The course is suitable for beginners and those who would like to improve their skills. Beginners will learn basic techniques of cake decorating and those with some previous experience will build on and extend their skills. Please see additional costs, ingredients and equipment required which are detailed in the ‘What else do I need to know’ section below.
What will I learn on this course?
How to make a selection of sugar craft flowers and leaves. An example of flowers which may be covered are Roses, Rose leaves, Filler Flowers, Fantasy Flowers, Calla Lilly, Ivy leaves
How to tape the flowers into a display
The various pastes available
How to work safely and hygienically.
The sessions will be friendly and relaxed. The tutor will demonstrate whilst giving step by step instructions and then help you as you practise your skills.
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.
You will be expected to attend every week.
What else do I need to know?
This is not an exhaustive list and a variety of different equipment is available but equipment needed to complete this course is listed.
EQUIPMENT MARKED WITH A STAR * WILL BE NEEDED ON THE FIRST SESSION.
The total cost of equipment and ingredients for the course should not exceed £40.00
Petal paste * (Squires Kitchen / Beau Paste/ Renshaws Modelling paste, any of these
would be suitable)
Edible glue or white of egg *
Trex, white Flora or petal base *
Cornflour bag (cornflour tied in a small piece of muslin or similar material) *
Cel board* (You could use a smooth tile or smooth chopping board)
Silk veining tool or frilling stick *
Embroidery scissors *
Bone tool or ball tool
Small piece of sponge * (thin)
Wires (22, 24 & 26 gauge green or white covered with paper)*
Floristry tape /Stemtex – green
Small paint brush for glue *
Small rolling pin*
Oasis (grey covered in cling film or similar film) *
Calla lily cutter
5 Petal Blossom cutter – Tutor will show which one at beginning of first session
FMM 65mm Five petal rose cutter
Rose leaf cutter & Veiner
Ivy leaf cutters
Ivy leaf veiner
Colours, Foliage Green, Lemon Yellow, powder colour, other suggested colours will be
advised during lessons
Kitchen scissors or small wire cutters *
Polythene bags. *
You should be able to source these items from local cake decorating shops or from the Internet. You will be given advice on how to find resources throughout the course.
What could I do next?
You could enrol on an accredited course at college.