8-week block, Thursdays 10th October - 5th December 2019 (exc. 17th October), 6.15pm - 9.30pm
For self taught students who can coat a cake in sugar paste and make basic decorations as well as our students who have completed our course "Beginners guide in cake decorating"
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 the teaching kitchen within the SugarCraftShop building at 31 Lorne Road, Hillington Park, G52 4HG.
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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!
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.
Available Mon-Thurs daytime, 1 or 2 hour slots depending on topic.
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!
5-week block, Thursdays starting 6th June 2019, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
Students begin this fun, jam-packed (no pun intended) course by learning to coat cakes with fondant and introducing them to writing with royal icing. Later we move on to cutter techniques, fondant flowers and modelling. Finally, students get to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge by decorating the take-home sponge.
Tuesday 4th June 2019, 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.
2 nights, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June 2019, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
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 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 be at least be competent in rolling out and handling covering icing as this class is for perfecting skill rather than teaching from scratch.
Tuesday 25th June 2019, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
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.
Sunday 27/01/19, afternoon
Student buddy groups begin this fun, jam-packed (no pun intended) day by learning to prep and fill their take home cake; followed by the techniques to coat their cakes with fondant using dummies. We then introduce simple flowers to master the basic skils to enable an easfy transition to more advanced flower work. 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 ,Ribena etc provided.
Wednesday 27/02/19, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
This is the perfect class for either the complete flower novice or for a more experienced cake maker to get the best grounding in flower making from scratch. This covers quick roses, daisies, calla lilies and leaves to cover the top of your cake to take home so you will never be stuck for a decorative piece for a last minute cake for Auntie Maude's birthday tea!!
2-week block, Wednesdays 13/03/19 and 20/03/19, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
Although a beginners class using flower paste to make wired flowers, it would be advantageous for students to have used flower/modeling paste before although not essential or to have some flower making experience perhaps having done the Fondent Flowers workshop first. Roses, 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.
TBC, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
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.
TBC, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
Working in pairs each student takes turn to make the gruesome sponge recipe for some deliciously horrible Halloween cupcakes.. This class will make disgusting green lemon and horrifying blood curdling chocolaty velvets -while they are cooling students will make frightening bats, spiders, mummies, pumpkins and ghosts.. Then learn how to fill your cup cakes with deliciously disgusting filling followed by piping butter cream tops before adding their decorations, decorative dusts and glitter. Students get to decorate a box of 12 cupcakes, with their spares popped in a bag to decorate at home.
TBC, 6.30pm - 9.15pm
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.
8 evenings starting TBC, 6.15pm - 9.30pm
8 evenings starting TBC, 6.15pm - 9.30pm
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 gift 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.
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.
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.
Telephone 0141 427 2777 for details and let's Get Britain Baking, and decorating, crafting, piping, smoothing, learning, eating etc!
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