Renshaw has relaunched its cake decorating academy with an online hub and the appointment of an ambassador team.Ambassadors have been selected to complement each other’s skills and areas of expertise, from sculpted celebration cakes, intricate modelling, detailed painting, to lifelike figures, and for their teaching abilities across grassroot sugarcraft groups, online tutorials, and TV.The new online hub will build on the aims of the original Renshaw Academy facility in Liverpool, which was opened in 2016 but has since closed. It was designed to educate and inspire consumers to learn and improve their cake decorating skills – the focus is now on reaching a larger audience online through regular video and written tutorials.“We’re no longer teaching courses at the physical Academy, but using our digital platforms to reach more people, and there will still be opportunities to learn hands-on with our products in classes across the UK (Europe and Americas too) with our ambassadors,” the company told British Baker.Ambassadors include Molly Robbins of Molly’s Creative Cakes, one of the stars of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers, and Emma Morris of Emma Jayne Cake Design, winner of Cake Hero (2019) and Cake Artist of the Year (2017) at the Cake Masters Awards.Chef Nicholas Lodge, who has been connected to Renshaw since the early days of his career, will be among the ambassadors who assist in driving growth of the Renshaw Americas brand, as well as inspiring consumers with the art of sugar flower-making.Renshaw Academy ambassadors (see full list below) will also provide opportunities in the near future for hands-on experience of Renshaw and Rainbow Dust products, during classes and events across the UK, Europe, and the Americas. This offers more chances for students to learn cake decorating tips and techniques in person, in a location that’s convenient for them, Renshaw added.The full list of Renshaw Academy ambassadors is:Eleni Moustoula and John Aleviadis, Alchemists of CakesAlegra-Isabel Raising, Cake It Up TortendesignBerna Garcia, Ilusiona CakesChrissie Boon, Too Nice To SliceEmma Jayne, Emma Jayne Cake DesignEvita Papacharalambous, Evita Loves CakesJacqui Kelly, Jacqui Kelly Edible ArtLucia Simeone, DolceLulùMarc Suárez, Le Doux CollageMolly Robbins, Molly’s Creative CakesNathasja Flapper, Flappergasted CakesNicholas LodgeRob Baker-Gall, Mr Baker’s CakesSabine Guilhem, Melle Blush
The back deck of the house at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. The kitchen at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. Picture: realestate.com.au.Location and land were major drawcards.The house sits on a bigger than average 728 sqm of land just 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD.As well as three bedrooms, there is a sitting room which could be converted into a fourth bedroom, and two bathrooms (although one is only partially renovated). The backyard of the property at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills.The owner bought the property at 296 Ferguson Road in May 2017 for $640,000 and has just flipped it for $740,000 — without spending a cent on it.Universal Buyers Agents director Darren Piper said there was a large number of “mum and dad” renovators in the market hunting for similar properties, which made it hard for buyers to find a suitable investment and turn a profit quickly. FAMILY SNAPS UP A WATERSLIDE WONDER More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago HIA SAYS HOUSING MARKET COOLING MORE HOMES UP FOR GRABS The back deck on the house at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. The partially renovated bathroom at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. The second bathroom at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. Picture: realestate.com.au.It has a huge timber deck, which is perfect for pets and entertaining, polished timber floors, an open plan living design and a renovated kitchen.Seven Hills has a median house price of $760,000, according to property data firm CoreLogic. This house at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills, made $100,000 in nine months.FROM the outside it leaves a lot to be desired and the bathroom isn’t even finished, but this home has just gone under contract for $100,000 more than it sold for just nine months ago.Described as a “diamond in the rough”, one property investor has just made a tidy profit on this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the tightly-held suburb of Seven Hills in Brisbane’s inner east. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The front of the house at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills. Picture: realestate.com.au.“This client gave me a very specific brief and was only looking to purchase in two suburbs at the time,” Mr Piper said.“Ten days after signing with me, I found an off-market house that ticked all the boxes.”So what is it about this property that made it such an appealing investment? This property at 296 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills, has sold for $740,000. Picture: realestate.com.au.
The Capital witnessed some of India’s best music traditions on the first two days of the five-day Delhi Classical Music Festival that opened on 4 October at Kamani Auditorium. The opening day of the festival featured the oldest form of Indian classical music – dhrupad. Eminent Dhrupad singers from Madhya Pradesh, Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha, enthralled the audiences with their renditions. The Gundecha brothers were bestowed with the Padmashree award for their contribution to Indian Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’classical music. Their performance was followed by Hindustani classical music vocalist Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, a veteran of the Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur, who brought the first evening of the festival to an endearing end. The second evening of the festival saw the performances by two vocalists from two different classical gharanas of north India – Pt. Ajay Pohankar from the Kirana Gharana and Ustad Rashid Khan from the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana. The two vocalists came together to light up the evening with their performances. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe third day marked the aesthetic beauty of thumri and the impeccable taankari of khayal. Renowned veteran of khayal, dhrupad and thumri, 105-year-old Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, lightened the festival with his renditions. The evening was also shared by Bhuvanesh Komkali, the grandson of late Kumar Gandharva. The upcoming two days at the festival will bring together musicians like – iconic vocalist Pt Jasraj, sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez, Annupriya Deotale on the violin, Prem Kumar and P Vetri Boopathy on the mridangam and Pt. Narender Nath Dhar, the vocalist of the Etawah Gharana. Being presented by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, and organised by the Punjabi Academy, the Delhi Classical Music Festival offers an enriching experience of culture to the connoisseurs of art in Delhi. ‘There is immense depth and talent in the field of Hindustani classical music. It is important for us to celebrate India’s classical musical forms and take them to the younger generations. This will keep our art forms alive and encourage the younger generation to absorb and adopt these traditions,’ says S S Yadav, Secretary, Department of Art, Culture & Languages. When: On till 8 October Where: Kamani Auditorium