Courses for Beginners

The courses listed below are suitable for anyone who is fairly new to the craft and looking to learn the essential beginner level skills. They are also suitable for those who already have some skills that they wish to hone or enhance. We offer classes in cake decorating, sugarcraft and working with chocolate. If you would like some help working out where you should begin please feel free to contact us.student

For a full list of our classes please click here.

If you are not local or are unable to attend evening classes, we offer our Beginner Level Courses as one, two and four Day Workshops', these are scheduled throughout the year; during the weekdays, at the weekends, inside and outside of school holidays. If you have specific dates in mind or you prefer to learn on a 'one to one' basis, private tuition is also available.

To find out the price, choose the date of the course you are interested in and click the 'more info' button. Payment for the course fee can be made in full at the time that you make your booking or you can secure your place with a £50 deposit (unless otherwise stated) and agree an arrangement to pay the remaining balance that suits your monthly budget. The final monthly installment is payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Places on each course are limited to 8 students.

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

Beginners to Sugarcraft

Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short course is perfect if you are a complete beginner or are self taught, fairly new to the craft and just want to learn the basics.

On this certificate course you will learn, practice and develop essential beginner level skills that you need when covering cakes, modelling characters, making sugar flowers and working with buttercream. Once you have attended this course you can feel confident that you have the basic skills to achieve some of our other advertised classes.

Course Programme:

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Character Modelling Skills
  • Weeks 2 & 3 - Introduction to Wired Sugar Flower Skills
  • Week 4 - Introduction to Buttercream Piping Skills
  • Week 5 - Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering Skills

For more information about this course or if you wish to attend only part(s) of this course please contact us.

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A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

Please click here for alternative dates and details about our other beginner level courses.


14/01/2020 (Tuesday) to 11/02/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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25/02/2020 (Tuesday) to 24/03/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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21/04/2020 (Tuesday) to 19/05/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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16/06/2020 (Tuesday) to 14/07/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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08/09/2020 (Tuesday) to 06/10/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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03/11/2020 (Tuesday) to 05/12/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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Introduction to Character Modelling (Tues Eve) - 2 hours

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Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this fun, 'all inclusive' 2 hour (Tuesday Evening) workshop and learn the basics when modelling characters using sugarpaste.

Learn how to make, prepare, colour, shape and texture modelling paste and create a cute little teddy bear character as a cake topper.

Once you have attended this course you can feel confident that you have the necessary skills to attend any of our other advertised classes including our PME Sugarpaste Diploma.

We have alternative dates and a range of other workshops suitable for beginners, click here for more details.

Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


14/01/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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25/02/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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21/04/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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16/06/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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08/09/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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03/11/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this workshop you will learn and practice the art of splitting, filling, crumb coating using buttercream & covering sponge cakes with sugarpaste, to a perfect, professional standard. You will also learn how to make, prepare, colour, shape and texture modelling paste to create a cute little character as a cake topper.

Once you have attended this course you can feel confident that you have the necessary skills to attend any of our other advertised classes including our PME Sugarpaste Diploma.

We have alternative dates and a range of other workshops suitable for beginners, click here for more details.

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Images above are by kind permission from Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine & www.profilestudios.co.uk

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


02/05/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
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04/07/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
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19/09/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Evening - 2 hours)

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Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this workshop you will learn and practice the basic skills of splitting, filling, crumb coating using buttercream & covering sponge cakes with sugarpaste, to a perfect, professional standard.

Once you have attended this workshop you can feel confident that you have the necessary skills to attend any of our other advertised classes including our PME Sugarpaste Diploma.

We have alternative dates and a range of other workshops suitable for beginners, click here for more details.

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Images above are by kind permission from Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine & www.profilestudios.co.uk

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


11/02/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers - Roses (Tues Eves - 4 hours)

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short 'all inclusive' course held over two Tuesday Evenings is perfect if you are a complete beginner or are self taught, fairly new to the craft and just want to learn the basics when making wired sugar flowers. You will make a Rose and Foliage assembled as a small spray.

Once you have attended this course you can feel confident that you have the basic skills to achieve some of our other advertised sugar flower classes. For more information about this course please contact us.

Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

Please click here for alternative dates and details about our other beginner level courses.


21/01/2020 (Tuesday) to 28/01/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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03/03/2020 (Tuesday) to 10/03/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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28/04/2020 (Tuesday) to 05/05/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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23/06/2020 (Tuesday) to 30/06/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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15/09/2020 (Tuesday) to 22/09/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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10/11/2020 (Tuesday) to 17/11/2020

19:30 to 21:30
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NEW - Character Modelling with Sugarpaste & Chocolate

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Skill Level: Some Experience Modelling in Sugar
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this fun 'all inclusive' full day of character modelling with Hannah Collison.

