Dark and Dramatic - Floral Painted Cake with Emily Hankins

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Join Emily Hankins, artist and wedding cake designer, on this exciting new course which promises to teach you an effective technique for painting vibrant designs on dark coloured sugarpaste. Emily specialises in hand-painted, vintage inspired cakes and will be teaching an elegant floral design on a dramatic dark background.

Course tutor: Emily Hankins

Squires Kitchen International School
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Course date and times:
  • Sunday 28th January: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Over the course of one day, you will learn the essential skills needed to create this striking floral design and really make your colours pop out on a black background. Working on a pre-covered, deep, single-tier dummy, Emily will show you how to hand paint a selection of flowers, using her technique for painting with edible dust food colours mixed with melted cocoa butter.

Emily will teach you how to melt the cocoa butter, how to add the colours to create a vibrant effect and how to work with the paint to achieve the best results. She will also share her tips about composition and transferring designs.

Find out just how easy it is to achieve beautiful designs, and learn new and inspiring techniques to impress your friends or customers.

You will leave with a painted dummy cake and plenty of information to practise and expand on your skills at home.

Book this course

Head on over to our booking request page and we will take a few credentials from you.

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Equipment list

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

All dates for this course
Date Tutor Availability
Sunday 28th Jan 2018 Emily Hankins Places remaining
Thursday 22nd Feb 2018 Natasha Collins Places remaining
Sunday 25th Feb 2018 Emily Hankins Places remaining
Thursday 22nd Mar 2018 Emily Hankins Places remaining
Saturday 2nd Jun 2018 Emily Hankins Places remaining
Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
28th January 09:30 - 16:00 Dark and Dramatic Floral Painted Cake Emily Hankins Squires Kitchen International School