Cake Decorating

Ref: C2523597

During this course learners will learn to cover cakes using 3 different types of icing. They will learn to create two cakes for different occasions which could be Valentines Day; an engagement or a festive Easter cake. The decoration will include making models from fondant modelling paste, and sugar flowers.

Course aim

To provide an insight into cake decoration and sugarcraft, using different techniques to decorate cakes and cover them with 3 different types of icing

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
  • Create two different special occasion cakes
  • Cover sponge cakes correctly with a basic crumb coat of buttercream followed by fondant icing
  • Make a variety of fondant models made from fondant modelling paste
  • Make sugar craft flowers from sugar florist paste

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 required will be given at first session All learners will be expected to bring their own equipment and cakes to class

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

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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