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Christmas Cake (Intermediate)

Course Code: CCRI1

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Five weeks

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About the course

This course is suitable for students who have some cake decorating experience and who want to learn the art of royal icing. After the cake is covered with sugar paste, this is a fairly intense course which will teach you how to make run-out sectional collars, extension work, wired sugar holly and ivy, and stencil techniques to create the elegant and traditional style of Christmas cake.

What you'll learn

On the five week course, you’ll learn the following skills;

  • how to marzipan and ice a cake
  • how to make run-out collars, stencil snowline, stencil lettering and pressure piped holly leaves
  • how to make sugar ivy
  • how to make sugar holly
  • linework, extension work, Christmas trees and how to attach collars.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


There are no exams.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.