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Cakes, Pastries and Breads


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Would you like to learn how to make delicious cakes, pastries or breads from scratch? Whether cooking for yourself, family or friends, working in a bakery or starting your own café or catering business, this course will show you the fundamentals of baking sweet and savoury foods.

Cakes, Pastries and Breads is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to produce cakes, pastries and breads in a commercial kitchen following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate cakes, pastries and breads.

On completion of this course you will feel confident to make, decorate and store cakes, pastries and breads.

Course Structure

Unit - Produce cakes, pastries and breads

  • Select ingredients
  • Food production requirements
  • Select, prepare and use equipment
  • Portion and prepare ingredients
  • Yeast-based dough’s
  • Cookery methods for cakes, pastries and breads
  • Food quality adjustments
  • Decorate present and store cakes pastries and breads
  • Adjust presentation
  • Display cakes, pastries and breads
  • Storage


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Baker
  • Bakery Retail Assistant
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only