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Learn Ealing continues to deliver courses through its online offer. We will deliver lessons and support learners through the use of Google Education suite, Zoom, Skype and other digital platforms. 

Our 2021-2022 Prospectus is now available, however there will be major changes to the way we can provide these courses in the Autumn Term.  

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet/mobile phone with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).  Your device will need a microphone and preferably a camera.

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Cake decorating simple celebration cakes  

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Course Summary

Code: ONLD3005SA 

Starting: Saturday 06 May 2023 

Duration: 2 sessions over 2 week(s)

Time: 14:00 

Location: Online Delivery  

Cost: £20.00 

By continuing you confirm that you are over 19 and have agreed to the the terms and conditions



Lets get you started with the skills and techniques to produce the perfect fondant covered celebration cake, without any rips, bulges or elephant skin.  

Aims of the course
Letís get you started with the skills and techniques to produce the perfect fondant covered celebration cake, without any rips, bulges or elephant skin. Gain confidence and skills, be creative decorating your family and friends cakes. Aims of the Course: - To Cover Cake with Fondant Icing - To Decorate with Simple Designs which look very Effective - Get Hints and Tips in cake decorating

What you will learn on this course
- How to use Fondant Icing - How to crimp and inlay - How to decorate creatively Learning Outcomes: - To Gain Confidence in Covering a Cake and Decorating - To know the different decorating equipment - To know where to source ingredients and equipment

Course level
- Beginners - Self-Taught - Anyone who would like to brush up on their Cake Decorating Skills

Suitability and entry requirements
No Entry Requirements

How you will learn on the course
This course will be held on Zoom. You can join by clicking on the link within the joining instructions. Once you have joined, please turn on your camera. Learn Ealing has an E-Safety Policy and Procedure which can be requested at any time for further information. How you will learn in this course: - Tutor Demonstration - Practical Activity - Questions and Answers

Assessment method
- Tutor will check outcome of skill learnt by looking on screen at completion of learnerís practical task - Learners can ask questions throughout the session - Pictures of learners work should be taken

How much additional time do you need?
Yes, 1 hour of independent study, you will be sent information by your tutor.

Resources, materials & additional costs?
- You will need to buy ingredients. The list of ingredients and equipment will be sent to you beforehand - You may have to purchase some equipment however most equipment including bowls, heart and star cutters etc you may already have at home. - Tutor tries to keep the cost to a minimum. Resources and materials - Bowl - Rolling pin (can be wooden or polyethylene) - Any star, heart cutters - Mat to roll fondant out on(can use home worksurface) - Other equipment will be sent in an advance list before course starts

Next steps
Next steps: - Cake Decorating Course - Cake Baking Course - Cupcake Bouquet Course - Cake Baking Workshops For Learn Ealingís offer, please go online:

Your Tutor
Ruby Buffong has been decorating cakes for 38 years and has been teaching cake decorating for 13 years. She has extensive knowledge of cake decorating and baking. She is a professional tutor and dedicated to ensuring students learn the art of cake Baking and Cake Decorating. Many of her students go on to have small cake businesses. She has won various certificates in cake decorating competitions which include Gold, Silver, Bronze, Certificate of Merit, Highly Commended and Commended. She is a member of The British Sugarcraft Guild and a Cake Demonstrator for the Guild


Time and duration

Start Date: 06 May 2023
Start Time: 14:00
Day: Saturday Afternoon
First Lesson Duration: 03:00
Total Weeks: 2


Online Delivery  
Zoom or Google Classroom  
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