Cake Decorating

Acknowledgement of Completion
Student Decorating a Cake

If cake decorating is something you always wanted to learn, these courses will give you the fundamentals necessary to create great and exciting looking cakes for any special occasion from whimsical to beautiful in no time. Lots of hands-on learning that could be a great start to pursue a career or business.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

Program Highlights

  • Personal enrichment/growth
  • To express your personal creativity
  • To produce professional looking cakes/cupcakes
  • Employment opportunities
  • Usage of proper decorating tools
  • Hands-on skills in preparation for decorating a variety of cakes/cupcakes for birthdays, holiday, theme, children's, wedding
  • Master decorating techniques - use of different types of icing, create decorative piping designs, floral icing decorations, printed and script inscriptions, working with gum paste and fondant skills
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  • Some manual dexterity is required for the use of sharp tools

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative Arts and Business.

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
CULGI737 Cake Decorating 1

Learn the fundamentals of decorating cakes and cupcakes. Receive hands-on instruction in leveling, filling, smoothing and combining cakes. Learn and practice the essential skills for decorating - piping techniques, flowers and much more. Supply costs are the responsibility of the participant. 15 hours.

CULGI738 Cake Decorating 2 Create beautiful royal icing flowers, lily nail flowers, flood work, basket weave design and more. Supply costs are the responsibility of the participant. Prerequisite: CULIGI737. 15 hours.
CULGI739 Cake Decorating 3 Introduces the wonderful world of decorating with fondant. Use fondant for covering cakes as well as modelling flowers, bows and other adornments to be used on cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Stacking and tiering of cakes will also be covered. Supply costs are the responsibility of the participant. Prerequisite: CULIGI738. 15 hours.
CULI10081 Cake Decorating  4 Discover the versatility of using ready-made gum paste to create figures and realistic to nature flowers quite often seen on designer wedding cakes. Create an assortment of wired flowers including roses, lilies, hydrangea, orchids, leaves etc. and learn to apply the flowers to cakes. Supply costs are the responsibility of the participant. Prerequisite: CULIGI739. 15 hours.
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MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

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Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Employment in bakery, grocery store, banquet and catering establishments
  • Self-employment

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada website.