About

Become a master baker from your own kitchen. Learn how to create gorgeous cakes with silky icing in this online course.

Follow the steps in Sophisticated Baking & Cake Design and you’ll be brimming with ideas for cakes for all occasions. Learn the key to making excellent icing and fondant, creating beautiful decorations and designs, and managing the difficulties of stacking layers and transportation.

With a steady hand and this course, you can design delicious masterpieces that look like they’ve come straight from a top Parisian patisserie and amaze your friends and family.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Evaluating the Occasion
  • Determining Size
  • Choosing a Design
  • Gathering Supplies
  • Cutting Pieces
Module 2: Icing
  • Making Buttercream
  • Piping
  • Star or Petal Tips
  • Patterned Designs
  • Icing vs. Fondant
Module 3: Making Fondant
  • What You Need
  • Creating the Fondant
  • Getting Your Texture Right
  • Getting the Color Right
  • How Important is Taste?
Module 4: Decorating With Fondant
  • The Basics
  • Simple Designs
  • Complex Patterns
  • The Hand Painted Technique
  • Embellishments
Module 5: Putting It All Together
  • Stacking Cakes
  • Adding Design Elements
  • Transportation
  • Presentation
  • Serving

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone who wishes to create a unique and exciting birthday cake for their children
  • Those who are seeking a career as a baker and cake decorator
  • Event planners wishing to add a new element to their services
  • Bloggers who want to show their baking to the world
  • Everybody who is looking to turn their cake-baking hobby into a small business

Career path

  • Open your own artisanal bakery, specializing in wedding cakes
  • Create amazing cakes for friends and family
  • Take your existing bakery or catering company to a whole new level
  • Teach other bakers how to wow with wedding cakes

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Become a master baker from your own kitchen. Learn how to create gorgeous cakes with silky icing in this online course.

    Follow the steps in Sophisticated Baking & Cake Design and you’ll be brimming with ideas for cakes for all occasions. Learn the key to making excellent icing and fondant, creating beautiful decorations and designs, and managing the difficulties of stacking layers and transportation.

    With a steady hand and this course, you can design delicious masterpieces that look like they’ve come straight from a top Parisian patisserie and amaze your friends and family.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Getting Started
    • Evaluating the Occasion
    • Determining Size
    • Choosing a Design
    • Gathering Supplies
    • Cutting Pieces
    Module 2: Icing
    • Making Buttercream
    • Piping
    • Star or Petal Tips
    • Patterned Designs
    • Icing vs. Fondant
    Module 3: Making Fondant
    • What You Need
    • Creating the Fondant
    • Getting Your Texture Right
    • Getting the Color Right
    • How Important is Taste?
    Module 4: Decorating With Fondant
    • The Basics
    • Simple Designs
    • Complex Patterns
    • The Hand Painted Technique
    • Embellishments
    Module 5: Putting It All Together
    • Stacking Cakes
    • Adding Design Elements
    • Transportation
    • Presentation
    • Serving

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Everyone who wishes to create a unique and exciting birthday cake for their children
    • Those who are seeking a career as a baker and cake decorator
    • Event planners wishing to add a new element to their services
    • Bloggers who want to show their baking to the world
    • Everybody who is looking to turn their cake-baking hobby into a small business

    Career path

    • Open your own artisanal bakery, specializing in wedding cakes
    • Create amazing cakes for friends and family
    • Take your existing bakery or catering company to a whole new level
    • Teach other bakers how to wow with wedding cakes

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.