Cake Decoration

Ref: C2341844

Students will use a variety of icing methods to produce a finished celebration cake, which includes modelling, flowers, Christmas decoration, cake toppers and piping with buttercream and royal icing

Course aim

To use a variety of methods and materials to produce a finished decorated celebration cake, with a view to decorate your own cakes at home for friends and family and for sale also to socialise with people with the same interests

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students with some basic knowledge in cake decorating

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

  • cover a cake with royal icing
  • piping with royal icing
  • piping with butter cream
  • modelling
  • flowers

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?

  • 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?

  • You will need to provide your own materials and equipment also a cake the cost will be about £60 for the duration of the course, but it all depends where you choose to buy your items from

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • we use internet to get ideas and research work

What can I do next?

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Cake Decoration


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