Cake Decorating and Baking

Ref: C2342151

This baking and decorating course will teach a variety of techniques for both those who are new to cake decorating and baking and also those who already have some experience. We will cover the basic hygiene requirements needed in a kitchen setting in what will be a fun and creative environment.

Course aim

This course is an introduction to the different skills and techniques of baking, and cake decorating.

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:

  • Understand the basic hygiene skills required for working in a kitchen environment.
  • Develop knowledge on baking ingredients and how to be creative with the various ingredients that are available in my own kitchen.
  • Discuss with others the speciality bakes of my place of origin and interact and learn from other students about their cultural cooking.
  • Understand how to follow recipes to enable me to bake cakes and cookies.
  • Develop skills to enable me to decorate bakes for special occasions.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Notebook, pen and apron.

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

Download full course information sheet

Cake Decorating and Baking

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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