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.
New for March 2018. 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!
Tuesday 23/10/18, 6.30-9.15pm
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.
Thursday 25/10/18, 6.30-9.15pm
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.
Tuesday 30/10/18, 6.30-9.15pm
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.
5 week block, Wednesday 7/11/18 to Wednesday 12/12/18 (No class on 28/11/18), 6.30-9.15pm
Let Marie Clare lead you by the hand through designing and decorating your first first Christmas cake. Students will learn how to prepare a Christmas Cake with marzapan, plan their cake design, practice coating with dummies, roll-out icing and coat their cake using fondant. Then in subsequent weeks will be introduced to;colouring, dusting, how to make Christmas decorations, Mr & Mrs Snowman models, a christmas wreith, decorated Christmas tree as well as learning to use cut out lettering and piping for your festive message and then finally taking it home on the last evening!!
Tuesday 13/11/18, 6.30-9.15pm
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.
Wednesday TBC 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.
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.
Tuesday TBC & Wednesday TBC 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.
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.
8 Wednesdays starting TBC 6.15-9.30pm
8 Wednesdays starting TBC 6.15pm - 9.30pm
8 Wednesdays 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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