Sunday 29 July 2012

Final Presentation Board & Celebration Cake PME Professional Diploma Course in Sugarpaste

Sugarpaste Bird Cage Shabby Chic
This is my final review of the Intensive 5 Day Course for the PME Professional Diploma Course in Sugarpaste, tutored by Annabel at Confection Perfection, Barming that I recently completed.

In this post I’ll be showing you my final presentation pieces, which included a Technique Board (I themed mine on The Four Seasons) and a Celebration Cake (the celebration I received was 21st Birthday and I themed the cake on Shabby Chic Vintage).

My Presentation Board demonstrated the following techniques that I learned on the PME Diploma in Sugarpaste course:
Crimping, Twisted Rope, Rolled Rope, Cut Outs, Fabric Effect Flowers, Creative Plaques, Embossing, Basket Weave, Frills, Inlaid Plaque, Swags, Ribbons & Bows, Modelling, Doves and Textured Rolling Pins.
PME Diploma in Sugarpaste Presentation Board

SugarPaste Four Seasons Featuring Bunny, Birdhouse, Harvest Festival & Christmas Choir Boy
In addition, my PME Diploma in Sugarpaste Presentation Celebration Cake demonstrated: Fabric effects, Embroidery Anglaise, Half Ball Molds, Painting and Butterflies
as well as Modelling and cut-outs.
PME Diploma in Sugarpaste Celebration Cake - Vintage Shabby Chic
 It was no misnomer to describe the course as intensive – each Sunday started at 9.30am and finished at c4.30pm, with just one 20min break! There was also a hand-out at the end of the day with a list of preparation that needed to be done for the following week.

Completing the course was also expensive. In addition to the £300+ fee for the course, and despite having a good range of basic cake decorating equipment, I estimate I spent a further £400 on equipment that was deemed “essential”. Most of it I will use in future projects, but some of the techniques we learnt were no longer fashionable and I am unlikely to use the techniques again any time soon. I would have hoped that there would have been equipment available to students to use within the classroom, given the cost of the course, but this was not the case.

I really enjoyed doing the PME Diploma Course in Sugarpaste and am really pleased with the skills I learnt. The course provides a very solid foundation in cake decorating and the core skills that you learn will enable you to produce a high standard of celebration cakes, whether that’s for pleasure or commercial use.

My two presentation pieces earned me a Bronze Award along with my Diploma.

You may also be interested in my other reviews of the Intensive PME Diploma in Sugarpaste: Lesson1, Lesson2, Lesson3, Lesson4 and Lesson5. Pin It Now!


  1. WOW - stunning pieces of work, so beautiful!

  2. These are absolutely amazing, exquisite pieces of work. Wow!

  3. Fabulous work, congratulations on your bronze award and your diploma, very well deserved xx

  4. Wow well done you! just amazing! i would love to be able to do these, i saw this on DC.Im gonna follow you now love your work!!!

  5. Congratulations, all your work looks really interesting

  6. Absolutely stunning work -Linda x

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