Become a Cake Decorator

You will learn: what a cake decorator does and how to operate a cake design business, how to develop your skills to succeed in a cake decorating career, how to get hired for a job as a cake decorator, and how to start your own cake decorating business and get customers. This course expands on the techniques taught in many online cake decorating classes and aims to help you start a career as a professional cake decorator.

What Happens in the Cake Decorator Certificate Course

The Cake Decorator Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Cake Decorator). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Cake Decorator Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Cake Decorator Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The online part-time Cake Decorator Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Cake Decorator Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College. Topics covered in the Cake Decorator Certificate Course go beyond many online cake decorating classes and include the following:

How to Decorate Cakes and Cupcakes

  • Your Professional Cake Decorator’s Kit
  • Selecting the Right Style for an Occasion
  • Assembling, Supporting, and Transporting Tiered Cakes
  • Buttercreams, Fondants, Airbrushing, Edible Photo Transfers and More
  • Step-by-Step Instructions for Several Projects

Starting Your Business

  • Your Business Plan
  • Choosing a Specialty
  • Choosing a Business Name
  • Start-Up Budgeting and Funding
  • Working from Home or a Commercial Kitchen
  • Choosing a Retail Location
  • Setting Your Prices
  • Hiring Great Employees

Marketing Your Cakes and Cupcakes

  • Your Marketing Plan
  • Planning a Grand Opening
  • Your Marketing tools
  • Advertising and Publicity
  • Developing Strategic Partnerships

What Is Included in the Cake Decorator Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Cake Decorator Certificate Course package includes everything you need to know about how to become a cake decorator, including:

  • Registration for the online Cake Decorator Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Cake Decorators for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Cake Decorator Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Cake Decorator (e-book edition)

Register for the Cake Decorator Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

WINTER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Cake Decorator Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the February 26, 2024 course.

Register today for the Cake Decorator Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Cake Decorator Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

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About a Career as a Cake Decorator

Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to decorate fun or elegant cakes and cupcakes.

As a cake designer, you can get paid to create the centerpieces of some of the most memorable occasions of people’s lives and have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality.

If you start your own cake decorating business or cupcake business, you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, and your cake decorating “work” will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.

Cake decorators design, bake and decorate creations that are almost as much fun to look at as they are to eat. You might choose to specialize in a style or theme of cake decorating, such as gum paste flowers, marzipan figurines, royal icing, fondant cut-outs, or intricately piped buttercream lacework or roses, just to name a few.

If you have the desire, you can start a cake decorating, cake design, or cupcake business and become a cake decorator immediately.

My first year of business I had 80+ orders for wedding cakes. The next year I expanded to include cookies, cupcakes and special occasion orders, and my business more than doubled. I diversified to include corporate orders, and growth continues to exceed 100% for the current year.
Yvonne Zensner, The Cake Box & Sweet Indulgences Cupcake Cafe (Yvonne is one of the cake decorating and cupcake business experts who give advice in this guide)

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Cake Decorators Make?
    As a cake decorator, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and whether you’re an employee or own your own cake decorating business. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
  • What Does a Cake Decorator Do?
    Cake decorators design, bake and decorate creations that are almost as much fun to look at as they are to eat. You might choose to specialize in a style or theme of cake decorating, such as gum paste flowers, marzipan figurines, royal icing, fondant cut-outs, or intricately piped buttercream lacework or roses, just to name a few.
  • How Do I Become a Cake Decorator?
    Earning a certificate as a cake decorator will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional cake decorator. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Cake Decorator Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Cake Decorator Certificate Course you will earn certification as a cake decorator and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional cake decorator. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.