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Master the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating

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Study method
Online, self-paced
6 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The UK baking and cake decorating industry has experienced a remarkable growth of 23% in the past decade, making it an ideal time to explore the opportunities this sector has to offer. Our Baking & Cake Decorating Online Diploma Course is designed to help you tap into this thriving market and turn your passion for baking into a successful career.

This comprehensive Master of the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating course offers a well-rounded curriculum, covering everything from basic concepts and ingredients to advanced techniques in cake decorating. With a strong focus on mastering the art of creating visually stunning and delicious cakes, you'll gain the confidence and expertise to impress clients and stand out in the industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand essential baking concepts and ingredients
  • Identify various baking equipment and types of cakes
  • Master cake baking principles and techniques
  • Discover creative cake decorating ideas and recipes
  • Develop skills in frosting, icing, and working with pastes and glazes
  • Learn advanced techniques like stacking, piping, and writing on cakes
  • Ensure health, safety, and food hygiene in baking practices
  • Troubleshoot common baking issues and explore the cake decorating business

Why Prefer this Master the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating Course?

  • Opportunity to earn a certificate accredited by CPD QS after completing this Master the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating course
  • Get a free student ID card! (£10 postal charge will be applicable for international delivery).
  • Innovative and engaging content.
  • Free assessments.
  • 24/7 tutor support


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Whether you're a home baker looking to transform your hobby into a full-time profession or an experienced pastry chef seeking to expand your skill set, this Master the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed. By enrolling in our Baking & Cake Decorating Online Diploma Course, you'll be joining a community of like-minded individuals, all working towards perfecting their craft and excelling in the world of baking.

The course also offers guidance on starting your own cake decorating business, making it the perfect stepping stone for aspiring entrepreneurs. With the UK cake market valued at over £1.3 billion, there's never been a better time to invest in your skills and seize the opportunities in this thriving industry.

Don't miss out on the chance to turn your passion for baking into a lucrative career. Enrol in our Baking & Cake Decorating Online Diploma Course today and unlock your potential in this exciting and creative field.

Here is the curriculum breakdown of this course:

Module 01:

  • Introduce fundamental baking concepts
  • Explore the science behind baking

Module 02:

  • Discuss essential baking ingredients
  • Understand the role of each ingredient in the baking process

Module 03:

  • Learn common baking terminology
  • Become familiar with essential baking equipment

Module 04:

  • Discover various types of cakes
  • Understand the differences between cake types

Module 05:

  • Learn cake baking techniques
  • Master the art of creating perfect cakes

Module 06:

  • Understand the basic principles of baking
  • Learn how to adjust recipes for desired outcomes

Module 07:

  • Discover a range of cake decorating recipes
  • Master techniques for various decorating styles

Module 08:

  • Explore creative cake decorating ideas
  • Learn how to adapt ideas for different occasions

Module 09:

  • Master techniques for making frosting and icing
  • Learn how to apply frosting and icing for professional finishes

Module 10:

  • Discover various types of pastes used in cake decorating
  • Learn techniques for working with different pastes

Module 11:

  • Master the art of creating and applying glazes
  • Understand when to use glazes in cake decorating

Module 12:

  • Learn techniques for stacking cakes safely and securely
  • Understand how to create multi-tiered cakes

Module 13:

  • Master piping techniques for intricate cake designs
  • Learn how to write on cakes with precision and style

Module 14:

  • Understand the importance of health and safety in baking
  • Learn how to maintain food hygiene in cake decorating

Module 15:

  • Identify and resolve common baking problems
  • Learn how to prevent issues in future bake

Module 16:

  • Explore the cake decorating industry
  • Learn tips for starting a successful cake decorating business


Upon completion of the Baking & Cake Decorating Online Diploma Course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £10 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £29 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £39 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring bakers and cake decorators looking to develop their skills
  • Home bakers wanting to turn their passion into a career
  • Professionals in the food industry seeking to expand their skillset
  • Creative individuals interested in exploring cake decorating as a hobby
  • Entrepreneurs aiming to start a cake decorating business


You will not need any prior background or expertise. All you need to take this Master the Art of Baking and Cake Decorating is —

  • A smart device.
  • A secure internet connection.
  • Being over the age of 16.
  • And a strong drive for learning and literacy.

Career path

  • Cake Decorator - £18-25k/year
  • Bakery Manager - £24-35k/year
  • Wedding Cake Designer - £20-30k/year
  • Pastry Chef - £20-35k/year
  • Cake Decorating Instructor - £18-25k/year

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.