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Fall Harvest Cake - Virtual

Fall Harvest Cake - Virtual

Thank you for choosing to take a class with Le Dolci! We’re looking forward to meeting you and making delicious treats together! In the meantime, please look at our equipment and ingredient lists to see how you need to prepare for your class.

For this class, you will need the following equipment:

For Cinnamon Spice Cake made before virtual class 

  • A rubber spatula
  • A digital kitchen scale or measuring cups and teaspoons
  • 2 medium size mixing bowls
  • A KitchenAid stand mixer (optional, can be mixed by hand)
  • A whisk
  • 3 x 6inch cake pans, or 2 x 6inch tall pans (4’’ tall)
  • Parchment 

For Swiss Meringue Vanilla buttercream made before virtual class

  • A rubber spatula
  • A digital kitchen scale or measuring cups and teaspoons
  • A KitchenAid stand mixer or hand held blender (this meringue CANNOT be mixed by hand)
  • A medium size metal bowl (for double boiler)
  • A medium size pot

Apple Pie filling 

Add apple pie recipe here, change method 

For Decorating 

  • An offset spatula or flat metal spatula/ medium to large size
  • A cake turntable or lazy Susan (optional but strongly recommend)
  • A cake board 8inch
  • A bench scraper or flat cake scraper
  • A cake combo preferably PME cake stripe combo 10 inch 
  • Orange gel colour (can be purchased from Bulk Barn, local cake supply store or online)
  • 4 piping bags
  • Wilton tip number 1M star tip or 2D or 6D for rosettes or any tip bran that resembles a star shape make sure they use couplers
  • 2 couplers 
  • Small- medium size bowls for mixing buttercream colour
  • A Rubber spatula
  • 2-3 utensil spoons
  • Sprinkles of your choosing preferably fall colours (optional) 

Come along to our brand new Virtual Fall Harvest Cake 

This class is designed for those who have a passion for baking and cake decorating, ages 16 and up. You will learn to create a striped buttercream design with buttercream pumpkins, all in just a couple of hours! Wow!

If in doubt about your suitability for this class, please call us to discuss before you book a place

This is a 2.5 hour class 

Before virtual class you will pre-bake the cakes, make your buttercream and the apple filling.  This needs to be done at least 1 day before class to ensure cakes are cooled and set. A chilled cake is always best! Please ensure your apple filling is completely cooler before class. 

Cake decorating and whte chocolate drip will be made during class.  

Your class will be taught by one of our fabulous teachers and  share their love for cake!

Please use our hashtag #ledolci when posting your class creations on social media so we see your wonderful creations.

In this class, you will learn:

– How to cut and layer cinnamon spice cake

– The method of how to make Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

– How to prepare your cakes for decorating

-How to fill and use a  piping bag and create a variety of buttercream pumpkins 

-How use cake combo and create a stripe design 

– How to use essential cake decorating equipment to achieve smooth straight sides on your cake

– How to colour buttercream 

– How to use edible flourishes and sprinkles to decorate and finish your cake


At the end of class you will have:

– A 6inch round strip cake that you will have adorned with buttercream pumpkins.

– New understanding of swiss meringue buttercream 

– New skills in decorating using very trendy techniques and designs

– An understanding of layering cakes

-An understanding on how to replicate future stripe cakes

-An understanding of colour mixing 

- A ‘How to’ guide that includes recipes that are yours to keep for your future baking projects 

The pictures are for display and inspirational purposes only. Your teacher will talk you through design elements in any picture shown, but for efficient running of this class, you will be guided by her in terms of design


Recipe for Cake and Filling to come!