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!

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!!!

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  5. Congratulations, all your work looks really interesting

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  6. Absolutely stunning work -Linda x

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