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Introduction to Sugarcraft (Free)

Would you like to explore your creativity, gain confidence and save your family and friends money by decorating your own cakes? Whether you enjoy baking or absolutely not, this course will help you acquire cake decorating skills, which will allow your to produce a variety of cakes on different themes.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 8
Hours: 2.00
Start: Flexible

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Course Information for Students

This course is ideal for anyone interested in gaining confidence in creative skills or anyone interested in working or wanting to work in cake decoration from complete beginners.

The are no entry requirements and all that is required in a ‘have a go’ attitude and a willingness to work independently and in small groups.

  • Royal Icing Techniques
  • Sugarpaste Techniques
  • Cake Decoration
  • Classic, Seasonal and Family Themes
  • Large and Small Cake Decorating Techniques
  • Presentation
  • Demonstration
  • Practical Activities with teacher supervision

Basic icing ingredients will be supplied, but students will be expected to bring the base cake (sponge or fruit) to be iced. Students may also wish to bring additional decorative items of their choice.

There is no formal assessment of this introductory course.  However, the teacher will assess practical tasks and give feedback and support for any areas for improvement.

City and Guilds Level 1 in Cake Decoration 

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 20, 2023 3:52 pm