Sponge Cake Preparation, Buttercream and Sugarpaste

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On this one day foundation diploma module you will learn how to prepare a sponge cake for covering with buttercream and sugarpaste for perfect results every time.

Course tutor: Claire Fitzsimons

Course date and times:
  • Wednesday 13th May: 9:30am to 4:00pm

What you will learn:

  • How to expertly split, trim, fill and crumb-coat a pre-baked sponge cake with buttercream
  • How to cover a cake and presentation board with sugarpaste to a smooth, professional finish
  • How to achieve a flawless sugarpaste covering
  • How to colour, marble, pleat and ruffle with sugarpaste
  • How to make hand-modelled flowers, leaves and berries

Course Details

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

Places required:

Other dates available

Learn about our Diploma

Skill Prerequisites:


All dates for this course
Date Tutor Availability
Wednesday 13th May 2020 Claire Fitzsimons Places remaining
Wednesday 2nd Sep 2020 Claire Fitzsimons Places remaining

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