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Newbie looking for recommendations on courses in Ireland

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Hi guys, 

 

Im just new to the cake decorating scene and love it, I have done a few projects before but i am really interested in improving my skills gain confidence and taking the next step to hopefully make a career from home as i have been told many times i should pursue as my cakes turn out so well for an inexperienced beginner.

 

I have been looking at courses in Ireland and I was looking at the PME diploma modules. Does anyone have recommendations for any particular school? I live in the west and nothing is available here.

 

Many thanks xxx

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Hi AmyKY

 

Try www.cookshop.ie I completed the PME Professional Diploma - "Masters Certificate" in Cork last year. I am from the Mid-West region, but there were students from Dublin in the classes - whose preference for Cork was based on reputable PME instructors there. Although I am  hobby decorator myself I would recommend this course, which is a great start for beginners! It also covers the business aspects of cake decorating - a must for Professionals.

 

I gained alot of confidence and inspiration - from the broad range of new techniques taught on the PME Diploma Course. As a matter of fact it was one of my classmates who suggested that I post photos of my final assessment work to Cake Central - this was my first introduction to this great CC website!!!

 

I wish you well in the future. Happy Baking!!!

 

Hope this helps!

Margaret393

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Love the Gingerbread Men and Cookies in your Avatar Photo!  You will enjoy the PME Royal Icing Module - with those piping skills demonstrated. Well done!

 

Margaret393

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Love the Gingerbread Men and Cookies in your Avatar Photo!  You will enjoy the PME Royal Icing Module - with those piping skills demonstrated. Well done!

 

Margaret393

Awww thank you very much for the info I have emailed them now.The school in Cork does sound to be fantastic and such a difference in price from some, i have seen some mixed reviews about others but its always great to get as much feedback on experiences as possible. Just another question Margaret393 if i may, what would i be looking at cost wise for the course eg, extras, ingredients, equipment etc. 

 

Im getting very excited as i absolutely love this, it is a hobby for me but if i could get enough skills for me to make it a part time income that would be great and it would suit me to the ground as i have a 3 year old and i could work from home. I love making all sorts of home baked goodies.

 

My husband is weary of the cost of me doing a course but i feel its the only way to give me more of standing and confidence as I lack the experience most have. I made my sons 3rd birthday cake last week and it was my first proper celebration cake. ill post a pic up on my profile i would love to get your feedback and see if theres hope for me. x

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You should look into craftsy.com.  They have tons of wonderful cake decorating videos by world famous cake designers!! - for much cheaper than taking their classes in person.

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You should look into craftsy.com.  They have tons of wonderful cake decorating videos by world famous cake designers!! - for much cheaper than taking their classes in person.
Just had a look there and wow they have a lot of online courses! And really good pricing too
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