Cookery - A box of chocolates cake for Christmas

Course code: ICKS005P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


14th Nov 2020 - 14th Nov 2020

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

The course will provide a brief introduction to cake decorating and will provide the skills necessary for learners to create their own celebration cakes at home. We will be making a box of chocolates cake for Christmas.

We will be making a cake in the shape of a box of chocolates and will learn how to cover a cake with sugar paste icing, colour sugar paste and create a striped effect, use a bead maker and crimpers and model edible Christmas sugar flowers.
By the end of the course you will be able to cover a cake with icing, colour sugar paste icing, make edible beads, cut strips of icing to create stripes, model edible Christmas sugar flowers from sugar paste icing and make a lid to go on top of the cake.

Please bring the items below with you (please do not purchase any materials until your course has been confirmed is running):

1.5kg ready to roll white icing
A 7 inch round polystyrene cake dummy or 7 inch round sponge cake with enough buttercream to fill and cover the cake - about 300g (made with 100g of butter and 200g icing sugar)
Cake board 10” round drum and a 7 inch round thin cake board
Pastry brush (preferably plastic)
A large and a small rolling pin (plastic if possible)
Small sieve
Sugar shaker with icing sugar
Palette knife
Small table knife with a flat blade or a small palette knife
A cake smoother
A pair of crimpers
Piping bag and nozzles or piping syringe
Small unused paintbrush
Plastic pots with lids and a box to carry your cake to and from class
Cocktail sticks
Holly cutters
15mm wide satin ribbon in colour of choice 1.5 metres
Food colouring sugar flair paste colours - Christmas Red, Egg yellow, Christmas Green or alternatively buy small packets of ready coloured ready to roll icing
A box of maltesers or other chocolates of choice
A plastic ruler and craft knife
Clean apron and tea towel

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge. Please bring your lunch with you.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Further Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating courses.
The course is suitable for beginners, but would also appeal to learners with some knowledge of cake decorating who wish to refresh their skills and expand their knowledge.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.