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What opportunities will this course give me?

Have you always liked the idea of creating your own cake masterpieces (rather than burning a hole in your pocket buying beautiful but pricey celebration treats)? Our Sugarcraft for Beginners course could be the answer!

Whilst this course does not have a formal qualification at the end, it is a fantastic way to widen your skills with hands-on learning material among a group of likeminded baking enthusiasts. The programme will also give you the opportunity to dip your toes in to this potential new career avenue before taking the full dive.

Learners love the Sugarcraft for Beginners course as it is in-depth enough to leave you with a genuine new skill while being a fun and stimulating way to pick up a fresh hobby.

We offer a number of other cake decorating and baking courses such as:-

Sugarcraft Novelty Figures Workshop
Novelty Celebration Cakes
Cake Baking Skills for Beginners
Baking and Decorating Cupcakes
Sugarcraft for Improvers
Sugarcraft for Christmas

Please browse our website, for full details of all the courses we offer.

What will I be learning?

This introductory course will teach learners how to professionally decorate a cake with sugarpaste and finish off with simple decorations. These will include a range of flowers, inlays, bows, draping and spring themed models. 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 the confidence and skills to decorate your own exquisite cakes, this is the perfect course.

Whether you have a specific occasion in mind (such as a child's christening cake or gaining the tools for a new business venture) or are simply keen to explore a new hobby, our sugarcraft course is a wonderful way to expand your knowledge on baking and artistry.

Many learners go on to attend other courses following the beginners programme: it is the perfect kick-starter on to a new, creative path.

How will my learning be enhanced?

At Eastleigh, 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 how to create a particular flower that hasn't been included, that wish could be accommodated. We do what we can to deliver the best, most valuable time at the college possible.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Eastleigh has a long, reputable history of teaching cake artistry related courses. We are amongst the best and our Sugarcraft for Beginners course is no exception.

You'll be learning from an industry experienced tutor who has worked for many years crafting beautiful, varied cakes. She runs her own cake decorating business and is qualified as a chef with a diploma in Community Education. By taking advantage of her impressive experience, you'll leave the sugarcraft skills to create truly stunning cakes, both for loved ones and for potential sale.

The programme is flexible, and your tutor will always strive to tailor learning to personal projects.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. No previous knowledge or experience is required. This course is for complete beginners or those who have attended our Christmas Sugarcraft course.

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 course starting with details.

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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18/1/2021 - Apply Now


Wildern School

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18:30 – 21:00





24+: £172.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L114B Wildern School 18/1/2021 Mon 18:30 – 21:00 8 £172.00 £172.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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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.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.