Cake Decorating & Sugar Craft

Ref: C3678386

Follow tutor demonstrations and discussions to learn a variety of useful techniques. Learn how to level and cover a cake. Make your own sugarcraft decorations and toppers to enhance cupcakes and celebration cakes for that professional finish. Cover and decorate your own Celebration or Christmas cake. Learn lots of useful techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course aim

To teach learners how to use different mediums including sugarpaste, flower paste, buttercream and royal icing to make flowers, foliage and words. To give students the skills to cover cakes and start to design their own cakes and cupcakes toppers

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:

  • produce a range of themed decorations to use for cake or cupcake toppers
  • cover a cake with sugarpaste.
  • make flowers and foliage from flower paste
  • design a cake top from your own ideas
  • use paste and powder colours to make your creations realistic

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 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
  • Activities include individual projects, opportunities to discuss the subject and verbal question and answers as appropriate

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Some equipment will be required and these items will be listed on canvas and discussed at the first session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

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

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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