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Inspired Creations are unique in that we are the ONLY specialist international school of sugarcraft who are linked to an 'on site' retail shop. Which means that as a school, our priority and focus is providing professional quality courses taught by experienced, qualified senior tutors approved by Knightsbridge PME.

We are proud to be listed on the PME Wall of Honour having received their 'PME Professional Diploma Award of Excellence for UK and Ireland 2014' and their awards for the 'Highest Number of PME Diploma Certificates Achieved by Students in UK and Ireland for 2017 and 2018' and 'Highest Number of PME Professional Masters Certificates Achieved by Students in UK and Ireland for 2016, 2017 and 2018'. This is a testament to the quality and popularity of our courses.

These internationally recognised PME Professional Diploma and Masters Certificate qualifications are highly sought-after within the cake making industry. They are suitable for all skill levels and are open to the hobbyist as well as those who plan to or are already running a cake decorating business. They are of particular interest to those who want to produce decorated cakes to a professional standard and advance their skills to help them stand out from many 'self taught' cake decorators.

There are three PME Professional Diploma Courses to complete, each specialising in a particular area of sugarcraft. You will be awarded a Diploma Certificate upon full attendance and successful completion of the skills outlined in each Diploma course.

Once you have achieved all three Diplomas, you will be awarded the PME Masters Certificate.

Our courses are taught in English, are intensive and fast paced. To get the most out of them, if you are a complete beginner, you may find it useful to gain some basic cake decorating skills, perhaps by attending one or more of our Beginner Certificate Classes / Wilton Method® Courses before you take the Diploma courses or at least consider attending the PME Sugarpaste Diploma first. As our courses are taught over consequtive days there is NO homework.

NEW - The Five Star Sugar Artist Course - Advanced (Competition) Level Training in Sugarcraft:

We are delighted to be one of the first to be registered as a 'Five Star Sugar Artist School' offering Advanced (Competition) Level Training to students who have achieved their PME Masters Certificate and are ready to progress further. The PME Five Star Sugar Artist Course is designed for those who are looking for the ultimate educational challenge, who have the talent, originality, determination, and dedication to achieve top level skills in the five key skill areas of sugarcraft;

  • Rolled Fondant Desert Table

  • Royal Icing and Piping

  • Sugar Flowers

  • Modelling

  • Sculpted Cakes

Our 'Advanced (Competition) Level' courses and the opportunity to register to become a Five Star Sugar Artist will begin Spring 2020. Please contact us for more details.

PME PROFESSIONAL COURSES TO COMPLETE:

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PME RI Bookcover

PME SugarFlowers BookCover

PME 5 Star Sugar Artist Medal

PME Professional Diploma - Fondant/Sugarpaste  (25 hours) - £385

PME Professional Diploma - Royal Icing & Piping    (25 hours) - £385

PME Professional Diploma - Sugar Flower Skills      (25 hours) - £385

All 3 PME Professional Diplomas & Masters Certificate - 12 Day Intensive 'all inclusive' - (75 hours) - £1265

NEW - PME Five Star Sugar Artist Course - Advanced (Competition) Level Training in Sugarcraft - Please contact us for more details.


Our comfortable classroom based in Surrey seats up to a maximum of 8 students and is accessible worldwide. We are only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport by train/car. We are close to the M25 (Jct 6) and there are 45 minute fast transport links via East Croydon to London Victoria & London Bridge Stations (ideal if flying into Heathrow Airport), Accommodation is available at our venue and nearby.

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PME Royal Icing Kit Contents

PME SugarFlowers Kit Contents

Inspired Creations will provide FREE use of all the equipment needed to complete each diploma so you will not incur huge additional expenses. Each student also receives a complimentary course kit, there is a different one for each diploma. The kit contains the majority of the equipment required to complete each course (the contents can be seen in the images above). If you have travelled a distance and are staying in 'away from home' accommodation please consider organising an additional suitcase allowance as there will be a lot for you to carry 'back home' especially if you are attending our 12 Day course.

With the exception of our 12 Day 'all inclusive' course, we ask that you supply your own materials, we send you a list once you have made your booking but you can ask for a copy before you book so see what you will need to prepare and source.

