"The individual package that was tailor made to suit the needs of the pupil were amazing. The pupil really developed and progressed with this approach and bonded well with her keyworker."

Education Welfare Officer via Alternative Provision Panel

Cake Decorating

This project opens the opportunity for learners to meet and learn from professional cake decorators and shows learners the high quality finish that can be achieved with perseverance.
What's involved?

Learners arrive at centre and prepare for the day, making a packed lunch if it is an off-site studio day (4 out of 7) or have a slightly more relaxed start if it is a centre-based session. Different skills are used each week to produce a range of end products. There is a break for lunch in the middle of the day before the decorating continues.

This project aims to build confidence and show students that they can achieve a high quality finish on their work. Students are always surprised by how well they do.

Sample Programme

  • Week 1 – Bake large sponges for decorating next week/ Decorate ‘Larry the lamb’ cupcakes
  • Week 2 – Studio Session to decorate large Dribble cake
  • Week 3 – Children’s Party cake/ Cupcake baking
  • Week 4 – Studio Session for Cupcake Bouquet
  • Week 5 – Cake Pops taught by local specialist in centre
  • Week 6 – Studio session – Fondant farmyard cake on dummy base
  • Week 7 – Studio session – Complete farmyard cake and matching cupcakes