The Art of Royal Icing For Cakes And Cookies

Everyone thinks that piping with Royal icing is difficult and a specialised skill, but it actually is very simple once you know a few easy tips and techniques. We’ll teach you all of these so you will never have any Royal Icing Fails again!

You will also learn the recipe for the ultimate, best tasting cookie, (in the studio we call them “crack cookies”, as you can never stop at just the one !) The exact same cookies we use all the time in our professional studio, for Harrods, as well as Royal weddings. Ideal for decorating, they keep their shape, don’t spread in the oven, and stay flat.

This skills-packed course will expand your repertoire and build your confidence for using the age old technique of Royal Icing, equipping you with all the skills you need to build your cake and cookie portfolio (…whether you are creating cookies or cakes!)

Hi Budding Cake and Cookie Designers!

Are you feeling overwhelmed, and stressed out about using Royal Icing.

Perhaps you’re starting to feel stuck in a cake decorating rut, wondering how to create unique designs for those last-minute orders…

Worried how to pipe those gorgeous monograms or messages that are always requested on a cake or cookie.

Or finding yourself spending days and days trying to come up with something new for your portfolio or a bespoke customer order…only to end up with complicated designs that take days and days to create, eat into your profits, and ensure you end up working for peanuts…

Have you ever wondered how professional cake designers consistently work with Royal Icing in new and innovative ways.

I'm Rosalind and I've felt those same feelings...

Being worried that I'm not piping correctly.

Terrified of piping directly onto a cake!

Thinking I lack knowledge and practice using Royal Icing.

Wondering how those exquisite monograms that look so professional, and add that extra touch to a cake or cookies, were created?

Unsurprisingly enough, this all led to a sense of being scared to use this wonderful icing, thinking I had to have spent years and tears learning how to use it.

But when I started, I realised this was an incredibly versatile decorating technique! With the insider tips we give you, you'll also discover it isn't actually as difficult or daunting to learn as you first thought.

As Rosalind Miller Cakes grew, things changed, and as we started teaching more and more classes, we decided that it was our mission to free other cake makers from all of that stress and guesswork. We wanted to make cake-making straightforward and more enjoyable than stressful. To simplify the process and make creating a new cake design exciting rather than fear-inducing. 

So we opened Rosalind Miller Cake School, and set out on a mission to put the joy back into cake making for those that had lost it. And to teach simple, transferable techniques that can be used to make beautiful cakes but don’t take endless hours to create, giving our students design freedom and enabling them to actually make money from their work. 

Today we run sold-out classes online, so you can access them wherever you are in the world.

In fact 1000s of people, both complete beginners and advanced cake makers, have learned with us and benefitted from our 10+ years of experience in running an award-winning cake studio and supplying cakes to Harrods and royalty around the globe.

We teach our students everything we've learned from our professional experience as a successful cake business, so we know that the knowledge and techniques we’re sharing really do work.

Many of our alumni now have their own cake businesses, and have transformed their cake-making experience and re-ignited their passion for cake design.

Do you want to regain your cake making confidence?

Safe in the knowledge that you can easily create on-trend, bespoke cake designs that your customers will love and don’t take up all your time, enabling you to turn your passion into profit and make money from your cakes? If you want to feel that passion for cake making again, you can get our step-by-step guide breaking down the decorating and stacking techniques into easy-to-follow video tutorials, that will open those doors for you.

+ PLUS ongoing support and advice from our team.

So what's inside?

Making Spiced Cookies

  • These addictive cookies are ideal for decoring onto using Royal icing.

How to Make Royal Icing From 3 Storecupboard Ingredients

  • Learn the different consistencies you will need for all the various ways you use Royal icing.

Making A Piping Bag

  • Never run out of piping bags again, with our simple technique for making your own.

Working With Royal Icing

  • How to pipe, flood and other Royal Icing Techniques.

Covering Cookies With Fondant and Piping A Monogram

  • A really quick and easy technique for covering cookies.
  • How to pipe the perfect monogram, and gild with gold edible paint.

Piping Brush Embroidery On A Cake

  • How to create an incredible pearlised embroidery effect, that will leave everyone wondering how you achieved this.

Flooding Coolies With Royal Icing

  • The ultimate cookie decorating technique.

Dipping Cookies For A Marbled Effect

  • An incredibly easy, yet oh so effective and on trend effect for decorating cookies.

