Beginning Decorating Techniques

LEVEL 1 – Beginning


Beginning Decorating Techniques

Course Description:

Your cake has been baked, leveled, crumb-coated and iced – and it is now ready to be decorated!  This course will teach you the fundamentals of  decorating techniques, including planning your cake design elements; proper handling of pastry bags; coloring your icings; uses of different tips in your designs; basic piping and writing techniques,; making stars, dots, shells, drop flowers and leaves; basic borders; and how to roll fondant and use it to cover a round cake. Students in this class will have the option of choosing to create one of the following cake designs:


Cake decorating process

Course Prerequisite:

Completion of Course #101 – Cake Preparation, or equivalent knowledge and experience of the elements of that course.


Course Objectives

  • By the end of this course, students will have gained the basic knowledge of cake design and use of cream icings to create many design elements.
  • Students will learn how to work with and roll fondant to cover a basic round cake.
  • How to pre-plan and execute your cake design, learning the different piping techniques for each section of your cake; rules of color and structure.

Lesson Plan

This 5-hour course will cover the course objectives as outlined above.


Course Completion

Students will take home their completed and decorated cakes at the conclusion of this course.



Please Note:   The class outline as described above is general in nature to the skills taught and includes different items and techniques that are planned for this course.  However, please keep in mind that due to small size of our classes, the differing skill levels of each student, and the intimate teaching methods utilized – some of the above-described items may not be taught in every class.  If there are items listed above that are of specific interest to you, please be sure to advise the instructor or notify us with a note in your registration documents so that we can be certain to accommodate you with training on your requested topics .All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided by Pastry Palace for participation in this course.