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Hospitality and Catering

Celebration Cakes

Part Time

Course Overview

Make, bake and decorate your next celebration cake at BCoT!

Taking place over three nights, this exciting part-time course is a great introduction to baking and decorating cakes for all occasions.

Learn how to:

  • Create a perfect level sponge without a soggy bottom!
  • Make big celebration cakes from scratch
  • Mix up the perfect buttercream and sugarpaste to produce sharp decorative finishes

You will also make effective sugar flower decorations and embellishments plus the chance to get valuable tips and advice from our industry-experienced staff.

At the end of the course, you will take home an impressive cake to share with family and friends along with a useful set of skills to create your own unique celebration cakes.

All equipment and ingredients will be provided, and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have about cake decorating during the class.

Course Content

During this class, you will learn how to:

  • Successfully bake a cake and level your sponge cake
  • Sandwich it together with buttercream
  • Make the perfect buttercream and ‘crumb coat’ your cake to give the perfect base for a smooth finish
  • Colour sugarpaste using gel, in whichever colour scheme you choose
  • Cover your cake with sugarpaste, getting the edges as sharp as possible
  • Create your cake decoration to decorate your masterpiece
  • Make simple but effective sugar flowers and add the final finishing touches and embellishment

Entry Requirement

There are no course requirements. It is ideal for beginners, or intermediate cake decorators that would like to practice their skills and learn new techniques.


This course has no formal assessment.

Where does this course lead to

Learners can advance their skills and enroll on our Level 1 and Level 2 Cake Decorating course. 

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: OEBC003
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Week
Start Date: 14/12/2020
Day & Time: Mon, Wed, Thu, 6pm to 8.30pm
Tuition Fees: £160.00
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