About our Team
Throughout the years as our business has grown the need arose to take on qualified teaching staff and supports. 'Highly skilled, motivated and dedicated' are the qualities Hannah Collison is looking for when considering candidates. Following selection and rigorous training, Inspired Creations is proud to introduce the team.
From degrees in Cookery, qualifications in Teaching, Sugarcraft & Floristry, years of experience working in finance & catering industries, they each bring to the table a wealth of expertise and experience.
Hannah Collison (Tutor, Founder & Director)
"In recent years we have seen a massive, revived interest in this art, there are so many exciting new designs and techniques coming onto the market, Sugarcraft is an art that gives so much pleasure and the learning possibilties are endless, it is my passion and it thrills me to teach my students new skills everyday."
Photo by kind permisson of www.cake-craft.com
Lynn Crees-Glendinning (Tutor & Head of certificate & technical training courses)
I have a real passion to impart my knowledge and experience enabling you to enjoy the thrill and excitement of creating something you didn’t perhaps think possible. My classes are relaxed but stimulating and encouraging – I guarantee you will leave with a sense of pride in your achievements and a motivation to come back and expand your knowledge.
I am a qualified Adult Education tutor currently employed by Inspired Creations and East Surrey College with extensive experience teaching Sugarcraft and Baking skills to mainstream adults, adults with learning disabilities and children. With a background in catering, having trained at Westminster College, I have a vast knowledge and great interest in baking and cake decorating. I am always exploring different avenues and other ways to enhance and develop my own knowledge of the art – Sugarcraft is a skill that has no end to it. I am so excited to become involved, write and teach Inspired Creations Beginners Certificate Courses. It is a really exciting 30 week programme packed full of techniques that I am sure you will enjoy learning. This is only the beginning of your journey, just wait until you see what you can achieve... I look forward to meeting you!
Sue Wilcox (Tutor - Royal Icing Skills)
My name is Sue Wilcox and I have been interested in Sugarcraft for about 50 years!
I enjoyed cookery and Sugarcraft at school . When I got married and had my children I started attending evening classes. I made my children’s birthday cakes, Christmas cakes for my wider family and eventually ended up making all kinds of celebration cakes for friends and then, by word of mouth, for friends of friends.
I joined the West Wickham Sugarcraft club in 1982 and supported them by standing on their committee, running courses for the ‘Young Sugarcrafters’ and making exhibits for the club’s table at exhibitions. Throughout the years I have developed my skills by attending a wide range of courses, many organised by the club and even now I am learning new techniques and building upon my skills.
These days I enjoy entering competitions and I am proud to have won several awards. My particular passion is Royal Icing work and making flowers out of sugar, and now, most of all, I enjoy sharing my knowledge in these areas with others and I hope that they will get as much pleasure from the art of Sugarcraft as I have and still continue to do.
Gemma Quarendon (Award Winning Tutor)
Having followed the well-trodden path of marriage, mortgage and children, one day, finally, the light-bulb lit up for Gemma. Working through the night (as you do) to complete her daughter’s birthday cake master piece, (the Fairy Castle cake of all Fairy Castle cakes!) On the day of the party she was overwhelmed with so many wonderful comments and praises. Enquiries began to role in for her cake making services, www.gemcakes.co.uk was born!
Award Winning - Gemma now believes she has the perfect job and is realising her dream, making a living out of something she is passionate about - or should that be obsessed with?! It is now time to share her passion and knowledge with others, and she delighted to be part of the wonderful and extremely talented team of teachers at Inspired Creations.
Tarina Webber (Tutor)
My name is Tarina Webber and I am a married mum to four children ranging from 2yrs to 13 yrs. I am also a full time child minder. With so many children in my life, birthdays and special occasions are a regular occurrence. I have always been an "arty crafty" type of mum and ten years ago when my eldest asked for a wizards hat I decided to try and make it - looking back it was horrendous but he loved it and I really enjoyed the challenge - this led me to find cake decorating classes and that is how I found Inspired Creations. I attended many enjoyable evening & morning classes over a period of five years which helped me improve my sugarcraft skills and gave me the confidence to start my own cake decorating business www.noveltycakedesigns.co.uk. I have been making cakes professionally now for the past five years. My passion is creating cakes that are unique, bold centre pieces. I believe that anything is possible in sugar.
I have come back to Hannah at Inspired Creations to share my knowlege and experience and of course my fancy twist on designs. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Hazel Jones (Tutor)
Hazel Jones - details will be added here soon....
Danielle Stobart (Tutor - Childrens Activities)
Danielle Stobart - details will be added here soon...
Sarah King (Tutor)
Sarah King - details will be added here soon...