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Course - First Steps in Sugar Flowers

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  • Entry requirements
    You should check the level of this course to see if it matches your ability. There are no entry requirements for this course.
  • Course description
    How to make and arrange easy wired and unwired sugar flowers and foliage for beautiful cake decorations. To include seasonal flowers and leaves, sweet pea, lily of valley, freesia, jasmine, blossom flowers, modelled and cutter roses, calla lilies

    This course will teach you how to:
        - make flower pastes
        - expert advice on choosing and using equipment
        - how to use a range of popular flower cutters
        - how to make and wire basic sugar flowers
        - the global and cultural backgrounds to the subject
        - the principles of colour, design and proportion
        - dusting, glazing and finishing techniques
        - compiling 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. 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.

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

    Next step:
        Do another level 1 or level 2 course in cake decorating or sugar craft

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