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Cake Decorating – Beginners

Key Facts

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Dianne Maitland

Course dates:  TBC – please email if you would like to register interest in this course.

Length of course: 6 weeks

Study mode: Tuesday evenings, 6:30- 8:30pm

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS

Course Content

A course to enable you to develop skills and confidence in basic cake decorating techniques required for making a range of celebration and party cakes. You will learn how to:

  • How to make and use icings
  • Pipe basic shells and scrolls
  • Model simple top decorations
  • Make flowers using sugar paste and cutters
  • Pipe flowers using royal icing
  • Create basic novelty designs using sugar paste with food colours and textures

Entry Requirements

No experience necessary

Materials Required

The items below will be required for the first lesson

  • 6in round fruit cake
  • 250g Renshaw flower and modelling paste
  • 8in round cake drum board
  • 500g Regalice roll out icing (Not ready rolled)
  • 650g Marzipan white almond paste
  • Icing sugar in a dredger (shaker)
  • 6in thin cake board (can be purchased from the tutor)
  • J clothes x 3
  • Tea Towel
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Rolling pin
  • Apron
  • Suitable box for transportation
  • Notepad and pen

A few more items may need to be purchased during the course.

Course Costs

Tuition Fee: £60 (this includes a charge for additional materials of £10.00)

Additional costs: It may be necessary to purchase extra items during the course at your own expense. The materials listed above will be at your own expense.

NB: These fees may be subject to change

How do I Apply

Please apply online at or phone 0800 032 1986 for an application form.