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

Original price was: £750.00.Current price is: £550.00.

Tuesday 8th October 2024 @ 6pm-8.30pm (8weeks) SPECIAL OFFER!

Our very own diploma Cake Decorating Class. Module 1: Sugarpaste. On successful completion you will be awarded our very own Certificate of  Excellence

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We have a Payment plan on this course –  £100 deposit to secure place (non refundable) then weekly payments over 8 week course email for information

CAS is our new cake decorating certificate, designed especially for the beginner. Please note this Diploma is all about Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft, it does not include baking and students would be expected to bake their own bases required for lesson. Students wishing to be taught baking would need to enquire about specialist 1.2.1 tuition. 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 (20+hours), consisting of roughly 2.5 hours per class. Week 9 is an optional extra where will be discussing ‘costing and cake orders’ for an additional fee of £45. 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 (£100 deposit and weekly instalments over course duration) please email us at. This lesson will be reduced to a maximum of 6 students. Please note that presentation of final piece and award ceremony will take place on time and date agreed by all students after course completion

  • Preparation of a sponge base once baked
  • 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 can be paid full or by our payment plan. If paid in full take advantage of the sale price discount.  if wishing to pay weekly over the duration of the course the fee will be £75 per lesson plus £100 non referable deposit  Email for information

We are also offering this class structure as a 1.2.1  at the special one off price of £850 or why not share the cost with a friend as a 2.2.1


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, however due to Covid 19 this will be very limited and students will be required to sterilise them before and after use. You will be expected to use a lot of your own equipment to enable us to keep the weekly fees low. A full schedule and list of requirements will be forwarded on enrolment. You will need an apron, plus items listed within the schedule. Please note due to Covid19 restrictions you will be expected to bring along antibacterial wipes to clean down your working area and sharing of equipment will not be allowed unless previously stressed and the wearing of gloves if necessary. Please see our new terms and conditions related to Covid 19

Course Dates/Times

Week 1    05/03/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 2    12/03/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 3    19/03/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 4    26/03/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 5     02/04/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 6    09/04/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 7   16/04/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm

Week 8    23/04/2023 @ 6pm-8.45pm **

Presentation evening to be decided in class




New Covid format

Hi, Thank you for your patience!

 Due to current guidelines, a few changes have been made to ensure a fully ‘Covid Secure’ environment for all learners and staff.

Please visit our Coronavirus Update page for up to date information on our new guidelines at prior to your new course starting date.

We also want to make you aware of a new self-declaration form which needs to be filled out and submitted no later or earlier than 48 hours prior to your course starting. This is extremely important and your course place depends on us receiving this information in a timely manner. If for any reason you do not submit this form in time you will lose your course place and any entitlement to a refund.

Please fill out the form here: Please be aware that if you answer any questions with a negative reply, we will request that a Covid test is taken and to be entitled to a complimentary class or transfer a positive test result must be forwarded covering the scheduled date of the lesson missed

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Studio very soon!

If you need any further help or guidance please contact us at [email protected] and we will provide as much support as possible. As you can imagine, this is a very busy time for us, so there might be a slight delay in receiving a reply.

Many thanks,

The CakeArt Studio


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