I did the course! It was really, really good. Some stuff I already knew... and there was an entire 'master class' day devoted to baking and piping (basics) and making very easy animals, which I could have done without. But as far as their ganaching/fondant technique, it's improved the quality of my cakes in droves. My fondant always looked a bit shonky and I guess that's what I was hoping to improve. You learn all their little 'tricks' that they dont' put in the book (which I'm not allowed to repeat, haha). But the intensive week is equivilent to basics 101, 102, 103... yet it's actually cheaper (by a few hundred) to do them all separately. I probably could have started at 103 and still picked up all their tricks, so it's a bit annoying that they have so many 'stages' of their courses.. You pay more for the week because of the master class day, which as I said I didn't really need.. But I do recommend it! It's definitely the best course I've done.. I just kind of wish I used the 2G and started and 103, haha. I also took in some of my photos and asked if I was able to do a wonky course next and he basically said you have to go up through their classes... You can miss one or two, but you can't just skip to the wonky as it's 106 or 107. And a few ladies in my course had their own businesses - some for YEARS. It's a clever money making scheme on their part
Sorry this was a novel!