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Wedding Cake Decoration Techniques

  • Overview of the course

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    This 4 week course is for the more experienced cake decorator, at an intermediate level we will produce a tiered wedding cake, biscuits and cupcakes using the styles which are on trend for the current wedding season.

    The course will introduce you to:
    - Use of equipment, tools and materials used in the production of tiered cakes.
    - Working on the design elements of a producing a wedding cake.
    - Working buttercream to produce decorative cupcakes.

    Many of our learners come to study with us as we have industry-experienced tutors who have showcased learners work at Cake International (Bolton College won 'Best College & Group Display') and has also been featured in the National Press (Vogue Magazine).

  • What you'll learn

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    Whilst on the course we will design and make a 3 tier wedding cake as a class discussing and agreeing the learning outcomes together. This course will be bespoke to what you, the learners want to learn, should that be making and using cake lace, simple wedding toppers or painting on cakes. Once the cake is complete we will the produce a selection of decorative cupcakes to compliment the design of the finished wedding cake.
  • Entry requirements

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    Some basic knowledge of cake decoration is required such as completion of the Introduction to Cake Decoration course or the Cake Decoration Level 1 course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There is no formal assessment on this course. You will receive feedback, support and guidance from your tutor. Your learning will be supported through practical activities, discussions, paired/individual and group tasks and worksheets.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    - Learners are expected to provide their own materials and equipment.
    - Learners will be given a list at the start of the course.
    - As it is intended that the items produced on the course are for eating, learners are expected to wear an apron, have appropriate flat, closed footwear and have long hair tied back.
    - A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.

    Please note there is no baking involved on this course and we work solely with dummy cakes.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    The Department Administrator is Sarah Lewis Tel: 01204 482 333 Or email:
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 23 May 2024. Last class: 27 Jun 2024
    • Thursday : 18:00 - 21:00
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £108.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners successfully completing this short course to a good standard may apply for a place on the Creative Flowers course or Modelling Techniques course.

    Other courses available to support your learning:
    - Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    - Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    - Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    - A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


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    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

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  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    18:00 - 21:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    5 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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