Cake... everyone loves cake! If you like making people happy, then this Cake Baking & Decorating Diploma Course is for you!
Of course you'll need a bit of a sweet tooth too!
The course begins with a look at the essential tools and equipment you’ll be using, the process of designing a cake, and how to prepare yourself, your workspace and your ingredients.
You’ll be guided through baking a Madeira cake, a luxurious chocolate sponge, and a light fruit cake. Additionally, you’ll learn how to adjust ingredients for varying tastes and cake tin sizes.
You’ll discover how to level, torte, and fill your sponge with delicious fillings and cover in a buttercream crumb coating - ready to be covered in fondant icing. For fruit cakes, we look at how to cover them with an apricot jam glaze and marzipan.
The course then takes you through working with pre-made fondant and achieving a crisp, professional finish. You’ll learn about various cake decorations, and follow step-by-step guides to create a teddy bear and number toppers. The course also covers how to make 2D and 3D decorations.
Finally, you’ll be shown how to combine your decorations and finish your cake. You’ll also be guided through other essential information, such as how to take a clear photograph of your creation, how to protect and transport it to a venue, and the food safety considerations, potential allergens and inedible parts of the cake that you should discuss with the recipient.
By studying this course, you will:
Module 1: Cake Decorating Tools and Equipment
Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: Cake Decorating Equipment
Part 3: Consumable Items
Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Designing a Cake
Part 1: Getting Creative
Part 2: Design Elements
Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Planning and Preparation
Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: Ingredients
Part 3: Getting Ready to Bake
Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Baking Sponge Cakes
Part 1: Sponge Cake Baking Tips
Part 2: Sponge Cakes
Part 3: Chocolate Sponge Cake
Part 4: Flavour Adaptations
Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Fruit Cake
Part 1: Making a Fruit Cake
Part 2: Fruit Cake Flavour Adaptations
Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Preparing Your Cake
Part 1: Flavoured Syrups
Part 2: Preparing Sponge Cake for Covering
Part 3: Torting and Filling a Sponge Cake
Part 4: Crumb Coating
Part 5: Preparing Fruit Cake for Covering
Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Working with Fondant
Part 1: Fondant Icing
Part 2: Covering a Round Cake Drum
Part 3: Covering a Round Cake
Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Creating Cake Toppers
Part 1: Quick and Easy Cake Toppers
Part 2: Creating Your Own Toppers
Part 3: Creating Number Toppers
Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Creating Cake Decorations
Part 1: Creating Cake Decorations Using Cutters
Part 2: Creating Decorations Using Moulds
Part 3: Wire Cake Fountains
Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Completing Your Cake
Part 1: Transferring the Cake
Part 2: Decorating the Cake
Part 3: Taking Photographs of Cakes
Part 4: Preparing for Delivery or Collection
Module 10 Assessment
The Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.
This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
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