Duration: TBC for 2024 | Start Date: Jan 2024 (TBC)
What is the course about?
This highly practical, 12-week part-time evening course is perfect for anyone that has some knowledge of cake decorating and wants to develop those skills to make cakes for friends and family or start their own cake making business.
On the course, you will learn how: to produce run outs, make flowers, model figurines, and create perfectly finished decorated cakes, cupcakes and biscuits for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations.
What will I learn on the course?
You will cover a range of topics, including:
- Different types of buttercream
- Royal icing a round cake
- Sugar pasting a round and square cake
- Different finishes
- Modelling figurines
- Decorating cupcakes & biscuits
- Produce runouts
- Wired flowers & leaves
- Planning to open your own business:
- Allergen labelling for customers
- Pricing structures for customers
- Preparing for Environmental Health visit (home kitchens)
In addition, you will also learn; basic health & safety, colour theory, labelling and storage of ingredients and preparing finished products for sale
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you should have a passion for cake making and the enthusiasm to develop your skills and knowledge.
Previous attendance on the basic cake decoration course at Riverside College is desirable.
How will I be assessed?
Course evaluation is by tutor observations and questions and answers during the practical sessions. Learners will keep a logbook showing their progress and completion of each topic. Practical and design work are continually assessed by the tutor.
Course fee: TBC for 2024 – Many of our courses can be studied for free, even if you are employed or self-employed, depending on your individual circumstances and the course you have chosen to study. Click here for more information.
Is there anything else I need to know?
For health and hygiene purposes, learners are expected to wear an apron, have appropriate flat, closed footwear, and have long hair tied back.
Are there any other extra costs?
Learners are expected to provide their own materials and equipment. A list will be given or sent to learners at enrolment This will include modelling tools, petal and modelling paste, wires for flowers, cakes, or dummy cakes which can all be used by you in your future cake decorating.
What will this course lead onto?
Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress on to our Level 2 Patisserie and Confectionary.
If you require any further information, you can contact Jo Leather, course leader via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
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