Courses with Shirley Kwan

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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 the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong with the Best Performance Award. Having a background in bakery techniques, she started learning cake making 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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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.​

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La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose, it's an attitude and a way of seeing life through rose-tinted lenses. Everything appears rosy and cheerful to the loved one who received this cake and everything around her is a source of joy. This lovely cake is topped with a rice paper rose and a 2D model of a gorgeous woman conveys charm, optimism and romance! 

 

Learning outcomes:​

  • 2D figure modelling

  • Learn how to condition rice paper

  • Learn how to make rose with rice paper

  • Colouring techniques

  • Coating dummy cake with sugarpaste

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

 

Date: 24~25/6 (Thursday to Friday)

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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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 a lawn and stone walkway on a styrofoam cake board for the animals. A perfect topper for kids cakes!

 

Date: 29~30/6 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$2,180

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Date: 29~30/7 (Thursday to Friday)

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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Graduation Boy - Cake Topper

Graduation season is here, and for many looking to celebrate a graduate, it can be difficult to find the right gifts. Why don't DIY grad gift for your beloved one? In this class, Shirley will guide you step-by-step on how to model this lovely graduation boy with a black cap, tassel and gown and sitting on a big book. The height of the modelling fondant topper is about 6.5 inches.

 

Date: 27/7 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Shirley Kwan
Fee: HK$1,200

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

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Graduation Girl - Cake Topper

Graduation season is here, and for many looking to celebrate a graduate, it can be difficult to find the right gifts. Why don't DIY grad gift for your beloved one? In this class, Shirley will guide you step-by-step on how to model this lovely graduation girl with a black cap, tassel and gown and sitting on a big book. The height of the modelling fondant topper is about 6.5 inches.

 

Date: 28/7 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Shirley Kwan
Fee: HK$1,200

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

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Hang in There

 

Hang in there and enjoy a slow living lifestyle! In this two day workshop, you will get to learn how to create this gravity-defying mommy and baby koala cake. Have fun learning the step by step method of constructing the main elevating structure, cake carving and shaping of rice krispy treats, and cover 3D cake with fondant. The mommy koala is cake!

 

Date: 6~7/8 (Friday to Saturday)

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Instructor: Shirley Kwan

Fee: HK$3,900

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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 blossomcakeshk@gmail.com or blossomcakeshk@163.com.