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Cookery - Cake Decorating - Introduction to Wired Flowers

Course code: ICKT002P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


26th Feb 2022 - 26th Feb 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

Spend a relaxing day learning how to make realistic looking flowers from icing on this one day workshop. The course will provide a brief introduction to making sugar flowers for cake decorating and will provide the skills necessary for students to create a posy of wired sugar flowers, forming a pretty cake topper for their own celebration cakes made at home. You will be expected to bring your own equipment and materials, but some spares may be available to borrow from the tutor if you have difficulty finding certain items.

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.

We will be creating sugar flowers using flower paste icing and floristry wires. We will learn how to make flowers such as roses, blossoms and freesias along with leaves. We will also learn how to add colour to icing and use dusting colours to create realistic looking flowers. By the end of the course the learner will be able to make delicate, realistic flowers and be able to arrange them for display on a celebration cake.

Please bring the materials and equipment below with you (please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running):

Plastic pots with lids and a box to carry your flower arrangement home.
Food colouring sugar flair dusting colours - Egg Yellow, Spring Green and Foliage Green.
A packet of 24 gauge floristry wire.
200g of white flower paste icing (A Piece of Cake in Thame do a very good brand, also Renshaw’s available from Hobby Craft).
2m of 3mm wide ribbon in white or a colour of your choice.
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 courses.
The course is suitable for beginners, but would also appeal to students 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 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.