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Catering and Hospitality

Adults Part-Time

Cake Baking and Decorating - Beginners - Part-Time

Picture the scene: it's a warm Tuesday evening in September, you are sat in front of the TV watching the Great British Bake-Off contestants at work and start to think - "I wish I could do that!"- well now you can start to learn how at the College of West Anglia!

  • Course Description

    Using the Novus Restaurant's excellent facilities and kitchen, you will start to learn the basics of baking and decorating - including how to bake, split, level, coat and cover your cake ready to decorate. Whether you have baked before or not, our industry-trained staff will spend time with you and the class to help you perfect your cake and learn the skills to make recipes which you'll be able to create at home.

    You'll be looking at baking individual cakes, tray bakes and sandwich cakes whilst learning a range of decorating/finishing techniques using buttercream & chocolate.

    What do I need to bring?

    • An apron
    • Suitable footwear (i.e. no heels, open toes or little pumps)
    • A tub suitable to take home what you make

    This may change between each course; we will contact all applicants with information on what they need to bring before the course starts.

  • Course Length

    This course will run from 6 - 9pm each Thursday.

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • Professional Cake Decorating - Part-Time (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    Course fee £100

    Fee information

    There are no fee waivers or reductions available for this course. The full cost of the course is payable on application.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

This programme will run twice throughout the academic year with courses beginning on 12th November 2020 and 25th February 2021.

King's Lynn

Part-Time

Duration 6 Weeks

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Success story

Jack Robins

Professional Cookery - Level 3

Following completion of an apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering at CWA, Jack studied Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3.

“I went on to study my level 3 diploma as I really liked the modules on the course and it was the best route for me to apply to university. The tutors are helpful and the catering factilites at CWA are very good, with a very large kitchen and a wide range of equipment. The Novus Restaurant enables students to gain real-life work experience as we are involved in preparing, cooking and serving members of the public."

Jack is now studying Hospitality Management at Nottingham Trent University. 

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