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Cake Decorating Programme

This programme has been designed to introduce modern concepts of cake decorating, design, and preparation, alongside an insight into fundamental business acumen. Our pâtisserie Master Chefs lead a combination of practical sessions, demonstrations and lectures to impart their knowledge, drawing from years of industry experience to provide you with skills and techniques that have been successfully implemented in the professional environment. The creative element of the programme coupled with key business acumen helps to develop an entrepreneurial attitude in participants.


Core Content

Decoration, Design and Production

Three tier stack wedding cake

  • celebration cakes
  • wedding cake assembly
  • stacked and shaped cakes
  • cupcakes
  • flavour profiles
  • filling, coating and masking
  • icing textures and techniques
  • gum paste flower decorations
  • chocolate work as decoration


Our London institute houses dedicated bakery and pâtisserie kitchens featuring professional equipment such as induction hobs, market leading mixers and caesarstone work surfaces.

As a participant of Le Cordon Bleu London’s Cake Decorating Programme, you are supplied with all the ingredients and equipment needed during each session, and everything you create is yours to take home at the end of the day.


Your Cake Decorating Programme manual contains:

Flower decoration cupcake

  • programme overview and introduction
  • cake, filling, and decoration recipes
  • step-by-step guide to tempering chocolate
  • overview of decoration techniques with visual descriptions
  • piping border and writing templates

No prior knowledge is required to participate in this programme.

Duration: 60 hours, 20 sessions.


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