Upcoming Classes

June Tuesday Evening – Roses

11/06/2019 - 18/06/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is the perfect 2 week class to start to learn the art of sugar craft of making wired flowers in the set project of making wired and unwired Roses. You will learn how to soften edges, wire petals and leaves, dusting techniques. All materials are provided for this course.

June Friday Gents Suit Cake

14/06/2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

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A novelty gents cake from a rectangle sponge cake create a stunning jacket, collar and tie. All materials provided for this half day class.

June Thursday Evening Ganache & Covering

27/06/2019

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

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This class will give you the confidence and techniques to crumb coat a provided sponge cake using chocolate ganache. Followed by covering the sponge cake using sugar paste and creating the flawless finish the professionals achieve. Step by step expert tuition and supervision to achieve your goal.
All materials including 8″ sponge cake are provided for this class.

July Monday Evening Basic Piping

01/07/2019 - 08/07/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is a two week opportunity to learn basic pressure piping skills and direct writing techniques. Perfect for a beginner to royal icing or someone wanting to gain more confidence in piping skills and writing skills under expert tuition.

September Monday Morning – Toy Story

09/09/2019 - 14/10/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week modelling course. The theme for this course will be our take on the amazing ‘Toy Story’. Learn how to achieve flawless covering of the cake plus character modelling techniques. You will be required to either bring an 8″ round fruit cake on week 2 or you may purchase a dummy cake at the cost of £6.50 from the school. All other materials and equipment are provided.

September Monday Evening – Business Course

09/09/2019 - 14/10/2019

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

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This is a six week intensive course packed with information and expert knowledge on how to start a cake business from home. Students not only gain the theory and legislation necessary but have the support of a mentor every step of the way.
*Students will require basic Royal Icing piping skills to attend this course.

September Tuesday Morning – Poppy Spray

10/09/2019 - 14/10/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week course,the class project is a vibrant Poppy spray. You will learn how to soften edges, wire petals and leaves, dusting techniques, and taping into an attractive spray. Alternatively students may opt to work on an individual project subject to discussion with the tutor.
There are additional costs to this course, you will need to purchase dust colours (£2.70 per pot), Wires (£1.80), and floristry tape (£2.00) All available on week 1 from the school.

September Tuesday Afternoon

10/09/2019 - 15/10/2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

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This is a six week mixed ability course. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Skills included on these courses are coating of the cake, piping and runout work.

September Tuesday Evening – Poppy Spray

10/09/2019 - 14/10/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week course,the class project is a vibrant Poppy spray. You will learn how to soften edges, wire petals and leaves, dusting techniques, and taping into an attractive spray. Alternatively students may opt to work on an individual project subject to discussion with the tutor.
There are additional costs to this course, you will need to purchase dust colours (£2.70 per pot), Wires (£1.80), and floristry tape (£2.00) All available on week 1 from the school.

September Wednesday Evening

11/09/2019 - 16/10/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is a six week mixed ability course. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Skills included on these courses are coating of the cake, piping and runout work.

September Thursday Morning

12/09/2019 - 17/10/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Skills included on these courses are coating of the cake, piping and runout work.

September Thursday Evening – Toy Story

12/09/2019 - 17/10/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week modelling course. The theme for this course will be our take on the amazing ‘Toy Story’. Learn how to achieve flawless covering of the cake plus character modelling techniques. You will be required to either bring an 8″ round fruit cake on week 2 or you may purchase a dummy cake at the cost of £6.50 from the school. All other materials and equipment are provided.

Saturday September Stacked Wedding Cake

14/09/2019 - 12/10/2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

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Three tiered stacked dummy Wedding Cake. This design incorporates beautiful flower sprays, including Briar roses, blosssoms, filler flowers and foliage. This course also includes learning flawless covering in sugar paste, dowelling and stacking of the tiered cakes. The design for this course will also include learning the art of stencil decoration during this five week course.
All materials and equipment for this course are included in the course fee.

October Day Class with Mark Tilling

19/10/2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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A workshop with Master Chocolatier Mark Tilling. Learn how to decorate a stunning chocolate cake finished using the on trend mirror glaze and decorated with a eye catching chocolate statement flower all made from chocolate. A full day of fun and learn how versatile the medium chocolate is.
The day will also include a light lunch supplied by Penningtons, please message Dawn with any dietary requirements. There are limited spaces available on this class

November Monday Morning Christmas Project

04/11/2019 - 09/12/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week modelling course. The theme for this course will be a Christmas igloo theme with a fishing Santa, penguins and much more. Skills covered in this course will be flawless covering of cakes and seasonal character models. The project is on a 8″ round fruit cake (students own cake, required week 2) or a dummy cake can be an option if preferred, available to purchase  from the school for £6.50.

