Beginner Courses

Choose from our range of certificate courses which offer technical skills in cake baking, cake covering using buttercream, ganache, sugarpaste / fondant, character modelling, tempering and making chocolates, buttercream and royal icing piping skills, sugar flowers using gum paste / sugar flower paste and wedding cake design...

FEBRUARY, 2019

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

26/02/2019 (Tuesday) to 26/03/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30
Beginners to Sugarcraft
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short certificate 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.

PRICE: £180.00

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MARCH, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

02/03/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
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 the essential beginner skills required when modelling characters.

PRICE: £95.00

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NEW - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

03/03/2019 (Sunday) : 09:30 to 14:30
sharp sugarpaste edges
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.

PRICE: £77.00

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

08/03/2019 (Friday) to 11/03/2019 : 10:00 to 16:15
PME Sugarpaste Diploma
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 make cake decorations.

PRICE: £380.00

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NEW - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

30/03/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00
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. 

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.

PRICE: £125.00

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APRIL, 2019

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

05/04/2019 (Friday) to 06/04/2019 : 09:30 to 17:00
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..

PRICE: £210.00

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

07/04/2019 (Sunday) : 09:30 to 16:00
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.

PRICE: £110.00

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The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

12/04/2019 (Friday) : 09:00 to 17:00
Wilton Method Course 1 Building Buttercream Skills
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.

PRICE: £155.00

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

18/04/2019 (Thursday) : 10:00 to 14:00
Easter Bunny Cake 2019 4
 
Skill Level: All Levels
tor: 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.

PRICE: £60.00

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Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

23/04/2019 (Tuesday) to 21/05/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30
Beginners to Sugarcraft
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short certificate 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.

PRICE: £180.00

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Girl & Toddler Characters - Modelling with Sugarpaste & Chocolate

27/04/2019 (Saturday) : 09:30 to 17:00
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.

PRICE: £115.00

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MAY, 2019

NEW - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

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

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.

PRICE: £125.00

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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

11/05/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
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 the essential beginner skills required when modelling characters.

PRICE: £95.00

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NEW - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

12/05/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 15:30
sharp sugarpaste edges
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.

PRICE: £85.00

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

24/05/2019 (Friday) to 27/05/2019 : 10:00 to 16:15
PME Sugarpaste Diploma
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 make cake decorations.

PRICE: £380.00

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JUNE, 2019

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

18/06/2019 (Tuesday) to 16/07/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30
Beginners to Sugarcraft
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short certificate 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.

PRICE: £180.00

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JULY, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

13/07/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
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 the essential beginner skills required when modelling characters.

PRICE: £95.00

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

14/07/2019 (Sunday) : 09:30 to 16:00
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.

PRICE: £110.00

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AUGUST, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

17/08/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
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 the essential beginner skills required when modelling characters.

PRICE: £95.00

Read More...

NEW - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

18/08/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 15:30
sharp sugarpaste edges
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.

PRICE: £85.00

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SEPTEMBER, 2019

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

10/09/2019 (Tuesday) to 08/10/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30
Beginners to Sugarcraft
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

This short certificate 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.

PRICE: £180.00

Read More...

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

13/09/2019 (Friday) to 16/09/2019 : 10:00 to 16:15
PME Sugarpaste Diploma
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 make cake decorations.

PRICE: £380.00

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OCTOBER, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

19/10/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
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 the essential beginner skills required when modelling characters.

PRICE: £95.00

Read More...

NEW - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

20/10/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 15:30
sharp sugarpaste edges
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.

PRICE: £85.00

Read More...