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Ganache Coating & Sharp Sugarpaste Edges (Certificate)

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2 Week Course (4 hours over 2 evenings) - Certificate

Skill Level: Some Experience Covering Cakes
Tutor: Hannah Collison

An insharpsugarpasteedgestensive, 4 hour technical course where you will learn the art of splitting, filling and coating a sponge cake (we use real cakes not dummies) using ganache. Once set you will learn how to achieve perfect sharp iced edges when covering the cake using sugarpaste.

If you are a beginner we would recommend you attend our Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering Skills Workshop first.

A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed.

There are other dates available for this workshop, click here for more details.


PRICE: £65.00

LOCATION: The Studio - Caterham

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
04/07/2017 (Tuesday) to 11/07/201719:30 to 21:30There are 3 spaces still available!



NEW - 2 Tier - Double Barrelled Floral Painted Cake

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Two Day Workshop - 2 Tier Wedding Cake Design

Skill Level: Intermediate Level
Tutor: Lynn Crees-Glendinning

A new 2 day course, bringing together the 'on trend' cake painting, sharp edges and deep double barrelled cake.

This course is suitable for those who can already cover cakes using sugarpaste who wish to extend their cake covering skills working on tall cakes. If you are a beginner we recommend you attend our Sponge Cake Covering Skills workshop.

Working on real cakes (bottom tier) and a faux/dummy cake (top tier) you will learn the following skills:Ganache Barrel_Cake

- How to prepare, support & cover multi layers of cake with a professional finish

- How to coat cakes using chocolate ganache

- How to cover deep faux/dummy cakes

- How to achieve sharp sugarpaste edges

- Transferring designs onto a coated cake

- Painting floral designs using cocoa butter on dark coloured sugarpaste

- Improve your pressure piping skills using royal icing

- How to stack, secure and transport tall cakes

Places are limited to 8 students

A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please click here for other date options.

This course is also available on Thurs 17th - 18th August, click here for details.


PRICE: £255.00

LOCATION: The Studio - Caterham

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
21/07/2017 (Friday) to 22/07/201710:00 to 16:00There is only 1 space still available!



NEW - 2 Tier - Double Barrelled Floral Painted Cake (Kenley)

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Two Day Workshop - 2 Tier Wedding Cake Design

Skill Level: Intermediate Level
Tutor: Lynn Crees-Glendinning

A new 2 day course, bringing together the 'on trend' cake painting, sharp edges and deep double barrelled cake.

This course is suitable for those who can already cover cakes using sugarpaste who wish to extend their cake covering skills working on tall cakes. If you are a beginner we recommend you attend our Sponge Cake Covering Skills workshop.

Working on real cakes (bottom tier) and a faux/dummy cake (top tier) you will learn the following skills:Ganache Barrel_Cake

- How to prepare, support & cover multi layers of cake with a professional finish

- How to coat cakes using chocolate ganache

- How to cover deep faux/dummy cakes

- How to achieve sharp sugarpaste edges

- Transferring designs onto a coated cake

- Painting floral designs using cocoa butter on dark coloured sugarpaste

- Improve your pressure piping skills using royal icing

- How to stack, secure and transport tall cakes

Places are limited to 8 students

A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please click here for other Wedding Cake Courses.


PRICE: £255.00

LOCATION: Items Sugarcraft Centre - Kenley

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
17/08/2017 (Thursday) to 18/08/201710:15 to 16:15There are 3 spaces still available!



Ganache Coating & Sharp Sugarpaste Edges (Kenley)

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One Day Intensive Certificate

Skill Level: Experience Covering Cakes Required
Tutor: Hannah Collison

An intensive, technical workshop where you will learn the art of splitting, filling and coating a sponge cake (we use real cakes not dummies) using ganache. Once set you will learn how to achieve perfect sharp iced edges when covering the cake using sugarpaste. As a finishing touch you will dress the cake with a hand made edible bow.ganachecoatingstraightedgessharpsugarpasteedges

If you are a beginner we recommend you attend our Introduction to Sponge Cake Covering Workshop first.

A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed.

There are other dates available for this workshop, click here for more details.


PRICE: £95.00

LOCATION: Items Sugarcraft Centre - Kenley

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
17/09/2017 (Sunday)10:15 to 16:15There are 5 spaces still available!



NEW - Sculpting Figures - Chocolate Modelling Paste

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NEW - Sculpting Figures - Working with Chocolate Modelling Paste
Skill Level: Intermediate Modelling Skills Required
Tutor: Guest Tutor - Laura Dodimead

A unique opportunity to extend your figure modelling skills with Laura Dodimead, an award winning published cake artist whose speciality is sculpting figures.

Master the skills of working with chocolate modelling paste using shaping and carving techniques and learn how to make and support correctly proportioned heads, bodies and limbs to create real movement in your models. The standing figure pictured is 8-10 inches high! The aim is to make all 3 figures.

Places are limited to 9 students.

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This workshop is inclusive of all equipment, materials and packaging.

Click here for alternative dates.


PRICE: £175.00

LOCATION: The Studio - Caterham

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
23/09/2017 (Saturday)10:00 to 17:30This course is fully booked!
18/11/2017 (Saturday)10:00 to 17:30There are 4 spaces still available!



Working successfully with Chocolate - 2 Day Intensive

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2 Day Workshop - Essential Chocolate Skills

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A 2 Day technical course perfect for those who wish to learn the art of working successfully with chocolate.

Master the skills to temper chocolate using different methods, how to make, flavour, colour and use dark and white chocolate ganache to coat cakes and as fillings for hand made chocolates, how to work with professional chocolate moulds, making chocolate shards, making mirror glazes, piping with chocolate and more..

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Places are limited to 6 students.

A comprehensive set of notes will be given to you and everything that you make and don't eat! will be packaged for you to take home.

To get the most out of this workshop you will need to have some previous experience covering and decorating cakes.


PRICE: £275.00

LOCATION: The Studio - Caterham

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
07/10/2017 (Saturday) to 08/10/201710:00 to 17:00This course is fully booked!



NEW - 2 Tier - Winter Themed Wedding Cake Design

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Two Day Workshop - 2 Tier Wedding Cake Design

Skill Level: Intermediate Flower Skills Required
Tutor: Hannah Collison

A new 2 day course, bringing together 'on trend' abstract cake painting skills with a beautiful icy winter colour themed spray of wired sugar flowers.Winter Hues 3

This course is suitable for those who wish to learn how to professionally ganache coat cakes with sharp edge finish and extend their sugar flower making skills. If you are a beginner we recommend you attend our Introduction to Sugar Flower Skills workshop.

Working on real cakes (bottom tier) and a faux/dummy cake (top tier) you will learn the following skills:

- How to prepare and coat a deep cake using whitened chocolate ganache with a flawless sharp edged finish.

-How to achieve an abstract paint effect using basic tools and a selection of cocoa butter colours.

- How to stack, secure and transport tall cakes.

- How to make wired Hydrangea Flowers, Sea Holly & Berries in sugar.

Places are limited to 8 students

A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


PRICE: £255.00

LOCATION: The Studio - Caterham

DATETIMEAVAILABILITY
24/11/2017 (Friday) to 25/11/201710:00 to 16:00There are 3 spaces still available!



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