Classes

How to book

Classes can be booked over the phone on 0141 427 2777 and paid for with a card or just pop into the shop during normal opening hours. Can we remind you that classes are strictly first-come first-served. All classes will be held in our new teaching location at 31 Lorne Road, Hillington Park, G52 4HG.

Click here to download directions to our unit at Hillington Park (PDF).PME Professional - Marie Clare McGhee

Don't forget: Sign up to receive our classes list / e-newsletter and be amongst the first to know our forthcoming class dates...and please remember if there is a class not running that you are interested in then do let us know so we can push it up the schedule or indeed contact the interested parties to arrange a suitable date!

1. All-inclusive Workshops - single evening / or block

For those of you who wish to hone one particular skill or start from scratch... why not try one of our intimate all-inclusive workshops where Marie Clare will take you through the steps and show you the techniques, tools and tricks-of-the-trade to achieve the desired effect - all equipment, tools and materials included in the price and you get to take home what you make - yum, yum - so let's get Britain baking! 

2. PME Professional Diplomas

There are three PME Professional Diploma modules which count towards your Masters Certificate: Sugarpaste, Sugar Flowers and Royal Icing & Piping. Each module is a completely separate course and it is not essential to complete all three modules as PME Professional Diplomas will be awarded on completion of each module. The Masters Certificate will be awarded on completion of all three modules. Please remember that the PME Diplomas represent a considerable commitment due to the length of course, associated homework requirements and materials list, so read the notes and Terms and Conditions below thoroughly.

3. Private Classes / Business Coaching - 1 to 1 NEW

New for March 2018. Available Mon-Wed daytime, 1 or 2 hour slots depending on topic.

4. Book Your Own Workshop

Book your own class for 5/6 people. Let us know what topic you'd like to cover and we'll organise a date for you - just contact us if you're interested!


get britain bakingSimply Sponge Workshop £45

Wednesday 09/05/2018  6.30pm - 9.15pm

How to make the perfect sponge time after time. Students will make a full-sized sponge and also decorate cupcakes to take home - includes Marie Clare's top tips on ingredients and recipes.


get britain bakingWriting & Piping Skills Workshop £45

Next Class TBC  6.30pm - 9pm

How to make small quantities of Royal Icing and all the tips and tricks to make your writing look perfect. Will include colouring, piping lines/alphabet and shapes. The last task will be to decorate an iced cake for you to take home using all your new piping skills.


get britain bakingBeginner’s Guide to Cake Decorating  - Block 5 Weeks £145

5 Wednesdays starting 16/05/18  6.30pm - 9pm This is the last run of this course for 2018 - unless by demand!

Let Marie Clare lead you by the hand through designing and decorating your first cake. Students will learn how to prepare a sponge, plan their cake design, roll-out icing and coat a cake using dummies. Then in subsequent weeks will be introduced to;colouring, dusting, how to make simple flowers and models, flowers and shapes with cutters, lettering and then finally put together a beautiful cake to take home on the last evening!!


get britain bakingBeginner’s Flowers, Shapes & Letters £45

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Can’t use Clikstix? Trouble cutting out? Floppy flowers? Tappits that just don’t? Then this workshop if for you! How to make great geometric designs, 3D flowers and getting the most from your letter cutters. Plenty of practice, then it’s time to decorate your own cake to take home.


get britain bakingPiping & Decorating for Cupcakes £45

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Learn how to use a variety of buttercream nozzles and also how to decorate using sugarpaste tops with textures, colours and stencils. Finally students get to design and decorate a box of 12 cupcakes to take home.


get britain bakingPerfect Finish (TWO-NIGHT COURSE) £125

Tuesday 01/05/2018 & Wednesday 02/05/2018  6.30pm - 9.30pm

Split over two evenings, this course covers the essential preparation required before creating the perfect finish. Students will learn the different grades of finishing and after some practice on dummy cakes, will be given sponges and tutored through filling, coating, doweling and decorating them to take home a 2-tier finished cake completed to wedding standard and simply decorated to your choice. PLEASE NOTE STRICTLY NO BEGINNERS - you must have at least be competant in rolling out and handeling covering icing as this class is for perfecting skill rather than teaching from scratch.


get britain bakingIntroduction to Wired Flowers £45

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Beginners class using flower paste to make wired flowers. Sweet peas, calla lilies, carnations and filler flowers will be covered. Also, wiring ribbon loops and stem taping. (Everything provided, other flowers may be included, time dependent.) This is a perfect starting point for those students who lack flower making experience but would like to go on to do the PME Sugar Flowers module.


get britain bakingPastillage Using Gelatine £45

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Pastillage is a form of icing which sets very hard quickly. This workshop covers the basic techniques and production methods; thereafter students will put it all into practice with some cutting and shaping into useful and decorative structural forms. Note: Pastillage is made using gelatine.


get britain bakingBeginner’s Guide to Cake Decorating TANDEM CLASS FOR 12 - 15 years WITH an adult buddy (DAY COURSE) £145

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Student buddy groups begin this fun, jam-packed (no pun intended) day by learning to prep and fill their take home cake; followed by learning the techniques to coat their cakes with fondant using dummies. We then introduce simple flowers, colouring and dusting; moving on to cutter techniques, and  modelling. Finally, the junior members demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge by coating their sponges, then a team effort, to decorate them to take-home. Tea & coffee etc provided but please bring a packed lunch.


