Fast track your creativity & growth by knowing how to

Cake Smarter, Not Harder.

Get proven, efficient buttercream cake making frameworks that cut your time in the kitchen in half. 

Self-taught buttercream cake makers often waste a lot of time in the kitchen because they don’t have efficient systems in place. 

Life is too short to be stuck in the kitchen all the time.

SAVE TIME TO FAST TRACK YOUR CAKE CREATIVITY & GROWTH

WITH OUR 3 STEP PLAN

01

Build strong
foundational
cake skills

Master the foundations of modern buttercream cakes without wasting years making avoidable mistakes.

02

Streamline
your baking
system

Build a baking system that allows you to achieve consistent results with half the tine and efforts. 

03

Develop your own signature style

Experiment with advanced techniques & develop your own unique style. 

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LIFE! Yes, no time restrictions here.

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FREE GUIDE

How Much Buttercream Do I Need?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly how much buttercream to make for any size cake or cupcake? Imagine how much time and ingredients you’ll save. Well, no need to imagine. You can make it happen with our free guide.

Hey there,

I'm Thao!

I’m the founder of Don’t Tell Charles and your course instructor. My passion is to help aspiring cake makers achieve success by working smarter, not harder.

In my experience, all cake makers regardless of skill levels have these in common:

I’ve been through the exact same journey, so have thousands of my students. I know what it’s like. That is why I’m here, to drastically reduce the time it takes for you to reach your cake goals by giving you tried and true, expert advice you can trust.

ACDN Best Teacher Award (Australian Cake Decorating Network)

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Physical cake decorating workshops conducted​

Judge on The Cake Professionals Awards UK

Judge on Melbourne’s Great Architectural Baking Competition

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Students served, worldwide​

Creator of the Concrete Cake

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Spotlights

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Jen Lee from Miss United Cakes
Jen Lee

Hi, I’m Jen and I love to bake cakes that delight my friends and family and engage all five senses. My dream is to someday publish a cookbook in which I detail a representative cake recipe for each of the 50 United States – hence my Instagram handle, @missunitedcakes.

Kat Medrzejewski

Hi, I’m Kat. I started Halo & Horns as a side hustle in 2019 alongside full-time teaching. My business is something I am continually working towards growing, so I currently balance the business with a part-time primary teaching role.

Morgan Collins from Buttercream & Bakes by M
Morgan Collins

Hi, I’m Morgan. Cake design has my heart, it is my happy place, my comfort, my soothing activity. While for me it is a side hustle/hobby at the moment, one day soon I plan on really taking my little cake business to the next level.

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Hey

caker, cake artist, cake designer, baker, cake decorator...

Whatever term you identify with, to us, you’re cake makers – people who make cakes. More specifically, modern buttercream cakes.  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, a hobbyist or own a cake business, if you love to make cakes, we can help.

DON'T MISS THIS FREE MASTERCLASS!

A Cake Artist's Guide to Developing
Your Own Style

In a sea of imitators, stand out by finding your unique style. 

Our Promise

to you..

We promise you will never be alone in your learning journey.
We’ll be there to hold your hands, to guide you through setbacks and to
celebrate your every win.

Buttercream cakes are

temperamental, messy & time consuming...

Trying to manage every moving part in the buttercream cake making process can drain your time, energy and creative juice, leaving little to no room for creativity. At DTC, we get it. Which is why we aim to help 1 million buttercream cake makers cake smarter, not harder so they can gain back time and energy for creativity.