Cookery - sugarcraft and cake decorating - cakes for Children

Course code: ICAR010P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

3:00pm - 9:00pm


6th May 2021 - 6th May 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Spend a relaxing day learning some essential cake decorating skills at this one-day workshop. Discover how to turn a cake into a colourful dragon/dinosaur cake suitable for a child’s birthday. Learn how to cut a sponge cake into the shape of a fantasy dragon or dinosaur and how to cover an odd shaped cake with icing. You will discover how to use modelling tools to create detail such as scales, wings and facial expressions.

You will be expected to bring your own equipment and materials, but some spares may be available to borrow from the tutor if you have difficulty finding certain items.

The course will include:-

• Cutting and covering a cake to make the shape of a dragon/dinosaur
• How to cover an odd-shaped sponge cake with sugar paste icing.
• Using crimpers, modelling tools to add texture and detail to icing
• Adding colour to icing
• How to make lettering from flower paste icing

You will be expected to bring the following equipment and materials with you:
• 8 inch round sponge cake in two halves so that it makes a 3 inch deep cake when put together
• 300g of buttercream (100g butter, 200g icing sugar with tsp vanilla essence)
• 2 kg of white ready to roll icing – Tesco’s own is fine or Renshaw’s regal ice work well
• Cake board 12" round drum
• Pastry brush (preferably plastic)
• A large and a small rolling pin (plastic if possible)
• Small sieve
• Sugar shaker with icing sugar
• Palette knife
• Small table knife with a flat blade or a small palette knife
• Sharp knife to cut your cake
• Plastic cake smoother
• Small unused paintbrush
• Plastic pots with lids and a box to carry your cake to and from class
• Cocktail sticks
• 15mm wide satin ribbon in colour of choice, 2 metres
• Food colouring sugar flair paste colours, Christmas Red, Egg Yellow, Christmas Green. Alternatively buy small packets of ready coloured ready to roll icing
• Clean apron and tea towel
• Set of alphabet cutters
• Set of plastic modelling tools

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Various cookery workshops/courses ranging from:
• A Taste of South East Asia
• Breads of the World
• Chinese introduction
• Chinese Vegan
• Chinese Vegetarian
• Fresh Pasta & Sauces
• Healthy Asian Vegan Cookery
• Indian Vegan - Tasty Light Bites
• introduction to wired sugar flowers
• Italian Bread Making
• Italian Desserts
• Italian Fresh Pasta and Sauces
• Italian Main dishes and Desserts
• Italian Sauces and Desserts
• Malaysian introduction
• Sugarcraft and cake decorating - ideas for Christmas
• Sugarcraft and cake decorating - ideas for Valentines Day
• Vegan around the World 1 day workshop
• Vegetarian around the World introduction
The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cake decorating. No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Ingredient cost: £10 or less (approx.)

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will take the form of tutor demonstration followed by learner participation. There will be no formal assessment for this course, but everyone will be asked to display their work to the group at the end of the workshop so that we can all appreciate the skills that have been learnt. There will be a short learner questionnaire to fill in at the start and the end of the course to show your progress throughout the day.