A Branch of The British Sugarcraft Guild
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The Wellingborough & District Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild was started on the 20th May 1983 by Pat James who interested enough people into becoming a dedicated team starting a Branch in Northamptonshire.
Our Committee has changed a good few times over the intervening years with each new Member injecting fresh ideas and fun into it which has left us the happy friendly group which we are today.
We are always ready to welcome Members and Visitors to our Branch Meetings where they can enjoy the Demonstration, refreshments and have a chat with other enthusiastic sugarcrafting people.
Please do join us as a Guest/Visitor – there is no obligation to join and it is a good opportunity for exchanging ideas and/or advice if you have a problem.
If you are an Individual Member of The British Sugarcraft Guild and are quite local to our Branch why not come along and join us for the evening.
We meet in the Mission Room, Well Street, Finedon, Northamptonshire, NN9 6JP and our Members come from the surrounding towns and villages in the area.
Our Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7.30 to 9.30pm. We currently have around 30+ Members who are enthusiastic sugarcrafters of all abilities – beginners to more experienced. The evening starts with a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit or slice of cake if you wish from 7.15pm. We then have a short business meeting and also hold a raffle each evening. There is a door fee for Members of £3 per month with Visitors at £6 tea/coffee/cake/biscuit included.
Our Programme Secretary includes a wide selection of Demonstrations for us to watch which show all aspects of the Art of Sugarcraft.
We also hold occasional workshops on a Saturday afternoon so that Members can enjoy a “hands on” experience and have the opportunity of trying out a new skill. We usually have a good time and more than a few laughs.
Throughout the year we try to raise funds to supplement Branch income as the cost of obtaining experienced Demonstrators from across the country is expensive and this also helps to keep Branch subscriptions at a low level.
We always hope that the majority of our Members and Visitors will take part in BSG Exhibitions which can be great fun and very rewarding when Members share their knowledge and skills.
On the social side, we have been to various venues and many outings in the country not only to sugarcraft events, these include visiting Cadbury’s in Bourneville, meals out, a trip to a sugarcraft shop and a demonstration in the morning, shopping in the afternoon.
Please come and get to know us at Finedon where we welcome anyone with or without experience or skills in sugarcraft but have a real interest in learning something new or improving the talent they already have.
Do you know how to pipe in royal icing, make sugar flowers, royal ice a cake, work in marzipan, Chocolate, Pastillage, Mexican Paste or Flowerpaste, make models – people or animals or cover a cake in sugarpaste?
Would you like to decorate a cake? We can help you to start and finish it. You could really surprise yourself with a talent you did not know you had!
Oh, and we also go out for a meal at Christmas which we all enjoy.
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