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We are now back to our in-person meetings. See our meetings page.

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

We are now back to our in-person meetings. See our meetings page. We also continue with our sugarcraft at home; have a look at our gallery page.

We have also resumed our mini-workshops, with two recent sessions to make cute teddies and cupcake bouquets. A photo of one is shown below . In the past, our mini-workshops have included ones on roses, poinsettias, Rudolph models and Xmas cupcakes.

Photos from our past events as shown below.


Cupcake Bouquets Workshop 2023

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

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