Key Skills: Celebration Cakes

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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.

Course tutor: Claire Fitzsimons

Squires Kitchen International School
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Course date and times:
  • Tuesday 13th August: 9:30am to 4:00pm

On this one-day course, expert tutor Claire Fitzsimons will teach you how to cover a 6" round fruit cake and board with both marzipan and sugarpaste (fondant) to a professional standard.

She will show you how to make beautiful hand-modelled sugarpaste roses to decorate your cake - you can make as many as you like according to time and apply the technique at home to make more if needed. Claire will also explain how to use various sugarcraft tools and techniques to create clever fabric and textured effects. Under her expert guidance, you will also discover how to use plunger cutters, silicone moulds and impression mats.

You will leave this course with the confidence to create impressive celebration cakes and decorations.

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Equipment list

This course requires a 6" round fruitcake you will be able to pre-order, should you not want to bring your own. 

All dates for this course
Date Tutor Availability
Saturday 16th Feb 2019 Claire Fitzsimons Places remaining
Monday 8th Apr 2019 Claire Fitzsimons Places remaining
Tuesday 11th Jun 2019 Claire Fitzsimons Places remaining
Course modules
Date Time Title Tutor Location
13th August 09:30 - 16:00 Key Skills: Celebration Cakes Claire Fitzsimons Squires Kitchen International School