Cake Decorating with Fondant - Beginners

During this six-weeks course, you will learn how to prepare and cover a cake using fondant This
will include developing skills in shaping, moulding, and making various flowers and decoration
techniques as well as the basic preparation and understanding how and why these processes work.

Course Content

You will be taught by clear demonstrations to the group and one to one teaching. The tutor will
work where possible on a one-to-one basis to assess your cooking skills and give advice on how to improve. You should leave the course with a wealth of new skills, tasty and accessible recipes, and the inspiration to keep on covering a cake and making simple flowers using fondant with
confidence. The following recipes will be prepared but could be subject to change due to the
availability of ingredients and at tutors' discretion.

Week 1- Introductions to materials and pastes. Colouring sugar paste. Plunger
blossoms and leaves.

Week 2 - Cover and crimp a cake card. Petal pastes leaves. Classic sugar paste
roses and plunger leaves.

Week 3 - Complete floral plaque. Basic modelling techniques, effects, and tools.

Week 4 - Modelling top decoration for a seasonal themed cake.

Week 5 -Split and cover a round sponge cake using jam and buttercream.

Cover with sugar paste and decorate with a simple base border/ ribbon and

use premade items to finish.

Safety Information

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

?? Prepare and cover a cake using fondant.

?? Colour, mould, shape flowers and figures using petal paste or fondant.

?? Design and decorate a celebration cake for any occasion

You will be able to provide and use critically supportive feedback in the development of your finished decorated cake.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is aimed at beginners. Basic skills are beneficial but a passion for decorating cakes for
various occasions is essential. This course is also suitable for anyone wanting to build on their
experience and add to their skills when covering and decorating a cake with fondant.

First Class Requirements

Missing sessions will mean that you are missing important teaching and learning opportunities. If
you are unable to attend, please make sure you contact your tutor for the ingredient's list for the
next sessions.

Assessment Methods

You will use a Personal Learning Plan to reflect on your learning aims and the tutor will give you
feedback on your progress.

Further Study Options

By completing this course, you will be able to progress onto more cookery courses at the college
or elsewhere.

Additional Information

You will need to bring your own ingredients and you will be provided with a list for the following
week each session. The list of the first session will be provided at least 3 days before the first

All ingredients will be available from a standard local supermarket, or we will provide guidance
about where you can source them. If you have any queries, please contact your tutor.

You will need a pen/ notebook for taking notes.

Please note that some of the cookery activities will require working in pairs, sharing equipment,
setting up and clearing the work area and equipment independently.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.