Basic Cake Decorating Certificate Course!
In this course, we aim to provide you with a guided step-by-step experience, helping you navigate the basics and practice your skills before moving on to more advanced cake projects from our past and present seasons.
This course includes Four Sections to help you master the basics of decorating a cake!
Fundamentals of Cake Decorating: Review of Materials and Equipment Needed, Recipes for Decorating, How to Use Pastry Bags, Setting Up Your Practice Board, Baking Tips, and Icing Cakes for Decoration Preparation.
Piping Practice: Covers five techniques, including Lines, Dots, Stars, Rosettes, and Shells.
Piped Flower Practice: Includes four basic flowers and basic leaves to help you start creating your floral masterpieces.
Cake Projects: Features three individual cake projects for practicing your skills.
Section One is the Fundamentals of Cake Decorating. This is to help you get started. We will review things like the equipment you will beed. The Recipes you will use including our American Style Buttercream Recipe. All of the basics on how to make, fill and use a pastry bag. Setting up a practice board to work on your piping. We’ve even included some tips on baking to help you out in case you are not already an experienced baker. You will also learn to fill, crumb coat and frost a cake which will set you up for success for the rest of this course and beyond.
Section Two is Piping Practice: We will cover how to pipe 5 techniques.. Stars, Dots, Lines, Shells and Rosettes. Print the included practice sheets to follow along and use these to help guide your practice sessions until you feel comfortable with the skills involved.
Section Three Piped Flower Practice: We go over in-depth how to pipe 4 flowers plus your basic leaves. Daisies, Primroses, Rose buds, Roses and Leaves. We even include a 5 section template for your flower nail to help you with spacing on your primroses. Each flower has a breakdown of the techniques involved along with an overview of how they are combined followed by instruction while piping on a nail to form a comprehensive lesson for each to help guide your practice and set you up for success.
Section Four Practice Projects: This last section has three projects that are meant to reinforce the skills you’ve learned and give you some practical experience. A simple Rosette topped cake that works for almost any occasion. An easy Mass Style floral arrangement that gives you a chance to practice your flowers. And finally a pattern transfer. You can use the pattern we provide or create your own! Each project has it’s own information sheet that includes helpful details about cake sizes, buttercream amounts color recipes and helpful instructions meant to supplement the information provided in your video lessons!
Once you are finished all four sections you can print your very own certificate!