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...

JUNE, 2019

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

22/06/2019 (Saturday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) Available
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: £160.00

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Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers - Roses (Tues Eves - 4 hours)

25/06/2019 (Tuesday) to 02/07/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 Spaces Available
Roses in Sugar Beginner
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.

PRICE: £60.00

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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

30/06/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
2 Spaces Available
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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JULY, 2019

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

09/07/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) Available
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.

PRICE: £45.00

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

14/07/2019 (Sunday) : 09:30 to 16:30 :
3 Spaces Available
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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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Tuesday Evening - 2 hours)

16/07/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) Available
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this short evening 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.

PRICE: £45.00

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The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design)

19/07/2019 (Friday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) Available
Wilton Method Course 2 Flowers and Cake Design
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.

PRICE: £160.00

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NEW - Farm Animals - Modelling with Sugarpaste

23/07/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:15 to 21:45 :
1 Space Available
Farm Animals Beginner Character Modelling Skills
Skill Level: All Levels
 Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this fun 'all inclusive' 2 1/2 hour character modelling workshop with Hannah Collison.

Learn how to make these 'oh so cute' farm animal characters in sugar.

PRICE: £45.00

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

27/07/2019 (Saturday) to 30/07/2019 : 10:00 to 17:00 :
2 Spaces Available
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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AUGUST, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

10/08/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
5 Spaces Available
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 - Tiered Cakes, Bird House & Blossoms - 2 Days

31/08/2019 (Saturday) to 01/09/2019 : 09:30 to 17:00 :
3 Spaces Available
Bird House Cake Design 4
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A NEW 'on trend', all inclusive certificate course that is packed full of skills used all the time in cake decorating. It will include sponge cake & faux cake covering, working with sugarpaste including how to achieve sharp edges, stacking, making wired sugar flower blossoms & foliage, colouring & assembling, cocoa butter painting, making and working with royal icing & pastillage..

PRICE: £230.00

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SEPTEMBER, 2019

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

10/09/2019 (Tuesday) to 15/10/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 Spaces Available
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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Introduction to Character Modelling (Tues Eve)

10/09/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
Teddybear hannah
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.

PRICE: £45.00

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

13/09/2019 (Friday) to 16/09/2019 : 10:00 to 17:00 :
4 Spaces Available
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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Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers - Roses (Tues Eves - 4 hours)

17/09/2019 (Tuesday) to 24/09/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
Roses in Sugar Beginner
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.

PRICE: £60.00

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OCTOBER, 2019

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

01/10/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
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.

PRICE: £45.00

Read More...

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Tuesday Evening - 2 hours)

15/10/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this short evening 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.

PRICE: £45.00

Read More...

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

19/10/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
5 Spaces Available
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 - Covering Tall / Double Barrel Cakes - Ganache & Sugarpaste

26/10/2019 (Saturday) : 09:30 to 16:30 :
4 Spaces Available
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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NEW - Chocolate Drip Cake, Ombre Effect & Buttercream Piped Flowers

27/10/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
4 Spaces Available
Drip Effect Cake Decorating Class250 1
 
Skill Level: All Levels
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..

PRICE: £125.00

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NOVEMBER, 2019

Introduction to Character Modelling (Tues Eve)

05/11/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
Teddybear hannah
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.

PRICE: £45.00

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Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

05/11/2019 (Tuesday) to 03/12/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
4 Spaces Available
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: £185.00

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The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

09/11/2019 (Saturday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
2 Spaces Available
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: £160.00

Read More...

The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design)

10/11/2019 (Sunday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
3 Spaces Available
Wilton Method Course 2 Flowers and Cake Design
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.

PRICE: £160.00

Read More...

Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers - Roses (Tues Eves - 4 hours)

12/11/2019 (Tuesday) to 19/11/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
4 Spaces Available
Roses in Sugar Beginner
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.

PRICE: £60.00

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

16/11/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
4 Spaces Available
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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NEW - Introduction to Piping with Buttercream - 2 hours (Tues Eve)

26/11/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
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.

PRICE: £45.00

Read More...

DECEMBER, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Tuesday Evening - 2 hours)

03/12/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
3 Spaces Available
Introduction to sponge cake covering skills 250
Skill Level: Beginner
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this short evening 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.

PRICE: £45.00

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JANUARY, 2020

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

11/01/2020 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
5 Spaces Available
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...

FEBRUARY, 2020

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

07/02/2020 (Friday) to 10/02/2020 : 10:00 to 17:00 :
6 Spaces Available
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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MARCH, 2020

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

28/03/2020 (Saturday) to 31/03/2020 : 10:00 to 17:00 :
6 Spaces Available
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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