November Monday Evening ‘Santa in a Hot Tub’

04/11/2019 - 25/11/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is a four week  modelling  class to create a fun, novelty Christmas cake, ‘Santa in a hot tub’.  The course fee will include the cost of  two 6″ fruit cakes, marzipan, board and box. Skills covered on this course will be marzipaning, covering the cake in sugar paste, seasonal character modelling and decorating to create this fun Christmas cake.

November Tuesday Morning Poinsettia Spray

05/11/2019 - 10/12/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week course, the project for this course is a festive Poinsettia Christmas spray. You will learn the essential skills for floral sugar craft, softening edges, wire petals and leaves, dusting techniques and taping into a stunning, colourful spray. The finished piece will look stunning on either the top of a Christmas cake or will make the perfect table centre piece.

November Tuesday Afternoon Christmas

05/11/2019 - 10/12/2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

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This is a six week mixed ability course with a Christmas theme. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Just some of the skills included on these courses are coating of the cake in royal icing, piping and runout work.

November Tuesday Evening Poinsettia Spray

05/11/2019 - 10/12/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is a six week course, the project for this course is a festive Poinsettia Christmas spray. You will learn the essential skills for floral sugar craft, softening edges, wire petals and leaves, dusting techniques and taping into a stunning, colourful spray. The finished piece will look stunning on either the top of a Christmas cake or will make the perfect table centre piece.

November Wednesday Evening Christmas

06/11/2019 - 11/12/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with a Christmas theme. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Just some of the skills included on these courses are coating of the cake in royal icing, piping and runout work.

November Thursday Morning Christmas

07/11/2019 - 12/12/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with a Christmas theme. Royal Icing skills for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Just some of the skills included on these courses are coating of the cake in royal icing, piping and runout work.

November Thursday Evening Christmas Project

07/11/2019 - 12/12/2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week modelling course. The theme for this course will be a Christmas igloo theme with a fishing Santa, penguins and much more. Skills covered in this course will be flawless covering of cakes and seasonal character models. The project is on a 8″ round fruit cake (students own cake, required week 2) or a dummy cake can be an option if preferred, available to purchase  from the school for £6.50.

November Wednesday Morning ‘Santa in the Hot Tub’

20/11/2019 - 11/12/2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a four week class to create this fun, novelty Christmas cake ‘Santa in a hot tub’. The course fee will include the cost of two 6″ fruit cakes, marzipan, board and box. Skills covered on this course include marzipaning, covering the cake using sugar paste, seasonal character modelling and decorations to complete this fun christmas style cake. This project is a great cake for a novice to begin learning the art of sugar craft.

November Saturday Christmas Cake Toppers

23/11/2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

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A great class as an introduction to the art of modelling. Four, festive characters will be demonstrated and you will be given the instruction on how to  model them yourself, perfect for Christmas mini cakes, or cupcakes. Skills you will learn are basic modelling techniques, colouring and proportions by creating these delightful Christmas characters.

November Carved Polar Bear Cake

30/11/2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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An opportunity to learn how to carve from sponge cake an adorable Polar Bear cake. The skills you will learn from this one day class are, carving skills, masking with butter cream, flawless covering in sugar paste and decorative facial features. The Polar Bear will be decorated with festive trims including sugar paste character modelling skills such as  Christmas Elves.

All materials are provided for this class including a light lunch. Picture will follow shortly.

December Saturday Chocolate Masterclass

07/12/2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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An opportunity to have a one day workshop with the master chocolatier Mark Tilling. You will learn how to work with chocolate couverture and produce a delightful Christmas centre piece to impress family and friends using an array of techniques taught by Mark.
The day will also include a light lunch supplied by Penningtons, please message Dawn with any dietary requirements. There are limited spaces available on this class.

January Monday Celebration Cake

06/01/2020 - 10/02/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week modelling and cake covering course. The theme for this course will be suitable for christening ,naming ceremony, or a first birthday party.  Skills covered during the six weeks will be flawless covering using sugar paste, 3D character modelling and decorative techniques using modelling paste.

The project is on 8″ round fruit cake (required week 2) or a dummy cake can be an option if preferred, available from the school for £6.50.

 

January Tuesday Morning Wired Sugar Flowers

07/01/2020 - 11/02/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a six week flower course, the project for this course is a beautiful flower found in tropical South East Asia, called Dellenia, petals are commononly white or yellow. The spray also contains its leaves and delicate orange blosson. You will learn on this course the essential skills for floral sugar craft, softening edges, dusting colours, wiring of petals and leaves, and taping the flowers into a stunning completed spray.

