Cake Decoration: Next Step

Perfect your cake decorating techniques.


Why take this course?

Now that you have mastered the basic skills for cake decoration, it's time to take the next step. This course will build on your existing skills so that you can refine and perfect the art of cake decorating!

What you will experience

During this 10 week course you will be expand the skills you have already learned, and start to concentrate on more complex designs and decorations. You will:

  • Learn safe and hygienic working practices within a kitchen environment
  • Learn the correct handling, selection and use of icing tools
  • Prepare a two-tier celebration cake for detailed decoration
  • Use a variety of preparation techniques including:
  • covering and simple flower design
  • Decorate a two-tier celebration cake including:
  • Covering for decoration with marzipan
  • Creating a simple centrepiece
  • Crimping, Frilling and Piping
  • Apply piped tidy trims with royal icing
  • Apply pipe-written messages
students decorating cakes

Key facts

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but completion of the Cake Decoration for Beginners course is recommended to those with no previous experience.

What you need to know

Additional costs

The cost of core ingredients is included in the course fee.

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
8 January 2020 10 Weeks Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £155.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.