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Hospitality & Catering

"Kendal College, home to one of the most influential cooking courses in the country" - Jay Rayner

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Course Overview

Cake Decorating is a fabulous mixture of cooking and art, a blend of relaxation and excitement, with a sprinkling of inspiration and reckless imagination thrown in for good measure.

Whether you are a complete beginner or enthusiastic novice with a little experience, this fun filled short course is the one for you. Delivered in a relaxed atmosphere, you will be guided through practical activities with the opportunity to take your creations home at the end of the course.

Over a period of 8 weeks you will be taught about the differences and how to work with marzipan, sugar paste, flower paste, royal icing and pastillage. Using a variety of tools, the techniques you will explore include colouring sugar, crimping, and modelling, unwired flowers, lettering, embossing and piping.

There is no formal assessment, underpinning knowledge and notes will be supplied in the form of handouts for you to keep.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course just enthusiasm, an interest in the craft and your sense of humour. All tools, equipment and materials will be supplied, just bring your own apron, it can get messy!

After Your Course

On completion of this relaxed, yet packed course you will gain a good basic understanding of the craft and the confidence to further develop your skills if you get hooked. With practice, it will be certainly possible for you to produce cakes to a professional standard in the future.



Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2018/19 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2019/20 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/18
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course

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20 June 2019 4.30pm - 7pm