Wedding Cakes: Tiered and Themed Decorated Cakes

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wedding Cakes: Tiered and Themed Decorated Cakes

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Baking Techniques II: Italian Pastry Techniques and Dessert Styling, or equivalent. Unofficial transcript submission required.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Wedding cakes are a fundamental part of a pastry shop business and require a dedicated professional preparation that ranges from marketing abilities to technical skills. Students will learn the history, and the social and cultural significance of wedding cakes. The course will offer a complete overview of the most important styles available worldwide, with a special emphasis of Italian classical wedding cakes. A wedding cake must be a perfect match of deliciousness and decoration, something that appeals not only to the eyes: this course will place an emphasis on cake base preparation techniques and how all elements of the cake should match and balance each other. A focus will be placed on developing skills in making various decorative ornaments out of chocolate, marzipan, sugar, pastillage, royal icing and the different decorative techniques applicable to contemporary wedding cakes.
The course requires precision skills, dedication and patience, and attention to details.

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