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Baking & Cake Decorating Basics: Learn the Essential Techniques for Perfect Cakes

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Did you know that the global cake market is projected to reach $74.53 billion by 2026? With baking growing in popularity, there's no better time to sharpen your skills and create stunning, mouth-watering cakes. Our Baking Basics course will guide you through the essential techniques needed to master the art of cake baking and decorating. Discover how to work with various ingredients and tools to craft delectable delights that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or an aspiring pastry chef, this course offers a comprehensive foundation for success. So Enrol today and let your creativity soar in the sweet world of cake baking!

Learning outcomes:

  • Comprehend the basic concepts and ingredients essential for successful baking.
  • Familiarise yourself with the glossary, equipment, and types of cakes in the baking world.
  • Master the principles of baking and techniques for crafting perfect cakes.
  • Develop cake decorating skills using various recipes and creative ideas.
  • Learn about different frosting, icing, pastes, and glazes used in cake decoration.
  • Gain expertise in cake stacking, piping, and writing for a professional finish.
  • Understand health, safety, and food hygiene regulations in the baking industry.

Standout features of studying with Janets:

  • The ability to complete the course at your own convenient time
  • Online free tests and assessments to evaluate the progress
  • Facility to study from anywhere in the world by enroling
  • Get all the required materials and documentation after enrolling in
  • Get a free E-certificate, Transcript, and Student ID
  • Expert-designed course with video lectures and 24/7 tutor support


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Baking & Cake Decorating Basics course offers a comprehensive journey through the essential techniques required to create perfect cakes. Starting with the basic concepts and ingredients of baking, the curriculum guides you through the variety of tools and equipment used in the baking process and introduces you to different types of cakes.

You'll learn baking principles as you progress, followed by cake-decorating recipes and ideas. The Baking & Cake Decorating course also covers various frosting and icing techniques, working with pastes and glazes, and the art of cake stacking, piping, and writing. This knowledge will help you create visually stunning and delicious cakes.

The final modules focus on health, safety, food hygiene regulations, and troubleshooting common baking issues. Additionally, the course provides insights into starting your own cake-decorating business, equipping you with the knowledge to excel in the baking industry.

Course Content

  • Module 01: Basic Concepts of Baking
  • Module 02: Basic Ingredients of Baking
  • Module 03: Glossary and Equipment Used in Baking
  • Module 04: Types of Cakes
  • Module 05: Baking the Cake
  • Module 07: Cake Decorating Recipes
  • Module 06: Baking Principles
  • Module 08: Cake Decorating Ideas
  • Module 09: Frosting and Icing
  • Module 10: Working with Different Pastes
  • Module 11: Working with Glazes
  • Module 12: How to Stack a Cake
  • Module 13: Piping and Writing
  • Module 14: Health, Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Module 15: Troubleshooting
  • Module 16: Cake Decorating Business

Method of Assessment

To successfully complete the course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online, and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the course.

After successfully passing the course exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate as proof of your expertise.

Who is this course for?

The Baking and cake Decorating Course is perfect for:

  • Aspiring bakers looking to learn the fundamentals of cake baking and decorating.
  • Home bakers seeking to improve their skills and broaden their baking repertoire.
  • Individuals interested in starting a cake decorating business.
  • Culinary enthusiasts wanting to expand their knowledge in the field of baking.
  • Professionals in the food industry aiming to enhance their baking expertise.


No prior qualifications are needed for learners to enrol in this Baking and Cake Decorating course.

Career path

Upon completing the Baking and Cake Decorating Course, learners can pursue various rewarding careers such as:

  • Pastry Chef: £18,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Bakery Assistant: £16,000 - £22,000 per annum
  • Cake Decorator: £17,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Bakery Manager: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Cake Decorating Instructor: £20,000 - £35,000 per annum

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For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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