Cake Decorating

Ref: C2523907

During this course students will gain knowledge and cake decorating skills, to enable them to create several celebration cakes. Some of the skills used will include modelling from sugar paste, learning how to pipe different decorations onto a cake using piping bags , royal icing, and piping nozzles. How to create different sugar flowers and knowledge of basic food hygiene skill related to storing cakes.

Additional information about this course

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

Course aim

The course will provide an introduction to cake decoration, using various icings and decorating skills, with a view to using them to create your own master pieces for that special occasion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • 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:

  • Create a sugar model from sugar modelling paste . suitable for a celebration cake
  • Create sugar flowers using sugar florists paste suitable for the top decoration of a cake
  • Pipe decorations on the side, top and bottom of the cake using piping icing, piping nozzles and piping bags
  • Cover a cake with different icings, including fondant incing, and buttercream
  • Demonstrate the basics of food hygiene and basic storage rules for cakes

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?

  • you will be given a list of materials needed for class at the first session and the other equipment as necessary through out the course

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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Cake Decorating


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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