Cookery - introduction to wired sugar flowers

Course code: ICAR000P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:00pm - 9:00pm


10th Jun 2021 - 17th Jun 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Discover how to make realistic wired sugar flowers from icing to decorate a celebration cake. This one day workshop is a beginner’s course aimed at teaching you how to use flower paste icing to create simple sugar roses, gerberas, leaves and small blossoms. By the end of the course you will have a small posy of flowers which you can keep for a future special occasion.

You will create a small posy of sugar flowers including gerberas, a rose, leaves and blossoms. You will learn how to roll out flower paste icing, how to use cutters to make petals, how to make pulled flowers, how to create realistic leaves using cutters and a leaf veiner.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

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The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cake decorating. No formal qualifications are required for this course.

You will need to bring the following equipment and materials:-

• cocktail sticks
• dusting colours – a good make is Edible Tints by Sugarflair – colours should include foliage green, spring green, lemon yellow
• 200g of white flower paste – A Piece of Cake in Thame make a very good paste or you can use Squire’s Kitchen Sugar Florist Paste
• a set of rose petal cutters (FMM are a good make)
• a gerberas cutter and a smaller daisy cutter
• a packet of 24 gauge floristry wire
• a roll of dark green floristry tape
• a pair of thin nosed pliers or wire cutters
• sugarflair paste colour either Christmas Red or Egg Yellow;
• a container with cornflower
• a small plastic non-stick board
• small plastic rolling pin
• a small craft knife
• a palette knife or flat bladed table knife
• several small unused paintbrushes
• some edible glue
• an apron
• a box to carry your flowers home in
• 4 m of 3mm wide ribbon in a colour of your choice
• small plastic artists palette - The Works sell these

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will take the form of tutor demonstration followed by learner participation. There will be no formal assessment for this course, but everyone will be asked to display their work to the group at the end of the workshop so that we can all appreciate the skills that have been learnt. There will be a short leaner questionnaire to fill in at the start and the end of the course to show your progress throughout the day.