Course Code: TF1EC047 Cake Decoration for Beginners Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 10 Oct 2022 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks / £160 Enquire now 23 Jan 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks / £160 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary If you want to learn how to decorate cakes for fun then Cake Decoration for Beginners is for you. Over this six-week evening course you will learn a range of techniques, from levelling, torting and covering cakes professionally to creating simple flowers and cupcake designs. If you discover you have a flair for the craft, you might want to undertake further study and/or start up your own cake decorating business. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You just need enthusiasm and passion! This six-week course develops skills in the following cake decorating techniques: Week 1: Introduction to Simple Flowers Week 2: Correctly Levelling, Torting and Icing a Sponge Cake and Making Fondant Bows Using Modelling Paste Week 3: Using Modelling Paste to Produce Figures for Fun Cake Designs Week 4: Introduction to Royal Icing Week 5: Decorative Royal Icing Techniques, Finish Run-Out Pieces and Brush Embroidery Week 6: Themed Cupcakes Industry Placement and Field Trips There are no work placements and no field trips on this course. Learning and Teaching Methods This is a highly practical and hands-on evening course. The teaching is informal and uses a ‘demonstration and do’ method of delivery. No independent study is needed. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods There is no formal assessment on this course. Your tutor will support and guide you throughout each session. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to provide a general kit box which should include the following items: No 2 sable paintbrush Edible glue Plastic cake smoother Selection of paste colours Modelling tool set Piping nozzles Cake boards General scissors Box to take your work home You will be advised each week about ingredients you will need for the following week. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NONE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression Following this course, you might want to expand your skills by enrolling on one or more of the following: Cake Decoration (Stage 2) Easter Goodies Chocolate and Novelties Cakes and Bakes You might even decide you have what it takes to pursue a career in this field, in which case you could opt for a more advanced course, such as our Level 2 Certificate in Professional Bakery.