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Course Overview

Cake decorating is an art that takes skill and dedication to perfect. A beautifully decorated cake is the perfect centrepiece for any special occasion. The Cake Decorating Expert Course is designed to provide those who are looking to set up a cake decorating business or fast track a career in this industry, with the skills they need to get started.

Through step-by-step guidance, you will learn the golden rules of cake baking, taking you through the tools and equipment every professional cake decorator should have. It is packed with essential information and tips on how to work with buttercream frosting and icing, perfect your piping technique, create royal icing from scratch, and much more.

Discover 20 easy ways to decorate a cake, with decorating ideas to try at home, as well as popular frosting recipes. From the necessary ingredients, to how to stack a wedding cake, everything is included in this best-selling course.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The history of cake decorating
  • The golden rules of cake baking
  • Key cake baking ingredients
  • An overview of baking tools and equipment
  • Modelling, piping, painting and stencilling
  • Cake decorating ideas & tips to try at home
  • 20 easy ways to decorate a cake
  • Working with buttercream frosting and icing
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Learning Outcomes

  • Deepen your knowledge of the history of cake baking and decorating
  • Understand the fundamental ingredients required to bake a cake
  • Familiarise with professional baking tools and equipment
  • Learn about the types of icing and discover some popular frosting recipes
  • Discover how to make royal icing from scratch and frost a cake
  • Master the art of stacking for assembling tiered wedding cakes
  • Develop your piping, writing and bordering technique, with step-by-step guidance
  • Learn the golden rules of cake baking and set up your own cake decorating business

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Your Path to Success

The Cake Decorating Expert Course is a must for those who are looking to set up a cake decorating business or kickstart a career in this field. Professions in this industry include the following:

  • Professional Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Wedding Cake Designer 
  • Pastry Chef

Skills You Will Gain

  • Icing and decorating skills
  • Baking skills
  • Business management
  • Cake design

Is the Cake Decorating Expert Course Right for You?

This comprehensive course is suitable for those who already have some experience with baking and decorating cakes. It is ideal for those who are looking to set up a professional cake decorating business and are looking for tips and techniques to get started.

Assessment Process

Once you have completed the modules in the course, your skills and knowledge will be tested with an automated multiple-choice assessment, after which you will receive instant results.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

To receive the CPD and IAO approved certificate, learners must successfully complete the course assessment. For only £10, you may obtain digital certificates. Learners in the UK can buy printed hard copies for £29, while overseas students can buy printed hard copies for £39.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Cake Decorating
Introduction to Cake Decorating 00:15:00
Module 02: Baking the Cake
Baking the Cake 00:10:00
Module 03: Ingredients of Baking
Ingredients of Baking 00:22:00
Module 04: Required Tools and Equipment
Required Tools and Equipment 00:16:00
Module 05: Cake Decorating Ideas
Cake Decorating Ideas 00:21:00
Module 06: Decorating A Cake
Decorating A Cake 00:21:00
Module 07: Frosting and Icing
Frosting and Icing 00:19:00
Module 08: How to Stack a Cake
How to Stack a Cake 00:12:00
Module 09: Piping and Writing
Piping and Writing 00:22:00
Module 10: Working with Marzipan, Ganache, Fondant and Gum-paste
Working with Marzipan, Ganache, Fondant and Gum-paste 00:12:00
Module 11: Health, Safety and Food Hygiene
Health, Safety and Food Hygiene 00:16:00
Module 12: Cake Decorating Business Secrets
Cake Decorating Business Secrets 00:16:00


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