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What opportunities will this course give me?

Do you want to amp up your cake artistry skills? Do you want to decorate beautiful celebration cakes from scratch? Why not give our Sugarcraft for Improvers programme a try?

Whilst this course does not have a formal qualification at the end, it is a fantastic way to deepen your sugarcraft skills with hands-on learning amongst a group of like-minded baking enthusiasts. The programme will also give you the opportunity to learn more about this potential new career avenue before taking the full dive.

Learners love the sugarcraft course as it is a great way to strengthen to your skills while being a fun and stimulating way to pick up a fresh hobby.

Learners may wish to attend other cake decorating courses such as:

Cake Artistry Advanced/Intermediate
Novelty Celebration Cakes
Sugarcraft for Christmas
Baking & Decorating Cup Cakes

Please browse the website for full details.

What will I be learning?

This course will build on the skills taught in our Introduction to Sugarcraft and Sugarcraft for Christmas courses. Learners will have a refresher on how to professionally decorate a cake using sugarpaste and learn how to cover a cake in royal icing. Learners will also be taught a range of techniques such as piping, frilling, modelling and complex flowers. The course does has some flexibility, therefore, the tutor is happy to consider individual requests from learners.

Hygiene, and health and safety will also be taught.

Why is this course for me?

If you want to build on your confidence and skills to decorate exquisite cakes, this is the right course for you.

Our improvers course is tailored for learners who already have a level of sugarcraft experience and want to take their knowledge to the next level. Whilst we don't expect you to be anywhere near a professional level at this stage, you should be confident in the basic skills of sugarcraft.

Whether you have a specific project in mind, (such as decorating a friends birthday cake or building your skills for a new business venture) or are simply keen to deepen your hobby, our Sugarcraft for Improvers course is a wonderful way to expand your knowledge on baking and artistry.

Many learners go on to attend other courses following the improvers programme: it is a brilliant springboard in to many creative paths.

How will my learning be enhanced?

At Eastleigh College, we place huge importance on delivering a learning experience built around you, the learner. Therefore, if you wish to cover something that isn't included in the core course material, your tutor will try to incorporate it.

For example, if you wish to learn to create a particular flower that hasn't been included, that wish will be accommodated where possible. Since learners on this course may be working at slightly different levels, we will also adapt the teaching material to suit.

We always do whatever we can to deliver the best, most valuable time at the College possible.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course; however, a level of knowledge and understanding will be expected. Ideally learners will have attended either the Introduction to Sugarcraft or Sugarcraft for Christmas courses.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Learners are responsible for the purchase of ingredients/materials necessary for the course.

For the first class please bring a notebook, pen and a pair of small pointed embroidery scissors.

You will be contacted by email prior to the first class with details of what to bring.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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25/4/2022 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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18:30 – 21:00





24+: £182.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L114C Eastleigh College 25/4/2022 Mon 18:30 – 21:00 8 £182.00 £182.00 Apply now

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.