Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating with Official Certification

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Level 3 Diploma in Cake Decorating
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Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating with Official Certification

This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Do you have a passion for cake decorating? It is something you want to make a career of? The Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating – Level 3 course will give you cake decorating skills to become a professional cake decorator. Learn how to make visually pleasing cakes and the center of attention at any function, anniversary or birthday party. There is great demand for this skill as many people lead busy lives in this modern world. The course is the perfect choice to turn your hobby into a lifetime career.

The Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating – Level 3 course will cover key features in cake decorating such as how to cater to kids and adult parties and cake decorating secrets and techniques. Additionally, learn how to run your own cake decorating business and make it a lucrative career.

The Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating – Level 3 is a step by step approach to baking beautiful cakes to suit any occasion. Learn how to bake according to a theme, and gain practical and hands-on skills to run your own business. It is a qualification that will give you leverage in 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.

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


Level 3 Diploma in Cake Decorating
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • 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.
  • Understand how to run a cake decorating business.
  • Learn how to pack cakes and distribute them.
  • Gaining a qualification as a cake decorator will enable individuals to continue to progress in their career in the industry.

Course Curriculum : Advanced Diploma in Cake Decorating – Level 3

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 and gain your professional qualification, 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

Accredited 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.

What's special about us

  • No Hidden Fees
  • Efficient and effective customer service for all your queries
  • Endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme
  • Get a 30% discount when you pay the full amount at once. This includes the course fee, assessment fee and certificate fee.

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
  • Baker
  • Bakery Chef
  • Pastry Chef

Others jobs you can get

  • Cake Maker
  • Pastry Cook

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