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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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: 17/5, 24/5 (Monday)

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$4,200

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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.

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Rolled Fondant Dessert Table

Sweeten your party! The dessert table or some called it candy corner has become very popular in recent years. Besides the host, the starts of many celebration receptions are the desserts. A table with a stunning multi-tiered cake and an assortment of sweet treats are sure to excite your guests and an aesthetic Instagramable spot of the event.

 

Rolled Fondant Dessert Table Course consists of a training workshop and a final project workshop (work alongside with a tutor on your personal project). The training workshop is a one-day training and consulting session. We will use the theme of Ladies' Night as an example and teach several practical skills, including bas relief sculpture, smocking pattern and quilling with fondant, and 3D wafer paper metallic waves. Our tutor will guide you in planning and designing the project to your desire theme. The final project workshop is a two-day session,  the students will make and decorate dessert tables according to their own designs. The tutor will work alongside and guide the students whenever needed. The course requires students to setup up a dessert table but must include a multi-tiered cake that is a minimum of three tiers along with at least three other decorated desserts, anything from cupcakes, macarons, mini cakes, cookies, cake pops and chocolates etc. A course aims to develop practical and creative skills in arranging a dessert table!

 

Date: 19/6 (Saturday)- Training Workshop
          26/6, 3/7 (Saturday) - Final Project Workshop

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$3,900

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*The tuition fee includes materials for the hands-on training workshop only. The materials for the final dessert table works are not included.
*Students can bring their own decorative fondant moulds and materials to create their dessert table. Or they can borrow our moulds and tools to decorate their works. We have hundreds of moulds and tools available in our school.​

*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.

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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 it with shapes. We will use a styrofoam dummy cake in the class so you can keep the creation for future reference.

 

Date: 21/6 (Monday)

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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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: 22~23/6 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

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.​

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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