Certificate in Cake Decorating – Module 1 Sugarpaste (CAS) (8 week class)


Tuesday 23rd June 2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Our very own diploma Cake Decorating Class. Module 1: Sugarpaste.


CAS is our new cake decorating certificate, designed especially for the beginner. Due to the interest we have received from students wanting to learn the foundations of cake decorating but without the expensive formal qualification, our head of school, senior lecturer, international judge and cake artist Lynda Gilbey, winner of ‘best college’ consecutively at Cake International, has written four modules covering all areas associated within the world of cake decorating and sugarcraft. You can be assured to receive excellent tuition to the highest standard. Lynda has been a senior tutor within the college network for over 25 years, teaching accredited qualifications including City and Guilds, UCLI, CENTRA and ABC AWARDS. Her knowledge and highly qualified background have enabled her to write tutorials for leading Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft magazines opening up her expertise’s to many more than the numerous students who have had the privilege to be taught by her over the past 30 years. This is the first of the four modules which we are offering at a very competitive price.

Course content included

This is an 8-week course (21 hours), consisting of roughly 2.5 hours per class, plus presentation evening. Week 9 is an optional extra where will be discussing ‘costing and cake orders’ for an additional fee of £35. Students will be encouraged to practise at home to achieve final grades in pass, credit or distinction level. For those of you who wish to apply for our payment plan (£150 deposit and weekly instalments over course duration) please email us at.

  • Preparation of a sponge
  • Production of Ganache (tutor only to execute)
  • Covering of a drum and attachment of ribbon edge
  • Crimping Techniques
  • Inlay
  • Embossing
  • Texturing mats
  • Marbling and various texturing skills
  • Rope twists
  • Colouring
  • Covering a round base
  • Crimped side elevation and base edge
  • Twisted rope
  • Decoupage with patchwork cutter
  • Covering a square base
  • Painting on sugar
  • Filling techniques, Garret Frills and flounce, petal and rose frills
  • Ombre frills
  • Fabric effect, Sugar Ribbon roses, swags and textured designs
  • Using moulds
  • Starburst
  • Rosette and ribbon parcel effect
  • Large and small sugar bows
  • Procedure for stacking
  • Simple modelling and painting
  • Starting your own business in theory (optional extra)


This course is held in our new teaching facility The Studio. Free Car parking is available very nearby. We are situated within yards of the local bus station and taxi rank, with only a five-minute walk to Atherstone train station (with an hourly service seven-days-a-week to most locations including London and Crewe). Based in the heart of the Midlands Atherstone is on the main A5 national route and close to the M42 motorway, allowing easy access to Birmingham Airport. The Studio offers an informal relaxed atmosphere and as we only cater for small numbers, it ensures you will get a very close and personal teaching experience. Places are limited so book today to avoid disappointment! Don’t delay and miss out on this wonderful opportunity to attend a class with an award-winning college (Winner of best college two-years consecutively at Cake International).

At our school of excellence, we focus on providing quality run courses taught by our head of school, Lynda Gilbey, experienced and highly qualified tutor, approved by Knightsbridge PME and a Senior Salon Culinaire, Lead NISE and Judge for Cake International. At the CakeArt Studio you can be sure of an excellent service in a professional environment. Our class only caters for a maximum of eight students, ensuring you get individual attention in intimate friendly surroundings.



To keep costs to a minimum no materials will be provided. The use of some basic equipment will be available to use during lesson, but you will be expected to use a lot of your own. A full schedule and list of requirements will be forwarded on enrolment. You will need an apron, plus items listed within the schedule.



Week 1  23/06/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 2  30/06/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 3  07/07/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 4  14/07/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 5  21/07/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 6  28/07/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 7  04/08/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 8  11/08/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

Week 1  23/06/2020 @ 6pm-9pm

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