Christmas Workshop - Decorate your own Christmas cake

Ref: C2527514

This workshop is designed to help you ice and decorate your very own Christmas cake. We will be covering a cake with marzipan, and fondant icing, before topping it off with a range of different handmade decorations, that we will have been made in the session. You will be using a range a sugar craft tools to help create a range a festive edible decorations, which will be placed on and around the cake. A cake that even Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood would be proud of.

Course aim

The main purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to decorate your very own Christmas cake, which could take pride of place on the Christmas Dinner table.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and marzipan a cake to a standard I am happy with.
  • By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and ice a cake with fondant icing to a standard I am happy with.
  • By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and colour fondant modelling paste, ready to make iced decorations
  • By the end of the course I will have made edible festive decorations from fondant modelling paste
  • By the end of the course I will have learnt & used the basics of food hygiene when preparing and icing a cake

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

fruit cake cake board3" bigger than your cake apricot jam or marmalade 1kg white fondant icing 500g marzipan rolling pin for rolling out icing apron icing sugar knife for cutting the icing and marzipan pastry brush palette knife or flat knife box to take the cake home in

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Christmas Workshop - Decorate your own Christmas cake

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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