Cake Decorating & Sugar Craft

Ref: C3671191

Cover and decorate your own Christmas cake. Make your own sugarcraft decorations to enhance cupcakes and celebration cakes for that professional finish. Make seasonal flowers and foliage. Use piping tubes to pipe words and boarders. Learn lots of techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere

Course aim

To teach students how to use different mediums to cover and produce decorations for cakes or cupcakes using cutters and formers to make flowers, foliage and words. Use of colour and how to mix and dust various shades.

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:

  • How to use paste and powder colour
  • How to make foliage using a veiner
  • How to make flowers from flower paste
  • How to produce decorations for a cake top

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Activities include individual projects, opportunities to discuss the subject and verbal question and answers as appropriate

What else do I need to know?

  • Some items will be provided in class such as flower paste, cornflour, icing sugar, wires and stamens. You will be able to borrow and share some equipment, but some will be required and these items will be discussed 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Some previous students have gained a small income through making cakes for friends and family. Accredited college courses are available.

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Cake Decorating & Sugar Craft


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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