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Cake Decor level 1


Next Available: 16 Oct 9:00AM
6.5 hours

Description

What you will learn in this course:

In this course students will familiarise themselves with all the basic aspects of cake decorating using fondant, also known as plastic icing or RTR (Ready to Roll) and Royal icing. For this course, as the focus is not on the cake but the decor itself, we will use two tiers foam cakes.

The decor techniques you will learn will be based around commercial cake decorating, not hobby cake decorating. For example, roses will only take you 5 minutes each to make without cutters, compared to the more complex flowers made using cutters and petals one at the time, which is very time consuming and commercially not practical. The idea is that you can make the cake at a commercial standard, in a relatively reasonable time and achieve a profit, based on the time it took you to make your masterpiece.

Element performance criteria:

In this course the student will learn to roll out icing, decorate a two tiers foam cake with a lot of different techniques used in cake decorating.

Some of the techniques involved will be:

  • Rolling icing.
  • Covering the foam cakes with Plastic icing and royal icing.
  • Using a crimper for border’s decorating.
  • Making icing drapes to place around the cake.
  • Making paper piping bags, piping filigrees with royal icing around the cake.
  • Piping large icing borders with piping bag.
  • Making roses and leaves for the cake.
  • Using the air brush to shade parts of the cakes.

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Class Schedule

Course Duration: 6 ½ hours ( 9 AM to 3.30 PM)

What you will learn
  • Rolling icing.
  • Covering the foam cakes with Plastic icing and royal icing.
  • Using a crimper for border’s decorating.
What you will get
  • All the tools will be available for each student to use, there won’t be a need to buy any tools.
  • Students will take their finished products home with them.
  • Apron will be provided at the beginning of the course, for student to keep.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Bring your camera and lunch.
What to wear

Wear casual and light clothes, sneakers or shoes with thick sole are recommended..

Appropriate for

Prerequisites: No prerequisite for this course – open to public and trade.


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Firstly I would like to tell you, “Don’t be put off by all the fancy cakes you will see on this website. On the contrary, be excited!” You won’t make all of them in one go. (Just one bite at a time!)

All our courses are designed on the basis that students don’t know anything about cakes (hence wanting to learn) but are excited about learning – and we will be as patient as you. It is a relatively new style for Australia so don’t worry, in the training you won’t be the only one not knowing where to start.

For all our training courses we only use the best ingredients available.

The courses are designed to be delivered in an intensive one-day block. You do not need to book for a series, all start at “Level 1 – Beginner”. Then it is up to you to continue on later to an advanced level if you choose.

The training you will receive is of a very high standard – equal to European standards (without the cost of flying there!) and you will have the opportunity to learn all about Pastry using the latest equipment and techniques direct from Europe. All the courses are designed for trade and public. Most courses do not require any prerequisite – the only requirement is that you are a food fanatic. Also, all the tools are provided, so you won’t need to buy any tools that you may not use again.

To achieve these high standards whilst catering for individual learning, class sizes will range from 4 students (minimum number to run the course) up to a maximum of 12 students, depending of the course.

Courses can be developed and tailored to suit your needs for both individuals and small groups. Instruction, training and/or demonstrations can be done at our premises or we can come to you if you have a sufficient number of students and adequate facilities.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

 48 hours notice cancelation required to get a full refund . . (Only on a presentation of a medical certificate, will you have the opportunity to reschedule the course .)

We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum attendance number is not reached. (Your fee will be refunded or rescheduled, you will get the choice.

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Terms & Conditions

Important Health and Safety Information

  • For safety reasons, you will need to be 16 years or older to attend our courses.
  • Our courses are NOT SUITABLE if you are allergic to NUTS or other food ingredients.
  • For health and safety reasons, enclosed shoes must be worn during training. Long hair must be tied back, and avoid wearing loose bracelets or bangles, keep your rings at home.
  • Casual and light clothes are suitable. As you will stand up for a long period of time,snickers or shoes with thick sole are recommended.

You will get a recipe folder and an apron for you to take home. Video recording is not permitted from either phones or other video devices but you are welcome to take as many photos as you like.

Facilities

  • For a full day course, you will have a 30 minutes lunch break .
  • A dining room is provided for your breaks. Hot and cold drinks will be available free of charge. You will need to bring your own lunch or organise it from a nearby lunch bar.
  • We have ample free parking space in front of our premises. We are located just a 10 min walk from Joondalup train station, in the business park opposite the shopping centre. We encourage you to use public transport, we have a free pick up and drop off at the Joondalup train station, organise it in advance.
  • We  will not take your photo without asking for your permission first .

Apprentices and trades people working in the food preparation/hospitality industry may be able to claim attendance to our courses as a tax deduction. In some cases ABN holders could qualify for a $200.00 Small Business Smart Business Training Voucher – contact your local Small Business Centre or www.sbceastmetro.com.au/services/training-vouchers (08) 9274 6428

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Melissa

01 September 2017 • Cake Decor level 1

Fantastic class!!! Small numbers mean you really get that personal teaching, and Patrick is a great teacher. Really makes you enjoy what you are doing and feel great about the things you are creating. I am a total novice and was amazed how professional my cake looked at the end. Definitely will be back for more of his classes.

Rachel

27 April 2017 • Cake Decor level 1

Patrick is a great teacher and very patient. Learnt how to make flower, icing the cake correctly and many items outlined in the course description, I will return for more lessons. :)

Rina

28 October 2016 • Cake Decor level 1

This was the first course I have taken at Sweet Artist Academy doing the cake decor level 1. I learnt making royal icing from scratch and how to apply it on a cake. Then working with fondant and how to apply it on a cake with simple technics especially for a beginner like me. We were shown how to drape fondant onto a cake and making rose flowers to add to the cake. I came home very proud with my beautiful creation. Patrick is the instructor and explains things very well. He gives you plenty of time to perfect your skill, so you are not rushed. I enjoyed the course and everything outlined in the course we did. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn cake decorating. Will certainly do more courses. Loved it.

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