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.



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: 30~31/3 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$2,180

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

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Caribbean Pirate Queen

“Yo ho, yo ho! A pirate's life for me.” Pirates of the Caribbean have been a source of fascination for many many years. In this 3-day workshop, you will get to learn how to model each part that composes the Pirate Queen stepping on a treasure chest while holding a sword. You will also learn how to cover the cake with sugarpaste and embellish with pirate symbol, skull and bones. We will use a styrofoam dummy cake in the class so you can keep the creation for future reference.


Date: 26~28/5 (Wednesday to Friday)

Time: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$3,700

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

*This is also a certified course and part of the PME Five Star Sugar Artist programme.  A registration fee of HK$3,500 is required for students who register the PME Five-Star Sugar Artist Programme for the first time. Please read PME Five Star Sugar Artist page for more details.

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 or

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