Introduction to Sugar Craft

Introduction to Sugar Craft

13th February 2024
7:00 pm

IRD Duhallow, James O'Keeffe Institute, Co. Cork
Co. Cork
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Cost: €125.00 (Plus booking fee)

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Start Date:                                         February 13th, 20th, 27th and March 5th, 12th, 19th
Time:                                                   7.00pm – 9.00pm
Duration:                                          6 Weeks
Venue:                                                 James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
Tuition Fee:                                        €125 per person
Accreditation:                                   Certificate of Attendance

  Course Content:

  • Equipment/Tools
  • Recipes
  • Types of icing and their uses
  • Covering a cake in sugarpaste, ganache and buttercream to a professional standard
  • Basic piping and border work
  • Royal icing
  • An introduction to flower making
  • How to add fresh flowers to a cake
  • Character modelling
  • How to stack and dowel a multi-tiered cake
  • Introduction to colouring
  • Project during the 6 weeks – decorating a themed dummy cake and cupcake toppers.
  • Starting your own business
  • CRO registration
  • HSE registration and inspection – what to expect and


Items attendees will need to bring to class:

All links below are from Stuff4Cakes, but can be purchased elsewhere.

7” round straight edge dummy 7″ Round Straight Edge Dummy 5″ high (

Sugarpaste 2.5kg 2.5kg Renshaw ‘Just Roll With It’ – WHITE (

Or 2.5kg Renshaw White Covering Paste (

10” round drum board Round Silver Drum 10″ (

10” round box (extra deep) – not essential, any box will do 10″ Tall Cake Box (

8” round straw board 8″ Round Silver/White Cut Edge Cards (

Modelling Paste x 2 Saracino White Modelling Paste 250g (


Recommended Tools (not essential – there will be a selection of tools in class)

Silicone rolling pin (large and small)

Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool, also know as a Dresden Tool PME Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool (

Ball Tool PME Ball Tool (

Tool sets Culpitt 8 Piece Modelling Tools (

Straight edge smoother PME Straight Edge Smoother (

Flexi Smoothers Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers – Large (

THE SUGAR PASTE™ Smoothers Set/2 (

Tool set that includes smoother and small rolling pin and tools

Cake Star Cake Decorating Tool Kit – 10 Piece (

Sugarcraft Knife PME Sugarcraft Knife (

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.