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Alan Dunn MasterClass

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Alan Dunn's teaching in March 2023 was highly appreciated, and we are excited to announce that his next visit has been scheduled for October 2024. Stay tuned for updates to ensure you don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the best.

Alan Dunn is known for his unique and realistic sugar flowers. He taught himself initially from Australian cake decorating books and then attended several sugar flower classes. It was through these early classes that he was introduced to The British Sugarcraft Guild by his tutor Margaret Morland who was the secretary of the Northumbria branch of the guild.

Leaving school aged 16, he studied full-time Bakery/Confectionery student of The City and Guilds Bakery and Flour Confectionery 120 and 121. It was during this period, aged 17, that he gave his very first demonstration to the Whickham and Gateshead Branch of The British Sugarcraft Guild. He soon realised that he enjoyed demonstrating and teaching as much as the craft itself - and it was not long before the word had spread around the country to other branches of the guild. It was also during this early stage that he trained to become an accredited demonstrator for the guild. At around the same time, he was lucky enough to attend a class by Tombi Peck, a founder member of the Guild and author of one of the books he had been teaching himself from. He attended several of Tombi's classes and gradually became great friends.

Alan has taught extensively throughout the U.K. and in America, Canada, Japan, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, The Channel Islands, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Portugal. His work can often be seen on display on the Table of Honour at sugarcraft exhibitions. Alan has written 18 books on the art of flower making, and cake decorating and co-authored another three books with Tombi Peck and Tony Warren. He has also had numerous articles over the years published in The British Sugarcraft Guild newsletter, Cakes and Sugarcraft, Cake Decoration monthly, American cake decorating magazine and Cake Masters Magazine. He also has two online tutorials with Craftsy.com ..... Tropical Sugar Flowers and Sugar Flowers - Off the Garden Path.

http://alandunnsugarcraft.co.uk/

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Alan Dunn MasterClass 1 - Magnolia & Co

This is Alan's design for the last visit. Check back for his next visit with fresh designs.

Allow Alan Dunn to surprise and enchant you! We are delighted to invite Alan Dunn, world-renowned sugar flower master, to share his secret to making gumpaste flowers that look realistic in two hands-on workshops.

Flowers to be included in this class are Japanese Magnolia, Isoplexis, Cannonball Tree Flower, Lignum Tree Blossom and Fruit, and Spider Gloriosa Lily.

You will also learn different techniques and skills:

  • How to colour gumpaste

  • How to get perfectly thin petals and leaves

  • How to use correct silicone moulds to shape the centre

  • How to use silicone veiners properly

  • How to design a perfect central core

  • How to colour, add depth and layering with colour dust

  • How to apply glaze to petals and leaves

  • How to select the correct floral wires thickness

  • How to use floral tape

  • And many more...

*The tuition fee includes the Certificate and all materials.

*All tools to be used in the classroom are provided.

*The end time is just a rough estimate and will vary depending on actual progress.

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Alan Dunn MasterClass 2 - Camellia & Co

This is Alan's design for the last visit. Check back for his next visit with fresh designs.

Allow Alan Dunn to surprise and enchant you! We are delighted to invite Alan Dunn, world-renowned sugar flower master, to share his secret to making gumpaste flowers that look realistic in two hands-on workshops.

Flowers to be included in this class are Fringed Camellia, Acanthus, Spider Amaryllis, Blakea Tree Flowers and Fruit.

You will also learn different techniques and skills:

  • How to colour gumpaste

  • How to get perfectly thin petals and leaves

  • How to use correct silicone moulds to shape the centre

  • How to use silicone veiners properly

  • How to design a perfect central core

  • How to colour, add depth and layering with colour dust

  • How to apply glaze to petals and leaves

  • How to select the correct floral wires thickness

  • How to use floral tape

  • And many more...​

*The tuition fee includes the Certificate and all materials.

*All tools to be used in the classroom are provided.

*The end time is just a rough estimate and will vary depending on actual progress.

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