Cake Decorating and Design Certification

Wedding cakeBegin a career as a cake designer/decorator in a variety of food service settings. This comprehensive eight-month program has two courses and meets for 224 hours starting January 2019.

Limited space! This program will be offered starting Spring 2019.

For important information on course prerequisites click here.

Contact Amy Bowen for more information, including how to purchase your baking tool kit (download the .pdf).


Fundamentals of Cake Decorating and Design
The first course is 64 hours and prepares you to operate a cake decorating and design business. The course is required as a prerequisite for the second course in the certificate.
View the course outline: HOS 8301

Topics include:

  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Cost control on food

Cake Decorating and Design
The second course is 160 hours and is a thorough hands-on course with chef demonstration. The prerequisite is HOS 8301 Fundamentals of Cake Decorating and Design.
View the course outline: HOS 8302

Topics include:

  • Baking skills building
  • European cakes and tortes
  • Cake design and decorating techniques
  • Pastry and baking marketing

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