Half & Full Day Workshops · Cake International Birmingham

3-5 November 2017

NEC, Birmingham

Cake International Workshops

Hands on learning from our expert tutors.

If you want to improve your sugarcrafting skills and learn from some of the very best tutors in the world, then we would love you to come along to our half and full day workshops at Cake International at the NEC. These hands-on workshops will really help improve your skills. Book now as places are very limited. Held in the Cake International Workshop Area in Hall 17.

Friday 3rd November

Karen Portaleo

Karen Portaleo Masterclass

£270 per person (Full Day, 11am - 6pm)
Cake International Workshop Area in Hall 17
Includes entry to the show

In this education and skills based class, Karen will teach proper facial structure, starting with the most important feature to understand when sculpting the face: the skull. She will also share some basic and reliable measurements to help create symmetry and realism. Without understanding how the skull and proper proportion determines feature placement, our sculpted faces will never look correct. The class will learn some of the clues we sculpt (sometimes without meaning to) that make our faces look older or too masculine/feminine. Each student will sculpt a face in class from modeling chocolate, using these lessons. Karen will then demonstrate how age and gravity change the face by "aging" her demonstration piece. Students may chose to use the aging technique as a demonstration, or to sculpt the aging process on their pieces.

Saturday 4th November

Zoe Hopkinson of Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Cute Little Blondie

£140 per person (Half Day, 9am - 1pm)
Cake International Workshop Area in Hall 17
Includes entry to the show

Join expert cake designer Zoe Hopkinson in this hands-on half-day workshop and learn how to model cute little Blondie. As with all of Zoe's classes, you are encouraged to personalise your creation!

Queen Of Hearts Couture Cakes

Six Flower Cupcake Class

£140 per person (Half Day, 2pm - 6pm)
Cake International Workshop Area in Hall 17
Includes entry to the show

Learn the secrets of 100% buttercream flower creations from the best in the world! All equipment provided, over 16ís only.

Sunday 5th November

Rhianydd Webb

Wafer Paper Rose

£90 per person (Half Day, 1pm - 5pm)
Room 18.1
Includes entry to the show

Have you ever wanted to work with wafer paper? Wafer paper flowers are incredibly light weight with a wonderful translucency. During this class you will learn how to vein, shape and wire wafer paper and achieve lifelike roses!

Classes will sell out very quickly so do book without delay

Terms and conditions

Bookings must be received by 5pm Monday 30 October 2017

Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, a register will be taken on the day. The classes will be held at the NEC during Cake International. Upon arrival please make your way straight to Cake International Organiserís Office, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop starts. All equipment will be provided. Feel free to make notes, cameras are allowed but videoing is not permitted. Tickets to this event are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or postponed.

A light lunch and tea and coffee will be provided to those booked onto a full day workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided for those doing half day workshops. There are also numerous food and beverage outlets at the NEC.

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Please note that event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.