This 480 clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks (days), or 16 weeks (evenings) of study. This program will familiarize the students with fundamentals of cake baking, cake decorating and usage of decorating tools. Students also learn how to prepare a cake for decorating and how to create cake icings and fillings. Importance is placed on the texture and makeup of the icings and usage of icing tips.
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform cake decorations using various methods including usage of icing and fillings, hard candies and piping bags and spatulas in order to achieve the desired décor effect.
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Cake Decorator in a commercial or retail bakery setting.
Program Length/Class Hours
6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 16 weeks, 480 hours
|Module ACD||Equipment, Utensils, Tools and Preparations||50||30||20|
|Module BCD||Decorating Techniques||40||10||30|
|Module CCD||Working With Icing, Glazes and Filling Choices||70||30||40|
|Module DCD||How to Make and Use a Piping Bag||70||30||40|
|Module ECD||Decorating with Sugar Flowers||40||10||30|
|Module FCD||Making and Decorating wedding Cakes||70||30||40|
|Module GCD||Creating Decorating Children’s Cakes||70||30||40|
|Module HCD||Holiday Cakes and Celebration Cakes||70||30||40|
Module ACD Equipment, Utensils, Tools and Preparations – Students will learn how to identify and properly select the correct equipment and utensils used for cake decorating. Students will also learn how to prepare cakes of various layers for decoration.
Module BCD Decorating Techniques – Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cake decorating techniques using icing offset spatulas to apply icing, glazes and powdered candies. Emphasis is place on usage of different shapes and sizes of icing tips to achieve the desired décor effect.
Module CCD Working with Icing, Glazes and Filling Choices – Students will learn how to correctly apply icing, glazes and fillings onto cakes of various layers. Students will also learn how to prepare various flavors and colors to achieve the desired décor effect.
Module DCD How to Make and Use a Piping Bag – Students will learn how make and use a Piping Bag for cake décor purposes.
Students will also learn how to use various icing tips which allow them to create lines, dots, flowers and scripting.
Module ECD Decorating with Sugar Flowers – Students will learn how to decorate a cake using sugar flowers. Students will also learn how to create basic sugar flowers from scratch and apply them onto cakes of various layers to achieve the desired décor effect.
Module FCD Making and Decorating Wedding Cakes – Students will learn how to make multi-tier wedding cakes and also learn common techniques and trends used for their decoration.
Module GCD Creating Decorative Children’s Cakes – Students will learn how to decorate cakes that appeal to children by using common techniques and decorative styles.
Module HCD Holiday Cakes and Celebration Cakes – Students will learn how to prepare and decorate cakes for holiday themes and special events such as celebrations.
Course Materials/Equipment: Stand Mixer, Cake stand and pans, Baking/decorating tools and supplies
Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70%, “D” grade or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, to be considered for graduation. Internship/externship not required.