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Introduction to Cake Decorating – Sugarpaste – C8283

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Course Overview

This non-accredited course runs from Belgrave Ross Walk Training Centre, each Monday, 9:30 – 12:00 for 9 weeks, starting on 9 September and finishing on 11 November 2024.

This is a beginner’s course and during this course, you will learn how to work with sugarpaste and icing to create cake toppers and make cake decorations.

You will be required to bring some of your own materials to each session.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this course, you will learn:

– Understand food hygiene, health and safety and safe working practice regulations
– Model cake toppers, for example, teddy bears, seasonal decorations etc
– Use modelling tools, cutters and equipment
– Level cakes
– Prepare sugarpaste
– Cover cakes with buttercream and sugarpaste

Using these skills, you will plan and design your own cakes guided by your tutor.

You will also learn what is needed to progress towards a qualification in the Catering and Hospitality Industry.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed as an introduction to cake decorating skills and is suitable for those who have not completed a cake decorating course before.

You must be aged 19+ and be able to complete a short workbook on a weekly basis with the help of your tutor.

How you will be assessed

There are no formal assessments, exams or coursework. Your tutor will informally assess your progress each week.    

You will receive a certificate of course completion based on your progress in class and attendance.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £90.00

Additional Costs

The cost of the course is £90.00. However, you will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

– Universal Credit
– JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)

There will be no fees if you earn less than £25,000.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

You can only complete this course once.

On completion of this course, you may progress on our Introduction to Fresh Cream, Buttercream and Ganache course or one of the other Adult Engagement and Progression courses.

Your tutor will advise and discuss the various progression routes available to you. You can also access the College Careers Team to support your progression.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required or sent a conditional offer according to the course’s entry requirements. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course.

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