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Hospitality and Catering

Celebration Cake

Part Time

Course Overview

BCoT are proud to announce a three-day Celebration Cake course.

This will be a great introduction to big cake decorating using buttercream and sugarpaste.

It is ideal for beginners, or intermediate cake decorators that would like to practice their skills and learn a new techniques.

The cake would be ideal for any celebration cake of your choice and you can decorate it in any colour scheme or style that you like.

At the end of the three evenings, you’ll have a cake to take home and eat with your friends and family just in time for Christmas, and will have learnt new skills so that you can recreate the cake another time.

All equipment is provided and ingredients will be provided, and we will be happy to help with any questions at all 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.


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: 17/12/2018
Day & Time: Mon, Wed and Thu, 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Tuition Fees: £120.00
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