Thank you for your interest in the BSG Spring Skills School on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024 at the Barbanell Conference Centre, Stafford, ST16 3DA.

We are delighted  to welcome Nicky Fuller to lead our weekend skills school, guiding you through carving and decorating a cake in the style of an iconic VW Beetle, as well as modelling this adorable standing figure.

The two day course costs £175 for BSG members and £229 for non-members, who will additionally get a one year BSG membership as part of their package.

  • Nicky will provide a selection of materials for the course at an additional cost of £10 per student, payable on the day. To include; buttercream*, ganache*, cones, biscuits, cake boards and boxes. (*you may wish to make your own)
  • Overnight accomodation is not included – please see below for options.
  • The cost includes tuition and tea & coffee refreshments during class. Lunch is not included (there is a Tesco and Co-op located nearby.

To complete your booking, please select the relevant deposit payment in our shop. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable.

Once you have paid your deposit, please return a scan or photo of your completed booking form (see below) by email to:

Upon receipt of your payment and completed booking form, your reservation will be confirmed by our National Office.

You will be emailed an invoice with details of the payment deadline and will also receive your equipment lists and course itinerary in due course. For further information please email:


The Barbanell Centre has ample free car-parking plus its own quality on-site accommodation. There are nine single rooms and six twin-bedded rooms – one of which is adapted for disabled use. All rooms are ensuite. The single B&B rate is £50 and the twin B&B rate is £70 (rates correct as at 1/9/23).

To reserve, please contact the Barbanell Centre direct. Tel: 01785 615513

Alternatively, there are two Premier Inn hotels located just a five minute drive from the Barbarnell Conference Centre – Stafford (North) Spitfire and Stafford (North) Hurricane. For further information please see

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