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From Novice to Expert: Comprehensive Cake Decorating Training

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Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Statistical data shows a growing demand for skilled cake decorators in the UK. This comprehensive course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and techniques needed to excel in the art of cake decorating. With a curriculum that covers everything from baking the perfect cake to mastering various decorating techniques, this From Novice to Expert: Comprehensive Cake Decorating Training course provides a solid foundation for those looking to pursue a career or enhance their skills in the cake decorating industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cake decorating, from basic techniques to advanced methods.
  • Develop the skills to bake various cakes, ensuring they are moist, flavorful, and structurally sound.
  • Learn a wide range of cake decorating recipes, enabling you to create visually stunning and delicious creations.
  • Acquire expertise in working with different types of frosting, icing, paste, and glazes to achieve professional-quality finishes.
  • Explore the business aspects of cake decorating, including important considerations such as health, safety, and food hygiene, as well as the potential for starting your own cake decorating venture.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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In Module 01, you'll be introduced to the exciting world of cake decorating, understanding the tools, techniques, and essential skills required to create beautiful edible masterpieces. Module 02 will teach you the art of baking the perfect cake, ensuring your creations have a solid foundation for decoration. Building on this, Module 03 delves into a wide range of cake decorating recipes, allowing you to experiment with flavours and textures while honing your skills.

In Module 04, you'll explore different types of cakes, from classic sponges to themed and sculpted cakes, expanding your repertoire and versatility. Module 05 focuses on frosting and icing, teaching you how to achieve smooth and flawless finishes. Additionally, Module 06 and Module 07 provide in-depth knowledge on working with different pastes and glaze, offering you the expertise to create intricate designs and add stunning finishing touches to your cakes.

Module 08 is dedicated to the art of cake stacking, guiding you through the process of creating multi-tiered cakes with stability and precision. In Module 09, you'll master piping and writing techniques, enabling you to add personal touches, intricate patterns, and messages to your cake designs. The course also covers vital health, safety, and food hygiene aspects in Module 10, ensuring you understand the importance of maintaining high standards in the cake decorating industry. Lastly, Module 11 provides valuable insights into the business side of cake decorating, equipping you with the knowledge to turn your passion into a successful venture.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for individuals passionate about cake decorating and aspiring to become skilled specialists in the industry. Whether you're a complete novice or have some basic experience, this course will provide you with a comprehensive education in cake decorating, from foundational techniques to advanced skills. It is also suitable for baking enthusiasts who want to expand their repertoire and add an artistic flair to their creations. By the end of this cake decorating training course, you'll have the expertise to pursue various career paths within the cake decorating industry or even start your own successful cake decorating business.

Career path

  • Cake Decorator - £18K to 30K/year
  • Pastry Chef - £20K to 35K/year
  • Bakery Manager - £25K to 40K/year
  • Wedding Cake Designer - £20K to 35K/year
  • Cake Shop Owner - £25K to 45K/year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

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Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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