Level 1 Award in Cake Decoration

Course Content

On this course you will learn the professional standards for Cake Decoration. Covering all aspects of royal icing work including coating to a professional standard, piping shells, ropes, scrolls, flowers and lettering so that you can write freehand onto cakes and various design elements.

Additionally you will learn sugar paste and modelling skills including coating of cakes round and square, crimping and embossing, simple marzipan shapes and models, sugar paste cut-outs incorporating simple piped decorations and lettering.

Course Format

Week by week this progressive programme ensures that learners develop skills to help them achieve results to the required standard. Throughout the course, you will produce exam pieces, a portfolio and exhibits.

Learning will consist of demonstrations and practical work; completion of assignments and assessments.

Special Features

Training is carried out by specialist staff and your work will be at a recognised national standard.


All learners of this programme require own specialist equipment. These include:

»Small palette knife

»Straight edge

»Side scraper

»No. 1, 2, 3, 4 piping tubes

»No. 2 crimper

»Metal flower nail

Entry Qualifications

No formal requirements but a genuine interest in professional cake decoration and attendance of a briefing session held prior to enrolment. When you have completed the Cake Decoration Award Level 1 you could progress onto the Level 2.


After successful completion of Level 1, you have a number of options available to you, these include-

»Finisher/Cake Decorator (Bakery Trade)

»Intermediate Sugar Craft Flowers

»Advanced Sugar Craft Flowers

»Various bakery courses

»Other specialist cake decoration programmes


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

Course Details

£265 (Price Includes Registration fee of £40)
If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group), tuition fees will be waived. If you are in receipt of Universal Credit, Income Support or are unemployed with an income of less than £300 per month and in one of the following JCP groups:
  • All Work Related Requirements Group
  • Work Preparation Group
  • Work Focused Interview Group
AND the course you are studying will help you find employment, your tuition fees will be waived.

Course Code:
Catering, Hospitality & Bakery
Beaufort Road
1 Year

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.