Recognised for our 'Excellent Level' of teaching skills and innovative PME Diploma Courses, Inspired Creations (Surrey School of Sugarcraft) in association with Items for Sugarcraft Centre were presented with the 'PME Professional Diploma Award of Excellence for UK and Ireland 2014'.
The PME Diploma Courses & Masters Certificate are internationally recognised awards in the cake making industry. These Diploma courses provide professional training designed specifically for those who enjoy making & decorating cakes and are anticipating selling cakes to family and friends or as a commercial business.
You can choose which course(s) you would like to do and in what order. You will be awarded a Diploma Certificate on full attendance and successful completion of the skills outlined in each course. When you achieve all three diplomas, you will be awarded the PME Masters Certificate.
These courses are taught in English, are intensive and fast paced. To get the most out of them, if you are a complete beginner, you may find it useful to gain some basic cake decorating skills, perhaps by attending one or more of our Beginner Certificate Classes / Wilton Method® Courses before you take the Diploma courses or at least consider attending the PME Sugarpaste Diploma module first.
A summary of the skills covered in the three PME Diploma Courses together with our dates scheduled for 2016 are listed below. The pictures are a sample of the work you will achieve. If you have specific dates in mind that do not fit our scheduled group classes or you prefer to learn on a 'one to one' basis, private tuition is also available.
Once you have made your booking, we will email you a materials list so that you know what you will need to bring with you to class, such as cake boards, sugarpaste etc. Whilst with us you will have free use of all our PME equipment and you will be given a complimentary kit containing a number of useful tools & cutters. There is a different kit for each PME Diploma course. Our '14 Day Intensive PME Masters Certificate' course option is inclusive of all materials, equipment and packaging. We recommend that you bring a notebook, pen and a camera to each lesson.
Payment for the course fee can be made in full at the time you make your booking or you can secure your place with a £100 deposit (£200 for the 14 Day Intensive) and agree an arrangement to pay the remaining balance that suits your budget. Please read our cancellation policy.
Please feel free contact us if you have any questions or need help deciding which course(s) to book.
PME Professional Diploma & Masters Certificate - 14 Day Intensive - £1260 (All Incl.) (84 hours)
This long awaited 'Combined Courses' option is ideal for those who wish to gain their Masters Certificate in a concentrated space of time, it is particularly popular with students who are travelling a distance or from overseas.
A summary of the skills covered within this 14 day course (including Sundays) to achieve the three PME Diploma modules are outlined below. The pictures are a sample of the work you will achieve.
For your convenience, this course option is inclusive of all materials, equipment and packaging. The only thing you need to do is organise your travel, accommodation and bring your lunch each day.
Monday 8th May to Sunday 21st May (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 14 consequtive days - 2 PLACES!
Monday 31st July to Sunday 13th August (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 14 consequtive days - 3 PLACES!
Monday 18th Sept to Sunday 1st October (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 14 consequtive days - PLACES!
Each PME Diploma Module can be taken separately. You can decide which order but if you are fairly new to cake decorating we would recommend you take them in the order they are listed below.
Sugarpaste Diploma - 4 Day - £340 (25 hours)
We recommend you take this Module first especially if you are fairly new to cake decorating, if you are a complete beginner consider taking our Wilton Method Course 3 - Fondant (Sugarpaste) & Gum Paste (Flower Paste) first.
Coating fruit cakes, sponge cakes & dummies, Crimping & Embossing
Fabric Effects, Swags, Drapes, Frills & Flounces
Ribbons, Bows, Sugar Embroidery, Pastillage,
Modelling Fun Figures, Simple sculpted Novelty Cake
Texturing, Fabric Flowers & Leaves, Inlay & Applique
Stacked Cake Design & Handling
Designing Celebration Cakes & Colour Balance
Basic Business Guidelines
Copyright & License
Monday 10th - Thursday 13th April (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 3 PLACES!
Sat 15th - Sun 16th July & Sat 22nd - 23rd July (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 2 w/ends 2 PLACES!
Tuesday 31st October - Friday 3rd November (10.15am - 4.15pm) - PLACES!
Sugar Flowers Diploma - 5 Day - £395 (30 hours)
To get the most out of this course, we recommend you have some basic knowlege working with flower paste. If you are a complete beginner consider taking our Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers Workshop first.
