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Wasting valuable time is costly.
The Internet is full of free recipes and cheap online courses. But ‘free’ and ‘cheap’ come with a hidden price tag – your time. How many hours have you spent endlessly combing through blog posts and Youtube videos to find the right tutorial, only to spend more time testing, experimenting and failing? How do you know if a recipe from one source works with a technique from another? Who do you go to when things go wrong?
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I’m Thao, founder of Don’t Tell Charles, creator of the original Concrete Cake and a leader in the contemporary buttercream cake movement in Australia and across the world. I am well known for my unique buttercream cake designs and no-fuss, time saving systems and processes.
At Don’t Tell Charles, our goal is to push and sometimes, break boundaries. These boundaries are where one design field ends and another begins; where old traditions expire and new conventions emerge and where the currency of our work is self-value, not just money. We want to nurture a new generation of cake makers and creatives who value their time, mental wellbeing and creative energy, who can achieve creative success by working smarter, not harder.
What Our Students Say
The tips and detailed information provide you with a strong foundation in which you can adapt and tweak to your liking. My work looks so much more refined and elevated. It gives me the confidence to try new things and experiment because I have a strong foundation.
I am so glad I found these courses early on; it would be such a shame to do this for years and realize there could have been a better way. I am so grateful!
I love that the online course is one I can continually look back on, re-watch the videos and check in on myself that what I’m doing is resulting in the best and cleanest outcome. Further to that, some of the shorter online courses have been invaluable in learning safe and correct techniques without wastage to make isomalt sails, to temper chocolate or to expand the flavours I offer my clients. Not to mention the confidence to experiment with different flavours and combinations.
I don’t think I can articulate the amount of help Thao’s courses have given me, her advice is so detailed and precise. It allowed me to refine my skills so much faster than if I’d just learned from trial and error, YouTube etc. I’m also a perfectionist so it was less frustrating when things went wrong because Thao’s course had so many helpful tips and things to try. I knew I could keep adapting and improving my skills. I love all the recipes and use many of them every week in my business.
All DTC courses have provided fantastic methods and recipes which I have been able to harness and adapt to best suit the needs of my business. The entire DTC system and its philosophy; to focus on "maintaining quality while maximising efficiency", really is what people in the modern cake-making world desperately need.
Hi, I’m Jeannine and designing cakes is my creative outlet. Designing cakes helps with my mental wellness as the challenges from my day job can be at times overwhelming. It’s allowed me to unleash my inner creative beast that’s been locked up for over 20 years (since I completed school).
Hi, I’m Samantha and I run a part time cake business from my home. Having a cake business allows me the flexibility to fit in around school hours, extracurricular activities and medical appointments for my son.
Hi, I’m Vera. I’m the owner and cake designer of Zoete Kruimels, a Bakery & Cake Studio in the East of the Netherlands. I’ve always wanted to own a storefront and in 2020 that dream became a reality.
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