Essential Cake Decorating Techniques

Course Overview

If you have ever wanted to learn to decorate a cake like the professionals, then this course is for you! This Essential Cake Decorating Techniques course will have you decorating cakes that are sure to impress your family and friends!

Whether you are a complete beginner or have dabbled in some cake decorating and are looking to fine tune your techniques, you will gain the cake decorating skills you need in this course to make professional looking cakes for your next birthday party or get together.

Throughout the course you will learn how to create roses using fondant icing, piping techniques with royal icing, cake covering with ganache and fondant, farmyard animal figurines using fondant, cupcake decorating techniques using fondant and buttercream.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course, you will learn the following subjects:

  • Roses – using fondant icing
  • Foundation piping Skills – using royal icing
  • Formal cake covering – using chocolate ganache and fondant icing
  • Farmyard animal figurines – using fondant icing
  • Cupcake Decorating – using fondant and buttercream icing
  • Semi-naked cake – using buttercream
  • Cupcake bouquet – using buttercream

Course outcome

On completion of this course, you will have:

  • Gained the foundation skills for cake decorating
  • Gained more confidence in cake decorating
  • An understanding of the various tools, equipment and icings that are used in cake decorating

What you need to know

What you need to provide

Please bring to your first class:

  • A pen and notepad
  • An apron
  • Small container of cornflour
  • Chux cloth
  • 1 rubber band
  • Empty egg carton
  • 1 x cutting mat/board
  • Small sharp knife
  • $10 for supplies provided by the tutor
  • Comprehensive course notes will be provided
  • A complimentary $85 Beginner’s Kit is included in the course price. This kit provides most of the essential items required throughout the course.
  • Additional material and equipment required for the course will be discussed at the first lesson.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.