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Cake Decorating Classes & Courses in London

Many local colleges run a great range of courses which cover both general cake decorating skills as well as specifics such as sugarcraft and seasonal designs.

Cake Decorating (part time) @ South Thames College course website
A first course to enable you to acquire essential skills and gain confidence in basic cake decorating techniques. You will learn how to make and use icings, shape, fill and coat cakes, pipe basic shapes and patterns, model simple shapes and use cutters and embossers for celebration and novelty designs. -How to make icings and pastes -How to coat cakes and use simple decorative techniques -Expert advice on choosing and using equipment -How to use a range of popular cutters -The global and cultural backgrounds to the subject -The principles of colour, design and proportion Compiling a personal reference file
Qualifications: none      Fee: 145     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London

Designer Wedding Cakes (part time) @ South Thames College course website
This course is taught by a professional cake decorator. Learn how to create simple modern designs suitable for a beginner including coating, drapes, cutter designs, sugar pearls and feature flowers. Expert advice on presentation, stacking, tiering and transporting. You may visit an exhibition. You will not learn to bake cakes. You will work on dummies or your own cakes. By the end of the course you will know: - How to choose and use tools and equipment - How to make a range of pastes for fabric effects - How to marzipan and sugarpaste - Simple piping techniques - Proportion and balance in design - Global, historical and cultural backgrounds to subject -Compiling a personal reference file
Qualifications: none      Fee: 145     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London

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

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

Sugarcraft Skills (part time) @ South Thames College course website
An introductory course to enable you to develop skills and confidence in basic cake decorating techniques for making a range of easy celebration and party cakes. You will learn how to make and use icings, coat cakes, pipe basic shapes, crimp patterns and use cutters and embossers for classic and novelty designs. By the end of the course you will be able to: -make icings and pastes coat cakes and use simple decorative techniques choose and use equipment correctly use a range of popular cutters describe global and cultural backgrounds to the subject -apply the principles of colour, design and proportion -compile a personal reference file
Qualifications: none      Fee: 115     Duration: 12 weeks    Tel: 020 8918 7777      Location: London, Greater London