Sugarpaste Cake Decorations Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Are you ready to take your cake decorating skills to the next level? Elevate your baking artistry with our sugarpaste cake decoration course. Master stunning techniques, discover how to craft exquisite designs, and learn the secrets to successfully market and sell your delectable creations.

Learn the foundations and history of sugarcraft, as well as gaining knowledge of other types of icing and how to pair them with sugarpaste work. Become familiar with the tools and equipment required to make sugarpaste, and understand how to make your sugarpaste from scratch with a step-by-step guide.

Study how to use sugarpaste to decorate different baked goods such as cakes, cookies, and cake pops, as well as how to use an airbrush to create different colour and texture effects. You will also learn to prepare and work with sugarpaste, overcoming common obstacles.

Discover how to prepare a cake for sugarpaste work, including levelling and layering, and the importance of using a dummy cake for practice. Learn how to incorporate different elements and attach them. Master ropes, braids, and spiral shapes to make your cake decorations exciting and unique.

Take your sugarpaste cake decorating skills to the next level by learning how to create a variety of flowers and even a frog on a lily pad model. Understand how to create the different parts, attach them, and use supports for high-quality creations.

Learn how to promote and sell your sugarcraft work, including social media promotion and how to market for weddings. You will also gain an understanding of how to enter cake competitions. Discover how to confidently make cake decorations as you venture into the world of sugarpaste.

By studying this course, you will learn:

  • The history and fundamentals of sugarcraft work.
  • How to work with sugarpaste to cover different baked goods.
  • How to prepare a cake for sugarcraft work.
  • A variety of sugarpaste techniques including ropes, braids, and spirals.
  • How to create a sugarpaste flower, plant pot, and frog on a lily pad.
  • How to promote your work and find customers.
Yellow cupcakes with sugarpaste flowers on top

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Basics of Sugarpaste and Sugarcraft
  • Part 2: History of Sugarcraft and Sugarpaste Decorations
  • Part 3: Sugarpaste: The Material
  • Part 4: Different Types of Icing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Tools and Equipment
  • Part 2: Making Your Own Sugarpaste
  • Part 3: Storage and Keeping it Fresh
  • Part 4: Finishing and Detailing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Decorating Cakes
  • Part 2: Working with Additional Decorations
  • Part 3: Creating Models and Figurines
  • Part 4: Using an Airbrush for Detailing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Royal Icing Technique
  • Part 2: Using Different Tools
  • Part 3: Applying and Smoothing Out the Base Covering
  • Part 4: Using Moulds and Cutters
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Making and Using Buttercream
  • Part 2: Levelling Cakes and Crumbing
  • Part 3: Splitting and Layering Cakes
  • Part 4: Practising on a Dummy Cake
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Flower-Making
  • Part 2: How to Make the Flower
  • Part 3: Troubleshooting
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Using Supports for Your Plant
  • Part 2: How to Make the Plant in a Pot
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Multi-Piece Sugarpaste Models
  • Part 2: Making a Frog Model
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Making a Rope
  • Part 2: Making a Braid
  • Part 3: Making a Spiral
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Sugarpaste Competitions
  • Part 2: Selling Wedding and Occasion Cakes
  • Part 3: Selling Online
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This sugarpaste cake decoration course is ideal for aspiring cake decorators, baking enthusiasts, and culinary professionals looking to enhance their skills in sugarcraft. The course also benefits individuals interested in launching or growing their cake decorating business, as it covers marketing strategies and tips for selling and promoting your creations. 

Overall, this course is a comprehensive journey for anyone passionate about elevating their cake-decorating artistry and turning their passion into a thriving business or hobby.

Pink birthday cake with sugarpaste unicorn, gingerbread princess castle, rainbow and meringue clouds
Accreditations

The Sugarpaste Cake Decorations Diploma Course will take 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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