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Welcome to the Colchester Sugarcraft Association's website. We meet on the last Thursday of each month, apart from August and December, at Stanway Community Centre (also known as Stanway Village Hall) (CO3 0RH) at 7.30pm. The meetings have the form of either a demonstration or a workshop where we all have a go at making something. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome!

Members range from those who do sugarcraft professionally to absolute beginners, and our evenings programme reflect this variation.

The cost of membership is £40 per year. Guest fees are £5.

We have a number of social events including a Christmas buffet after our November meeting, a New Year Dinner in January and a garden party, which replaces our meeting in August.

A newsletter is sent out every month detailing the next meeting and other events. Handy tips are often given here too.

At each meeting, there is usually some second-hand equipment and books for sale.

Sugarcraft materials can be bought in small amounts for workshops. Equipment can be borrowed from other members so you don't have to spend a lot to join in.

A further benefit of membership is discount at the sugarcraft retailer Almond Art (Little Clacton). We also benefit from our affiliation with the National Sugar Art Association.

Of course, there can be a competitive element if you wish. We have our own Christmas cake competition and a March meeting challenge.

We run workshops outside of our meetings, for example decorating cupcakes and Christmas cakes, and we give demonstrations, such as to W.I. and Friendship Groups. Some pictures of our most recent activities are shown below.

Latest News

2023 was a very successful year for us and we have lots planned for 2024. The first of our mini-workshops for 2024 was on macarons.

We ran quite a few of our mini-workshops in 2023, these include marzipan fruits, truffles, chocolate Xmas treats, cute teddies and cupcake bouquets. In the past, our mini-workshops have included ones on roses, poinsettias, Rudolph models and Xmas cupcakes.

Photos from our past events are shown below.

 

First Workshop of 2024

Macarons

 
Some Workshops from 2023

Marzipan fruits

Truffles

Boxted W.I. Xmas Workshop

 
Cupcake Bouquets Workshop

Some participants and their cupcake bouquets

 
Christmas Cupcake Mini-Workshop 2019

Participants and their boxes of Christmas cupcakes
EAT ART Festival 2019

Our exhibition table
Gt. Bentley Show 2019

Our stall laiden with lovely goodies
Gelatine Flower Workshop 2019

Our lovely gelatine flowers
Quilling Workshop 2018

Quilling flowers

More advanced quilling
Christmas Cupcake Workshop 2017

Finished Christmas cupcakes
Christmas Cake Workshop 2016

Stella demonstrating marzipanning
At Great Bentley Show 2016

Christine and Ann at our cake stall
(near the end of the day with most cakes sold)
Cupcake Workshop 2016

Concentrating on the cupcakes

A finished box of cupcakes
At Colchester Library

One of the sessions
Christmas Cake Workshop 2015

Icing the cakes

Making sugarpaste models
At Great Bentley Show 2015

Our cake stall
Colchester Library Nov 2014

Stella and Anne demonstrating

Display case in the Colchester library
At Great Bentley Show 2014

Anne demonstrating

Our table at the Great Bentley show

Last updated at 2024-01-22 15:25:06 Web-site maintained by Christine Clark [contact]