Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating - Level 3

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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8 Hours
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365 Days
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Endorsed by ABC Awards
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Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating - Level 3

Enhance your baking and cake decorating skills by taking this excellent training course in Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating – Level 3. This course is filled with professional cake decorating techniques and methods and hence, is ideal for anyone aspiring to get into or progress in the baking or cake decorating industry. All you need to enroll in this course is a recognised qualification at level 2 or above in a related disciple, as this course covers the more advanced aspects of professional cake decorating.

This course will start off by briefing you on cake baking. You will then understand how to undertake cake decorating projects from customers and to use advanced techniques to decorate the cake as per their preference. The various cake recipes and cake decorating methods and styles will also be given due attention through this course to further solidify your knowledge on the subject.

This course is also ideal for individuals aspiring to set up their own cake baking and decorating business, as every aspect needed to run a successful cake decorating business will be discussed in detail through this course, followed by modules that will guide you on how to pack and distribute cakes. By the end of this course, you will walk away with an esteemed certification in cake decorating that will greatly help you progress within the industry.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed by ABC Awards

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You will be Eligible for 14 days immediate access to an Accredited Course from South London College.

  • Check the suitability of the course compared to your requirement.
  • Free 14 day temporary access to Study materials and more.
  • You can upgrade temporary access to fully paid access at the end of or before 14 days.
  • Complete your qualification and upgrade your skills to advance your career
  • No Commitment. No Credit Card required for the 14 Days access.

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a complete understanding of how to undertake cake decorating projects.
  • Learn how to bake a cake and use advanced cake decorating techniques.
  • Learn about the various decorating styles and how to apply them to your cake decorating projects.
  • Gaining a qualification as a cake decorator will enable individuals to continue to progress in their career in the industry.
  • Learn how to pack cakes and distribute them.
  • Understand how to run a cake decorating business.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Cake projects

1.1 Prepping for DIY Cake Pops

1.1.1 Before You Bake

1.1.2 Getting Started/Mise en Place

1.2 Tools and Supplies

1.3 Ingredients

Module 02: Decorating cakes

2.1 Decorating Accessories & Extras

2.1.1 Other Decorating Ingredients You Can Use

2.2 Techniques

2.3 Choosing a theme

2.3.1 Choosing Your Colors

2.4 Safety tips

Module 03: Baking

3.1 Ready Set Bake!

3.2 Baking Methods

3.2.2 Using a Cake Pop Mold

3.3 Classic Yellow Cake

3.4 Ultimate Chocolate Lover’s Cake

Module 04: Cake recipes

4.1 Tart and fresh lemon sponge

4.2 Buttercream

4.2.1 Standard Buttercream

4.2.2 Chocolate buttercream

4.2.3 Cream Cheese Frosting

4.2.4 Buttercream alternatives and add-ins

4.3 Surprise Cake Pop Center

4.4 Mixing and Matching!

4.5 Scaling recipes to get the right number of cake pops

4.6 Baking time chart

Module 05: Baking the cakes and decorating.

5.1 Putting it All Together

5.2 If you are using a cake pop pan...

5.2.2 Pan Shapes for Unique Cake Pops

5.3 Making Cake Mixture for Hand-rolled Pops

5.3.1 Cookies scoop or kitchen scale for measuring

5.4 Molding and Shaping

5.5 Setting and chilling

5.6 Prepping the Candy Melts

5.7 Adjusting Cake Melts

5.8 Inserting the lollipop stick

Module 06: Decorating methods and styles

6.1 Adding the Bells and Whistles

6.2 Glazing and Dipping

6.3 Upside down or right-side up?

6.4 When to use dye for coloring

6.5 Decorating Methods to Try

6.5.1 Sprinkles and Sanding Sugar

6.5.2 Delicious Drizzles

6.5.3 Candy Coat Swirl

6.5.4 Hand Drawn Decorations

6.5.5 Other options for decorating

6.6 Creating animal cake pops

Module 07: Packing and distribution of cake

7.1 Presentation and Storage

7.2 Packaging your pops

7.3 Presentation and Display

7.3.1 Using Styrofoam Blocks

7.3.2 Hiding the Styrofoam

7.3.3 Other Display Options

7.4 Storing your Pops

7.5 Course refresher and recap

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating Level 3 you will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-03764

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Cake Decorators and Bakers
  • Individuals wanting to establish their own cake decorating business
  • Anyone who wants to learn cake decorating skills


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Cake Decorator – £21,073 per annum
  • Baker – £18,464 per annum
  • Pastry Chef – £21,280 per annum

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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