Beginners Royal Icing: Christmas Cake

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Essential to complete your sugarcraft repertoire, royal icing is an impressive and stunning medium to work in. This is the Christmas edition of our Key Skills: Royal Icing course.

Course tutor: Tessa Whitehouse

Course date and times:
  • Monday 2nd December: 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 3rd December: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Expert tutor and demonstrator, Tessa Whitehouse, will teach you the essential royal icing methods - sharing her personal hints and tips about how to make the most of this versatile sugar medium.

Begin by discovering how to make and colour royal icing and adapt the consistency for different techniques. You will then learn how to marzipan a round cake and then coat this with royal icing, achieving a smooth and professional finish. Tessa will then guide you through various decorative skills such as run outs, piped borders and drop line work to practise your piping skills.

You will leave this two-day course with a sense of achievement and the confidence to decorate using royal icing.

Course Details

Places available
2 day course
9:30am to 4:00pm
Suitable for beginners
Type: Foundation

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:


Equipment list

This course requires some additional equipment which you will be able to pre-order. You will be sent an equipment list a few weeks prior to the course.

Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
2nd December 09:30 - 16:00 Day 1 Tessa Whitehouse Squires Kitchen International School
3rd December 09:30 - 16:00 Key Skills: Royal Icing: Christmas Cake Tessa Whitehouse Squires Kitchen International School