Unwired Sugar Flowers - Floral Plaques including Gerbera / Daisies, Moulded Roses.
Wired Sugar Flowers - Fantasy Flowers, a variety of foliage & buds, Traditional Roses, Cattleya & Cymbidium Orchids, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Traditional Lily, wired Daisy/Gerbera/Chrysanthemum, Cherry Blossom, Honeysuckle, Freesia, Arum Lily, Carnations, Blackberries.
Alternatives to sugar flowers, Creating Wired Sugar Flower arrangements & Sprays, Decorating cake stands & knives, How to cost & Price.
Fri 24th to Sun 26th March & Sat 1st to Sun 2nd April (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 2 conseq w/ends - 1 PLACE!
Monday 22nd May to Friday 26th May (10.15pm - 4.15pm) - 4 PLACES!
Fri 30th Jun - Sun 2nd July & Sat 8th to Sun 9th July (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 2 conseq w/ends - 4 PLACES!
Mondays (7 weeks) - 2nd October to 20th November (10.15pm - 2.30pm) - PLACES!
Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October (10.15pm - 4.15pm) - PLACES!
Royal Icing Diploma - 5 Day - £395 (30 hours)
To get the most out of this course, we recommend you have some basic knowlege working with Royal Icing. If you are a complete beginner consider taking our Wilton Method Course 2 - Royal Icing Skills - Flowers & Cake Design first.
How to Marzipan a cake & coat using Royal Icing, preparing & storing Royal Icing.
Piping techniques from shells, scrolls, straight lines, bulbs, rope boarders to piped flowers, inscriptions, templates, scroll boarders, runout collars & extention boarders, motifs, lettering, numbering.
Brush embroidery, lace designs, advanced piped boarders, bridges, & extension border designs, piped lace, side designs, assembling multi tiered cakes, cake portioning, cutting, assembly & presentation.
An insight into the business end of cake decorating covering areas such as packaging, transport & delivery costs, cake pricing guidelines.
Monday 27th March to Friday 31st March (10.15am - 4.15pm) - FULLY BOOKED!
NEW! Mondays (7 weeks) - 5th June to 17th July (10.15am - 2.30pm) - 3 PLACES!
Fri 9th to Sun 11th June & Sat 17th to 18th June (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 2 conseq w/ends - 3 PLACES!
Fri 6th to Sun 8th Oct & Sat 14th to Sun 15th Oct (10.15am - 4.15pm) - 2 conseq w/ends - PLACES!
Monday 27th November to Friday 1st December (10.15am - 4.15pm) - PLACES!
Reasons why people choose to study with us:
- Our class sizes are limited to 7 students.
- PME accredited, experienced & qualified 'Award Winning' Tutors.
- Choice of consequtive days (Mon - Fri), 14 day intensive, weekend or once weekly daytime & evening courses.
- Bookings are secured with a £100 deposit. The balance can be paid by agreed installments to help spread the cost.
- The course price includes the use of all necessary equipment within class, which means that you only need to bring materials.
- A complimentary kit containing useful tools and a workbook for each module (valued at over £45).
- Each course has between 25 and 30 hours of high quality, intensive training.
- An 'All Inclusive option' where we can provide all your materials. Especially useful if you are travelling a distance or from overseas.
- Newly refurbished, comfortable, well kitted out classroom, kitchen and outside courtyard.
- 10% discount on all purchases at Items for Sugarcraft, Kenley (excluding electrical items) whilst attending your course.
- Direct contact with the school owner and your tutor throughout the course.
- Reasonably priced, comfortable local accommodation.
- 30 minute train journey from Gatwick Airport. Accessible from Heathrow via tube & train journey.
- Train and Bus links within 2 minute walk of our venue. Free local parking.
This is what our students say:
"It has given me the confidence to reach the next level, I now want to work towards teaching others" Aby (West Wickham)
"Thanks to Hannah and her team I have just started my own small cake decorating business from home" Sarah (Horsham)
"Thank you so much Sue, Hannah and Lynn, I made some really nice friends on my visit to England and learnt a lot from your very helpful instructors, I am so pleased to get my Sugarpaste Diploma, I will come back soon to get my Masters" Dina (Egypt)