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Diploma in Baking & Cake Decorating

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Diploma in Baking & Cake Decorating
Diploma in Baking & Cake Decorating


Any happy occasion or celebration is incomplete without a mouthwatering cake. That’s why beautiful and delicious cakes are always high on demand. If you are passionate about baking and cake decoration, this Diploma in Baking & Cake Course can help you on your journey. 

In this Diploma in Baking & Cake Course, you will learn the basic principles of baking a cake. The easy-to-follow modules will teach you how to bake different types of cake for different occasions. Here, you will get familiarised with the equipment and methods of cake decoration. Within no time, you will become skilled in icing and frosting. The course will equip you with the techniques to decorate cakes for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and other events. 

Moreover, in this Diploma in Baking & Cake Course, you will learn the tips and tricks to open your own cake business. This comprehensive course is an excellent guide to a successful career in baking. So what are you waiting for? Enrol today!

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the essential steps of baking a cake
  • Familiarise yourself with the equipment used in baking and decorating cakes
  • Become skilled in frosting and icing cakes
  • Grasp a wide range of cake decorating styles and techniques 
  • Build expertise to make beautiful flowers, leaves, and border designs
  • Learn how to maintain a blog on cake decoration 
  • Gain essential knowledge and understanding to start your own cake business

Who is the Baking and Cake Decorating Course for?

This course is designed for those who want to turn their  passion into a profession. It will provide aspiring bakers with the essential skills and confidence to open their own cake decorating business. Professionals who are already working in this industry can also take this course and polish their skills.

Why Choose this Baking and Cake Decorating Course?

  • Affordable, well-structured and high-quality e-learning study materials
  • Engaging  tutorial videos, materials from the industry-leading experts
  • Opportunity to study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result
  • UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Access the course content on mobile, tablet, or desktop from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Entry Requirement

  • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • A good understanding of the English language, numeracy, and ICT are required to attend this course.


At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful.

Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.


  • After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Career Path

The Diploma in Baking and Cake Decorating course is a useful qualification to possess, especially to people with careers in:

  • Baking Expert
  • Cake Decoration Business Owner
  • Cake Decorator
  • Cake Stylists
  • Confectionery Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Professional Cake Maker.

Course Curriculum

Diploma in Baking & Cake Decorating - Updated Version
Basic Concepts of Baking 00:16:00
Basic Ingredients of Baking 00:28:00
Glossary and Equipment Used in Baking 00:34:00
Types of Cakes 00:14:00
Baking the Cake 00:20:00
Baking Principles 00:25:00
Cake Decorating Recipes 00:26:00
Cake Decorating Ideas 00:21:00
Frosting and Icing 00:24:00
Working with Different Pastes 00:20:00
Working with Glazes 00:28:00
How to Stack a Cake 00:21:00
Piping and Writing 00:24:00
Health, Safety and Food Hygiene 00:20:00
Troubleshooting 00:20:00
Cake Decorating Business 00:19:00
Diploma in Baking & Cake Decorating - Old Version
Baking and Cake Decorating
Introduction and History 00:30:00
Popular Methods of Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Baking a Cake 01:00:00
Making Alternative Cakes 01:00:00
Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Birthday Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Different Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Wedding Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Occasional Cake Decorating 01:00:00
Wedding and Baby Showers Cake 01:00:00
Common Cake Decorating Supplies 01:00:00
Learning to Decorate Cakes 00:30:00
Icing the Cake 01:00:00
Starting a Cake Decorating Business 00:30:00
Creating a Cake Decorating Blog 00:15:00
Conclusion 00:30:00
Decorating the Cake
The Cake 01:00:00
Frosting The Cake 01:00:00
Equipment 01:00:00
Borders & Decorations 01:00:00
Leaves And Flowers 01:00:00
Lettering 01:00:00
Special Effects 01:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Diploma in Baking & Cake 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Diploma in Baking & Cake 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Dean Collins


    This course is absolutely great if you wanna work in cake baking

  2. Thomas Richardson


    RECOMMENDED for sure!!

  3. Jessica Roberts


    Baking has always been my happy place.. Thx to John UK i can now do it professionally

  4. Brandon Lane


    Beautiful designs and a very smart looking interface… Iam impressed

  5. Leah Goddard


    Extraordinary!! It was a nice course and I’m gonna recommend it personally. Thanks to the instructor.

  6. Katie Iqbal


    Fantastic! I learned baking in this course and made my birthday cake myself. Because of the pandemic we still prefer homemade food in my family and this course was a blessing.

  7. Alice Farrell


    I have bakery business in Northampton. I don’t handle the baking and processing myself but when I saw this course I was so excited to do it and enrolled in although it’s a busy time for me. Learned some new techniques and the course covers detailed content on how to bake and decorate delicious bread, cookies, pies, tarts, cakes etc. Thanks guys for this course.

  8. Bethany Mellor


    For small and medium entrepreneurs this is a great idea. With this course and a small investment you could start a bakery business within a month. Brilliant!

  9. Brooke Ford


    Super easy and engaging. I did follow all the instructions and completed the course with a professional certification. That’s really great.

  10. Rosie Wallace


    I completed the first two modules successfully but when it came to the third, it was on ‘Baking Cake’ I needed help. I asked for help on the forum. John’s forum is so big and they responded shortly. I could clear all my confusions and made some new friends there. I hope John Academy will continue providing such amazing courses in the future. Thanks. XXX

  11. Elizabeth Dennis


    I think this is an awesome course… Me an my daughter both started off on baking with this. we have a great tim,e together now

  12. Kiera Rahman


    Short and precise course. Loved it.

  13. Lucas Moran


    Great content and user friendly interface. Worth trying

  14. Jay Hopkins


    This course is quite enlightening and impressive. I enjoyed all the modules.

  15. Morgan Bennett


    I’m more than satisfied with the Baking & Cake Decorating course. It was a self paced learning and full of informative content. Recommending the course for all my friends.

  16. Joshua Hart


    I’m recommending the course. It’s a well structured course and very useful if you are trying to start a bakery business.




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