Sunday 29 July 2012

Review of Lesson 4 of Intensive PME Professional Diploma in Sugarpaste

This is my review of Lesson 4 of Intensive PME Diploma in Sugarpaste.

The opening talk in Lesson 4 of Intensive 5 Day Course for the PME Professional Diploma Course in Sugarpaste covered tips on taking cake orders including creating a cake ordering form and devising your own terms and conditions of business. The talk also covered what information to give to customers on transporting and serving their cake. Safe and legal use of edible glitter (which, confusingly in the UK, is now officially deemed to be non-edible!) was discussed and latter demonstrated in the class. We also discussed the different sorts of sugar modelling mediums including fondant (sugarpaste), modelling paste, flower paste and mexican paste.

The practical session today was mainly focused on modelling. Learning how to model in sugarpaste was how I first came to cake decorating, so this was definitely going to be my forte! Before this, though, we learnt how to use Embroderie Anglaise. This is such a pretty technique and the cutters are so versatile – you can make traditional sugar embroidery but also make smart, modern geometric borders and trims.

We had a small session on mexican paste, which we used to create doves (not my thing at all, but again a required element).

In the afternoon, we worked on modelling. We started by learning how to embellish 2D cut-outs to make them 3D. So we use the ball molds to create a face for a 2D Teddy cut-out.

Then it was onto creating a teddy bear picnic scene. We learnt how to create a realistic pond using the inlaid plaque technique and piping jelly, modelling teddy bears, making a patchwork rug and modelling food such as sandwiches and cakes. Really excellent fun.

We also learnt how to thread simple cut out shapes onto wires and how to use rejuvenator spirit to turn our colour pastes and dusts into painting mediums.

The lesson end in stunned silence though, when we learnt that next week, in addition to our presentation board and presentation celebration cake, we also needed to bring two further cakes, already iced, as we are to learn how to dowel and stack a cake. That’s a lot of cake!

You may also be interested in my other reviews of the Intensive 5 Day Course for the PME Professional Diploma Course in Sugarpaste: Lesson1, Lesson2, Lesson3, Lesson5 and Final Presentation Board and Presentation Celebration Cake. Pin It Now!

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