Courses with Claire Fitzsimons

Following 25 years working as a fulltime schoolteacher, Claire embarked on a career change and retrained as a chef, gaining a diploma in cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School in London. She subsequently attended several sugarcraft courses at Squires Kitchen’s International School and a three-year wired flowers and sugarcraft diploma course to Advanced Level at Brooklands College.

Claire is a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild and has received many private commissions for her work. She was a medal winner in the wedding cake category at the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition in 2011 and 2012. Claire’s patience and excellent teaching experience are ideal for students wishing to learn new sugarcraft techniques. Claire also works in the Squires Kitchen shop in Farnham as a demonstrator, where she specialises in making wired sugar flowers.

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June 2018

July 2018

  • Key Skills: Sugar Flowers

    Tuesday 3rd July to Wednesday 4th July 2018 (0.0 day) . 2 other dates available.

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    Delicate sugar flowers are the perfect addition to any celebration cake and make for pretty and unique decorations. Whether you are a beginner or want to perfect your burgeoning flower-making skills, there is plenty to learn and enjoy on this creative and inspiring course.

    Price: £295.00

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  • Writing and Lettering

    Friday 13th July (0.0 day)

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    Whether you royal ice your cakes using traditional techniques or opt for a modern sugarpaste covering, piped greetings add a professional touch to any celebration cake. This class will cover royal iced piped inscriptions and run outs, along with new modern techniques to include brushtroke lettering, painting with cocoa butter and working with Tappitts and stencils.

    Price: £155.00

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  • Sugarcraft with Children: Sunny Beach Day Cupcakes!

    Saturday 14th July (0.0 day)

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    Get into the spirit of summer with these fabulous beach themed cupcakes! Using silicone moulds, kids will make impressive decorations that look as good as they taste!

    Price: £37.50

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August 2018

  • Complete Introduction to Sugarcraft

    Monday 6th August to Thursday 9th August 2018 (0.0 day)

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    Over four eye opening days expert tutor Claire Fitzsimons will walk you through the foundations of the four pillars of sugarcraft: sugarpaste, royal icing, pastillage and sugar flowers! Perfect for those totally new to sugarcraft and wanting to fast-track their skills on their way to a professional standard.

    Price: £695.00

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October 2018

  • Complete Introduction to Sugarcraft

    Monday 15th October to Thursday 18th October 2018 (0.0 day)

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    Over four eye opening days expert tutor Claire Fitzsimons will walk you through the foundations of the four pillars of sugarcraft: sugarpaste, royal icing, pastillage and sugar flowers! Perfect for those totally new to sugarcraft and wanting to fast-track their skills on their way to a professional standard.

    Price: £695.00

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November 2018

  • Key Skills: Sugar Flowers

    Thursday 8th November to Friday 9th November 2018 (0.0 day) . 2 other dates available.

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    Delicate sugar flowers are the perfect addition to any celebration cake and make for pretty and unique decorations. Whether you are a beginner or want to perfect your burgeoning flower-making skills, there is plenty to learn and enjoy on this creative and inspiring course.

    Price: £290.00

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December 2018

  • Key Skills: Christmas Cake

    Saturday 1st December (0.0 day) . 3 other dates available.

    Foundation

    Suitable for Beginners



    Get ready for Christmas with this festive edition of our Key Skills: Celebration Cakes course! If you'd like to learn the skills needed to cover celebration cakes to a professional finish with sugarpaste (fondant), this is an essential course for you. You will also learn how to create simple decorations and benefit from an introduction to a wide range of basic sugarcraft tools.

    Price: £150.00

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