Course Information: Decorating Christmas Cakes

About this course

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The cost of materials and ingredients is not included in the course fee. Students should expect to spend approx £25.00 on equipment. Tutor will advise on first week.

Learn how to make a great impression with your Christmas cake this year by creating professional decorations for a homemade or shop bought cake.

Dates and times

From 30 Oct 2017 to 04 Dec 2017
Mon 19:00-21:00
for 6 weeks

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30 Oct 2017
19:00 to 21:00
06 Nov 2017
19:00 to 21:00
13 Nov 2017
19:00 to 21:00
20 Nov 2017
19:00 to 21:00
27 Nov 2017
19:00 to 21:00
04 Dec 2017
19:00 to 21:00


Kentwood Centre
Kingsdale Road
SE20 7PR

with Judy Kimmins

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 64 , the concession rate is 51. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • 64.00 (course fee)


Learn how to decorate your Christmas cake to a high standard. You will design your cake, make marzipan, coat the cake with sugar paste and make models to decorate your homemade or shop bought cake.

What can students expect?

Learn skills such as making marzipan, coating the cake professionally with sugar paste. You will create a design and make models to suit the design.

Late starters allowed?

Only up to week 2.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required

You will need to be able to understand both written and verbal instructions and information in English and be able to measure accurately in inches and centimetres. The tutor will explain any specialist terms used.

Entry Requirements

No, this is a beginners course.

Assessment Method

This is a non-accredited course and your tutor will informally assess you throughout the course. Assessment will be via observation, questions and answers and production of an end product.

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External qualification?


Previous experience required?

No, this is for all levels

What is the progression route?

Other cake decoration and sugar craft courses, the tutor will advise.

Are there any extra costs?

Yes, each week the cost of ingredients and small equipment as required. Expect to spend approx 25.00 on equipment. The cost of materials and ingredients is not included in the course fee. Tutor will advise on first week.

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Work set between sessions?

Yes, this will be discussed at the first session. In order to progress it is advisable to practise the skills learnt between sessions.

Equipment Required

Please bring a pen, pencil, ruler and notebook to the first session. At the first session, you will design your cake decorations and do some practise and the tutor will advise what you will need to bring for the rest of the course.

Teaching method/style?

Demonstration, practical tasks, lots of hands on work, support from tutor.