Celebration cake decorating

Who should attend

This course is for recreational home bakers, current students/graduated students and people interested in baking who cannot enrol on a full programme of study.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

The following dates are available in 2022:

30 July

15 October

Duration Eight weeks, one day per week (Saturday)
Time 9am-1pm
Study location(s) MIT Ōtara
Study method Part-time
Domestic fees $500 (approx.)
Course code 472.307

Entry requirements


Open entry for Domestic students

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

Course structure

  • Skills and techniques required to make basic figurines with fondant icing
  • Skills and techniques learned to decorate themed cake with modelled figurines
  • Basic skills to complete and ice cakes with fondant icing.
LessonWhat will be taught
1Familiarising with the tools used, basics of 3D modelling of figurines, starting with simple shapes
2Figurine modelling of 3 animals
3Figurine modelling of 3 animals
4Students make figurines of their own choice with lecturer’s guidance
5Bake the cakes
6Practice masking and fondant covering on single cake
7Masking and covering the two tier cake with fondant, assembling and decorating the cake with figurines made
8Students design animal themed cake.
Make figurines and decorations for their themed cake and take those decorations to do their own cake at home.
What you will need for the course:
  • Change of clothing and a full apron. (Pants, shirt or chef jacket, closed no-slip footwear). Hat or hair-net provided
  • Water bottle and evening snack
  • Bring own boxes to take cakes home
  • Masks are to be worn at all times as per MIT policy.

To enquire about any of the hospitality short courses please contact Ask Me! student services on 0800 86 85 85 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 14 July 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.