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Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft - Level 1 Award (NCFE)

Birmingham Adult Education Service
Course summary
80 hours
400 GBP excl. VAT
Birmingham, Online courses
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Course description

Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft - Level 1 Award (NCFE)

This course will enable you to develop skills in cake covering, icing and modelling techniques using a range of equipment to produce work of a good standard.

During the course you will look at key skills for employment within the field.

Include elements of research and development into your working projects.

Consider how to develop and transfer your subject knowledge for community/ citizenship use.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to be able to develop basic skills in cake decorating, to prepare for qualifications at a higher level, and, or to learn skills for employment in the catering sector

Entry requirements

You will need experience of cake decorating of at least beginners’ level to succeed with this qualification. The course involves taking notes, carrying out basic research, calculating, weighing and measuring, so you will need to have basic levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

Training Course Content

What will I learn?

  • How to make Royal Icing
  • How to cover cakes using sugar paste
  • How to produce piping bags and carry out a range of piping techniques
  • How to carry out basic modelling techniques to produce figures and flowers
  • How to colour sugar paste and apply colour with brushes
  • To produce samples of techniques with instructions in your portfolio
  • An awareness of the colour wheel
  • An awareness of employment opportunities in the confectionary industry
  • How to use tools and equipment safely and correctly

How will I learn?

  • Through tutor demonstration and instruction
  • By exploring equipment, tools and techniques
  • By carrying out research into techniques and applications
  • By creating your own designs
  • By critically evaluating your own work as well as that of others
  • By producing finished cakes with different decorative techniques to a good standard

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Birmingham Adult Education Service

Birmingham Adult Education Service

At Birmingham Adult Education Service their aim is to make a difference. Offering courses such as English, Math, Health & Social Care and Art, BAES has a vision to become an outstanding provider of community learning and skills. Whether you're...

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Birmingham Adult Education Service

99 Whitehead Rd, Aston
B6 6EJ Birmingham

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