September 2, 2014

Pre-class information >>

Essential details you need to know

Before you decide on which class to book take a look at the questions and answers below to help give you a little bit more of an insight into how we run our courses.

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Who teaches?

Lindy Smith cake design expertOur very own Lindy Smith!  World renowned for her designs, writing and teaching Lindy is a highly experienced and talented contemporary cake designer and sugarcrafter. Recognised for her exquisite attention to detail and eye for colour, Lindy is passionate about her art and brings a fresh modern look to sugarcraft design.

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How many students per class?

No more than 6-8 students in any one class.

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When do you hold classes?

We hold one day classes on Fridays and evening classes mid week during  UK school term time, but exact dates do depend on Lindy’s availability – she loves teaching but has to fit in many commitments into her busy schedule!!!!
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Where are the classes located?

Lindy’s Cakes is based in the beautiful South Shropshire hills and classes are usually held nearby, currently at The Clive (next door to the Ludlow food centre). Lindy however does occasionally teach at other locations so please do check individual class details.

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What times are your classes?

One day  classes run from 10am – 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Evening classes run from 7.30pm- 9.30 pm. We ask you to arrive 10 minutes early so that the class can start on time.
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How much does a class cost?

£145 per day  or £35 for an evening taster session (including VAT)

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Are refreshments included?

For full day classes we provide you with tea or coffee when you arrive, mid morning refreshments often including cake  plus a light lunch. Refreshments are not provided for have a go evening sessions but  if you’d like a meal before the class or a drink afterwards The Clive restaurant and bar is on the doorstep.

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What will I need to bring?

Evening taster sessions everything is provided so just bring your enthusiasm.
For full day classes we will send you a comprehensive information pack which includes a list of all the materials and equipment required for the day. Most of our students have built up a collection of equipment, however if you do not have items that are essential, you will receive a 10% discount voucher  to spend in our online shop, which you can use for these or anything else you wish to treat yourself too! Don’t worry if you are new to sugarcraft  and prefer to ‘try before you buy’ some equipment can be borrowed on the day just let us know in advance so we can be prepared.
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Do I get any discounts?

Full day class students receive 10% discount  to spend in our online shop before their class, all orders must be received at least 1 day before a class to receive this discount!

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How can I pay?

If you would like to book a place on one or more of these workshops  please pay by one of the following methods:

Online:
Please click on the “FIND OUT MORE” button of the class of your choice, this will take you to our online shop where you can then go to the checkout and fill in all your contact details and pay for the workshop or taster class.

Please note that if a course is full you will be unable to book, please contact us if you wish your name to be added to our waiting list.

Telephone:
If you would like to speak to someone to book your class, then you are welcome to call  +44 (0)1584 856984
Please note that our telephones are usually manned between 9am  and 2pm (UK time) Monday to  Friday. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

TIP: The best time to call is mid morning!
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Can you recommend somewhere to stay?

We have many students who travel long distances to be with us. If you would like to include an overnight stay with your visit please contact us for our current list of suggested places to stay. We have included all types of accommodation from traditional pubs to modern international chains of Hotels.
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Can you recommend a class which is suitable for me?

Firstly we suggest that you read the individual class pages for the classes that you may be interested in, then if you are still uncertain as to whether a class is suitable for your skill level and experience, we are more than happy to advise you by email or by telephone.
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Do you have any tips to help make my class a success?

Yes we do and we have compiled a list of suggestions to help make your experience of our workshops more enjoyable. Please click here to read these tips, we hope you find them helpful.

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What are your terms and conditions?

Please click here to read our T’s & C’s
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What else do I need to know?

We hope that we have answered most of your questions  on this and  the specific class pages however if you have any further questions or would like to know what  materials and equipment will be needed for a particular course before booking, please contact us.

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