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...

APRIL, 2019

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

23/04/2019 (Tuesday) to 21/05/2019 : 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: £185.00

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Introduction to Character Modelling (Tues Eve)

23/04/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 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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NEW - Child Characters - Modelling with Sugarpaste & Chocolate

27/04/2019 (Saturday) : 09:30 to 17:00 :
2 Spaces Available
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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Introduction to Wired Sugar Flowers - Roses (Tues Eves - 4 hours)

30/04/2019 (Tuesday) to 07/05/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) 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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MAY, 2019

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

04/05/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) 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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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

11/05/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
3 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 - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

12/05/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 15:30 :
4 Spaces Available
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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NEW - Introduction to Piping with Buttercream - 2 hours (Tues Eve)

14/05/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
1 Space 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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Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Tuesday Evening - 2 hours)

21/05/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 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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PME Diploma Course - Fondant/Sugarpaste - 4 Day Intensive - 25 hours

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

Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

18/06/2019 (Tuesday) to 16/07/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
5 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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The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

21/06/2019 (Friday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
5 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

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JULY, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

13/07/2019 (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 - Covering Tall / Double Barrel Cakes - Ganache & Sugarpaste

14/07/2019 (Sunday) : 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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The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design)

19/07/2019 (Friday) : 09:00 to 17:00 :
2 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

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NEW - Farm Animals - Modelling with Sugarpaste

23/07/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:15 to 21:45 :
5 Spaces 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 16:15 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) 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

17/08/2019 (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 - Sharp Sugarpaste Edges - Sponge Cake Covering Skills

18/08/2019 (Sunday) : 10:00 to 15:30 :
5 Spaces Available
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 :
5 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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PME Diploma Course - Fondant/Sugarpaste - 4 Day Intensive - 25 hours

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

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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