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Turn Your Hobby into a Career

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JSA Certificate Course

"Give life to a radiance woman, turn your hobby into wealth."
~ Bringing the lifework called SALONAISE to the woman of the future~

The Japan Salonaise Association (JSA) idea is to inspire women to develop their hobbies while raising children or working. Even beginners can start teaching their classes and share their knowledge with like-minded friends in their spare time.

JSA was founded in Japan in August of 2013. In addition to developing the concept of turning hobbies into income, the aim is to provide technical and operational assistance to the lecturers. 

JSA's lecturers are based on the idea of "we are friends, not competitors". They discuss, learn from each other, grow together, and continue to radiate in this field.

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We are a JSA certified classroom. Our instructors Peggy Wong, Ringo Au-Yeung and Agnes Tang, are all certified instructors of JSA and have years of teaching experience. They will guide you through the tricks of making colourful treats.

Course Features

  • The coursebook includes complete step-by-step pictures, and even beginners can obtain a lecturer certificate in a short time (the coursebooks are available in Chinese only).

  • The course fee includes the required materials and tools, which the student can take home after class for practising the techniques learned.

  • The association continues to adopt the most advanced techniques globally and develop new courses so that lecturers can always be at the forefront of the industry.

  • Small class teaching to ensure teacher-student interaction.

  • After completing the certification course and paying the annual membership fee, you will become an accredited tutor and a member of the JSA Association.

  • After obtaining the JSA qualification, you can start to teach your classes.

  • After completing the introductory certificate course, you are entitled to attend advanced lecturer certificate courses to enhance your techniques.

JSA Certificate Course

​We currently have the following certificate courses available:

  • Icing Cookie Decorating Certificate Course

  • ​Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course

  • ​Japanese Nerikiri Art Master Certificate Course

  • Higashi & Hannamagashi Certificate Course

  • Mizugashi Art Certificate Course

  • Decorating Meringue Cookies Certificate Course

  • ​Cake Pops Certificate Course​

​If you are interested in enrolling in the JSA Instructor Certificate Course, you can register at the course details link below.

 

If the scheduled classes do not suit you, you can WhatsApp +852 9083-8693 or email blossomcakeshk@gmail.com for more course information or schedule a lesson.

​JSA - Icing Cookie Decorating Certificate Course

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Icing Cookie Decorating Certificate Course

It is a course with rich content. In 12 hours, students will make 16 works of various styles (including giant cookies) and learn 61 skills required to make icing cookies.

 

In addition to the basic icing knowledge, students will learn aluminium cookie cutter making, brush embroidery, rolled fondant modelling, flowers piping, etc., and other techniques that are not easy to understand by self-learning. In the last class, students will be asked to use all they have learned from the course to make a large message cookie as a graduation examination work. We will teach students to create works of various styles such as cute, modern, elegant, girly, and shabby chic styles in the course. This training method allows students to easily manage any icing cookies in the future without being limited to a specific range of works.

  • Course Duration: 6 lessons (12 hours in total)

  • Course Fee: HK$9,800.00 including

    • Tuition Fee: HK$6,000.00

    • Ingredients, Tools & Coursebook: HK$2,300.00

    • Certification Fee: HK$1,500 (Certificate, free recipe for your own class x 3)

  • Annual Membership Fee: HK$300.00 (pro-rata charges for the first year, no additional fee is required for current JSA members)

  • You can get the Certificate in just 2 days!

 

Lesson 1 "~Learn the basic skills of making icing cookies~"
You will learn:

  • How to make the icing

  • Royal icing consistency

  • How to make spiral piping bags

  • How to colour icing

  • How to pipe with icing

  • How to flood a cookie with icing

  • Wet-on-wet icing techniques (arrow feather, tweed, dots and hearts)

First of all, the foundation is the most important! To make delicious and beautiful icing cookies, you must learn the basic techniques!

