National Certificate III in Cake Decoration

6 Months
MNQF Level 3

Purpose of the qualification

The holders of the level three qualifications will provide wide range of practical skills and supporting knowledge to execute rolled fondant techniques to cover cakes that meet saleable production standards and apply different decorating techniques such as crimping, embossing, quilting, embroidery, and appliqué work, as well as use various molds in creating quick cake decorations, pearls, borders, drapes and bows, ribbons, ropes, and tassels


1.    Hygiene and health in cake decoration 

2.    Practice effective workplace communication 

3.    Perform computer operator 

4.    Weight and scale and measures commodities for pastry and bakery products 

5.    Prepare, tray up and handle baking of breads and pastry products 

6.    Prepare creams, sauces, glaze and fillings 

7.    Basic cake decorating equipment 

8.    Baking perfect cakes 9 Baking cake and baking science 

10. Levelling and fondant swag drapes 

11. Heavy petal: Essential tools for making sugar flowers 

12. Buttercream piping 13 Royal icing, rolled fondant and pastillage 

14. Modelling with marzipan and sugar paste 

15. Garrett frills

General Entry

  • Completion of Basic Education OR
  • Attainment of a Level 2 qualification.

Alternative Entry

  • 18 years old AND ability to communicate in the language of instruction

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