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Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft - Advanced

Course aim

This course will enable you to develop your sugarcraft skills and techniques to produce work to a professional standard.

Will I gain a qualification on this course?

No. This is a non-accredited course

Course length

Course lengths vary. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to professional sugar craft standards, to go on to do an advanced level qualification, or who may be interested in working in the confectionary sector

Entry requirements

You will need to have studied cake decorating at intermediate level to be successful on this course. As the course involves taking notes and measurements, you will need to have good levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.

What will I learn?

  • How produce a wide range of experimental and sample pieces
  • How to research and record creative ideas and designs
  • How to critically evaluate own work and that of others
  • How to plan and prepare complex compositions to an advanced level
  • To understand the standards and requirements of the confectionary industry
  • To produce samples of techniques with instructions in your portfolio
  • An awareness of employment opportunities in the confectionary industry
  • How to use tools and equipment safely and correctly

How will I learn?

  • Through independent practical activities Including set tasks and experimentation
  • Through individual support and feedback from your tutor
  • Individual and group research and evaluation to develop ideas and knowledge
  • Through tutor demonstration and instruction
  • By exploring equipment, tools and techniques
  • By producing a small portfolio containing samples, information on techniques you have learned, and photographs of compositions that you have made

What could this course lead to?

It could lead to further courses in sugar craft techniques at advanced level, or to a qualification at level 3.

Your responsibilities as a learner on this course

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring the correct materials to each session.

Important information

Fees for this course do not include the cost of materials and tools. During the course you will need to purchase materials costing approximately £30.

For the first week, you will need to bring a note book and pen.

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