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Spring 2023: Sugarcraft with Kathryn Cuthbertson

Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran for three days from Monday 3rd April 2023 until Wednesday 5th April 2023.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

In this fully interactive workshop, you will learn how to create Springtime sugarcraft flowers. This three-day course will teach you the fundamentals of working with sugar florist paste as you create delicate woodland lily of the valley, yellow roses, and an array of green foliage to adorn your garland.  

Guiding you step by step through the process of preparing and colouring your sugar paste, you will learn a variety of different techniques, including, designing, rolling, modelling, smoothing, softening, veining, as well as learning the art of patience and precision. 

No prior knowledge of sugarcraft techniques is necessary just a desire to learn and good hand eye coordination. 


Kathryn Cuthbertson MVO is a Professional Pastry Chef and Chocolatier whose career has spanned three decades.

Before creating her eponymous business in 2019, Kathryn spent eleven years working for the Royal Household as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Pastry Chef. Kathryn is a member of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and is involved in supporting the next generation of budding pastry chefs.

She also takes great pleasure in enabling others to master the skills of classic and modern patisserie, as well as dispelling many myths that surround her profession on the various courses she holds with her partners in the UK.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops provide you with an opportunity to develop some great transferable skills that could help you in a number of careers. This workshop would be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as a: Cake Designer, Pastry Chef, Conservation, Architectural Model Making, Animation, Fine Art and Sculpture. (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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