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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

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

Cake Decoration - Mixed Ability (part time) @ Bolton College course website
The emphasis is on design, proportion and texture, but all courses help you to improve your knowledge of the materials used in cake decoration. You’ll learn how to make the most of equipment and tools, enabling you to produce imaginative cakes.
Qualifications: none      Fee: £92.00     Duration: 16 weeks    Tel: 01204 907 000      Location: Bolton, Lancashire

Cake Decoration (part time) @ University College Birmingham course website
The UCB Cake Decoration qualifications will open the door to many opportunities, such as design of cakes, speciality items, novelties and much more. The courses will give practical knowledge combined with a creative touch, enjoyment and achievement of a University College Birmingham certificate.This course is suitable for anyone interested in Cake Decoration and will offer a practical introduction to cake decoration and provides the foundation for both the intermediate and advanced programmes. The practical aspect of the course is designed to give candidates an introduction to Royal Icing and will provide an understanding of the principles of Royal Icing; Piping of shells; Scrolls; Lettering; Run-outs; Coating a Cake and Piped Flowers.
Qualifications: University College Birmingham certificate.      Fee: £200     Duration: 10 weeks    Tel: 0121 604 1000      Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Celebration Cupcakes And Novelty Cookies (part time) @ Craven College course website
You will learn the correct use of materials, tools and techniques required for making this fun, glitzy and modern form of cake decoration. The course will include a quick fun flower pot cake to display fancy decorated cookies and a variety of piped/moulded flowers and frosted/glitter cupcakes
Qualifications: none      Fee: £40     Duration: 4 weeks    Tel: 01756 791411      Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire

Cake Decoration - Introduction (part time) @ Bradford College course website
In this exciting and engaging course you will learn how to decorate cakes, starting with the basic icing techniques. This course is suitable for beginners. There may be a small charge for any ingredients used whilst on the course - this will be discussed with the course tutor.
Qualifications: none      Fee: £36     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 01274 436300      Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire