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Ealing Adult Learning service 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.  

For the moment, all our courses will be delivered online, however, we are making very careful plans to ensure that we will be ready for classroom delivery as soon as we can.  The safety of staff and learners is our top priority and we will continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice on social distancing. 

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Buttercream icing  

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Course summary

Code: ONLD3021WE 

Starting: Wednesday 04 May 2022 

Location: Online Delivery  

Duration: 3 sessions over 3 week(s)

Time: 19:00 

Cost: £28.20 

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Have you ever wanted to learn/develop buttercream skills for your cakes? Or maybe you just want to improve what you already know? If so, then this is the perfect course for you. Join us to learn how to make buttercream icing, cover cakes, pipe and more. These skills will be useful when it comes to cake decorating or even just for fun! Join in to learn all the foundations of buttercream as well as some helpful hints and tips.  

Aims of the Course
To make Buttercream To Cover a Cake with Buttercream Learn Piping Techniques using Buttercream

What you will learn
To Mix Butter, Icing Sugar and Hot Water Different Piping Techniques using Palate Knife. Piping Roses Directing onto a Cake Hints and Tips on Buttercream Techniques

Learning Outcomes
To Understand how to make Buttercream To Decorate a Cake with Skills Learnt

Course Level
Beginners All levels

Suitability and Entry Requirement
No entry requirements Self-taught welcomed Basic English Language

Platform for the Course
This workshop will be held on Zoom. A Link will be sent to you and you can join by clicking on the link within the joining instructions.

How you will learn on this Course
Demonstration Handouts sent via Email Practical Activity Questions & Answers

Assessment method
Tutor will check outcome of skill and ask questions during the sessions.

Independent study required?
None required. It is always good to continue to practicing skills once course is finished.

Are there any additional costs?
Yes, you will have to purchase Edible products and Equipment. Although you may have equipment such as bowls, spatula, palate knife, hand mixer etc already. A list of ingredients and equipment needed for the course will be sent in advance of the workshop.

Resources and materials (Some Main equipment required)
Hand Mixer or Large Stand Mixer Piping Bags Cake Dummy Spatula Nozzles, star and 1M Cake Board Wooden or Plastic Spoon Knife

Next steps
Cake Baking and Decorating Courses Baking Workshops Cupcake Bouquet Course For EALís offer, please go

Your Tutor - Ruby Buffong
Ruby Buffong has been decorating cakes for 35 years and has been teaching cake decorating and baking 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 decorating. Many of her students go on to have small cake businesses. She has won various certificates in cake decorating 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: 04 May 2022
Start Time: 19:00
Day: Wednesday Evening
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 3


Online Delivery  
Zoom or Google Classroom  
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