This year’s McGregor Spring School at The University of Southern Queensland, on the weekend of September 24 and 25, is getting into the carnival atmosphere with a two-day workshop in cake flower sugar art with Shayne Greenman.
Greenman is a multiple award-winning master of patisserie and acclaimed pastry chef, chocolatier, teacher and creative extraordinaire, whose decorative cake work has just taken out first prize at the Queensland Cake Expo. Mount Tamborine based, Shayne has won dozens of regional, national and international awards in an outstanding 39-year career and has just been invited back to present at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. His two-day McGregor class called Sweet Botany — Flowers for Cake Decorating is suited for beginners to intermediate. Participants will learn the intricate replication of botanically correct specimen flowers with sugar art. Students will photograph flowers in the nearby Japanese Gardens as the starting point in the creative process, and each participant will get to take home a beautiful botanically correct sugar floral arrangement.
The McGregor Spring School is the perfect opportunity to indulge your inner artist. The hands-on, intensive workshops allow participants to fully immerse themselves in their creative passion. Tutors at McGregor Schools are highly skilled and travel from across Australia and internationally to share their skills and talents. McGregor School offers a weekend of creativity with classes in painting, ceramics, drawing, sugar flowers for cake decorating, photography plus silk and leather flowers for millinery and jewellery, as well as fashion illustration.