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Cake Decorating Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Textured Designs

  • Brief History of Cake Decoration
  • Types of Cakes that are Good for Decorating
  • Recipe Ingredients for the Ideal Cake Base
  • Icing Types and Texture Designs
  • List of Texture Design Ideas
  • Cake Design Tips

Module 2: Sugar and Gum Paste

  • Roll-Over Fondant
  • Sugar Paste Designs
  • Gum Paste
  • Tips for Using Sugar and Gum Paste

Module 3: Cut Outs and Cake Toppers

  • Introduction to Cut Outs and Cake Toppers

Module 4: Borders

  • Fabric Borders
  • Icing Borders

Module 5: Piping

  • What is Piping?
  • Types of Piping Nozzles
  • Open and Closed Star
  • Plain Round Star
  • Petal or Ruffle Piping
  • Leaf Piping
  • Speciality Piping
  • Lattice Work
  • Top Tips to Remember When Piping

Module 6: Glazes and Ganache

  • Understand Glazes
  • Types of Glazes
  • Tips for Making a Mirror Glaze
  • How to Make Mirror Glaze?
  • What is Ganache?
  • How to Make a Ganache?

Module 7: Chocolate and Sugar Work

  • How to Make a Spun Sugar Work?
  • Tips for Using Chocolate Work
  • How to Make a Chocolate Collar?

Module 8: Savoury Decorations

  • What is the Savoury Decorations?
  • How to Make a Tomato/Vegetable Flower?

Module 9: Inside Decoration

  • Geode Cake
  • Hidden Chocolate/Piñata Cake
  • Rainbow Cake
  • Illusion Cakes

Module 10: Celebration Cakes

  • Christmas Cake
  • Chinese Mooncake

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Who should attend Cake Decorating Course?

This Introduction to Cake Decorating Course is designed for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of cake decoration and design. This course will benefit the following professionals:

  • Bakers
  • Home Bakers
  • Pastry Chefs
  • Professional Cake Decorators
  • Culinary Students
  • Cake Shop Employees
  • Restaurateur

Prerequisites for Cake Decorating Courses

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course.

Cake Decorating Course Overview

Indulging in Hobbies and Interests is a delightful way to unwind, and Cake Decorating stands out as a creative and rewarding pursuit. From birthdays to celebrations, the art of transforming cakes into edible masterpieces holds universal appeal, making it a skill worth acquiring for both personal satisfaction and potential entrepreneurial ventures.

For those seeking Hobbies and Interests Courses, mastering Cake Decorating is not just a creative outlet but also a valuable skill for enthusiasts and aspiring bakers alike. Professionals in the culinary industry can elevate their craft, making it an essential addition to their skill set. Whether you're a home baker or considering a career in pastry arts, this course opens doors to a world of possibilities.

In this 1-day training by The Knowledge Academy, delegates will delve into the intricate world of cake decoration, learning fundamental techniques, and gaining hands-on experience. The course, a key offering in Hobbies and Interests Training, empowers participants to unleash their creativity on cakes, making every occasion a visually and tastefully delightful experience.

Course Objectives:

  • To master basic cake decorating techniques
  • To understand the use of various icing and frosting types
  • To explore creative designs for different occasions
  • To learn how to work with fondant and edible decorations
  • To gain insight into color theory for aesthetically pleasing cakes
  • To develop the skills to troubleshoot common decorating challenges

Upon completion of this course, delegates will not only possess a repertoire of cake decorating skills but also the confidence to turn any baked creation into a visually stunning centerpiece. This Hobbies and Interests Course comes with the promise to sweeten both skillsets and celebrations.

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What’s included in Cake Decorating Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • Cake Decorating Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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Cake Decorating Course FAQs


Learning Cake Decorating can vary in difficulty, depending on your artistic skills and patience. However, Cake Decorating Training typically start with basic techniques, making it accessible for beginners. Gradual progression in training enables learners to master complex Cake Decorations with practice and guidance.
The best way to practice Cake Decorating is by enrolling in a comprehensive Course. These Courses provide structured Training, allowing you to learn and practice a variety of Cake Decoration techniques. Regular practice on actual cakes or dummy cakes is also highly beneficial.
The timeframe for decorating a cake in advance depends on the type of Cake Decorations used. Fondant-covered cakes can be decorated several days ahead, while cream-based decorations are best done closer to the event. Proper storage is crucial to maintain the cake's quality.
The three essentials of Cake Decorating are a steady hand, creativity, and the right tools. These include piping bags, spatulas, and turntables. Mastering these basics is often a focus in Cake Decoration Courses, paving the way for more intricate designs.
Essential skills for a cake decorator include artistic ability, precision, and patience. A good understanding of colour and design, along with proficiency in various decoration techniques, is also important. These skills are typically honed through dedicated Cake Decorating Training.
Completing a course in cake decoration can open various job opportunities in bakeries, cake shops, or event catering. It also provides a foundation for starting your own cake decoration business. The Courses often include guidance on career development in this creative field.
Prior experience is not typically required to sign up for a course in cake decoration. These Courses are designed to cater to different skill levels, from beginners to advanced decorators, ensuring everyone can learn and enhance their Cake Decoration abilities.
Basic equipment for a course in cake decoration includes piping bags, nozzles, a turntable, spatulas, and various cutters. Some Courses may provide a list of required tools or include them as part of the Course materials.
Yes, there are many online courses available, offering the convenience of learning from home. These online Courses cover a range of techniques and styles in Cake Decoration, catering to both beginners and experienced decorators.
Prior baking experience is not essential for a course. While understanding the basics of baking can be beneficial, the focus of these Courses is primarily on decoration techniques and artistic skills related to Cake Decoration.
The duration of a Cake Decoration Course spans across 1 day.
Many courses in cake decoration, especially online ones, offer flexible access to course content, allowing students to learn at their own pace. This is ideal for those balancing other commitments alongside their Cake Decorating Training.
The price for Cake Decorating Course certification in Canada starts from CAD2195
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Cake Decorating Course.

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