Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Learn everything you need to know about cake decorating from design to delivery. Packed with written, illustrated, and video instruction, the Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of creating a delicious, fully-decorated cake and provide you with countless hints, tips and tricks along the way.

The cake baking course begins with a look at the essential tools and equipment you’ll be using, the process of designing a cake, and how to prepare yourself, your workspace and your ingredients.

You’ll be guided through baking a Madeira cake, a luxurious chocolate sponge, and a light fruit cake. Additionally, you’ll learn how to adjust ingredients for varying tastes and cake tin sizes.

You’ll discover how to level, torte, and fill your sponge with delicious fillings and cover in a buttercream crumb coating - ready to be covered in fondant icing. For fruit cakes, we look at how to cover them with an apricot jam glaze and marzipan.

The course then takes you through working with pre-made fondant and achieving a crisp, professional finish. You’ll learn about various cake decorations, and follow step-by-step guides to create a teddy bear and number toppers. The cake decorating course also covers how to make 2D and 3D decorations.

Finally, you’ll be shown how to combine your decorations and finish your cake. You’ll also be guided through other essential information, such as how to take a clear photograph of your creation, how to protect and transport it to a venue, and the food safety considerations, potential allergens and inedible parts of the cake that you should discuss with the recipient.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Receive step-by-step guidance through written, illustrated, and video instruction
  • Learn how to design, bake, decorate and deliver a cake
  • Fully understand the tools, techniques, and ingredients used to create beautiful cakes
  • Gain confidence in this craft and be able to meet the requirement of a brief

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Getting Started
  • Part 2: Cake Decorating Equipment
  • Part 3: Consumable Items
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Getting Creative
  • Part 2: Design Elements
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Getting Started
  • Part 2: Ingredients
  • Part 3: Getting Ready to Bake
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sponge Cake Baking Tips
  • Part 2: Sponge Cakes
  • Part 3: Chocolate Sponge Cake
  • Part 4: Flavour Adaptations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Making a Fruit Cake
  • Part 2: Fruit Cake Flavour Adaptations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Flavoured Syrups
  • Part 2: Preparing Sponge Cake for Covering
  • Part 3: Torting and Filling a Sponge Cake
  • Part 4: Crumb Coating
  • Part 5: Preparing Fruit Cake for Covering
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fondant Icing
  • Part 2: Covering a Round Cake Drum
  • Part 3: Covering a Round Cake
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Quick and Easy Cake Toppers
  • Part 2: Creating Your Own Toppers
  • Part 3: Creating Number Toppers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Creating Cake Decorations Using Cutters
  • Part 2: Creating Decorations Using Moulds
  • Part 3: Wire Cake Fountains
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Transferring the Cake
  • Part 2: Decorating the Cake
  • Part 3: Taking Photographs of Cakes
  • Part 4: Preparing for Delivery or Collection
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Artistic, technical and delicious. The work of cake bakers and decorators is an interesting one and if you’ve found yourself wanting to try your hand at making your own cakes, but don’t know where to begin, then this is the course for you.

The Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course takes complete beginners and provides step-by-step guidance in written, illustrative and video forms to offer a level of understanding that may otherwise take much, much longer.

You may already have some experience with home baking and wish to advance your skills and increase your level of understanding, this course can help you with that too.

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Accreditations

The Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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