Learn how to work successfully with Sugarpaste & Chocolate Modelling Paste to create your own 'oh so cute' Girl & Toddler characters complete with their favourite cuddly toys.

Gain skills working in sugarpaste and chocolate modelling paste using just a few tools and some clever shaping techniques. Learn how to make and support correctly proportioned heads, bodies and limbs.

Places are limited to 8 students.

Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

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23/02/2020 (Sunday)

10:00 to 17:00
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NEW - Chocolate Drip Cake, Striped Effect & Buttercream Piped Flowers

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Skill Level: Some Buttercream Piping Experience
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Drip effect cakes are all the rage!

Take your skills one step further.. Join this 'all inclusive' workshop working on a real cake and learn how to achieve a smooth ombre effect buttercream coating with a sharp edge finish and belgian chocolate ganache drip.

Practice buttercream piping techniques and create your own a selection of beautiful hand piped flowers to finish off your cake creation..

If you are a complete beginner we have a range of Beginner Level Classes that be of interest you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 

All materials, equipment and packaging will be provided. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

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Working on a small but deep sponge cake you will learn how to:

  • Split, fill, crumb coat and firm set a tall sponge cake.
  • Colour buttercream to create ombre / shades.
  • Understand consistencies for successful piping and how to stabilise in hot weather.
  • Achieve a smooth, sharp edged buttercream coated finish using scraping techniques.
  • Use different techniques to achieve a multiple stripe (pictured), block or inlaid striped effect.
  • Make a chocolate ganache drip glaze & understand the correct temperatures to work at to achieve a drip effect.
  • Piping snail trail & pearl boarders using buttercream.
  • Pipe buttercream flowers; Roses, blossoms & foliage.

Click Here for details of our other buttercream skills workshops and alternative dates for this class.


18/04/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
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NEW - Fault Line Cake With Buttercream Piped Flowers

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Skill Level: Some Buttercream Piping Experience
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this 'all inclusive' technical workshop and learn how to create this on trend 'Fault Line Cake' effect working with real cakes and buttercream.

Practice buttercream piping techniques and create your own a selection of beautiful hand piped Pansies, Primroses and foliage to finish your cake creation.

If you are a complete beginner we have a range of Beginner Level Classes that may be of interest you, we recommend you have some experience working with buttercream before attending this workshop.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 

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All materials, equipment and packaging will be provided. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

Working on sponge cake you will learn how to:

  • Split, fill, crumb coat and firm set each individual layer of sponge cake.
  • Dowel & support the weight of stacked tiers.
  • Prepare and stack cake tiers to create a 'Fault Line'.
  • Colour buttercream, understand consistencies for successful coating & piping.
  • Stabilise buttercream in hot weather.
  • Achieve a smooth, sharp edged buttercream coating.
  • Piping Pansies, Primroses & foliage using buttercream.
  • Chill & attach piped flowers to cake to achieve the design.
  • Finishing Touches using silver paint effects, sprinkles & silver leaf.

Click Here for details of our other buttercream skills workshops and alternative dates for this class.


07/03/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
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09/05/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

NEW - Introduction to Piping with Buttercream - 2 hours (Tues Eve)

Introduction to Buttercream 2hr 250 

Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

An introduction to piping skills using buttercream.

Join this fun, 2 hour evening workshop and learn how to pipe a selection of designs onto cupcakes using just a few piping tips and multi coloured buttercream.

You may also be interested in The Wilton Method - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills workshop.

Click Here for details about classes similar to this one.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


04/02/2020 (Tuesday)

19:30 to 21:30
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NEW - Royal Iced Decorated Biscuits - Runouts / Colour Flow

Royal Iced Biscuit Selection

Skill Level: Some Piping Experience
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this fabulous 'all inclusive' one day workshop and enhance your piping skills by learning how to create these beautiful decorated biscuits / cookies using royal icing. You will take home your own selection for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

On this course you will learn:

  • How to make & bake cookie dough
  • How to make, colour & adjust the consistency of royal icing
  • How to successfully runout/flood designs onto cookies
  • How to overpipe, inlay & paint royal icing
  • How to make simple pressure piped flowers
  • How to dry, package & store cookies

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We recommend that you have some piping experience using buttercream or royal icing before you attend this course. If you are an absolute beginner we have a range of beginner level classes including our 'Introduction to Decorating Cookies / Biscuits Using Royal Icing Workshop' that you may be interested in. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Places are limited to 8 students. All the materials, equipment and packaging will be provided Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


22/02/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:30
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NEW - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this one day course, you will learn how to make some beautiful signature sugar flowers, a frilly peony, the popular David Austin rose, and a delicate dahlia.  To compliment these unwired flowers, we will demonstrate pulled blossoms and eucalyptus foliage which you will have an opportunity to make as time allows.

