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College Cake Decoration Exhibition

8 June 2016
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Whether you’re an aspiring baker gripped by the Great British Bake Off or an employer looking to upskill your staff, Gloucestershire College is opening its doors to showcase the work of its students in a Cake Decoration Exhibition on Friday 24 June.

From 10am to 3.30pm visitors to Cheltenham Campus can expect to see an array of sugar sculptures and traditional and novelty cakes that would impress Mary Berry herself, created by the College’s ABC Professional Cake Decoration students – with themes including the circus, a winter cake complete with polar bear, a dream cake, Hello Kitty and even a birdcage crafted entirely out of royal icing.

There will also be the opportunity to meet the students and lecturers to find out more about their inspirations and the course itself, alongside light refreshments.

Available at Levels 1, 2 and 3, the ABC Professional Cake Decoration course is taught in the purpose-built patisserie kitchen at Cheltenham Campus and is ideal for beginners, home bakers and pastry chefs alike who are looking to get qualified for a career in hotels, restaurants or bakeries, or even to set up their own business. GC is the only college in the region to deliver this course, which is currently taking applications for September 2016.

Skills students can expect to master include decorating with sugarpaste and royal icing; modelling with marzipan and sugarpaste; creating ornaments, lace work, animals and figures; the correct use of ribbons, and more. They get complete freedom to experiment and unleash their creativity, supported by expert lecturers with industry experience.

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Jo O’Connell, Head of School for Hospitality and Catering, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for home bakers and pastry chefs to come along and see the creations of our Level 1, 2 and 3 cake decoration students, as well as the excellent facilities we have available for chef training at Cheltenham Campus.

“The amazing work they have produced is testament to the enthusiasm of both the students and lecturers. The cake decoration courses are aimed at anyone who has an interest, and our beginner’s course is an ideal way to get an idea of what skills they can expect to learn. The courses attract people from the local community with a range of backgrounds who want to learn a new skill either for a career change or personal enjoyment.”

For more information about the ABC Professional Cake Decoration course, visit

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