Weekend Fundantmental Course

Weekend fundamental Cake Decorating Course – 20 hours

This is also a great starting point for a beginner cake decorator and includes:

  • Basics of piping
  • Basics of sugar flowers and working with gumpaste
  • Carving and covering a 3D cake
  • Basic figurine modelling
  • Working with butter icing, naked cakes and drip cakes
  • Basics of business, costings, marketing and running a cake decorating business

Day 1

Practical:        Make royal icing

Basics of piping including borders

Make a display board

Carving 3D cakes

Cover cakes with fondant (real cake)

Theory:           Tools and ingredients needed

                        Suppliers

Recipes (vanilla, red velvet, moist chocolate, carrot cake etc)

                        Fruit cakes (recipe and how to cover)

                        Alternate fillings eg mousse etc with recipes

Marketing

                        Establishing your target market

                        Trend spotting

                        Building your portfolio

Creating a contract

Day 2

Practical:        Make sugar roses and other flower (leaves, filler flowers etc)

Naked cakes, drip cakes and working with fresh flowers

Working with butter icing

Piped butter icing effects and flowers

Figurine modelling

Theory:           Charging for your services

Meeting with your customers

Initial meeting, understanding their needs, and designing your cake

                        Dealing with difficult clients

                        Keeping records of discussions

Roleplaying exercise

Graduation