Cake Artistry

Advanced Technical Certificate

Limited Access

This program provides advanced instruction in confectionery artistry. The program prepares you to go into a specialized career within the culinary industry. It will provide instruction in complex decorating techniques; figure sculpting, sugar flowers, color theory and design as pertaining to entremets and cakes. A student will learn to create and execute celebration, wedding, and 3-D sculpted cakes. Students will also learn the fundamentals of costing and managing a cake business.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must have one of the following:
    • Earned A.S. degree in Baking and Pastry (minimum) 
    • Industry experience of two years in the pastry field
  • Submit a completed Valencia Application for Admission, and be in Active Student Status.
  • Following your admission to Valencia, submit the Cake Artistry Application.

Potential Careers

  • Lead decorator
  • Assistant Pastry Chef
  • Assistant Cake Manager
  • Pastry Chef
  • Owner/operator

Salary and Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.salary.com 

A variety of exciting career choices are available in Central Florida’s flourishing theme parks, resorts, restaurants and other owner operator dining establishments. Excellent career opportunities are also available in catering and banquet services.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more information about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/culinary-management/.

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Kenneth Bourgoin, Program Chair, West Campus: 407-582-1915
kbourgoin@valenciacollege.edu

Jen Bhagirath, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1719
jbhagirath@valenciacollege.edu

Program outcomes

  • Experience different advanced and trending cake decorating techniques
  • Identify procedures in building various cake structures
  • Differentiate various enrobing procedures
  • integrate business principles into cake design
Plan of Study Grid
Term 1Credit Hours
FSS 2080C COMPLEX CAKE DECORATING 3
FSS 2083C SUGAR, SCULPTING, AND STRING WORK 3
 Credit Hours6
Term 2
FSS 2081C ADVANCED CAKE DECORATING 3
FSS 2082C SPECIALTY CAKES 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours12