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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 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 £20 per year and you pay £2.00 for each evening you attend. 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, we have a library of sugarcraft-related books, DVDs and videos that members can borrow. There is also usually some second-hand equipment for sale too.

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) (see newsletter April 2013 for full details). 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, for example decorating cupcakes and Christmas cakes, and we give demonstrations, most recently to W.I. groups and at Colchester library. Some pictures of our most recent activities are shown below.

We also organize trips to sugarcraft exhibitions.

Latest News

We have had a lot of success with our mini-workshops this year. These included ones on roses, poinsettias, Rudolph models and, our last one, Xmas cupcakes. A photo from the last one is shown below.

We had a good day at the EAT ART Festival, Ipswich Waterfront on Saturday 21stSeptember. We had lots of nice comments on our exhibition stand from the festival goers. See picture below.

We had another successful day at the Gt. Bentley Show on Saturday 31st August. See picture below.

On Saturday 22ndJune 2019 we held a Gelatine Flower Workshop. We all produced some lovely displays of flowers and butterflies as can be seen in the picture below.

Photos from our past events as shown below.

 

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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