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Cake Decorating Intermediate

This course is aimed at those that have gained the NCFE Level 1 Cake Decoration qualification OR if you have relevant experience. In order to get the most out of your course, full commitment and high attendance is required. Please therefore consider holiday commitments before signing up to the course.

Entry Requirements

The course is for those that have completed a Level 1 in Cake Decoration or relevant experience.

Course Content

This course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to complete a range of techniques in cake decorating, including:

  • Delicate piping techniques
  • How to cover a cake with royal icing
  • Using patchwork cutters for decoration
  • Unwired sugar flowers
  • Run-outs
  • Brush Embroidery technique
  • Frilling on cakes.

You will develop your practical skills using a range of materials, techniques and equipment in the construction and presentation of a decorated celebration cake.

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of demonstration, practical activities and individual help from your lecturer.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment on this course.

Will I need any extra equipment?

You will need an apron and workbox with basic tools & equipment that you may already have from the Level 1 course. For example; piping nozzles (no. 1.5, 2, 44), non-stick rolling pin, paintbrushes, royal icing, cutting wheel, palette knife etc. You will need to provide a cake or dummy, sugar paste, marzipan etc. Specific cutters will be discussed on the first lesson and can be borrowed or shared for the duration of the course.

What qualifications will I get?

On completion of the course you will receive a South Downs College Certificate.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

This course can lead to Cake Decorating – Wedding Cakes, which is the next 10 week course.

Further Information

This course information is accurate at the time of publishing but is subject to change.

If you would like further advice or guidance, please contact Reception on 023 9279 7979.


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