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What opportunities will this course give me?

Want to build on your Sugarcraft skills? Why not give our part-time intermediate to advanced Cake Artistry course a try?

This hands on course will build on your previous knowledge of what it takes to craft a beautiful cake. You'll continue to develop the specialist skills needed to work with royal icing and create exquisitely decorated cakes and intricate sugar work.

The programme offers a fun and inspiring way to continue to build on your hobby. You'll be learning alongside other engaged and enthusiastic students, providing a new social circle all with a common love; cake artistry!

What will I be learning?

The course will enable learners to use the following skills to complete an intermediate/advanced cake project:-

• Royal icing drop line work
• Runouts made with royal icing
• Pressure piping skills
• Piping shells
• Working with sugarpaste
• Royal icing a cake

The main proportion of the course will cover various royal icing piping skills and these skills will be used to make different cake projects.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

If you're keen to grown your royal icing skills - from simple piping to more complex designs - then this is the course for you.

You will be creating a range of pieces throughout your lessons, combining them together for a project in the final part of the term. This will give you the chance to tap into different skills and methods before bringing together the individual elements on one ''showstopper'' piece.

The course is run on the mentality of learning by doing, and so it's perfect for people who prefer a practical approach to their studies. You'll leave the course having reignited your passion for the delicate art of cake design.

How will my learning be enhanced?

The programme tutor, Frances Jackson, was trained by the industry leading expert Eddie Spence MBE. Her royal icing and design skills are second to none, and so you can be excited for a truly exceptional experience.

What do I need to sign up?

This course is suitable for learners who have completed a beginners course in royal icing and who are comfortable using their skills to complete a higher level cake project.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Learners will need the following resources to participate in the course:

• Plain icing tubes numbers 1, 1.5, and 2 (make P.J.E. or Beckenal)
• Star icing tubes number 43 (make P.M.E or Beckenal)
• 2 x 12'' Square boards for runouts, silver or black

Other materials will be discussed with learners during the term.

A small weekly charge will be made to cover the cost of the icing and materials supplied by the tutor. Learners are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

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.

Course Code


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18/1/2022 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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18:45 – 21:15





24+: £191.00

3/5/2022 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

Session code





18:45 – 21:15





24+: £128.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C38B Eastleigh College 18/1/2022 Tue 18:45 – 21:15 9 £191.00 £191.00 Apply now
C38C Eastleigh College 3/5/2022 Tue 18:45 – 21:15 6 £128.00 £128.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

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.