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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 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

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

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 - Improvers (part time) @ Bradford College course website
In this exciting and engaging course you will consolidate what you have learnt in the previous course on how to decorate cakes, starting with icing techniques and progressing to elaborate over-piping and collar work. Other more sophisticated techniques may be covered. 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: 90.00     Duration: 30 weeks    Tel: 01274 436300       Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Cake Decorating Sugar Flowers (part time) @ Leeds City College course website
This course will enable you to cover a cake with icing: either sugar paste or royal icing and decorate it with a variety of finishes. No previous knowledge or experience is required.Different techniques and ways to cover cakes with icing. How to decorate making a range of decorative items to go on top. Choice of decorations will depend on the season.
Qualifications: none      Fee: 74.00     Duration: 8 weeks    Tel: 0113 216 2359      Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire