Foundation Royal Icing

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A must to learn technique to complete your sugarcraft repertoire, royal icing is an impressive and stunning medium to work in. This course will count towards your Foundation Sugarcraft Diploma.

Course tutor: Tessa Whitehouse

Course date and times:
  • Monday 12th October: 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 13th October: 9:30am to 4:00pm

What you will learn:

  • How to make, colour and store royal icing
  • How to adapt the consistency of royal icing for different uses such as coating a cake and biscuits, piping flowers, line piping, shell and bead borders
  • How to choose the correct piping nozzle for the required effect
  • How to prepare a fruit cake with marzipan
  • How to coat a cake with royal icing, building up layers for a flawless finish
  • How to use run-out icing to finish a cake drum for a professional finish
  • How to ice biscuits with run-out icing including how to create patterns for instant impact (the wet-in-wet technique)
  • How to finish biscuits with decorative piped borders including lace effects
  • How to develop and combine piping techniques directly onto a cake to create a range of decorative effects including shells, beads, borders, drop lines and brush embroidery

Course Details

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

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Course timetable
When Description Tutor
Monday 12th October 9:30am - 4:00pm Day 1 Tessa Whitehouse
Tuesday 13th October 9:30am - 4:00pm Day 2 Tessa Whitehouse

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Tessa learnt her expansive royal icing skills from Eddie Spence MBE, going on to win gold for her Rene Lalique-inspired wedding cake at Salon Culinaire in 2014. With a relaxed style, Tessa loves to inspire others to work with the amazing medium of sugar.
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