Welcome to Jackies cake baking and cake decorating video tutorials. Over the last 5 months we have been busy in our cake studio recording fabulous techniques with tips and tricks along the way.

Let me share with you my wealth of experience and knowledge of making cakes for
Almost 30 years.
The video tutorials will be of great benefit for you, in your cake decorating Journey.

Some have an additional downloadable PDF with further information for you too.

Month to month I will be running webinars covering all things cake related.

We now have 12 video tutorials listed below with 3 available for you to view for free.


Cake Business training one on one sessions are available.

Available are one on one live video sessions for any cake decorating questions or techniques that you would like me to show you.

Video tutorials are either free, priced individually or you can pay a monthly subscription of $29 to access all.

I hope you enjoy sharing my sweetness with you, Jackie.


This is a live 1:1 video call session with Jackie of Contemporary Cakes and Classes.
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30 mins
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Free tutorial All You Need To Know About Fondant / Sugar Paste
Free tutorial All You Need To Know About Fondant / Sugar Paste
In this tutorial Jackie guides you through the storage and the use of fondant.
Learn how sugar paste/fondant has changed the way we decorate cakes today.

Learn how to colour fondant and when to colour.
How to store fondant and how long you should store it.

Jackie will also show you how to achieve flavoured fondant too.


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Free tutorial All You Need To Know About Fondant / Sugar Paste
In this tutorial Jackie guides you through the storage and the use of fondant.
Learn how sugar paste/fondant has changed the way we decorate cakes today.

Learn how to colour fondant and when to colour.
How to store fondant and how long you should store it.

Jackie will also show you how to achieve flavoured fondant too.


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Free tutorial Chocolate Ganache how to make and how to add liquors and additional flavours
Free tutorial. Jackie will show you how to make chocolate ganache.
This has a printable PDF downloadable recipe.

Included in this tutorial she will share with you on how to store and use chocolate ganache and how to make flavoured strawberry, orange, lemon and cappuccino chocolate ganache.

Learn how to add delicious liquors to chocolate ganache if you like.

Learn about the different ratios of chocolate to cream, depending on where you live and the season of the year.
Jackie will also discuss how to store the product too.



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How to make and bake a delicious Chocolate mud cake

In this extensive tutorial, Jackie will share with you how to make a delicious chocolate mud cake.

If you ever needed to improve your cake baking skills then this is the video you need to watch.

Jackie will share with you her most talked about chocolate mud cake in her region, with raving reviews from her clients, that you can read about in her gallery testimonials on her website.

If you cannot attend this class in her studio, then now is the time to watch this video tutorial.

Tips with choosing ingredients, what the methods are and the dos and donts of making and baking this style of cake.

This video tutorial is presented in 7 segments.

It is approx 40 minutes long.
Part 1 Making a chocolate mud cake
Ingredients and equipment
Part 2 Making the recipe
Part 3 Preparing the cake tin
Part 4 Making the cake
Part 5 Baking the cake
Part 6 Baking time is over
Part 7 Extras Chocolate Mud Cake
A printable PDF recipe is provided in our downloads with this tutorial.


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How To Coat A Cake With Chocolate Ganache Method 1

In this tutorial Jackie shows you how to use a glued fixed cake board to the display cake board and then use chocolate ganache to cover your cake.
This is a great benefit when beginning cake decorating as you do not need to move your cake after covering with chocolate ganache onto another cake board.

In this tutorial Jackie will also show you what tools you will need to apply chocolate ganache on your cake.
With tips on how to keep tidy when using chocolate ganache, as sometimes can be a messy activity!

Jackie will show you one of the methods that she uses to coat her cake with ganache and achieve a smooth finish.

First of all Jackie will show you how she easily levels the top of her cakes using a easy method with no expensive gadgets.

Jackie explains what you can do with the off cuts of cake.
Then in different stages Jackie shows her method of applying the chocolate ganache to a cake.

By using chocolate ganache, you will achieve a lovely smooth and leveled foundation for your fondant to be placed on top.



How To Coat A Cake With Chocolate Ganache Method 2 Using A Lid and Top Cake Board
In this tutorial Jackie shows you how to use an extra top cake board method for using chocolate ganache to cover your cake board.
This is a great method for cakes that require to be stacked on top of another cake.

In this tutorial Jackie will also show you what tools you will need to apply chocolate ganache on your cake.
With tips on how to keep tidy when using chocolate ganache, as sometimes can be a messy activity!

Jackie will show you one of the methods that she uses to coat her cake with ganache and achieve a smooth finish.

First of all Jackie will show you how she easily levels the top of her cakes using a easy method with no expensive gadgets.

