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Cake Decor level 1

Next Available: Wed, 27 Nov 9:00AM
6.0 hours
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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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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.
Parking Info

Free parking at the front of the school.

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.


Sweet Artist Academy

Vendor since 2015

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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Cancellation & 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.


  • 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 center. 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.

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08 November 2018 • Cake Decor level 1

Great personalised instruction and encouragement. Great fun and highly revommended.


07 November 2018 • Cake Decor level 1

I went to this course to learn cake decor and it did exceeds my expectation. Patrick explains thoroughly while doing the demonstrations. I strongly recommend Sweet Artist Academy, for those who is interested in pastries and cake decor. Can't wait for another course to learn.


18 May 2018 • Cake Decor level 1

The course was brilliant. I learnt so much in one day and Patrick was very obliging by answering my many questions. Patrick’s demos were fantastic and I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful roses, draping, rope and piping I learnt to make. Cake decorating is passion of mine and I now have the confidence to take it further. Thanks so much Patrick.

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