For the past 6 weeks I’ve been on a cake decorating course, learning the basics such as how to put marzipan and royal icing on, plus learning how to make a simple spray of roses and blossom to top the cake with. I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m returning to do a more advanced sugarcraft course in a couple of weeks!
Whilst I’ve been the youngest person on the course, it’s been fun getting to know everyone and take a couple of hours on a Monday night to learn a new skill. It’s not the cheapest skill in the world to learn to do (but come on, what hobby ever is?!), but fortunately for me my Mum has donated me (albeit temporarily) her sugarcraft tools so I can practice. She also got me this fantastic book:
I’ve still got a long way to go to get to the top but it’s quite relaxing! If you are interested in getting into sugarcraft, I really would urge you to take a course rather than try and teach yourself at home, it’s one of those kinds of things that’s much easier demonstrated! If you live in the Leeds area, I went to Sugarcraft Supplies, in Garforth for my cake decorating course, otherwise the British Sugarcraft Guild should be able to help you locate courses in other areas of the country. Personally I found it very hard to find one in the Portsmouth area, and was on a waiting list. Luckily for me, I moved and found one!