Cake Decoration: Sugar Flowers

Learn how to produce delicate sugar flowers to decorate your home baking.


Why take this course?

The aim of this course is to introduce and provide you with techniques in the use of pastillage to make various models in cut out form and also modelling skills to produce wired sugar flowers into a posy/spray.

What you will experience

You will cover the following:

  1. Preparing pastillage for centre piece plaques
  2. Making a selection of wired sugar flowers: carnations, sweet peas, square and round blossom, filler flowers and leaves
  3. Making loops and bows for sprays
  4. Dusting flowers and leaves


students decorating cakes

Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have already completed the Cake Decoration for Beginners or Cake Decoration: Next Step courses, or have an interest in enhancing general skills when it comes to sugarcraft.

What you will need

Equipment from your cake decoration classes and various flower cutters are required for this course. A list of the cutters you will need will be available in the course handbook.

What you need to know

Next steps


Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to try other part-time cookery and baking courses at North East Scotland College. 



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
22 April 2020 6 Weeks Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £95.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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