Additional costs to this course are flower wires, tape and dust colours, all avaiable to purchase from the school.

 

 

 

January Tuesday Afternoon Royal Icing

07/01/2020 - 11/02/2020

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in royal icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The 3 designs for January are pictured above. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or if preferred students can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

January Tuesday Evening Wired Sugar Flowers

07/01/2020 - 11/02/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week flower course, the project for this course is a beautiful flower found in tropical South East Asia, called Dellenia, petals are commononly white or yellow. The spray also contains its leaves and delicate orange blosson. You will learn on this course the essential skills for floral sugar craft, softening edges, dusting colours, wiring of petals and leaves, and taping the flowers into a stunning completed spray.

Additional costs to this course are flower wires, tape and dust colours, all avaiable to purchase from the school.

January Wednesday Evening Royal Icing

08/01/2020 - 12/02/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in royal icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The 3 designs for January are pictured above. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or  if preferred students can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

January Thursday Morning Royal Icing

09/01/2020 - 13/02/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in royal icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The 3 designs for January are pictured above. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or if preferred students can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

January Thursday Evening Celebration Cake

09/01/2020 - 13/02/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week modelling and cake covering course. The theme for this course will be suitable for christening ,naming ceremony, or a first birthday party.  Skills covered during the six weeks will be flawless covering using sugar paste, 3D character modelling and decorative techniques using modelling paste.

The project is on 8″ round fruit cake (required week 2) or a dummy cake can be an option if preferred, available from the school for £6.50.

 

January Monday Evening Ganache & Straight Edges

27/01/2020

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

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This is a one evening class to help with successfully crumb coating a sponge cake using the popular medium chocolate Ganache and then achieving the professional flawless finish. The more experienced student will also be given the oppotunity to achieve the ‘on trend’ straight edge look.

Students will be provided with an 8″ sponge cake and all the materials and equipment for this class.

February Saturday Cupcake Class

01/02/2020

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

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This is a one morning class on having fun whilst learning a variety of decorative ways to decorate cupcakes. You will be provided with 12 cupcakes and using buttercream and sugar paste create professional finishes to take home and impress family and friends. The theme for this project are childrens Dinosaur and jungle animal themed cupcakes.

February Monday Evening Basic Piping & Writing Course

03/02/2020 - 10/02/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

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This is a 2 week course teaching some of the basic royal iced piping and writing skills. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your piping skills or as a beginner learn some of the basic techniques in piping. A large part of this 2 week course will also be devoted to direct writing in icing. This is one of the hardest techniques which can either enhance a decorated cake or ruin it.

February Monday Evening Basic piping & Writing Skills

03/02/2020 - 10/02/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a 2 week course teaching some of the basic royal iced piping and writing skills. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your piping skills or as a beginner learn some of the basic techniques in piping. A large part of this 2 week course will also be devoted to direct writing in icing. This is one of the hardest techniques which can either enhance a decorated cake or ruin it !

February Wednesday Morning 2D Modelling

05/02/2020 - 12/02/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

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This is a unique opportunity to learn a technique called Bas Relief created from  modelling paste. Such an effective skill that can be used with so many different images for cake designs. The course is for two Wednesday mornings and you will be shown how to create this stunning elephant using this technique,  the elephant will be mounted on a painted plaque to take home.

February Wednesday Morning 2D Modelling

05/02/2020 - 12/02/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a unique opportunity to learn a technique called Bas Relief created from  modelling paste. Such an effective skill that can be used with so many different images for cake designs. The course is two Wednesday mornings and you will be shown how to create this stunning elephant using this 2D technique,  the elephant will be mounted on a painted plaque to take home.

February Monday Morning Celebration Cake

24/02/2020 - 30/03/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week modelling and cake covering course. The course includes learning how to make a sofa using Rice Krispies as the base and completed with sugar paste for the detail. You will then be shown how to airbrush the sofa to achieve depth of colour and colour shading. Each individual student will then be able to decide on a topic for their cake, for example you could make a model of an elderly person or couple which could be a retirement or anniversary theme if you added a model of someone horizontal on the sofa this could be made into a couch potato theme or let your imagination go wild.  Skills covered during this six weeks include: Sugar paste covering, 3D character modelling, airbrushing techniques and general decorative techniques.

The course requires an 8″square fruit cake which you need to bring on week 2 of the course or as an alternative we can provide you with a dummy cake if preferred, dummies will be available to purchase from the school for  £6.50 each on week one.

