Cookery - Cake Decorating - Children's Space Themed

Course code: ICKT003P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


21st May 2022 - 21st May 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

Spend a relaxing day learning some essential cake decorating skills at this one-day workshop. Discover how to turn a cake into a colourful planet and a spaceship cake suitable for a child’s birthday. Learn how to cut a sponge cake into the shape of a planet and a spaceship and how to cover an odd shaped cake with icing. You will discover how to use modelling tools to create detail such as doors, windows, rivets, rocket boosters and the figure of a spaceman and alien.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The course will include:-
• Cutting and covering a cake to make the shape of a planet and spaceship.
• How to cover an odd-shaped sponge cake with sugar paste icing. You can opt to cover a sponge cake or fruit cake.
• Using crimpers and modelling tools to add texture and detail to icing.
• Adding colour to icing and create marbled effects.
• How to pipe a royal iced message.
• How to model simple figures.

You will be expected to bring the following equipment and materials with you (please do not purchase any materials until your course has been confirmed is running):
• 8 inch round sponge cake in two halves so that it makes a 3 inch deep cake when put together.
• 300g of buttercream (100g butter, 200g icing sugar with tsp vanilla essence) .
• 2 kg of white ready-to-roll icing – Tesco’s own is fine or Renshaw’s regal ice work well.
• 250g packet of black ready-to-roll icing. • 100g packet of flower paste icing.
• Cake board 12" round drum.
• Pastry brush (preferably plastic).
• Sharp knife to cut your cake.
• Plastic pots with lids and a box big enough to carry your cake to and from class.
• 15mm wide satin ribbon in colour of choice, 1 metre.
• Food colouring sugar flair paste colours, Christmas Red, Egg Yellow, Christmas Green. Alternatively buy small packets of ready coloured ready to roll icing.
• Clean apron and tea towel.

Please bring your lunch. Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
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 Cake Decorating Workshops.
The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cake decorating. No formal qualifications are required for this course.

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 2021 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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition 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.
The course will take the form of tutor demonstration followed by learner participation. There will be no formal assessment for this course, but everyone will be asked to display their work to the group at the end of the workshop so that we can all appreciate the skills that have been learnt. There will be a short learner questionnaire to fill in at the start and the end of the course to show your progress throughout the day.