About Viva La Buttercream
Viva La Buttercream is owned and run by Kerrie Wyer. Kerrie is a Buttercream Artist, Writer, Blogger, and Teacher. She creates Buttercream Art, tutorials and recipes, and teaches classes from her studio in Camden NSW, Australia.
Her work has been featured by The Australian Cake Decorating Network, Cake! magazine, Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft Magazine, Cakes Decor, Cake Central, Cake Masters Magazine, and American Cake Decorating. She teaches around Australia, and Internationally.
Her classes range from basic skills to advanced techniques in Buttercream, as well as classes taught by Guest Teachers fondant, sugar flowers and more. Group classes are listed twice a month, and short classes are listed Tuesday to Thursday during school hours. Private Classes are also available by appointment.
Do I need experience do book a class?
No! Everyone is welcome, from ‘I’ve never even seen a cake before’ to ‘made cakes for the Queen’. The whole idea is to learn something new, and I have NEVER had a student leave a class without hugely improving their skills.
I have a baby/toddler, classes are too hard for me to attend
Bring them along! If they have a portable cot or stroller, they can play or sleep safely in my studio, where they can see you, and we can tend them whenever you need to! This is the main reason I have added midweek classes inside school hours, to make sure that EVERYONE has a chance to take a class!
I have dietary or allergy restrictions, do you cater for them?
The short answer is yes, however I, like you, am relying on the standards on mass produced ingredients like chocolate (which say on their labels that traces or nuts or whatever may be present), so while all care will be taken, I cannot guarantee absolute safety. If you have severe allergies, please contact me directly, so we can see what we can do.
Can i buy a birthday cake from you?
Sadly no, the store and my blog keeps me too busy to create custom cakes to sell. I can however recommend amazing local cake makers:
Cake Cre8 by Debbilee - Everything from Wedding Cakes to custom Sculpted Cakes.
Eaton Cakes - Custom Cakes and Cookies
Camden is located around 45 minutes from Sydney CBD. There are no trains that run directly to Camden, although buses do run from Campbelltown Station.
There is limited timed street parking directly in front of the complex, as well untimed street parking further up the hill. There is also a council carpark (which does fill quickly) diagonally across the road from the complex.
Got a question? Leave me a message below, and I'll get back to you shortly! I do get LOTS of awesome emails, so give me a couple of days to get back to you!