Items for Sugarcraft Centre, our 'on site' shop offer a 'pre-order & delivered direct to the classroom service' with a 10% discount on these purchases and any others made whilst attending your course. For your convenience, if you are travelling a distance or are short of time Inspired Creations are able to bake /supply sponge and fruit cakes. We recommend that you bring reading glasses, a notebook, pen and a camera / video camera to each lesson, you will also need to bring your lunch each day as food is not provided.

A full summary of the skills taught in each PME Diploma course together with our dates currently scheduled for 2019 are listed below. Please feel free contact us if you have any questions or need help deciding which course(s) to book.


 

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.


07/02/2020 (Friday) to 10/02/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

28/03/2020 (Saturday) to 31/03/2020

10:00 to 17:00
This course is fully booked!Join Waiting List

15/05/2020 (Friday) to 18/05/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

25/07/2020 (Saturday) to 28/07/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

25/09/2020 (Friday) to 28/09/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

PME Diploma Course - Royal Icing, Piping - 4 Day Intensive - 25 hours

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Skill Level: Some Experience with Royal Icing
Tutor: Hannah Collison

The PME Royal Icing & Piping Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about working successfully with royal icing to coat and decorate cakes and will take you to an intermediate level.

This course is FAST PACED! It will help if you have some experience working with royal icing before you attend. You may wish to consider attending 'The Wilton Method Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers & Cake Design)' first, this will teach you the basics.

 

Working on two main projects, you will learn and practice many techniques:

  • How to marzipan a fruit cake & coat using Royal Icing, making & storing Royal Icing. 
  • Piping techniques; shells, scrolls, straight lines, bulbs, rope boarders, basket weave, piped flowers, inscriptions, using stencils, scroll boarders, runout / colour flow techniques for collars, motifs, cookies, lettering & numbers.
  • Brush embroidery, lace designs, advanced piped boarders, bridges & extension / stringwork, piped lace pieces,  assembling multi tiered cakes, cake portioning, cutting, assembly & presentation. 
  • An insight into the business end of cake decorating covering areas such as packaging, transport & delivery costs, cake pricing guidelines.

PME Royal Icing

Pressure Piped Flowers 150

Royal Icing Extension Piping 150

PME Royal Icing 4

Royal Icing Overpiping skills 150

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, icing sugar etc. A list is emailed to you once you have made your booking, as an estimate these items will total about £35. In addition you will need a particular size fruit cake, a recipe will be provided. If you prefer and for your convenience, you can 'pre-order' everything from our 'on-site' shop and receive 10% off your purchases, everything is 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 Fondant/Sugarpaste & 4 Day - 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.

 


28/02/2020 (Friday) to 02/03/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

06/04/2020 (Monday) to 09/04/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

29/05/2020 (Friday) to 01/06/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

29/07/2020 (Wednesday) to 01/08/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

30/10/2020 (Friday) to 02/11/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

PME Diploma Course - Sugar Flowers - 4 Day Intensive - 25 hours

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

The PME Sugar Flower Skills Diploma is an Internationally recognised Certificate course packed full of everything you need to know about making Sugar Flowers from beginner to intermediate level.

This course is FAST PACED! You may find it useful to have some experience working with flower / gum paste before you attend. Our one day workshop 'Unwired Peony, Dahlia & David Austin Rose in Sugar' will teach you some of the basics.

 

 

On this course you will learn how to make:

  • Unwired Sugar Flowers - Peony Floral Plaque, hand moulded Roses & foliage.
  • Wired Sugar Flowers - Fantasy Flowers, a variety of foliage & buds, Traditional Roses, Cattleya & Cymbidium Orchids, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Traditional Lily, wired Daisy/Gerbera/Chrysanthemum, Cherry Blossom, Honeysuckle, Freesia, Arum Lily, Carnations, Blackberries.
  • Alternatives to sugar flowers, creating wired sugar flower arrangements and sprays.
  • Decorating cake stands and knives
  • How to cost and price.

Unwired Wedding Sugar Flowers 14

PME new sugar flowers

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You will have free use of all our equipment, such as rolling pin, roll out board, foam pad 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 sugar flower paste, wires, florist tape etc. A list is emailed to you once you have made your booking, as an estimate these items will total about £25. If you prefer and for your convenience, you can 'pre-order' everything from our 'on-site' shop and receive 10% off your purchases, everything is 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 each lesson, 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 Fondant/Sugarpaste & 4 Day - PME Royal Icing & Piping 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.


