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 please contact us.

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Buttercream Beginners

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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.


26/02/2019 (Tuesday) to 26/03/2019

19:30 to 21:30
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23/04/2019 (Tuesday) to 21/05/2019

19:30 to 21:30
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18/06/2019 (Tuesday) to 16/07/2019

19:30 to 21:30
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10/09/2019 (Tuesday) to 08/10/2019

19:30 to 21:30
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Girl & Toddler Characters - Modelling with Sugarpaste & Chocolate

Modelling Girl Toddler in Sugar

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 9 students.

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

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27/04/2019 (Saturday)

09:30 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

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.


02/03/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

11/05/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

13/07/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

17/08/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
There are 6 spaces still available!MORE INFO

19/10/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 16:00
There are 6 spaces still available!MORE INFO

NEW - 2 Day - Tiered Cakes, Bird House & Cherry Blossom in Sugar

Bird House Cake Design 4

Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A NEW 'on trend' certificate course that will focus on the main essential elements of cake decorating. It will include sponge cake & faux cake covering, working with sugarpaste, stacking, making simple wired sugar flower blossoms & foliage, cocoa butter painting, making and working with royal icing & pastillage..

If you have recently attended our Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills - Beginner Level Workshop, are self taught or fairly new to cake decorating this 2 day intensive course will help you develop and build upon your existing skills. Although this project looks daunting it will be broken down into steps that are simple and easy to follow.

If you are an absolute beginner we recommend you consider attending our 'Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills Workshop' first.

 On this course you will learn:

  • How to coat sponge & faux cakes using sugarpaste
  • How to stack, support & transport tiered cakes
  • Painting on cakes using cocoa butter and blossom tints
  • How to make work with royal icing and practice simple piping, runouts / flooding & painting techniques
  • How to make pastillage from scratch, cut and form secure, structural shapes
  • How to make wired sugar flowers, foliage & handmade stamens. Practice rolling, thinning, frilling, taping, wiring, veining & mexican hat techniques.

If you have questions about this course please feel free to contact us.

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Places are limited to 8 students. 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.


05/04/2019 (Friday) to 06/04/2019

09:30 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

NEW - Bunny & Easter Cake Workshop (children aged 8+)

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A fun 4 hour 'all inclusive' Easter themed childrens workshop (adults are also welcome to book!) where you will learn how to cover & decorate a sponge cake with sugarpaste and model this cute bunny rabbit.

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

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


18/04/2019 (Thursday)

10:00 to 14:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

NEW - Covering Tall / Double Barrel Cakes - Ganache & Sugarpaste

Double Barrel

Skill Level: Some Experience Covering Cakes
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A one day technical workshop focused solely on the skill of covering tall /double barrel  (7inch +) multi-layered sponge cakes with ganache and sugarpaste/fondant to achieve a sharp edge.

You will need some experience covering sponge cakes before you attend this course, you may wish to consider attending our 'Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering' workshop first.

 

 

On this course you will learn:

    • How to split, buttercream fill, trim & set multi layered sponge cakes
    • How to stack & support / Dowel multi layered cakes
    • How to crumb coat & cover a sponge cake using chocolate ganache
    • How to coat tall sponge cakes & board using sugarpaste / fondant using the 'wrap around' method to achieve a sharp edge finish
    • Steaming sugarpaste coated cakes

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

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Places are limited to 6 students. 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.


07/04/2019 (Sunday)

09:30 to 16:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

14/07/2019 (Sunday)

09:30 to 16:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

NEW - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

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Skill Level: Some Experience Covering Cakes
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A 4 hour technical workshop focused soely on the skills required to split, fill, crumb coat using buttercream & cover a sponge cake with sugarpaste to achieve a sharp sugarpaste edge.

If you are a complete beginner and have never covered a sponge cake we recommend you attend our Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills Workshop first.

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

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.

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03/03/2019 (Sunday)

09:30 to 14:30
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12/05/2019 (Sunday)

10:00 to 15:30
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

18/08/2019 (Sunday)

10:00 to 15:30
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

20/10/2019 (Sunday)

10:00 to 15:30
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NEW - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

Unwired Wedding Sugar Flowers 5

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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30/03/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
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04/05/2019 (Saturday)

10:00 to 17:00
There are 5 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.


08/03/2019 (Friday) to 11/03/2019

10:00 to 16:15
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24/05/2019 (Friday) to 27/05/2019

10:00 to 16:15
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13/09/2019 (Friday) to 16/09/2019

10:00 to 16:15
There are 5 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.


12/04/2019 (Friday)

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