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...

AUGUST, 2019

NEW - Bird House in Pastilage & Cherry Blossom in sugar

31/08/2019 (Saturday) : 09:30 to 17:00 :
1 Space Available
Bird House and Cherry Blossom
 
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Learn how to make bird house in pastilage and create beautiful Cherry blossom in sugar.

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PRICE: £110.00

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SEPTEMBER, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (Evening - 2 hours)

04/09/2019 (Wednesday) : 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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Beginners to Cake Decorating (Tuesday Evenings) 5 Week Course

10/09/2019 (Tuesday) to 15/10/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) 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) - 2 hours

10/09/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
Waiting List/Alternative Date(s) 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 - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

11/09/2019 (Wednesday) to 16/10/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 Spaces Available
Unwired Wedding Sugar Flowers 5
Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

On this 5 week (evenings) 'all inclusive' fun hobby course, you will learn how to make some beautiful signature sugar flowers, a frilly peony, the popular David Austin rose, and a delicate dahlia. 

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with experience of making sugar flowers.

PRICE: £125.00

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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 :
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: £385.00

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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 :
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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OCTOBER, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering & Character Modelling Skills

19/10/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 16:00 :
4 Spaces Available
Sponge Cake Teddy bear
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 - Chocolate Drip Cake, Ombre Effect & Buttercream Piped Flowers

26/10/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
3 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) - 2 hours

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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NEW - Hobby Class - Santa Getting Ready For Christmas

06/11/2019 (Wednesday) to 04/12/2019 : 19:30 to 21:30 :
4 Spaces Available
Santa Gettin Ready For Christmas
 
Skill Level: Some Experience Modelling Characters
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join our friendly, fun 'all inclusive' 5 week hobby class and learn how to make Santa checking off all the presents for the children.  Perfect for those who would like to develop their character modelling skills in sugar.

PRICE: £125.00

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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

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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

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

12/11/2019 (Tuesday) to 19/11/2019 : 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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NEW - Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in sugar

16/11/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
2 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 - Santa Getting Ready For Christmas - One Day Workshop

23/11/2019 (Saturday) : 10:00 to 17:00 :
4 Spaces Available
Santa Gettin Ready For Christmas
 
Skill Level: Some Experience Modelling Characters
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Join this fun one day 'all inclusive' workshop with Hannah Collison and learn how to make Santa checking off all the presents for the children.  Perfect for those who would like to develop their character modelling skills in sugar.

PRICE: £115.00

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

26/11/2019 (Tuesday) : 19:30 to 21:30 :
2 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

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DECEMBER, 2019

Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering (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 :
4 Spaces Available
Sponge Cake Teddy bear
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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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: £385.00

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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 :
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: £385.00

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