Courses with Fran Willoughby

Fran Willoughby began her career in the theatre, working professionally in musical theatre for a number of years. In 2007, when her youngest son was one, Fran found she needed a new way to channel her creative spirit. Having baked from a young age with her mum, Fran decided to set up a cake business and trained with senior Squires Kitchen tutor and expert sugarcrafter Paddi Clark. Having developed her sugarcraft skills to a high standard, Fran went on to set up successful cake decorating business, Willoughby’s Handmade Cakes.

Fran has worked with Squires Kitchen for several years, alongside running her own business and contributing to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. She specialises in creating feminine and elegant wedding cakes with clean, sharp designs and intricate sugar flowers, from David Austin roses to sugar succulents.

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February 2018

  • Sunday Skills Workshop: Ruffles 3 Ways!

    Sunday 11th February (0.0 day) . 2 other dates available.

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    Suitable for Beginners



    Just in time for Valentine's Day, in this Sunday Skills Workshop expert cake decorator Fran Willoughby will teach you 3 different ruffle techniques that you can use on your next celebration cake! You will learn the different techniques to achieve the lightest and fluffiest of ruffles in the shape of a heart, a rosette and upwards/downwards ruffles to cover the side of your cake. Whether refined and elegant or fun and flirty: ruffles add textural and visual interest to your cakes!

    Price: £60.00

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April 2018

  • Sunday Skills Workshop: Minimalist Marble Techniques

    Sunday 29th April (0.0 day) . 2 other dates available.

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    In this on-trend class, learn how to achieve one of the most requested and sought after effects with expert sugar crafter Fran Willoughby. You will learn two different techniques for achieving elegant marble patterned sugarpaste and then use it to decorate geometric/hexagon shaped cookies with a marble and honey-bee theme, perfect for wedding favours or a summer birthday. You will also learn how to pipe a bead border with royal icing.

    Price: £60.00

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June 2018

  • Sunday Skills Workshop: Sugar Succulents

    Sunday 24th June (0.0 day) . 2 other dates available.

    Fun

    Suitable for Beginners



    Create 3 different varieties of on-trend succulents to decorate your next celebration cake with expert sugar crafter Fran Willoughby! Under Fran’s expert guidance you will learn how to hand shape, use cutters and veiners, wiring techniques and dusting for realistic effects with custom colours and variations.

    Price: £60.00

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