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Cake Making Level 2

Course Code: ABC1019
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Is there a celebration coming up? Maybe a birthday or christening?  Then now is the time to develop those all-important cake making skills and show them off. This course will help you do just that from home. After all everyone loves cake, so enrol now!

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand the basic skills, theories and approaches used to create beautiful, inventive and decorative cakes
  • Develop skills in designing, baking and decorating your own cakes
  • Learn about the chemistry that is used in baking
  • Explore the different equipment used to make cakes
  • Investigate the wide range of cakes and fillings
  • Learn how to create and design a cake from scratch
  • Understand the different types of icing techniques
  • Understand what sugar craft is and how to use it in decorating your cake

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Chemistry and Baking
    • Basic chemistry of baking
    • Functions of the main ingredients
    • Cake chemistry
    • Gluten in baking
    Unit 2: Equipment 
    • Equipment used for baking
    • Sieves
    • Electric mixers
    • Thermometers
    • Scales and measurers
    • Different types of tins
    • Liners
    • Cooling racks
    • Icing guns and smoothers
    • Spacers and levellers
    • Dowling, tiers and spacers
    • Piping and embellishing
    Unit 3: Cake Types and Fillings
    • Textures of cakes
    • Types of cakes
    • Multi-tiered cakes
    • Sculpting cakes
    • Cupcakes
    • Layer cakes
    • Cake fillings
  • Unit 4: Cake Design
    • Design a cake from scratch
    • Sketching
    • Selecting cake types
    • Equipment
    • Trial and error
    • Plan a cake
    • Potential obstacles
    Unit 5:  Icing
    • Fondant icing
    • Royal Icing
    • Butter cream
    • Marzipan
    • Sugar paste
    • Ganache
    Unit 6: Sugar Craft
    • Introduction to sugar craft
    • Piping
    • Creating flowers and petals
    • Sugar paste
    • Modelling paste
    • Texture
    • Colour visual effects

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. You are required to do some of your own research.

    Course Duration

    This course will take you 12 months to complete.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Cake Making Level 2 Certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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