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Level 1 Cake Decoration

West Herts College
Course summary
11 weeks
290 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Vocational & College Courses
Next available date: 06/01/2021 - Watford
Course Dates
290 GBP

Course description

Level 1 Cake Decoration

On the course students will study and learn about many aspects in Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft in a step- by-step process, thereby building their personal skills.

As well as Health, Safety and Hygiene, and Design, different media appropriate for level 1 will be used and explored, including Royal Icing, Sugarpaste, Marzipan, Pastillage, and Flowers.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable and appropriate for the absolute beginner as well as those wishing to further develop their knowledge in the subject.

Our part-time provision is designed primarily for adult students, aged 19 and over. Students aged 16 to 18 may be allowed to enrol on the course at the discretion of the Head of Admissions and Head of School.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A College Certificate listing the skills and techniques acquired will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

Training Course Content

The course includes the following:

  • Model with Marzipan ‘A Woodland Scene
  • Decorate a Sponge Cake with Butter Cream Stars
  • Cover a Sponge Cake with Sugar Paste and Decorate (Crumb Coat)
  • Cover a Drum with Sugar Paste/Cover a Drum around a Cake
  • Cover a Fruit Cake with Marzipan & Sugar Paste
  • Flower Paste Roses and Leaves and Decorate & Flower Paste Roses and Leaves (non-wired)
  • Marzipan Roses and Leaves
  • Pastillage Box
  • Run-Outs
  • Crimping
  • Levelling Cakes
  • Piping with Royal Icing (make greaseproof paper icing bags)
  • Ribbons and Bows
  • Frilling Technique-for sides of cakes

A white coat, chef's whites or other appropriate protective clothing will be required, plus tools and materials as specified by your Tutor.


  • Evening Course fee is £ 290.00
  • P/T non-released fee is £ 282.00

Continuing Studies

Students passing level 1 can progress to level 2.

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West Herts College

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Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ

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