Course code: 800-001094

TAFE Statement in Modern Cake Decorating

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Overview About this course

Take your cake decorating to the next level under the guidance of a professional pastry chef. Get creative in a simulated baking facility as you learn current industry techniques to temper chocolate, mask and finesse cakes for any occasion.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Temper chocolate

  • Create chocolate decorations

  • Mask a cake by applying buttercream or cream to the sides with an icing spatula

  • Roll out, drape and decorate a cake with fondant icing

  • Craft figurines and flowers from fondant icing

  • Pipe royal icing using a piping bag and fixtures to create various icing finishes

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A certificate of attendance

  • Modern cake decorating skills and feedback from industry experts

  • Skills to operate professionally and safely in a commercial baking facility

  • A potential pathway to further study in baking or patisserie

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional Development

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • An interest in baking and being creative

  • Non-slip shoes, long pants and a t-shirt, polo shirt or long-sleeve shirt

  • Levels of mobility and physical fitness to move around a kitchen

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Where can this course take you?

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

  • Cake finishing procedures 800001094D

  • Cake masking 800001094A

  • Fondant techniques 800001094B

  • Cake decorations 800001094C

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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