Cakes for Afternoon Tea - Cookery Course

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Afternoon tea is a tea-related ritual that was introduced in Britain in the early 1840's. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger prior to an evening meal. Nowadays, Afternoon tea is widely seen as a social or celebration event for many occasions.

This course will allow you to develop skills in preparing your own afternoon tea to entertain your friends and family.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start on Thursday 26th September 2019. You will attend College for four weeks, every Thursday evening, from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

The course will allow you to explore the various basic ingredients and develop the essential craft skills in preparing afternoon tea.

Some of the cakes you will make are:

  • Earl Grey tea cupcakes with clotted cream
  • Glazed fresh fruit tarts
  • Mini lavender iced biscuits
  • Lemon and basil drizzle cake

Course participants will be able to develop their awareness of Health and Safety relating to the preparation of food and food safety awareness, whilst learning logical and coherent methods for producing delicious cakes.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come and enjoy.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements, as with all of our leisure cookery courses, the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy. The course is suitable for all levels of ability. The course price includes all ingredients. Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

You will need to wear strong, flat sensible shoes and bring along an apron, a potato peeler, tea towel, and an oven glove.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £120. The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session. You can take home your creations to enjoy.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may wish to progress on to our other Colours Cookery School courses or alternatively you may wish to pursue an accredited qualification in this subject which will allow you to practice your skills in the trade.

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