On-demand cake decorating courses and coaching that helps you

Create Cakes You'll Be Proud To Share

Learn proven, time-saving frameworks you can use to share your creativity with the world.

You want to learn how to express your
creativity through cakes
but, you..

We understand how that feels..

Everyone deserves to learn

on their own terms

Control How You Learn

Start whenever, learn in your own time & at your own pace.

Lifetime Access

Get access to course materials for
LIFE! Yes, no time restrictions here.

Lifetime Support

Receive ongoing support from instructor & our student community. You’ll never be alone!

Your path to cake making success
is as easy as..

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Build the right
cake making

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

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your baking

Build a baking system that allows you to achieve consistently amazing results with half the effort.


Develop your own signature style

Take your cake game from competent cake maker to trendsetter.

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.


The 4 Step Framework To
Become A Successful
Buttercream Cake Artist



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Mini Course

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.

I started my cake making journey as a home baker back in 2012. In my 10 years as a modern cake designer, I’ve been through it all. I’ve done the hard slog, wasted years making mistakes (and learnt heaps from them), so I know what you’re going through and how it feels. I’m here to shorten the journey for you, to give you tried and true, expert advice you can trust.

ACDN Best Teacher Award (Australian Cake Decorating Network)

Physical cake decorating workshops conducted​
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Judge on The Cake Professionals Awards UK

Judge on Melbourne’s Great Architectural Baking Competition

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Creator of the Concrete Cake


Read our student success

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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    A collection of advanced courses to help you

    Unlock Creativity, spark new ideas and turn them into awesome cake designs.


    For the first 4 months of 2020, we donated $17,000 AUD to organisations that helped, and continue to help, those affected by the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia:

    Foodbank NSW – $4316

    Wildlife Victoria – $4317

    Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – $4316

    National Bushfire Disaster Appeal – $2025

    Vets for Compassion – $450

    Foodbank Victoria – $1575

    Between May 2020 and August 2021, we donated all proceeds to Foodbank Victoria who are doing incredible work to help with the COVID-19 Food Crisis.  To date (end of August 2021) we have donated a total of  $7251.00 to Foodbank Victoria. 

    You can read more about the amazing work they’re doing here: Foodbank Victoria.


    From October 2021, donations will also be made to Impact For Women, who are making a difference for women and children escaping extreme violence at home.

    Impact For Women – $1587.55

    Vinnies Flood Appeal – $777

    Foodbank QLD – $663

    Foodbank Victoria – $2467