Prospective candidates need to have intensive training in all aspects of the art, as well as undertake many hours of practice, before applying for assessment. A few hours of cake decorating lessons certainly doesn’t qualify one as a “master craftsman” or a teacher.
A person who has a SACDG certificate can be assured of the fact that they are competent. Students attending classes with such a teacher will know that lessons will be well prepared and of a high standard.
Many teachers of cake decorating present their students with a certificate at the end of a course or module. This certificate will state that the student has successfully completed a course. It does not qualify them as a master cake decorator or teacher.
When applying to attend cake decorating classes, ensure that the teacher is a qualified and registered teacher. Check also what the course aims to teach, and whether the results promised are realistic. Certain courses offered are advertised as internationally recognised. To the best of our knowledge (as JDTT committee), no other country in the world offers a system of assessment in teaching and judging, or has qualified teachers and judges, etc.
I hope this inspires you all to strive continually to improve your cake decorating skills, and to promote our Guild. If you have any questions regarding classes, assessments, etc.
By joining the South African Cake decorators Guild you will enter a new world, a world of Creativity, Fun and New Friendships.
Membership entitles you to 3 publications of our Sugarcraft magazine, filled with information about what’s happening in the Guild. There are pages on skills, innovative ideas and techniques, photographs of Sugar art creations by members in full colour. You will also have access to exclusive shops owned by our members that supply our sugarcraft equipment and products.
Contact us to find out more about becoming a member of the SACDG.