Beginners Cake Decorating

Ref: C2338360

Students will learn how to cover cakes, making different icing for piping on cakes and cup cakes, bass relief, making a variety of flowers, modelling, brushed embroidery, how to use moulds ie shoe, lace, flowers etc and making flowers out of sugar paste and flower paste.

Course aim

To use a variety of methods and materials to produce a finished decorated cake. The main purpose is how to decorate a variety of cakes for any occasion, for family, friends and starting own business.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

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

  • cover a cake with different icing
  • produce a range of flowers
  • pipe with buttercream and royal icing
  • modelling animals
  • to make celebration cake

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

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?

  • Students will need to bring their own materials and equipment. The cost for the duration of the course will be about £50 to £60 pounds depends where the items are bought from

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Download full course outline

Beginners Cake Decorating Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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