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UK Cake Decorating Courses

There is a wide variety of cake decorating courses available, whether you are a complete novice or professional wanting to add a new skill. Courses range from a one off day to a few years and can be part time or full time. The type of courses also range from everything from making and baking the cake, simple piping techniques, sugarcraft flowers or modelling figures. Courses are run all over the UK and more details can be found by following the links below.

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Featured Courses

Creative Craft (Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft) (part time) @ Doncaster College course website
This qualification has been designed for students who are interested in developing skills in Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft making as a vocational study. Areas to be covered by the Sugar Flowers Stage 2 and the Cake Decoration course include: Development of the areas in Stage 1 plus Christmas flowers, Autumn berries, growing stages of plants and flowers, flower making and floral arrangements, use of Royal icing, coating, piping, piped flowers, lettering.
Qualifications: City and Guilds Level 2      Fee: 425.25     Duration: 30 weeks    Tel: 01302 553671       Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Sugar Flowers (part time) @ South Thames College course website
How to make and arrange easy wired and unwired sugar flowers and foliage for beautiful cake decorations. To include seasonal flowers such as primroses violets and leaves, hand modelled tulips, daffodils, pulled filler and blossom flowers, modelled and cutter roses, lilies By The End of the course you will be able to: -make flower pastes choose and use correct equipment use a range of popular flower cutters make and wire basic sugar flowers explain global and cultural backgrounds to the subject explain the Principles of colour, design and proportion use dusting, glazing and finishing techniques Compiling a personal reference file You will need to purchase some basic sugar flower equipment such as a grooved board, rolling pin, balling tool and flower foam pad and then cutters each week as needed. You will be entitled to a 10% discount at the local sugarcraft shop
Qualifications: none      Fee: 115     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London

Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft (part time) @ Hereford College of Technology course website
Learn how to ice, marzipan a cake and make some decorations. No previous experience required
Qualifications: none      Fee: 25     Duration: not given    Tel: 0800 032 1986      Location: Hereford, Herefordshire

ABC Cake Decoration - Level 1 (part time) @ Neath Port Talbot College course website
This course is designed for adults who are interested in developing skills in cake decorating and sugar craft through vocational study. Days and times may change due to demand.
Qualifications: none      Fee: 185     Duration: 1 year    Tel: 01639 648000      Location: Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

Sugarcraft Skills (part time) @ South Thames College course website
An introductory course to enable you to develop skills and confidence in basic cake decorating techniques for making a range of easy celebration and party cakes. You will learn how to make and use icings, coat cakes, pipe basic shapes, crimp patterns and use cutters and embossers for classic and novelty designs. By the end of the course you will be able to: -make icings and pastes coat cakes and use simple decorative techniques choose and use equipment correctly use a range of popular cutters describe global and cultural backgrounds to the subject -apply the principles of colour, design and proportion -compile a personal reference file
Qualifications: none      Fee: 115     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London