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Introduction to Cake Decorating

Subject Area

Hospitality & Catering

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

This course provides an exciting introduction to cake decorating. You will gain the skills you need to confidently decorate cakes using marzipan, buttercream, Swiss buttercream, and royal icing.

Why should I choose the course?

This introductory course is suitable for adults who want to delve into the world of cake decorating. If you would like to boost your skills and create beautifully decorated cakes, this is the course for you!

What will I learn?

On this course you will cover a variety of topics that may include:

§ Weigh and measure ingredients accurately

§ Plan, prepare, and finish dishes within an agreed time

§ Begin to work with royal icing (basic techniques), rolling to cover a cake

§ Coat and decorate cakes, using buttercream, Swiss butter cream etc

§ Model with marzipan.

Suggested session plan: create models in week one and two, decorate cakes in week three, and finish full decoration with models/ribbon etc in week four. This suggested plan will depend on the skill level of the students in the class.

All students must wear a full covered shoe without a heel, tie long hair back, and wear a hat or cap along with an apron. Jewellery must be removed when in the kitchen.

If you would like more information on the learning outcomes, please email

What will the course lead on to?

After completing this course, you may wish to expand your skills further by enrolling on to a related accredited or non-accredited course. Why not try out our Level 2 Patisserie & Confectionary course and become a professional baker?

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be aged at least 19 and have an interest in the subject area. You must also be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs, although you will need to bring along a plastic tub to take away items that you have prepared.

Careers Information

Course options


5 Weeks
Class Times
18:00 - 20:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable
Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £21,305 . *Ts&Cs apply.

Course Enquiry

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