Course title:
Christmas Workshop - Decorate your own Christmas cake
Tracy Golden
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Fri 10 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 13:00 PM 3
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 3
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 3
Fri 10 Dec 2021
10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Trimdon Village Hall
Hallgarth Road
Trimdon Station
TS29 6JX
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£10.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
fruit cake cake board3" bigger than your cake apricot jam or marmalade 1kg white fondant icing 500g marzipan rolling pin for rolling out icing apron icing sugar knife for cutting the icing and marzipan pastry brush palette knife or flat knife box to take the cake home in
Course aim:
The main purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to decorate your very own Christmas cake, which could take pride of place on the Christmas Dinner table.
Course description:
This workshop is designed to help you ice and decorate your very own Christmas cake. We will be covering a cake with marzipan, and fondant icing, before topping it off with a range of different handmade decorations, that we will have been made in the session. You will be using a range a sugar craft tools to help create a range a festive edible decorations, which will be placed on and around the cake. A cake that even Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood would be proud of.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and marzipan a cake to a standard I am happy with.
2. By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and ice a cake with fondant icing to a standard I am happy with.
3. By the end of the course I will be able to prepare and colour fondant modelling paste, ready to make iced decorations
4. By the end of the course I will have made edible festive decorations from fondant modelling paste
5. By the end of the course I will have learnt & used the basics of food hygiene when preparing and icing a cake
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