 

Lesson 2 "~Learning the technique of wet drawing~"
You will learn:

  • How to make your original cookie cutter with aluminium strips

  • How to place decorative accessories on cookies

  • Master design capability (challenge original design)

  • How to make black icing

  • How to prevent dips and craters in the icing

  • 3 types of wet-on-wet patterns (leopard, zebra, giraffe)

If you can make a cookie cutter with your original design, you can make your unique icing cookies!

 

Lesson 3 "~Learn to master intricate piping~"
You will learn:

  • How to colour baby pastel colours such as salon pink and baby green

  • How to make silhouettes (animal and letter)

  • How to make quilting patterns (diamond pattern)

  • How to make your icing glossy

  • How to pipe intricate lace patterns (double lace, triple lace, CS lace, etc.)

Every girl likes girly cookies! In this lesson, you will learn not only the intricate piping techniques but also some lace patterns. In addition, after learning the silhouettes techniques, you can master any complicated silhouette decorated cookies!

 

Lesson 4 "~Learn to master flower piping~"
You will learn:

  • How to colour four different European shabby-chic colours

  • How to pipe flowers (daisy, five-petal flower, leaf, ruffle flower corsage)

  • How to pipe ribbons

After learning of flower piping, cookies become more lovely! 
Whether putting it on a dress, flower baskets, or sugar cubes, your icing cookies has become broader. So as a lecturer, these are essential techniques.

 

Lesson 5 "~Decorate cookies using fondant and icing~"
You will learn:

  • How to colour teal (or Tiffany Blue)

  • How to make fondant die-cutting

  • How to make ruffles (stylish ruffles, elegant ruffles)

  • How to make ribbons

  • How to use impression mats and embossers

  • How to use the modelling tools and knife

  • How to use the fondant foam pad

  • Brush embroidery

  • Zigzag piping

Many students come to JSA to learn these techniques. Using brush embroidery and fondant, you can make three-dimensional icing cookies that are very popular worldwide! Also, it is advantageous to make wedding associated gifts after learning how to colour Tiffany Blue!

 

Lesson 6 "~Master icing cookies~"
Graduation exam. You will need to use a large piece of cookies as a message board (made with fondant for long-lasting), and well manage this 2 hours and apply the techniques you have learned from the course to create a unique original designed cookie.

Some participants use this message board as the banner of their workshop and the profile picture of their social media pages.

Passing the graduation exam means that you can start your classes as a JSA certificated instructor (including certification courses). It does not mean that you will get the certificate after finishing our course. You NEED to pass the graduation exam to become a JSA instructor! (If you don't pass the exam, you need to retake the exam at a later date)

Date: 29/12 & 31/12 (Wednesday & Friday)
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Instructor: Peggy Wong (JSA Accredited Instructor)
Fee: HK$9,800

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Date: 24~25/1 (Monday to Tuesday)
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Instructor: Peggy Wong (JSA Accredited Instructor)
Fee: HK$9,800

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*The coursebooks are available in Chinese only

​JSA - Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course

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Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course

In just 12 hours, you will learn 52 different Nerikiri techniques by making 17 works. This certificate course is very suitable for beginners. It starts with the most basic skills - including making Nerikiri with bean paste, covering and dyeing skills, filling making, the use of triangle bar and other traditional tools.

  • Course Duration: 2 hours ⅹ 6 lessons (12 hrs in total)

  • Course Fee: HK$11,860.00 including

    • Tuition Fee: HK$6,800

    • Ingredients, Tools & Coursebook: HK$3,560.00

    • Certification Fee: HK$1,500 (Certificate, free recipe for your own class x 3)

  • Annual Membership Fee: HK$300.00 (pro-rata charges for the first year, no additional fee is required for current JSA members)

 

Wagashi has a history of more than 1,000 years and is a reflection of Japanese traditional culture. The captured four seasons are perfectly presented by those cute and modern 'Nerikiri' art. Under the influence of Japanese exquisiteness and sensibility, it has been passed down through a long history. Therefore Wagashi can be said to be the most representative of the Japanese spirit. It is the proudest pastry of the Japanese.
 