Jackie explains what you can do with the off cuts of cake.
Then in different stages Jackie shows her method of applying the chocolate ganache to a cake.

By using chocolate ganache, you will achieve a lovely smooth and leveled foundation for your fondant to be placed on top.
How to make Apricot syrup and then cover a cake with fondant.
In the first part of this tutorial Jackie shows you how to make Apricot Syrup, which she uses to brush her ganached cake before covering with fondant.

08.45 to 30.19 Part 2 Learn how Jackie rolls out the fondant to am even thickness of 3mm
How to fix any marks/ dents on the fondant before lifting on the cake.
How to adjust the fondant on the cake and get a smooth finish.
Jackie also shows you how to achieve sharp edges and how to make your own flexible plastic smoothers.


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Free Tutorial How to Cover a Cake Board with Fondant
In this tutorial Jackie will show you how to cover a cake board with fondant.


Jackie guides you how to roll out the fondant to cover your board and will also add some extras to this section for troubleshooting fondant dents and indents.

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How to create a layererd ruffled rose effect, for a cake
In this video tutorial, you will learn an amazing technique Jackie has created.

Jackie will show you her technique which has changed, the way she achieves this decorative base cake design. This is a game changer in the cake decorating world for this style.

You will learn how to create beautiful layered sugar ruffled roses. Below is a downloadable PDF of the tools you will need.

0.0 - 24.00 The first part of this tutorial, Jackie will show you what to tools to use and show you the technique in making the ruffled roses

Starting at 24.00 Jackie will show you how to work out how many ruffled rose you will need for your cake.

27.00 - 42.00 You will learn how to attach the ruffled roses to your cake and how to infill around the ruffled roses.

43.00-Finishing touches and how to change the design.

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How to stack a 2 tier cake using dowels for internal construction.
In this tutorial Jackie shows you how to stack a 2 tier round cake.
Jackie will explain which type of dowel support you will need and what tools you will need.
Step by step stages are explained and shown how to achieve a safe and strong supported stacked 2 tier cake.
A printable PDF tutorial with pictures is available, to download with this video tutorial.


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How To Cover a Cake with Fondant with a Marbled Effect and create sharp edges on your cake.
In this tutorial Jackie will show you how to create a marbled effect with fondant and then use to cover a cake.
Jackie will share with you her technique on how to get a smooth finish on your fondant and achieve sharp edges.



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Introduction to Contemporary Cake Designs Book One

Jackie Thompson is the woman behind the apron at Contemporary Cakes and Classes, Daisy Hill, Brisbane, Australia.

Jackie Thompson has just about done it all! Jackie emigrated to Australia in 2004 where she established her own highly successful Contemporary Cakes and Classes cake decorating business again, in sunny Brisbane, Australia.


Jackies first published book is Contemporary Cake Designs Book One.

Contemporary Cake Designs Book One is value for money as it encapsulates 2 books in 1 and is available to purchase from her website on-line store with free shipping anywhere in Australia. Order a copy today and get baking and creating.

If you want a E Book version you can purchase from our video section, here.


Jackie not only teaches how to decorate cake, cookies and cupcakes but also how to bake delicious mud cakes, cupcakes and cookies and more. Tap into her knowledgeable skills from her pastry chef days of training.



How to make cookie dough and bake delicious cookies.
In this tutorial Jackie will show you how to make a beautiful vanilla cookie dough.

This has 4 sessions and the videos total almost 25 minutes

Part 1 Ingredients and equipment

Part 2 How to ball the dough

Part 3 Rolling out the perfect thickness of dough

Part 4 Baking and storing the cookies

Downloadable E BOOK Contemporary Cake Designs Book One


This is not a rental, this is a downloadable E book for Contemporary Cakes Designs Book One.

The cost is $30 and you can download the E book via the download attachment link.

This is not just another book about cake decorating, it is a book filled with wonderful; tips from Jackie on what to do and how to do it- including a step-by-step pictorial guide on some of the most intricate techniques in the business.


Contemporary Cake Designs Book One is value for money as it encapsulates 2 books in 1.

Jackies first book is available via the Contemporary Cakes online shop, so you can order a copy today and get baking.

The first half of the book is filled with delicious recipes and baking tips. Are you frustrated in your baking? if so Jackie will share her baking tips that she has used over the last 30 years in restaurants, hotels and now in her cake business. Tips on baking at the correct temperature, testing a baked cake and how to cool your baked cake.

The second half of the book has 12 cake projects with more than 500 photos displaying detailed step by step instructions for each cake project to make a variety of celebration cakes, designer handbag cake, wedding cake, edible rice paper feather cake, sandcastle cake, Rubik cube cake, fairy figurine cake, cookies cupcakes and other incredible cake pop projects.