Help!!! Trying To Get Experience

Decorating By jessnsam Updated 13 May 2008 , 11:54am by bashini

jessnsam Posted 12 May 2008 , 7:08pm
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I am trying to get experience to eventually start my own cake decorating business. In Enlgand there are no courses about and nothing to really help me

It would help me a lot if people could comment on the pictures which i have uploaded

thanx

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JoAnnB Posted 12 May 2008 , 11:09pm
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Welcome to Cake Central. There are many sugar arts programs in England and the UK. You may not be looking in the right places.

There are excellent video/cd classes available from on-line sources.

You have tried many different techniques, which is good for experience. I would suggest for a starting point, you work on perfecting the basics, smooth buttercream surfaces, even piping, and borders.

You can practice with plain buttercream on an inverted cake pan-saves having too much cake around. Good luck.

bashini Posted 13 May 2008 , 10:40am
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Hi there, here is a link from Squires kitchen, where they have courses. I too would advice you to do the basics first.

http://www.squiresschool.co.uk/home/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Here is another link for aine2's blog, where she has modelling tutorial, which you can buy online.

http://www.extra-icing.blogspot.com/

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Tona Posted 13 May 2008 , 10:50am
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Welcome to CC. Glad to have you as part of the group.

1234cakemom Posted 13 May 2008 , 11:03am
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Welcome, You are going to love it here. I also have no training in the art of cake decorating. I am self taught and the people here at cc have taught me so much. Your pics are good! Keep browsing this site and I am sure you will be inspired to try lots of new things.

miss_sweetstory Posted 13 May 2008 , 11:04am
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HI! All the above is great advice.
You might also want to check into the British Sugarcraft Guild, which has chapters all over the UK.
There are also several regional colleges that offer City and Guilds Sugarcraft courses, and adult education courses.
Finally, pop into WH Smith or a newsagent and pick up a copy of Cake Craft and Decoration magazine or Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine (or both!). Several of the stockists who advertise also offer classes.
Hope you learn lots!

bashini Posted 13 May 2008 , 11:54am
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Here is a the link for the info that has given by miss_sweetstory.

http://bsguk.org/forum/index.php

if you go to cakes and sugarcraft, you will be able to subscribe for the magazine.

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