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MEET THE TUTORS

Our Team of amazing tutors who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and cake decorating experience with you.


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Susan Diana Edgcumbe from Sugar Botanicals is a highly acclaimed sugar craft artist who has won numerous accolades in South Africa and abroad. She is especially well known for her life sized, botanically correct sugar creations. Di is the author of the book "Working with Liquid Glucose Syrup" and the inventor of the Sugar Botanicals Cake Stacker. Di has lectured on sugar craft locally and abroad and she is currently working at the 1000 Hills Chefs School. Dawn Booth Sugarcraft Artist worked for several years as Cakes and Carriages. She combines her love of floral art, sugar craft and baking. Dawn loves design and colour and sees sugar craft as an art form in its own right. She participates in shows and international collaborations on a regular basis to hone her skills. Dawn has won numerous gold and silver certificates both locally and abroad, she is a recognised instructor with the South African Cake Decorating Guild.
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OUR QUALIFICATIONS

Our two principal tutors, Susan Diana Edgcumbe and Dawn Booth between them have lost count of the full number of certificates they have been awarded. Together they can boast three diplomas, one degree, teaching experience both locally and abroad, and in Chef Schools and the further education sector.

Some of their awards attained for sugarcraft include: Annual Witness Garden Show PMB Sugarcraft category first prize 32 years 1981-1986;1988-1991;1993;1995-2006; 2008-2016 Single stem category first prize 6 years 1995; 1996; 2002; 2007; 2012; 2014

WOW with Illovo first prize 2014; 2017

Cape Town World Orchid Show Single stem first prize 2007

SA National Show 2013 Master class "Carnival of the Animals" : First prize several seconds, thirds and fourths and more gold and silvers than we care to count.

Awards for Sugarcraft exhibits at Cake Shows in the UK:

ICHF: Miniature Sugar Flower Flower: Gold Medal; First Prize

ICHF Birmingham Show. November 2014 Class A: International class: Gold Medal; First Prize Class H: Decorative Exhibit : Silver Medal Class J: Small Decorative Exhibit: Gold Medal "Best in Show" International Award

ICHF Birmingham Show November 2014 Class B: Floral Sugarcraft : Gold Medal Class K: Decorative Exhibit: Gold Medal Class B: Floral Sugarcraft: Silver Medal

ICHF Excel London Show: March 2015 Class B: Floral Sugarcraft: Gold Medal, First Prize

ICHF Birmingham Show November 2016 Class A: International Class: Silver Medal

ICHF Excel London Show March 2015 Di Edgcumbe was also invited to be their International Guest.