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Cupcakes, cupcakes & more cupcakes

It seems the current trend for cupcakes as weddings is as strong as ever.   

After attending the Radisson Blue Sligo Wedding Fair yesterday Sunday 17th Jan 2010 I noticed that the trend for cupcakes is still there and even on the increase.  We have a huge amount of interest in our stand and with the …

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Cavan Institute Sugarcraft Course

Cavan Institute’s Information and Enrolment Evening for Spring 2010 takes place on Wednesday 13 January 2010 from 6.00-9.00pm and we are currently accepting applications for next Spring. For an application form click here.  

Contact details for the college :


Margaret Tiernan

B.A., H.Dip., M.A.

Director of Adult EducationSchool of Lifelong Learning

Cavan Institute

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Athlone Advanced Sugarcraft Course

The Advanced sugarcraft course will start this Monday 18th January.  Anyone interested should contact the Adult Education Department of Athlone IT.

Looking forward to the next 8 weeks.  I just hope the weather improves.…

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Athlone 2009 Sugarcraft Course

We are into our 8th week in Athlone IT and we have two classes of great sugarcrafters.

In the last two weeks we made sugarpaste novelty animals and sugarpaste flowers.  The students brought in their own cakes tonight and created flowers and novelties for them.

Here are a few of their cakes from tonight.

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Making a Sugarpaste Ghost

During our 4th basic sugarpaste course in Athlone IT we made a few Halloween cake toppers.

This is a sugarpaste ghost being made step by step. 

Using the sugarpaste create a short column which will be the body of the ghost.


Pinch the sides of the body to make arms.

Roll out a round thin …

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Basic Sugarcraft Course

I will be teaching an 8 week basic sugarcraft course in Cavan Institute starting tomorrow evening, 14th October.

It is from 7pm to 9pm and will teach you how work with sugarpaste, royal icing, almond paste and piping.  This course will equip you with the skills to produce a celebration cake with a difference.

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LCVP Student Visit to Cannaboe Confectionery

After a call a few weeks ago from Aisling of Bailieborough Community School, we had a group of her LCVP students visit this morning.

Aisling and the students arrived by bus after an hour and a half journey.    I gave them a brief outline about the type of products we make and showed them …

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Sugarcraft Course in Athlone IT

It is that time of year again and we are starting our 10 week Sugarcraft Course in Athlone IT.

Here is the outline of the course.

Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating 

Aim of Course 

This course is designed to equip you with all the necessary skills to design and decorate your own speciality cakes.

 Course Content

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The Largest Cup of Coffee Cannaboe Ever Made……. YET!

We were asked by MKC Communications, a public relations consultancy firm based in Dublin, to make a cake which would be suitable for the launch of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Bewleys sponsor this event and it was taking place in Bewleys of Grafton Street at 10am on …

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Our most viewed wedding cake on Flickr

This cake has had the most views since we started putting up our cakes on Flickr.
It is made using 3 tiers of cake which can consist of chocolate with a chocolate buttercream filling, lemon maderia with a vanilla buttercream, carrot with a cream …

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