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Cupcakes and Pastries

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

During the course you will learn the tricks of a professional pastry chef and make your own homemade cupcakes and pastries to satisfy your taste buds, or impress your friends and family.

Using simple ingredients, you will learn real skills in preparing and baking a whole range of savoury pastry products and delicious decorated cupcakes.

This inspiring course will help you to develop your culinary flair and provide you with a collection of recipes, all whilst having some good fun!

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

This course is due to start on Thursday 9th March 2023. You will attend college on Thursday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, for four weeks.

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

What will I study?

This course will allow you to explore a variety of ingredients and develop your skills in simple yet effective cooking and baking.

We will provide you with a small range of recipes and will help you to develop some new skills and culinary techniques. We will also give you culinary tips on how to make baking a fun and enjoyable past time.

Additionally, the course will encourage you to develop creative ideas and show you the art of presenting good wholesome bakes.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter.

As with all of our leisure cookery courses, the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for all levels of ability.

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

Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30
  • If you are not eligible for Community Learning - £140

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session.

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

You may wish to progress onto an accredited qualification in this subject, which will allow you to practice your skills in the industry.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our Short Course application form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.


Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

Ref: Jen McGill

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“My most memorable moment at College was coming second place at the Inter Colleges Culinary Skills Competition.”

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