New Skills Academy Cupcake Academy Diploma (Accredited) New Skills Academy
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  • Course delivery: This course is delivered in video format

Course details

This information packed course is focused on hobby bakers who want the skills to bake and decorate cupcakes. It also appeals to those who already have the baking skills but want to open their own cupcake company, providing their customers with delicious cupcakes with a choice of decorating techniques. 

Introduction to the Cupcake Academy Diploma | This accredited course will provide you with new skills to help you boost your sales and create beautiful cupcakes. It is suitable for beginners, hobby bakers and seasoned bakers who want to fast track their careers.The course provides you with a certification which proves you have the knowledge and skills when it comes to cupcake decorating, a certification recognised by industry leaders.The Cupcake Academy Diploma will give you the insight and knowledge you need to open your own successful business, offering you a host of key techniques that you can trust.The course comprises of twenty information packed modules which take approximately fifteen hours to complete. You can study online at your own pace using any device. On completion and successful passing of the multiple choice test, you can download and print your certificate without delay.

What you Will Learn

This accredited course comprises of twenty modules, each one designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, guidance and techniques you need to run and manage a successful cupcake business on a daily basis.  

  • Learn how to create winning cupcake recipes and how to bake and decorate cupcakes.
  • Understand the importance of a portfolio and how to go about meeting with clients to identify what they are looking for.
  • Identify what equipment you will need from buying quality supplies and decorating equipment to kitchen equipment. Know the difference between quality products and saving money.
  • Get an understanding on how to cost batches of batter and icing, how to charge for your time and how to put an effective pricing structure in place.
  • Baking cupcakes and muffins - from finding a good recipe to making it your own and everything in between.
  • Learn how to find the best cake recipes for birthday cakes, along with filling and icing options. You will also get insight into healthier options, which are a growing trend on a global scale right now.
  • If you are thinking of offering wedding cakes, then this module will teach you what you need to determine from that first consultation, how to price the cake and promote your wedding services moving forward.
  • Learn how to choose a Christmas cake recipe along with healthier alternatives, fillings, icings and more.
  • Get a good understanding of the different rack heights, pre-heating and baking temperatures and why it's so important you know your oven to achieve the best results.
  • Learn about fondants, ganache and different icing options, include delicious butter cream.
  • The course will also teach you the basics of icing from making your own piping bag to making rosettes and other designs to enhance your finished cake design.
  • Learn how to make your own cupcake and cake stands at home. You will also learn the art of transporting cakes safely and effectively.
  • Get insider information into running your own cupcake business from the overheads you can expect to pay to choosing a name, the software you will need and more.
  • This accredited course will teach you about the importance of the different marketing options you have available, along with how to handle complaints and what to do when things don't go according to plan.
  • Learn about the importance of health and safety in the workplace. What HACCP is and why you need one for each cake. You will also learn about the hygiene requirements associated with owning and running a cupcake business.
  • Understand about Tax, accounting, insurance, record keeping, hiring and paying staff and more.

Benefits of the Cupcake Academy Diploma

This course is brimming with benefits for anyone who is interested in working in the cupcake baking industry or starting their own business.

  • You will get to understand recipes and the fundamentals of baking.
  • You will gain confidence to create your own winning recipes and designs.
  • You will gain the skills and insight needed to start your own business.
  • You will learn different decorating skills that you can use for all types of events.
  • On completion of the course and passing the test, you will receive an industry recognised certification.
Updated on 29 January, 2019

About New Skills Academy

In November of 2013, a single question was asked: ‘What do you want to learn?’ From there, a vision was born of comprehensive, high quality, and affordable online course availability. The name behind that vision was New Skills Academy.

When it comes to online schools, there are plenty, but at New Skills Academy we distinguish ourselves amongst the competition with our dedication to your long-term goals. If you are entering a job market for the first time, or seeking a new career, we will provide you with the fast and efficient online support you need to make your dreams a reality.

Our expertly designed courses, detailed lesson plans and student testimonials all attest to the fact that we take great pride in our course offerings and provide only the best for our students. Often, people dream of pursuing a degree or certification but never find the time to follow through. We know life gets busy, which is why our customers can take our courses online from anywhere while still working. Students can access our courses from a PC, mobile phone or tablet; this means you can learn anywhere you go.

Our students’ reputation matters, which is why all of our online courses have been reviewed and certified in partnership with qualified industry experts. For added security and peace of mind, all of our courses have been approved by CPD.

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