Cake Decorator’s Certificate

Wake Tech Course ID: C55130D

Completion Earns:

Certificates

Total Credits:

16

Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

Learning Format(s):

Financial Aid:

Not at this time

Courses Sequence:

Program Planning Guide

The Cake Decorating Certificate is designed to provide students with skills specific to cake decorating including baking cakes, preparing different icings, slicing and icing cakes, piping skills, gum paste, and fondant work. Upon completion, the student will be prepared for a position at most any bakery which prepares cakes and desserts. The Cake Design and Decorating class culminates with the student entering a tiered cake in a pastry competition. This certificate can be finished in 24 weeks. Courses include CUL 110 Sanitation and Safety, CUL 142 Fundamentals of Food, CUL 160 Baking I, CUL 260 Baking II, and BPA 210 Cake Design and Decorating.


Class Credit Hours When Offered
CUL 110 Sanitation and Safety 2 Fall 1st 8 weeks / Spring 1st 8 weeks / Summer
CUL 142 Fundamentals of Food 5 Fall 1st 8 weeks / Spring 1st 8 weeks / Summer
CUL 160 Baking I 3 Fall 1st 8 weeks / Spring 1st 8 weeks / Summer
CUL 260 Baking II 3 Fall 2nd 8 weeks / Spring 2nd 8 weeks
BPA 210 Cake Design and Decorating 3 Fall 1st 8 weeks / Spring 1st 8 weeks
Total Credit Hours 16  
Optional: BPA 130 European Cakes and Tortes 3 Fall 2nd 8 weeks
Spring 2nd 8 weeks  
When adding this class, the certificate will take 32 weeks to complete and will be 19 credit hours.