The Ranch Tuesday 7-9 January Start 10 weeks £80
Pantygraigwen Rd, Pantygraigwen, Pontypridd, CF37 2RR
Piped Flower Cupcakes, Carved Handbag Cake, Rose and Rose leaf sugar flower arrangement
(please note the gaps in the schedule. These are due to school holidays or my other teaching commitments) Please bring paper and pen for notes
Week 1 8th January - Piped buttercream floral cupcakes - Wilton 104 petal tip and wilton 352 leaf tip, 12-18" piping bags, scissors, buttercream (or wilton decorators icing - ready to pipe 454ml), piping nail (one is fine), greaseproof paper, bowl, knives and gel food colours to include green, cupcakes (buttercream recipe - either 250g butter mixed with 500g icing sugar and flavoured to suit. Beat for a few mins until white and fluffy)
Or Queen of hearts recipe 227g butter, 113g trex, 600g icing sugar. (mix butter until fluffy then add other ingredients incl. flavouring)
Week 2 15th January - as last week
Week 3 22nd January - Handbag carved cake - 8" square cake. carving knife, palette knife, small sharp knife. 12" round or square cake drum, buttercream or ganache to fill and cover (ganache is 500ml whipping or double cream and 1kg dark chocolate - boil cream to rolling boil cut chocolate into small pieces while cream is boiling. pour cream over chocolate carefully. leave for two minutes then stir until all blended. Cover with clingfim right on the surface of the chocolate, leave overnight at room temperature
Week 4 29th January - handbag continued pastry brush and cup or bowl. Sugarpaste in chosen colour or buy 2kg white and bring food colours. long rolling pin, sharp knife, icing sugar shaker, large work mat (minimum the large clear board from vanilla valley approximately 2 foot wide), or use the tables, cleaning cloths and spray cleaner, embossing or texture mats optional
Week 5 12th February - handbag continued cake and left over sugarpaste, plus cmc , small rolling pin, small sharp knife, edible glue and brush, corn flour/icing sugar, modelling tool,s
Week 6 19th February - handbag continued as last week
Week 7 5th March - Rose leaves - modelling tools, non stick board, edible glue and brush, corn flour, white flower pad, FMM rose leaf cutters and rose leaf veiner (or all purpose leaf veiner), polystyrene block for flowers. 26,28g white wires and nile green florist tape, mid green flowerpaste (squires kitchen, or saracino flower paste or simply heaven flowerpaste)
Week 8 12th March - Rose - Polystrene rose cone 1", 18g white wire, 26g white wire, nile green florist tape, FMM or metal individual rose petal cutters (rose petal veiner optional), dessert spoons, tools as last week
Week 9 19th March - Rose continued bring as last week
Week 10 26th March - assemble and dust flowers, - brushes, palette, colours to be discussed
Want to see previous subjects?
Left are subjects the six weekly classes completed in the summer term 2018. My examples left were created alongside the students work so you see it created as well as creating it yourself.
Top row: Tues 7-9, Wed 10-12; Mon 7-9
Bottom: Mon 10-12; Wed 6-8; Tues 10-1
Subjects for the next term are always chosen by existing students who have first refusal on the next term places.