Novelty Cake Decorating

Ref: C2523596

During this course learners will create several novelty cakes using different decorating techniques. These will include colouring fondant icing correctly and making fondant novelty figures from fondant modelling paste. The novelty cakes made in class will be suitable for most occasions

Course aim

To provide an insight into novelty cake decoration using a variety of skillls

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate basic food hygiene and safety principcals
  • Decorate several novelty cakes for all occasions
  • Make fondant models using modelling fondant icing
  • Cut and carve a cake into a set shape
  • Colour fondant icing and buttercream

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A full list of equipment needed will be provided at first session. Learners will be expected to provide their own equipment and cakes

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Novelty 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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