Children's Novelty Cake Decoration

Ref: C2523908

During this course all students will make cakes at home, then bring them to class, where they will learn to create several novelty cakes using various icing techniques. These cakes will be suitable for various celebrations. Techniques which will be used to create these cakes include modelling from fondant modelling icing, cutting the cake with a knife into a given design, and following step by step instructions from the tutor.

Additional information about this course

To enrol on this course please contact Donna Hare. Telephone: 01642 296166. Email:

Course aim

To provide an introduction into making novelty celebration cakes suitable for all occasions

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Demonstrate the basic principals of cutting a cake into a given design following step by step instructions from the tutor
  • Model from sugar fondant modelling icing, to create models for a given novelty cake design
  • Demonstrate basic principals of food hygiene and cake storage
  • Demonstrate basic principals for colour cordination and plan a design
  • Demonstrate how to use various sugarcraft tools and equipment

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • a full list of equipment and materials needed will be given at the first session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Children's Novelty Cake Decoration


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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