 

February Tuesday Afternoon Royal Icing

25/02/2020 - 31/03/2020

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in royal icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or students if preferred can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

February Wednesday Evening Royal icing

26/02/2020 - 01/04/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in royal icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The 3 designs for February will follow shortly. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or students if preferred can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

February Thursday Morning Royal Icing

27/02/2020 - 02/04/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week mixed ability course with 3 levels of ability and 3 projects suitable for the levels of students ability.

Just some of the skills and techniques covered in these classes are coating in Royal Icing, pressure piping, drop line and runout work. The 3 mixed ability designs for February will follow shortly. The cakes for royal icing classes will always be fruit cakes or students if preferred can use dummy cakes, available from the school to purchase for £6.50 inclusive of board and box.

February Thursday Evening Celebration Cake

27/02/2020 - 02/04/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a six week modelling and cake covering course. The course includes learning how to make a sofa using Rice Krispies as the base and completed with sugar paste for the detail. You will then be shown how to airbrush the sofa to achieve depth of colour and colour shading. Each individual student will then be able to decide on a topic for their cake, for example you could make a model of an elderly person or couple which could be a retirement or anniversary theme if you added a model of someone horizontal on the sofa this could be made into a couch potato theme or let your imagination go wild.  Skills covered during this six weeks include: Sugar paste covering, 3D character modelling, airbrushing techniques and general decorative techniques.

 

The course requires an 8″square fruit cake which you need to bring on week 2 of the course or as an alternative we can provide you with a dummy cake if preferred, dummies will be available to purchase from the school for  £6.50 each on week one.

March Tuesday Morning Wired Flowers

03/03/2020 - 31/03/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a five week flower course, the project for this course is a stuning Spring flower spray. The flowers in the spray will include a Parrot Tulip, Daffodil, Bluebells, Apple Blossom and appropriate foliage. You will learn on this course the essential skills for floral sugar craft which are, softening edges, use of dusting and blending of colours, wiring, and taping the flowers into a spray.

Additional costs to this course are flower wires, tape and dust colours all available to purchase from the school.

March Tuesday Evening Wired Sugar Flowers

03/03/2020 - 31/03/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a five week flower course, the project for this course is a stuning Spring flower spray. The flowers in the spray will include a Parrot Tulip, Daffodil, Bluebells, Apple Blossom and appropriate foliage. You will learn on this course the essential skills for floral sugar craft which are, softening edges, use of dusting and blending of colours, wiring, and taping the flowers into a spray.

Additional costs to this course are flower wires, tape and dust colours all available to purchase from the school.

March Monday Evening ‘Bit of Everything’ !

09/03/2020 - 30/03/2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a short 4 week mini course to give an introduction to a ‘bit of everything’ !

During the 4 week course you will be given the opportunity to learn how to make the on trend Ganache Icing and crumb coat on a provided 6″ sponge cake. Cover in sugar paste and create a professional flawless finish. You will also be taught some basic royal ice piping and an introduction to direct writing, plus learn how to make  unwired sugar Roses. This a great course for someone who wants to trial cake decorating or simply brush up on their basic skills.

All materials and equipment are provided for this course.

 

March Saturday Carved Peter Rabbit Cake

28/03/2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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This is a one day class to learn how to carve sponge cakes and shape into the much loved Peter Rabbit character from Betrix Potter books.

During this class you will carve, and crumb coat the sponge cakes. You will then be taught to cover  the  novelty shaped cake using sugar paste. The cake will then be completed using decorative finishes to bring it to life to the loveable character of Peter Rabbit.

A light lunch will also be included during your day and all materials are provided for this one day full class.

Photograph to follow

April Monday Morning Celebration Cake

20/04/2020 - 18/05/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a five week modelling and cake covering course. The course includes learning to create a round cake into a delightful novelty cake/cafe shop. You will then be shown how to airbrush the cake and path to achieve depth of colour and colour shading.   Skills covered during this five weeks include: Sugar paste covering, 3D character modelling, airbrushing techniques and general decorative techniques, (Picture to follow shortly)

The course requires an 8″round with a depth of 5″ high fruit cake which you need to bring on week 2 of the course or as an alternative we can provide you with a dummy cake if preferred, dummies will be available to purchase from the school for  £6.50 each on week one.

 

April Tuesday Morning Wired Sugar Flowers

21/04/2020 - 19/05/2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Sorry! This course is fully booked

This is a five week flower course, the project for this term is the on trend, beautiful  Peony flower.

During this course you will be given the opportunity to learn the essential skills for floral sugar craft. Softening edges of petals, and leaves, using dust colours to create depth and shading. How to wire the petals and leaves and taping the flowers into a spray (pic to follow).

Additional costs to this course are flower wires, tape and dust colours all available to purchase from the school.

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