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Hospitality and Catering

Level 1 Award in Cake Decoration

Part Time

Course Overview

This fun evening course will give you an introduction to the basics of cake decorating and sugar craft. Whether you're thinking about icing a celebration cake or just want to make every cake a little more special, this course will get you started.

Please note that there is a £40 cost for course materials once you have enrolled on this course.

Course Content

This course, supported by Improve, the Food and Drink Sector Skills Council, has been developed to give you an understanding of cake decoration and design techniques. It offers professional development and enhances future employment prospects. 

You will cover the following subjects:
  • How to decorate with royal icing, sugar paste and a variety of coatings

  • How to model with marzipan and sugar paste

  • The personal responsibilities of current health, safety and hygiene legislation.

Entry Requirement

No formal entry requirements are needed apart from being over the age of 19.


This qualification is entirely practically assessed.

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Course Outline

Course Code: OEBL013
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 12 Weeks
Start Date: TBC.
Day & Time: Wed 6pm to 8.30pm
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £290.00)
Registration Fees: £68.00
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