Monday, 7 July 2014  |  Admin@thevanillavalley


Summer is finally here and school holidays are in full swing. So now the stress of holiday planning and wedding consultations are easing off and you're able to relax in the sunshine (or comfort of your very hot kitchen) it's time to start thinking ahead. And what better way to do so than by booking onto some of our brand new workshops here at Wedding Acrylics/ Vanilla Valley.

We've been working hard with our wonderful tutor Carmel Lovell to create a brand new range of fantastically exciting workshops that you will not want to miss! 

There are so many exciting fashion trends around at the moment that we're sure you are just dying to try. How about the Mini Cake phenomenon sweeping the nation at the moment? Or maybe it's a designer handbag you want to perfect but just don't know where to start. And obviously if you haven't perfected your ganaching skills yet, you'll be itching to get onto this course and create perfectly sharp edges every time.


...Are one day workshops which focus in depth on one area of cake decorating

Run from 10am to 3:30 pm on Saturdays

Suitable for all abilities (even complete beginners and professional cake decorators)

Maximum of 8 places (6 on airbrushing) to increase tutor-student tuition time


FEATURED: Mini Vintage Cakes

Weddings, birthdays, mothers day or graduation - once you've perfected the art of the mini cake, you'll want to be creating them for every occasion. Everything is so much sweeter in miniature version and it's perfect for any healthy eaters or dieters who want just a little bit of sweetness in their life. This course is a 101 on how to create beautiful vintage and modern mini cakes. By first learning to ice and set your mini cakes, you'll develop onto using lots of different cake decorating methods to create stunning designs in miniature form. 

If you're new to cake decorating and would love an introduction into mini cakes, or if you're a business looking to expand into this increasing trend, this course is designed to suit any ability and provide you with lots of difference techniques of cake decorating including royal icing, sugarpaste roses, stenciling, using moulds and lots more. Have a look at the full details of this course here...



Sugarcraft Stencilling - learn to create stunning cake designs using an array of decorating techniques and stencilling including royal icing, dusting, 3d design and more.

Carve a Handbag - create the latest designer handbag for all of your girlfriends and customers. Whether it's a Cath Kidston, Michael Kors or D&G bag, come along and learn all of the essential techniques needed for creating beautifully realistic handbags.

Halloween Airbrushing Cake - Want to learn to airbrush but don't know where to start? Or maybe you want to brush up on your skills a little. Fear not this halloween with a fantastic airbrushing course that will have you spraying everything in sight. Create a spookily spectacular cake to be proud of - all in one day! 

Covering a Cake Christmas Theme - if you're new to cake decorating or haven't quite mastered the art of covering your cake perfectly then come along and learn all you need to know to have perfectly covered cakes for life. This Christmas themed cake is sure to be a jolly popular one so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Ganaching a Cake - Seen those cakes with super sharp corners and wondering how cake can be so neat? Ganache is definitely the answer. Transform your cake decorating to professional looking results with this course - Carmel will show you how to get perfectly edged cakes every time. 

Advanced Royal Icing - Take your royal icing skills to the next level with this advanced course. Recommended for customers who have previously completed our Beginners course. 

Modelling with Arista Paste - if you'd love to learn how to model sugarcraft designs including roses and characters, then come along and learn everything you need to know whilst using arista paste - a brand new product to the market. 


How fantastic do they sound? For more information on what each course entails, have a look here...

If you have any questions or would like to book onto one of our fantastic courses, give us a call now on 02920 813817 - hurry before all spaces are gone!!

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