PME1

PME Diploma Sugarpaste Module £295

8 Mondays starting 16/04/18 - 11/06/18 (one week off 23rd April 2018)   6.15-9.30pm

  • Complimentary PME Course Kit included
  • Basic Techniques
  • Coating, Crimping & Embossing
  • Fabric Effects, Textured Drapes, Frills
  • Ribbons, Bows & Sugar Embroidery
  • Modelling Fun Figures
  • Textures, Inlay & Applique
  • Stacked Cake Design & Handling
  • Designing Celebration Cakes & Colour Balance
  • Basic Business Guidelines
  • Copyright & License

PME2

PME Diploma Sugar Flowers Module £295

8 Mondays starting 05/02/18  6.15pm - 9.30pm

  • Complimentary PME Course Kit included
  • Basic Techniques
  • Unwired & Wired Flowers
  • Fantasy Flowers, Roses, Orchids
  • Lilies, Cherry Blossom
  • Gerbera, Chrysanthemums
  • Freesia, Dahlia, Garden Pinks
  • Black Berries, Seasonal Flowers
  • Alternatives to sugar flowers
  • Arranging sugar flowers
  • Decorating cake stands & Knives
  • Costing & pricing

PME3

PME Diploma Royal Icing & Piping Module £295

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  • Complimentary PME Course Kit included
  • Basic Techniques
  • Coating, Templates, Scroll Borders
  • Runout Collars & Extension Borders
  • Brush Embroidery
  • Lace Designs
  • Runout Motifs
  • Cake Balance, Multi-Tiered Cakes
  • Packaging, Transport & Delivery Costs
  • Pricing Guidelines
  • Delivery Charges
  • Assembly & Presentation

Terms & Conditions January 2018 - please read these terms and conditions thoroughly prior to booking your course as by booking a course you accept all our T&Cs as outlined below

SugarCraftShop Ltd reserves the right to cancel or change a course. In these circumstances SugarCraftShop Ltd will normally arrange an alternative date and offer students either a transfer to this date or, if this date is not convenient, a full refund will be given. Courses are non-transferable at all times and the booking is only valid for the initial recipient. Course fees must be paid at time of booking and giift vouchers can be used to purchase courses or as part payment. We are not able to offer a refund or transfer if a student cannot attend a course. The exception to this will be if the class is a sell out and we can sell the canceled space to someone on the waiting list, then the fee will be refunded minus a £5 admin fee for workshops and a £20 admin fee for Diploma courses and multi week block courses. Note: course bookings or cancellations can only be instructed by speaking to a member of SugarCraftShop staff in person or over the phone and not by email, voicemail or Facebook message. 

Information

Flat shoes/trainers within the teaching space only please. Kindly remember that fluffy jumpers and cardigans with loose fibres can spoil your work and should not be worn to class. Access is fifteen minutes prior to class commencement for a quick refreshment if required (unless student is travelling by public transport - please let us know at time of booking,when a student may arrive earlier by prior arrangement). No mobile phones within the kitchen space during class time strictly. Students must follow intructions from your tutor at all times. 

PME Diploma additional Terms & Conditions

Please DO NOT book onto a PME DIPLOMA COURSE IF YOU ARE A COMPLETE BEGINNER - there is far too much to get through for a complete beginner to undertake.

PME students receive a discount on PME products for the duration of their course. Students will receive a complimentary PME Course Kit on commencement of each module. Where applicable Course Kits that are included within the structure of each module are not exchangeable or refundable under any circumstances. Students must attend 26 hours of class time to complete each module. Failure to attend for the full quota of hours will lead to the student being not certificated at the end of the course. Course absences may be made up by booking a private class at the students own expense or by joining the next rotation of that course for the missed class(no charge). Course fees are non-refundable unless the place is taken by another student (minus at £20 admin fee). Courses normally carry a waiting list, so we do our utmost to fill a cancellation.  Note: PME Professional Diploma modules are designed specifically for anyone wishing to produce cakes to a professional standard for family & friends or as a commercial business and follow strictly the PME Curriculum as outlined in the course workbook supplied. In addition to the 26 hours spent in class, students will be expected to practice and complete homework in their own time in preparation for the subsequent week's class, Students must realise that they have to have the time to devote to practice and prepatation at home prior to booking onto the course. Students who are felt to have not spent enough time on personal practice/homework may have their certificate withheld until the appropriate work is submitted to the standard that each individual student is expected to achieve. Students work both within class and at home should reflect the students progress in class.  While some work produced at home may be presented towards their final peice of work at the end of week 8, the majority of work for this must be produced within class time.

get britain baking

Telephone 0141 427 2777 for details and let's Get Britain Baking, and decorating, crafting, piping, smoothing, learning, eating etc!

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Kind Regards

Marie Clare

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