In these 6 lessons, you will gain the skills necessary to become a lecturer. This course will focus on the Nerikiri, which is one of the wagashi styles. You will learn how to use various shaping tools to present Japanese's colourful seasons and traditional culture.
 
This course is supervised by Mr Naito Takayuki, a long-established Japanese confectionery shop founded in Ashiya in 1918, "Okashiji Kuchiya Toyomitsu". He sympathized with JSA's association philosophy and policy and cooperated with JSA with the desire to convey the tradition, beauty, and splendour of Japanese sweets to the future and overseas. He assisted in the design of this course.
 
Mr Naito said that Wagashi is full of Japanese culture and the wisdom left by predecessors. He Hopes everyone can enjoy the fun of making Wagashi and spread the beauty and excellence of Wagashi with JSA.

Lesson 1 "Spring - sakura filling"

Lesson 2 "Summer - plum filling"

Lesson 3 "Autumn - pumpkin filling"

Lesson 4 "Winter - bean-paste filling"

Lesson 5 "Creation - black sesame filling"

Lesson 6 "Graduation work"

Date: New schedule coming soon!

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Instructor: Ringo Au-Yeung (JSA Accredited Instructor)

Course Fee: HK$11,860

*The coursebooks are available in Chinese only

​JSA - Higashi & Hannamagashi Certificate Course

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Higashi & Hannamagashi Certificate Course

 

It is a very fulfilling course that you can learn 40 different techniques by making 17 works. And while valuing traditional culture, it will be a course where you can learn design with high artistic quality like JSA.

  • Course Duration: 6 lessons (8 hours in total)

  • Course Fee: HK$8,600.00 including

    • Tuition Fee: HK$4,600

    • Ingredients, Tools & Coursebook: HK$2,500.00

    • Certification Fee: HK$1,500 (Certificate, free recipe for your own class x 3)

  • Annual Membership Fee: HK$300.00 (pro-rata charges for the first year, no additional fee is required for current JSA members)

 

In this course, you can learn the techniques of making Higashi (dried sweet) and Hannamagashi (half-raw sweet) dry and contains very little moisture, thus keeping relatively longer than other kinds of wagashi. In these 6 lessons, you will gain the skills necessary to become a lecturer.

 

​Easiness and appearance are the keys to making Higashi and Hannamagashi. But as in Japanese culture, it is essential to carefully protect the traditional techniques, background, and delicacy of Japanese sweets with a long history. Based on this idea, this course is jointly designed and supervised by Japanese sweets craftsmen following the practice of the "Japanese Nerikiri Art Certificate Course" and "Mizugashi Art Certificate Course.

 

This course is supervised by Mr Naito Takayuki, a long-established Japanese confectionery shop founded in Ashiya in 1918, "Okashiji Kuchiya Toyomitsu". He sympathized with JSA's association philosophy and policy and cooperated with JSA with the desire to convey the tradition, beauty, and splendour of Japanese sweets to the future and overseas. He assisted in the design of this course.

 

Mr Naito said, "this course is a combination of traditional Higashi and Hannamagashi techniques and a new technique developed independently, and is designed with a focus on the four seasons and art. We make Higashi and Hannamagashi with different finishes depending on the temperature and humidity in an easy way to make at home.

 

In recent years, the number of artisans who make Higashi and Hannamagashi has decreased year by year. However, it is one of the traditional Japanese sweets with a long history. I sincerely hope that through this course, everyone can learn and enjoy this incredible conventional Japanese culture of Japanese confectionery."

Lesson 1 "Uchiwa rice crackers"

Lesson 2 "Rakugan"

Lesson 3 "Unpei"

Lesson 4 "Ishii (Matsuro)"

Lesson 5 "Suhama"

Lesson 6 "Graduation work"

Date: New schedule coming soon!

Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm

           10:00am - 3:30pm

Instructor: Ringo Au-Yeung (JSA Accredited Instructor)

Course Fee: HK$8,600

*The coursebooks are available in Chinese only