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Cake Decorating Wedding Cakes

This course is aimed at those who have gained the NCFE Level 1 Cake Decoration qualification and completed the Intermediate course in Cake Decorating OR those with 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 2 or Intermediate course in Cake Decoration.

This is not a beginner’s course.

Course Content

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

  • Looking at themes and trends in wedding cakes
  • Tiering and stacking cakes
  • Refine your decoration techniques
  • Drapes and pleating
  • Large unwired statement sugar flower
  • Design and decorate a two-tier wedding cakes.

You will develop your practical skills using a range of materials, techniques and equipment in the construction and presentation of a decorated two-tier wedding 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 tools and equipment that you may already have from the Intermediate course. For example; piping nozzles (no. 1.5, 2, 44), non-stick rolling pin, paintbrushes, royal icing, cutting wheel, palette knife, sugar flower cutter, dowels, ball tool, modelling pad etc.  You will also need to provide two cakes or dummies, sugar paste, flower paste 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 Sugar Flowers or other Cake Decorating courses at South Downs College.

Further Information

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

If you would like further advice or guidance, please contact Reception on 023 9379 7979.

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