Time For New Classes!

classIt’s time to get started learning some new Sugarcrafting skills. We have something for both beginners and those who are more experienced. Learn how to make beautiful sugar flowers, decorate a cake to a professional standard, and lots of other cake decorating techniques.

Click on our Sugarcraft Classes page for all the details you need. Sign up soon because spaces are limited!

Royal Icing Classes

Royal Icing Classes

After being totally inspired during my classes over in the UK, my latest classes and workshops have been all about Royal Icing.  Royal Icing has made a massive come-back, and is proving to be one of the most popular subjects for recent classes.

Royal Icing is a different skill from other forms of cake decorating, and can seem daunting to people who haven’t tried it before.  Most of the piping is freehand, and can take a while to get into the flow! But the students in the last two classes have done outstanding work, and it just shows that anyone can do it with the right help!

Have a look at the students work in the galleries below, and Contact Me if you are interested in the next Royal Icing classes, beginning May 13th!

One Day Wedding Cake Class!

Athlone Sugarcrafters Wedding Cake ClassI was delighted to teach a class recently in Galway in “Stuff4Cakes“.  We were very ambitious and decided to get the girls to create a three tier wedding cake in just one day!  I was thrilled with the results as they all produced amazing cakes.

We taught the class some basic skills, such as stacking a cake, and covering with fondant, and we also decorated them using Patchwork Cutters. I recently

Betty Broderick Patchwork Cutters

attended a class in the UK and am now an accredited Patchwork Cutters tutor.  Hopefully there will be many more classes and demonstrations showing you how to make the best of these cutters.  You can produce some fantastic cakes once you know how!

I received a lovely “Thank You” from Stuff 4 Cakes!

Athlone Sugarcrafters

To view some of the students’ work from this class, have a look at Stuff4Cakes Facebook page, and have a look at some of the photos below.  Contact Us if you would like to know about the latest workshops and classes held by Athlone Sugarcrafters!



Athlone Sugarcrafters – Royal Icing Classes

Royal Icing Classes

Only a few days left until my latest Royal Icing classes begin! As a teacher and passionate sugarcrafter, I feel that I owe it to myself and my students to keep up to date and to learn and improve my own skills.  Over the years I have invested much of what I have earned through teaching back into reeducating myself. So I just got back from the UK after completing a number of classes. I had  such a good time and was able to brush up on some old and new techniques.  I also took some classes to become accredited as an official Patchwork Cutters Tutor and Demonstrator.  It’s amazing what you can do with these products once you know the tips, tricks and secrets behind using them! 3HBWSCKAHKJ

New Royal Icing Classes Starting Soon!

Athlone Sugarcrafters Royal Icing ClassNew Royal Icing Classes Starting Soon!

Athlone Sugarcrafters is delighted to provide information about a hugely popular course starting in Athlone on March 11th at 7:30pm. These will be held for 6 weeks, and you will learn some beautiful techniques that you can use to make elegant, classy cakes. These classes will be held in “The Venue”, Athlone.

For information on the cost, what you will be covering, and directions to “The Venue”, please contact Betty using this form.

The usual “Beginners” classes will begin on March 13th.

Workshops With Lorraine McKay – September 2013!

Workshops With Lorraine McKay

We are excited to have booked Lorraine McKay to visit Athlone next year for some workshops.  Lorraine is  a successful, award winning Sugarcrafter who specializes in modelling.

The classes will be held in the Venue, Athlone from 19th-23rd September 2013.

Please have a look at the information on Lorraine’s website which will give you details of what will be covered in the workshops, times, places and prices!

We anticipate very high demand for these workshops, so make sure you don’t leave it too late to book!!

Free Demo and Chocolate Extravaganza This Weekend!

Free Sugarcraft Demo and Chocolate Workshop This Weekend!

Athlone Sugarcrafters will be in Allens on Church Street this weekend for a FREE Sugarcraft demo.  Betty will be in Allens demonstrating different seasonal ideas, as well as answering all of your baking and Sugarcraft questions.  Don’t miss it!  11am-5pm this Saturday December 15th!

Chocolate Cake DecobakeOn Sunday 16th, Betty will be holding a Chocolate Extravaganza workshop in Decobake Athlone.

Learn how to make this fantastic Chocolate Cake.The base of the cake will be a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, the top part will be dummies which can be lifted off. All wrapped up in glorious White Chocolate cocoform and decorated with Sparkly Christmas Roses.  All materials and lunch are supplied.
Fee €120.000.  Non-refundable deposit of €60.00 will secure a place.