Courses with Shirley Kwan

After years of administration and management job straight out of college, Shirley began to rethink her career choice and donned her chef jacket to begin her cake-designing journey. She firstly earned a Professional Certificate in Baker and Pastry Cook Training from Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong with the Best Performance Award. Having the background bakery techniques, She started learning cake baking and decoration as a hobby which is now her passion. Shirley has completed several professional certificate courses in Royal Icing and Sugar Flower in the UK and an Advanced Clay Art course In Taiwan.

 

Shirley has won a Bronze Prize of Professional Wedding Cake competition in HOFEX 2013, a Gold Award of "Class C: A Floral Arrangement" in ExCel London 2015 and a Silver Award of "Class N: Small Decorative Exhibit" in Cake International Birmingham 2017. She teaches cake decorating and clay art and is an accredited tutor for the PME Professional Diploma Course and is awarded Honorary Five Star Sugar Artist Medal in 2019.

 

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Double Happiness

 

This stunning wedding cake topped with a Chinese character "Double Happiness" and bas-relief model of Dragon and Phoenix, embrace traditional Chinese wedding symbols in a modern way! 

 

Learning outcomes:​

  • Essential Royal Icing techniques from basic piping to pressure piping

  • Learn how to do brush embroidery

  • Learn how to do Royal Icing Run-outs

  • Coating dummy cake with sugarpaste

  • This class uses dummy cake so you will be able to keep the cake for reference​

Date: 21~22/11 (Saturday to Sunday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$2,500

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*All materials and tools are provided for you to use during the class.​

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Sugar Animals

Learn how to make 5 lovely animals in this 2-day class. We will create lion, elephant, piggy, Corgi and kitten with modelling paste. We will pay special attention to the animal faces and body language in this class. We will use fondant to create lawn and stone walkway on a styrofoam cake board for the animals. A perfect topper for kids cakes!

Date: 23/11, 30/11 (Monday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$1,980

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*All materials and tools are provided for you to use during the class.​

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Royal Icing Extension Work - Advanced Techniques

 

Mastering extension work takes years to practice! In this course, Shirley will guide you step-by-step to create the effect of lace standing off a cake and other advanced piping techniques which are used in ornate wedding cakes.

 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Cross-stitch piping

  • Double Floating Filigree Plaque

  • Filigree Pattern

  • Extension Works - with and without bridge

  • This class uses dummy cake so you will be able to keep the cake for reference

Date: 27~29/11 (Friday to Sunday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$3,200

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*All materials and tools are provided for you to use during the class.​

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Icing Christmas Tree Lightbox

 

Here's a bright idea for a DIY Christmas ornament craft! In this workshop, Shirley will guide you step-by-step using various Royal Icing techniques from basic piping to icing runout, the usage of edible wafer paper and installing LED twinkle lights. Let's get into the Holiday spirit with this unique home decor ideas made from Royal icing!

Date: 12~13/12 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$980

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*All materials and tools are provided for you to use during the class.​

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God of Longevity on Koi

 

This wonderful birthday cake features the God of Longevity, or Shou Xing Gong, holding a fishing rod with peach bait while riding on the back of a koi. In this workshop, you will learn to model each part that composes the figures of Shou Xing Gong, colourful Koi and Peaches. You will also learn how to cover the cake with sugarpaste and embellish with shapes. We will use a styrofoam dummy cake in the class so you can keep the creation for future reference.

Date: 3/1 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$1,500

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*All materials and tools are provided for you to use during the class.​

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Fondant Wedding Cake Workshop

 

When it comes to making a wedding cake, most people leave it to the professionals. Do you ever think you can make your own wedding cake or make one for your best friend? This hands-on 2-day workshop will help you understand the technique behind a beautiful looking wedding cake. The techniques can be used in the future to create a wedding cake of your own design for yourself or for your friends!

 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Fondant Embroidery techniques

  • Demonstrate the baking of traditional fruit cake

  • How to coat dummy cake with fondant

  • Sugar Hydrangea and foliage making

Date: 10/1 & 17/1 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$2,800

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*All tools and materials to be used in the classroom are provided.
*We will demonstrate the baking of traditional fruit cakes in the class only. Students will work with styrofoam dummy cake which can be kept for future reference.

Shirley's Projects

Private Class Option

Perhaps the classes don't fit your schedule. Or maybe you want to learn something specific. Private classes are an excellent option. The advantage of this option is intensive or partial days and flexible hours. We can even help to suggest a project if you only have some ideas in your mind. With more one-on-one time with the instructor, work is done faster and you can cover more topics in more detail. Our team has extensive experience teaching student at various skill levels. To obtain a quote for a private class, please email us at blossomcakeshk@gmail.com or blossomcakeshk@163.com.

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