LIFETIME access to the course

Watch within the comfort of your own kitchen

With flexibility to fit into your busy schedule


How to cut your cake (for wedding and party portions and wedges) - our step-by-step video guide


Rosalind's beautiful decorating technique - textured abstract painting with royal icing and a palette knife (you'll receive this after purchasing)

+ Our video guide to making your own moulds

+ Our essential equipment and ingredients list worth - £79

+ Lifetime access to our Facebook support group - where Rosalind and our team are on hand to answer your questions - £££ PRICELESS!

See what Shaakira from Lulupops Indulgent Cakes had to say about her experience with Baking Fundamentals Online


Happy Students and Success Stories

"Thank you Rosalind Miller Cake School, I am a very confident baker now" - Ginesa

"My sponges are SO much better after attending this course, thank you" - JC

"An amazing weekend. I've been on so many courses and this is truly one of the best" - Rashmi

"I've taken so many courses in the cake world but none even compare to this course" - Yassmina

"I made my cake with the Swiss meringue buttercream and my husband said it was the best cake ever. It was divine. I've already had so much outstanding feedback. Thank you" - Kookie's Kakery

"Amazing! I absolutely loved everything from beginning to end. The teachers are fantastic. Dream come true!" - Maliha

"The vegan lemon and blueberry cake tasted AMAZING. My husband said it was my best cake yet" - Jemini

The Art Of Royal Icing


Class Price

Hi, we're Rosalind and Becky!

Rosalind, Creative Director

"I founded Rosalind Miller Cakes because of my love of art and design, as well as cake of course! I was an artist and a lecturer at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design for many years before turning my hand to cake. I wanted to create cakes that were centre-pieces in their own right - in other words, edible works of art.

The taste of the cake has always been just as important as the design, and we take pride in our recipes and ingredients. My daughter and Managing Director of Rosalind Miller Cakes, Yasmine, has been vegan for 2 years, and has been instrumental in the development of our vegan recipes. In her words, they're the best vegan cakes she's ever tasted!"

Becky, Production Manager and Senior Teacher

"I've been a professional cake maker and baker since 2015 after studying Decorative Arts. I've always loved being creative and making others happy by baking treats for them. Before joining Rosalind Miller Cakes, I worked in a variety of different bakeries learning different skills, and since joining I discovered my passion for teaching. Unsurprisingly I have a HUGE sweet tooth (definitely a job requirement), and fun fact, I'm definitely a buttercream gal (although since working here fondant icing and I are now good pals!)"

Class Format & Requirements:

  • Step-by step video tutorials taught by our own senior cake decorating team with an introduction from Rosalind
  • Videos will be available to pause, rewind and rewatch unlimited times, at any time.
  • Supporting PDFs with everything clearly laid out so you don't have to worry about taking notes or missing anything
  • Recipes and lists of all the tools and equipment you need
  • Lifetime access
  • Start anytime
  • Access anywhere in the world
  • Return and replay again and again

Please note, a full equipment and ingredients list will be provided with the downloadable resources for the class (with links for where you can buy them).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I join if I have no decorating experience?

Absolutely, we teach everything from scratch, using easy-to-follow and versatile decorating techniques that allow you to create 1000s of different designs.

Q: What else do I need to start the class?

We provide a full list of recommended tools and ingredients when you enrol.

Q: Do I have to watch the class at a particular time/date?

No, you can watch the class at any time that suits you. There's no start time, and the class videos and downloadable resources are available from the release date until FOREVER! You have lifetime access and can watch and rewatch as many times as you need, whenever you need.

Q: Do I have to watch the lessons in order?

Each video is a lesson in itself, but we have structured the class in a specific order so we do recommend watching in the order of the class. However if you want to watch a particular class individually they are also suitable as standalone lessons.

Q: How long is the class?

The video duration for the whole class is roughly 2 hour 40 mins plus an intro to what our students can expect from Rosalind Miller Cake School Online. If you're following along as you watch you can take things at your own pace, so the class could take as long as you need!

Q: Will there be ongoing support?

Yes, we're here to support you throughout your whole journey. We've created a Facebook group for our online classes which you will have lifetime access to (you'll receive a link to this once you join the course). The group is for our community of students to support one another, share their questions, results and feedback, and most importantly, be able to ask our team anything cake related. We'll be on hand in the group to answer your questions and keep you informed and motivated.

Q: Is the course certified

Yes, at the end of completing this course you'll receive a Rosalind Miller Cake School Online certificate. We're also working on a digital badge that you'll be able to add to your website and marketing materials very soon.

Booking Conditions: Unfortunately we cannot issue a refund on any online class bookings. We reserve the right to cancel a class or course in advance of the release under certain circumstances. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a class or course in advance of the release we will offer a full refund for the cost of the class or the course.

Contact Us: If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact is on [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 7635 5447

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