know of any classes I can take while there? The Planet Cake ones look absolutely, positively first class, but so are their prices--so trying to get more ideas.... Thanks SO much!

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AussieSarahLou Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:21am
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which state are you going too?

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princesscris Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:36am
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Hi Kallicakes

Yes, the Planet Cake courses are expensive but totally worth the dollars (IMHO).

Iced Affair, also in Sydney (Camperdown), offer cheaper courses but I haven't taken any, so can't comment on value for money. They have a class timetable on their website ( The owners of the shop are completely lovely and very helpful - I often buy my supplies from there.

Sweet Art, again in Sydney (Paddington), also offer classes at cheaper prices than Planet Cake. All the details are on their website (

All three shops are about 15 minutes from the CBD by bus, so are very easy to get to.

There's probably a lot of other options, but those are the three that I know of.

Kind regards,

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SugarLamp Posted 13 May 2011 , 2:59pm
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It would really depend on where in Australia you are headed, what standard you're at and what sort of decorating you were planning on doing. (Planet Cake do a particular style at a particular standard... as do many others).

If you are headed to Qld, NSW or SA, I can recommend.


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KalliCakes Posted 30 May 2011 , 4:15am
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Thank you all! :0) Sorry, it didn't show that anyone replied, so sorry for the delay in response. Thanks for the suggestions! What i want to do is actually try to take in most of Australia for a 3-4 week trip. It would be a whirlwind, with a few highlights that I would need to take in--with the itinerary created around the classes. I'll look into your suggestions. Many, many thanks!

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Bluehue Posted 30 May 2011 , 5:01am
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Here is a link for ones available in Perth - Western Australia.,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=68fe0e5c7d162e2e&biw=1024&bih=704

The one marked E on the map - Major Cakes isn't there anymore - so you can tick that off the list

Where might you be flying in from?


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laurenboxall Posted 30 May 2011 , 5:42am
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In Sydney there is also Handi (who used to teach at Planet Cake)

I haven't done is course personally but have been in his studio decorating fundraising cupcakes whilst he was teaching someone and I learnt heaps from just watching and a few tips that he showed me with the cupcakes themselves.

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KalliCakes Posted 30 May 2011 , 1:25pm
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Sounds fabulous!! I'll be coming from the states-Ohio and flying into wherever Delta flies, using frequent flyer miles. :0) As you probably can tell, I'm more of a go with the flow kind of traveler, creating the journey as I go based on my experiences and opportunities that arise--but the classes will take some planning, which will help model the itinerary for me. :0) Thanks again! You all have been a big help!

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Bluehue Posted 30 May 2011 , 1:37pm
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Make sure you take a lap top and let us Australians know where you are (as in what State and what City) - you just never know you might get to meet one of us thumbs_up.gif
Plus you will have many to shout out to you if you need a hand or (god forbid) get lost icon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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KalliCakes Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 2:38pm
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Thanks Bluehue!! :0)

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Kristy838383 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 11:56pm
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KalliCakes - I'm not sure if you have already made your trip out there, but I have to say the Planet Cake classes while expensive were TOTALLY worth it. I will look at doing another during my next family visit.

Also, check out Whimsical Cakehouse
Linda (owner and operator) is a friend of a friend and was teaching classes at Planet Cake, but just announced that she will be starting up her own classes soon. I know I'll be looking for her classes, as they will probably be cheaper than PC.

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