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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

Royal icing and piping (part time) @ South Thames College course website
Decorative piping will always be an essential element of cake decoration. This short introductory course will enable you to develop skills in piping. You will learn how to make and use royal icing and piping bags, pipe basic linework, shells, borders cornelli and runouts. At the end of this course you should know: - How to make and use royal icing - How to coat cakes and use simple decorative techniques - Expert advice on choosing and using equipment - How to pipe borders, lettering, runouts - The historical background to the subject - The principles of colour and design - Compiling a personal reference file
Qualifications: none      Fee: £60     Duration: 4 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London

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 Icing and Sugarcraft - Mixed Ability (part time) @ Wiltshire College course website
Cake icing and sugarcraft is as much of an art as it is a craft. Anyone who is familiar with this activity will understand that there is as much pleasure to be gained from contemplating these creations as there is from eating them! Sometimes the work produced is more akin to sculpture than to cakes and has as much potential to satisfy the emotions as it does to satisfy hunger. Our three-term course is open to anyone with an interest and enthusiasm in cake icing and sugarcraft and who may have wondered how those beautiful cake creations that celebrate the special occasions in life such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries are made. You may already have some experience of this craft and may have attended the Beginners course but if you have no previous experience you are equally welcome and will be made to feel at home by our supportive tutor.
Qualifications: none      Fee: £110.00     Duration: 10 weeks    Tel: 01225 35 00 35      Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Cake Decorating (part time) @ Solihull College course website
•An ideal course for beginners or those with some experience. Learn to create distinctive touches and a professional finish on a range of cakes for special occasions - weddings, Christmas, birthdays and babies.
Qualifications: NCFE Creative Craft Skills Level 1      Fee: £40     Duration: 30 weeks    Tel: 0121 678 7000      Location: Solihull, West Midlands

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