Cake Decorating - Royal Icing & Piping Print this page

Dates: 19/04/18 - 14/06/18
Days: Thursday 19:30 - 21:30
Sessions: 8
Centre: Wallington - Wallington
Course Code: W43011B07FV
Fees: Standard - £106.00
Concessionary - £106.00

Course Information

Royal icing was called ‘Egg White icing’ back in 1600s and it started to be called ‘Royal icing’ when Queen Victoria’s wedding cake was covered & decorated with it in 1840. A lot of techniques from Royal icing are not used often nowadays but art of Royal icing is well worth learning. Join the class and enjoy!

What are the overall aims of the course?

You will learn how to cover the cake with Royal icing. Learn different types of skills and will create your own designed cake at the end of the course.

What will I learn on the course?

  • Learning how to make Royal icing, consistencies for different skills and how to make piping bags
  • Cover the cake with Royal icing
  • Various types of piping, Run-out, Brush Embroidery, Stencilling

Are there any entry requirements?


Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

This course is ‘Classroom based’. Knowledge of Royal icing is an advantage but the tutor will guide you through how to make Royal icing/piping bags and how to use it. Please note that some of the tools, equipment are essential and you might need to purchase them, especially if you are new to cake decorating.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please bring a pen and paper for first lesson. The tutor will give you the list/plan of the course and explain to you.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Sugar flower course will start following term. You will learn wired and non-wired flowers.

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