Our Courses, Workshops and Demonstration Evenings
We run a constant calendar of courses, workshops and demonstrations to keep you up to date with the latest trends in cake decorating. Based on years of experience we design everything we do to cater for all needs - beginners through to those with more advanced skills. Our events are for over age 16 only unless otherwise stated.
Please take a look at the course menu to see what we have on offer.
COVID UPDATE FOR COURSES
Our Private Classes are now back and available to book.
I have tentatively released some new dates for September onwards. Find details under the relevant class headings. Please check back regularly for more information. Our facebook page is also up to date on our Events section. To book, call 01296 696860.
The courses, workshops and demonstrations are run either by Debbie, who owns Cornelli or Tara Hughes, one of Debbies ex students and now the hugely succesful owner of Tara's Cake Company. We offer a variety of skill sets and a wealth of experience - from sugarcraft floristry to modelling, cake covering, cookies, cupcakes, as well as keeping on top of the latest fashions in cake craft such as buttercream piping and moulded toppers.
Our events are either run in Wendover in the shop or from Debbies home in Stoke Mandeville, offering an intimate and low pressure environment The ethos is definitely one of fun!
One to one sessions can also be booked with Debbie and are available during the day or evening in Stoke Mandeville.
If you have a group that would like to book us for a party or club session we can offer a tailored experience.
We are also happy to quote for corporate sessions for a great team building experience for your staff.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Courses
Where are the courses/demonstrations held?
Flower and modelling classes and demonstrations are mainly held in the shop in Wendover. Messy, cupcake or large cake covering classes are held at Debbies home in Stoke Mandeville.
What should I bring with me?
For demonstration Evenings, you do not need to bring anything with you. Most people bring a notepad and pen and a phone to take pictures of the finished cakes. Lots of questions get asked and lots of advice is given.
For the courses and workshops what you bring will depend on the nature of the course you are on. Generally and apron, non stick board and a small rolling pin as well as any modelling tools you may have. We do have some tools available to borrow however it in generally easier if you have your own. All tools and equipment are always available to purchase at Cornelli.
Where can I park?
There is free parking after 6pm along the High Street in Wendover, and on the Aylesbury Rd just around the corner from the shop. There is also a public car park clearly signposted by the library, which is apporoximately 200 metres away.
If you are attending a class at Debbies house, please feel free to use her driveway. There is usually parking available on the street, although please be considerate of neighbours.
Are children allowed?
At the current time, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to the majority of our evening courses. This decision is based on feedback from our customers who enjoy and adult evening without children. We do offer parent and child classes where the child must be over 10. These are clearly indicated on the class information. On demonstration evenings we will allow children over the age of 12 as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
All courses are non refundable and non transferable with the only exception of the following;
- The course can be transferred to another person specified by you.
- If the course is cancelled due to a low subscription, you will be notified at least two days in advance and you will be entitled to transfer to another course or to a full refund.
- If courses are cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, E.g. poor weather, or tutor illness, you will be entitled to transfer to another course, a rescheduled date or a full refund.
Should you or a member of your party test positive for Covid or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you must not attend your class.
24 hrs before your lesson we ask that you agree with the following statements;
- I am not exhibiting any Covid19 symptoms and have not done so for at least the last 7 days.
- I have not tested positive for Covid19 within the last 14 days.
- I have not come into contact with anyone exhibiting Covid 19 symptoms within the last 14 days.
Should your booking be cancelled due to Covid you will be issued and alternative date or a gift voucher valid for 12 months.