What is the course about?
Here is an opportunity to learn how to make sponges for afternoon tea or for special occasions. In this session you will prepare a show stopping Victoria Sandwich and four flavoured cupcakes. You will learn how to flavour a sponge mix and flavour the butter cream icing that will be used to decorate them accordingly. You will practice piping and garnishing all your cakes. The four flavours that will be used are chocolate, coffee, lemon and vanilla. There is nothing nicer than a selection of homemade cakes for a birthday party or an afternoon with friends.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is open to all candidates of all abilities. However if you are an absolute beginner you will be most welcome as you will be taught how to make all these items.
What topics does the course cover?
Topics covered include good practice of kitchen hygiene, general health and safety. The course covers the correct production method for making cupcakes and how to portion and flavour a batch of cake mix accordingly. You will also learn how to make and flavour buttercream and pipe it onto the cupcakes, then garnish them.
How will I be taught and assessed?
First a demonstration will be given followed by students carrying out the tasks. Continual support and guidance will be provided throughout the session.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Yes there are. You will also need to bring large and slightly tall containers, so that you can take your cupcakes home securely. A ream of cling film and greaseproof paper is also recommended. And your apron and T- towels.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
This course will give you confidence to tackle new recipes from other cultures.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
If you have enjoyed this course then you will enjoy the other variety cookery courses that are on offer at the WAES website.