An ‘all inclusive’ one day workshop providing you with the perfect design for a wedding cake.  Suitable for both beginners and those with experience of making sugar flowers.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.

Please click here for alternative dates and details similar courses.

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11/01/2020 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

PME Diploma Course - Fondant/Sugarpaste - 4 Day Intensive - 25 hours

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Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

The PME Sugarpaste Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about working with sugarpaste to professionally cover cakes and make cake decorations.

If you are self taught or fairly new to cake decorating this 4 day intensive course is an ideal way to get to grips with cake covering skills and working with sugarpaste. This course is FAST PACED! If you are completely new to cake decorating, it may help if you have some experience using sugarpaste before you attend. Our one day beginner level workshops 'Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills', although this is not a requirement.

 

Working on three main projects you will learn and practice many basic techniques such as:

  • 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 & licence

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You will have free use of all our equipment, such as turntable, rolling pin etc. You will also receive a complimentary Course Kit (worth approx. £100) containing a workbook and all the other equipment you require to complete the course. We do ask that you supply your own materials such as marzipan, sugarpaste, boxes, boards etc. A list is emailed to you once you have made your booking, as an estimate these items will total about £45. In addition you will need a particular size fruit cake, two sponge cakes and a quantity of buttercream, recipes will be provided. If you prefer and for your convenience, you can 'pre-order' from our 'on-site' shop and receive 10% off your purchases, everything is then placed into our classroom ready for your first lesson. For all our classes, we recommend that you bring a notebook, pen and a camera to your lessons, you will also need to bring your lunch each day as food is not provided.

Click here for more details and other date options. You will also find information about our 4 Day - PME Royal Icing & Piping & PME Sugar Flower Diploma courses. We have a 12 Day Intensive Course option which is 'all inclusive' if you wish to complete all 3 courses and gain your PME Professional Masters Certificate in a concentrated space of time.

If you have any questions about accommodation or what to wear etc. take a look at our FAQ's. Please also feel free to contact us

Bookings can be secured with a £100 deposit. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our Terms & Conditions and our Cancellation Policy.


07/02/2020 (Friday) to 10/02/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

28/03/2020 (Saturday) to 31/03/2020

10:00 to 17:00
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15/05/2020 (Friday) to 18/05/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

25/07/2020 (Saturday) to 28/07/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

25/09/2020 (Friday) to 28/09/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic buttercream techniques and six simple to pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes and cupcakes into extraordinary results.

Included is a Wilton Course 1 Kit (worth £41.99) containing a workbook and much of the equipment you will use to complete your course.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way, as you learn how easy it can be to:

  • Make buttercream icing the right consistency to decorate
  • Fill and use a decorating bag
  • Level, torte, ice and decorate a cake and other sweet treats with the latest techniques
  • Make six different buttercream icing flowers
  • Pipe lines and make simple borders, letters and shapes on your cake
  • Transfer images to a cake to decorate
  • And much more!

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For alternative dates and information about our other Wilton Method Courses please click here.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


18/01/2020 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
This course is fully booked!Join Waiting List

08/03/2020 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

20/06/2020 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

03/10/2020 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
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The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design)

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Learn how to create professional-looking flowers and designs using royal icing. You will develop core skills to make many varieties of flowers such as Rosebuds, Pansy Flowers, Lilies and The Wilton Rose.

You will find it useful to have some basic piping skills before attending this course.  You may wish to consider attending The Wilton Method - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills before you attend this course, although this is not compulsory

Included is a Wilton Course 2 Kit (worth £41.99) containing a workbook and much of the equipment you will use to complete your course.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn to:

  • Use royal icing to create eight different types of flowers including The Wilton Rose
  • How to design the colour palette and pattern for a cake
  • Learn piping techniques like basketweave, cornelli lace and brush embroidery
  • Pipe royal icing appliques and additional decorative borders
  • And much more!

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For alternative dates and information about our other Wilton Method Courses please click here.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


01/02/2020 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

19/04/2020 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

21/06/2020 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

07/11/2020 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO