The Red Velvetier
CAKE & SUGAR ARTIST  |  CAKE DECORATING AND SUGAR CRAFT CLASSES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . .

Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions that The Red Velvetier has received over time, briefly explained below for your convenience. Please don't hesitate to email or call for any other questions you may have

CAKE DECORATING, SUGAR CRAFT AND DEMO CLASSES:

Do you take cake orders?

  • Unfortunately not, The Red Velvetier no longer takes any cake orders. The Red Velvetier only offers Cake decorating and Sugar craft classes, demonstrations and skill workshops  

Where do you teach classes?

  • I have a range of classes throughout the year, teaching exclusively at The Chocolate Den in Edenvale
  • I also do offer private classes/mentoring; where I provide one-on-one lessons. This will take place at your premises. private classes are R 250.00 per hour excluding transport cost

Who can attend classes?

  • Classes can be attended by anyone who wants to learn new skills or brush up on techniques. Cake decorators, home bakers, starter bakeries etc
  • Most classes are developed for people with any skill level (little or no skill too), some classes are more intense and some knowledge is required)
  • Most of these classes (hosted by The Red Velvetier) are not suitable for children or kids, teenagers from 16 and up would cope with the classes. From time to time I may host quick/fun/easy classes for anyone. The Chocolate Den does host a variety of kid friendly outdoor classes (all welcome, masks to be work throughout)
  • My classes are indoor classes and we require proof of Vaccination in order to attend. Due to Covid-19; we also have a limited number of seats available for each class. Masks to be worn throughout the class

What types of classes do you teach?

Classes covering the following areas:

  • Cake assembly and covering
  • Demo classes of various baked goods
  • Wedding cake classes
  • Fondant skills
  • Cupcake skills
  • Sugar craft figure classes
  • Themed cake classes
  • Fun beginner classes
  • One on one classes
  • Custom requests

Chocolate classes/mini skills chocolate classes are also hosted at The Chocolate Den, these are hosted by Toni Birin (contact The Chocolate Den directly to book these)

How do I book to attend one of your classes?

  • To attend one of my classes please contact me on Whatsapp (072 406 9105), email (cris.lanzetti@hotmail.com), you can also submit a form through my site or through any of my social media platforms

What do classes cost?

  • Prices of classes vary. Pricing for a class can be found on each individual advert. Pricing depends on number of lessons. amount of time per lesson (hours), skills to be taught, materials needed for each class
  • Private lessons cost R 250.00 per hour (minimum of 2 hours per lesson), Transport is charged additionally, as well as any tools and bigger materials needed

How does payment work?

  • Booking is essential in attending a class. A 50% payment is required in order to secure your booking and spot. 
  • The balance payment should be paid in CASH to myself on the morning of the class (not in store at The Chocolate Den)
  • Classes will only commence once the minimum number of students is reached. If this hasn't been met at least two days before the class; I will contact you and arrange for a refund

Do I get any kits/tools to take home?

  • During each class you will be provided with everything needed in order to produce the item being taught. 
  • Certain classes, you are required to have a kit, this is included in the class cost. You will get a full kit/tools or partial kit to take home. This will be detailed when making a booking.
  • Each class also comes with detailed class notes (emailed)

How long are the classes?

  • The time for each class varies. This info can be found on each individual advert. Single classes generally are 3-4 hours long
  • Courses are sometimes 2 or 3 lessons of 4-5 hours each.

Do I receive some form of certificate after the class?

  • I am not a recognized teaching institution; and therefore can not issue certificates as these hold no ground. 
  • The lessons are purely designed to part knowledge, skills, tips and tricks from a Professional Baker to fellow bakers/business owners/baking enthusiasts/home bakers

Where can I buy the items we use in the class?

  • All items used in/during the class can be bought at The Chocolate Den. The store is directly across the court year from the teaching kitchen. After the class you are more than welcome to shop in store for all your needs
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