01/04/2020 (Wednesday) to 04/04/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

22/05/2020 (Friday) to 25/05/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO

03/08/2020 (Monday) to 06/08/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

20/11/2020 (Friday) to 23/11/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

PME Professional Diplomas and Masters Certificate - 12 Days - 75 hours

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

The PME Professional Diploma & PME Professional Masters Certificates are Internationally recognised packed full of everything you need to know about working with sugarpaste, royal icing and making sugar flowers.

In this FAST PACED, 12 day course the aim is for you to work towards and achieve all three PME Diploma Certificates and gain your PME Masters Certificate in a concentrated space of time. This course is a popular choice with our International Students and those resident in the UK who need to travel a distance and stay in accommodation to attend. We are within close proximity of the M25 (Jct 6) and there are easy transport links to Croydon, Central London, Gatwick & Heathrow Airports.

This course is 'all inclusive'; your cakes, buttercream, materials, packaging will be provided. You will have free use of our equipment. Also included is a complimentary course kit for each Diploma (each worth £100), containing a workbook and the equipment you will use to complete your course. So all you need to bring with you are your reading glasses, notebook, pen, camera and your lunch as food is not provided.

Click Here for alternative dates and details about how you can take each diploma separately

12 Day Course Programme:

Fondant / Sugarpaste Diploma (4 Days)

  • 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

PME Sugarpaste Diploma

PME Sugarpaste Diploma 2TierDesign 2

Teddybear carved cake

PME Sugarpaste Diploma 2TierDesign 1

Royal Icing & Piping Skills Diploma (4 Days)

  • How to marzipan a fruit cake & coat using Royal Icing, making & storing Royal Icing. 
  • Piping techniques; shells, scrolls, straight lines, bulbs, rope boarders, basket weave, piped flowers, inscriptions, using stencils, scroll boarders, runout / colour flow techniques for collars, motifs, cookies, lettering & numbers.
  • Brush embroidery, lace designs, advanced piped boarders, bridges & extension / stringwork, piped lace pieces,  assembling multi tiered cakes, cake portioning, cutting, assembly & presentation. 
  • An insight into the business end of cake decorating covering areas such as packaging, transport & delivery costs, cake pricing guidelines.

Royal Icing Loops Butterfly

PME Royal Icing

Royal Icing Extension Piping 150

PME Royal Icing 4

Royal Icing Overpiping skills 150

Rest Day (School is Closed!) - Sunday 5th April 2020

Sugar Flower Skills Diploma (4 Days)

  • Unwired Sugar Flowers - Peony Floral Plaque, hand moulded Roses & foliage.
  • Wired Sugar Flowers - Fantasy Flowers, a variety of foliage & buds, Traditional Roses, Cattleya & Cymbidium Orchids, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Traditional Lily, wired Daisy/Gerbera/Chrysanthemum, Cherry Blossom, Honeysuckle, Freesia, Arum Lily, Carnations, Blackberries.
  • Alternatives to sugar flowers, creating wired sugar flower arrangements and sprays.
  • Decorating cake stands and knives
  • How to cost and price.

PME new sugar flowers

Unwired Wedding Sugar Flowers 14

PME SugarFlower Diploma 150web 9

PME SugarFlower Diploma 150web 11

PME SugarFlower Diploma 150web 10


 

If you are a complete beginner you may wish to consider attending one or more of our Beginners Certificate Classes / Wilton Method® Courses before enrolling on this intensive course. If you have any questions take a look at our FAQ's also please feel free to contact us. 

Bookings can be secured with a £200 deposit at the time of booking and the balance of payment can be made as monthly instalments, with the final monthly payment made by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers are accepted for this course. Please read our Terms & Conditions and our Cancellation Policy.


28/03/2020 (Saturday) to 09/04/2020

10:00 to 17:00
This course is fully booked!Join Waiting List

25/07/2020 (Saturday) to 06/08/2020

10:00 to 17:00
There are 3 spaces still available!MORE INFO