Our Cake Decoration and sugarcraft courses cater for people who want to learn the basics, improve their existing skills, or start a career in this rewarding, creative industry.
Learners who undertake training with us have gone on to work professionally as cake decorators, either for an established company or setting up their own celebration cake business.
All courses are taught by experienced cake decorators and take the form of demonstration and practical sessions. The courses attract learners from all over Greater Manchester as well as Lancashire, North Cheshire and North Derbyshire.
The classes take place at our Deane Road campus in a purpose-designed cake decoration studio, supported by the latest audio-visual (AV) equipment. Learners are able to access video clips and additional resources from home to aid the development of their skills.
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Deane Road Campus
I completed the six-week taster course and enjoyed it so much that I decided to come back and get a qualification. I’ve progressed through Levels 1 and 2, and I love how practical the courses are. I particularly like using royal icing; you pipe it, so the decorations are more intricate and you can be really artistic with your designs. I even entered Cake International – ‘The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show’ – and was awarded Gold!
Nicola Ingle, Cake Decoration ABC Level 3
I gave up the 9-5 a few years ago to make my dream of running a cake decorating business a reality. The practical nature of the course has been a big positive and I’ve learnt lots of new techniques that I can now use to grow my business. I’ll definitely continue with my studies in the future.
Charlotte Roberts – Cake Decorating Level 1
I’ve always enjoyed baking, especially as I’ve got older and have more spare time now my children are growing up. The facilities at Bolton College are fantastic and there’s always plenty of equipment available for students to use. The course is structured so that we are given a brief to follow but the freedom to put our own spin on the finished design and use our own creative ideas. Cake decorating is a hobby for now and I’ll be making plenty of cakes for friends and family in the future I’m sure!
Rebecca Cayton – Cake Decorating Level 2