Our cake decorating courses will teach you professional skills that will prepare you well to set up your own business or for progression to further study on our accredited cake decorating courses.
Learn to craft beautifully decorated cakes to wow family and friends. This course will guide you through a range of skills and techniques from making icings to more challenging methods for making your own professional standard creations.
During this course you'll cover a range of topics and learn new skills that could include:
Using marzipan and sugarpaste to coat cakes
Cutting, carving and decorating an adult or childrens' theme novelty cake
Decorating a two-tier stacked cake
Creating a 2D sugar cartoon character
Modelling edible decorations for a cake top
- Developing piping skills with royal icing and buttercream.
Your teacher will give you feedback and advice. You'll work with your classmates to evaluate each other's work. You'll also complete an individual learning plan.
It's helpful if you've already taken another cake decorating course, or have some experience decorating cakes at home.
You'll need to buy some items like icing sugar and small pieces of equipment as the course progresses. Your tutor will tell you what to purchase when you come in for your first session.
If you enjoy this course, we run a variety of other cake decorating and baking courses you could take to build up your experience. If you want to start a business, browse our business and professional short courses to gain the skills you need to get started.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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After studying with us Laily Rose now runs her own cake decorating business from home.
“I signed up to one term and enjoyed the class tremendously – here I am 4 years later! I have learnt many techniques. Best of all, I am now starting to get cake orders and some income. But most of all I actually enjoy the baking and the designing.”