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Course - Exotic Sugar Flowers and Arrangements

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  • Entry requirements
    You should check the level of this course to see if it matches your ability. As these flowers are more complex an introductory or level 1 course will be an advantage.
  • Course description
    How to make and arrange wired sugar flowers and foliage for beautiful cake decorations. Flowers can include antirrhinums, hibiscus, bamboo, passion flowers bird of paradise and elegant orchids

    By the end of the course you will be able to:
    -choose and use equipment correctly
    - use a range of cutters
    -make and wire and arrange exotic sugar flowers
        describe global and cultural backgrounds to the subject
        apply the principles of colour, design and proportion
        use dusting, glazing and finishing techniques

    Compile a personal reference file
        You will need to purchase some basic sugar flower equipment such as a grooved board, rolling pin, balling tool and flower foam pad and then cutters each week as needed. You will be entitled to a 10% discount at the local sugarcraft shop

    Course Structure:
        You will agree a course outline for the term. Each week the lesson will include mini lecture, demonstrations and small group and individual work on practical samples, different flowers and techniques. Practice at home is encouraged for progress and time to make sufficient flowers for a small spray.

    Course resources:
        Access to learning Centre at Tooting which holds a selection of reference magazines and books. The tutor has a variety of books in class for reference.


        Tutor observation and feedback. Individual Learning Plans. Student and peer self assessment. Course file appraisal

    Next step:
        Do another Level 2 course in cake decoration or sugar craft.

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