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This two-week long cake decorating course has been designed to introduce modern concepts of cake decorating, design, and preparation, alongside an insight into fundamental business acumen. In these cake decorating classes, our pâtisserie chefs lead a combination of practical sessions, demonstrations and lectures to impart their knowledge, drawing from years of industry experience to provide you with cake making skills and techniques that have been successfully implemented in the professional environment.

The creative element of the course coupled with key business acumen helps to develop an entrepreneurial attitude in participants.

If you are interested in taking your cake baking skills to the next level and learning how to make cakes that not only taste great, but also look great, then the cake decorating course is perfect for you.

Key information

Duration: 60 hours | 10 sessions
Price: £2,999
Included in the fees: ingredients, dedicated manual, apron and tea towel.
Entry Requirements: no prior culinary experience is required


Usual timings:

  • 9.00am - 3.30pm
  • Please note that if there is a bank holiday during your course, the course will not run that day, but will continue the day after for the full term (including weekends).

Course Details

  • Course Content

    Our London school houses dedicated bakery and pâtisserie kitchens featuring professional equipment such as induction hobs, market leading mixers and caesarstone work surfaces.

    In this specialist pastry programme, you will learn decoration, design and production by focusing on:

    • celebration cakes
    • wedding cake assembly
    • stacked and shaped cakes
    • cupcakes
    • flavour profiles
    • filling, coating and masking
    • icing textures and techniques
    • gum paste flower decorations
    • chocolate work as decoration

    You will also receive our dedicated Cake Decorating course manual containing:

    • course overview and introduction
    • cake, filling, and decoration recipes
    • step-by-step guide to tempering chocolate
    • overview of decoration techniques with visual descriptions
    • piping border and writing templates

    As a participant of Le Cordon Bleu London’s Cake Decorating course, you are supplied with all the ingredients and equipment needed during each session, and everything you create is yours to take home at the end of the day.

  • Who is the programme for?

    We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required.

    This programme is suitable if:

    • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to master one of the most fundamental pâtisserie techniques to set up your own cake decorating business
    • You are a passionate pastry amateur and you want to learn the right techniques
    • You wish to enhance your pâtisserie skills
  • Course Dates and Apply

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024 ( Standard )

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