ABCD Professional Diploma Course

online training

„This is a must attend course for any cake maker who is looking to build a serious business

Ribana Cristescu

CEO of Academy of Baking and Cake Decorating

SAVE MONEY
GAIN TIME
MAKE PROFIT
TURN YOUR PASSION AND YOUR KITCHEN 

INTO A PROFIT MAKING BUSINESS

WHAT's INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

Week 1-2  Business

online training to cover all essentials of starting a food business, from applying for a licence, getting your certificates, opening the necessary accounts, sorting out your required equipment, getting your recipes and suppliers, and clarifying your price list. By the end of the second week, you will have an established menu and price list adapted to your circumstances. You will have unlimited access to an online form so that you will be able to calculate the cost of any dessert you will add to your menu in future.

Week 4 Baking

dedicated to baking. You'll learn how to bake five different types of sponges and two types of cookies, macarons, and meringues; make cupcakes and prepare fillings needed to set a 3 tier cake, a single-tier barrel cake, and a block cake to be used later for stacking and carving, and then decorate. All recipes will be available as an ebook, including the final product and portion price calculation.

Week 3 Sugarflowers

intensive tuition on making wired sugar flowers( roses, peonies, lilies, foliage, filler flowers, embellishments).We will also create a bunch of fantasy flowers out of wafer paper and gelatine. The flowers will be set on a floral arrangement to complete the 3 tier real wedding cake, which we will complete later in the course.

Week 5 Patisserie

you will learn some patisserie basics. How to make entremets ( one large size 7" and four mono portions), prepare, use glaze, and make edible moss. Decorate them with chocolate decorations made in class ( curls, truffles, moulded shapes and bars of small chocolates). We will cook and make a few essential Isomalt decorations( a sail. one flower, one bulb)

Week 6 Piping

Piping training. Two full days will be dedicated to piping. On the first day, we will focus on royal icing piping and decorating a 3-tier dummy cake using stencilling, brush embroidery, and piped flowers. We will decorate a set of 4 royal iced cookies( baked during the baking class). The second day will be focused on working with buttercream and chocolate ganache. We will decorate the single-tier barrel cake made during the baking training. We will apply chocolate drips, make chocolate sails, and use the palette painting technique to decorate the cake and pipe to decorate the cupcakes. Those will be set as a floral display bouquet. 

Week 7 Sugarpaste

Sugarpaste( fondant) training. For a full day, we will focus on covering a 2 tier dummy cake with fondant. Then we will make decorations and use them to turn the covered dummy cake into three different projects. It will look like a birthday cake for a kid, then for him and her. You will get the chance to work out the costs involved in each project, you will receive the templates to use in future, and you will take the photos to start building your portfolio.

Week 8 Figurine Modelling

Modelling training. A full day will be allocated to figurine modelling. We will make a baby, a female and male figure and two pet figurines Students will be able to chose 2 pet figurines at their choice from a selection of 10.

 Week 9 Sculpted cake

Sculpted cake training During a full day, we will focus on shaping the block cake we set during the baking class. There will be ten designs to choose from. The winning project will be the most voted by the students of the course. We will start by carving the sponge and preparing the supports and decorative elements needed. We will continue covering the cake and the finishing touches required to complete the project. Each project will include at least a small piece made out of rice krispies and marshmallow mix.

Week 10-11 Dessert table

Wedding dessert table training day. We will stack and cover the three-tiered cake prepared during the baking course on this day. We will paint on the cake and then set up the floral display made during the sugar flowers course and set up a dessert table to decorate six cupcakes, six decorated cookies, six biscuits( artisan style cookies), six cake pops, six macarons, six glazed desserts and six desserts in cups ( we will use the elements we have prepared at the starting of the course)

Week 12 Portofoliu

Portfolio-building training. This last section of the course will take place online one week after completing the in-class training. Throughout the course, you will be allowed to take photos of your work and also be shown how to upload them and make them look great using Canva. You will use a template we provided to insert the photos and prices ( which you will learn how to work out by yourself). You will have to send over your photos and prices so that we can create an E-catalogue( E-magazine) with your logo containing the image and prices of the products. That will be your forever and help you promote and sell your products to your customers.

ABCD Business Professional Diploma Course


This online course is now open for enrollment. It is the perfect choice for someone looking to build a profitable cake-related business from home in the shortest possible time.The course is structured to cover everything you need to know from scratch. It will give you the exact steps to follow and have your food business running in 30 days.

 12 weeks online training

  • Once you register for the course, you will get access to the course. You will be able to familiarize yourself with the equipment and ingredients you must get access to complete your assignments.
  • Each Saturday, you will get access to the pre-recorded content meant to be studied the following week. You will have to take time during the weekend to watch the videos and read the attached material to prepare for the week. All the educational material will be available for 12 months from starting the course.
  • We will discuss the week's topic each Monday evening during the live-streamed training. From 6-8 pm, your instructor will get through all the steps you must take to complete your weekly assignment and answer your questions. The live sessions will be recorded, and you can re-watch them whenever necessary within 12 months from the course's start date.
  • You will have access to a private group to interact with your peers and instructor 24/7. Ask questions and advice about any of the topics of the course. This group will be kept active for 12 months and then archived.
  • You must allow yourself time to learn and execute. You build the necessary skills only by putting what you've learned into practice. You will have to take photos of each project you complete. Ultimately, those will be used to create your portfolio/ e-magazine.
    During the course, you will also have to update your price calculation sheets to know precisely how much it cost to make it and how much time was involved so that you can see the profit by the end of the 12 weeks.
  • You must video-record yourself while completing your assignments, compress and upload the video on the platform. Instructions on how to do it will be available for you after registration.
    If you cannot complete your assignment in one week, no problem, access to the following week's material will still be allowed. We understand that the unexpected can get in the way. But if you need to catch up with your submissions for two consecutive weeks, your access to the new educational material will be stopped until you update your assignments
  • Once you submit the assignments, your access will be automatically restored, and you can watch, read and listen to the recorded live-streamed sessions you've missed.
  • Upon completing the course, you will receive an ABCD diploma certificate to prove you are a trained cake maker and decorator and an entrepreneur ready to start making profit and run a business that it rocks.
  • The E-magazine portfolio will reflect your branding and look like an e-catalog. This will allow you to show your customers and prospects what products you've been created and what you can serve them with, but you will also be able to use the catalog to take orders. The E-magazine will contain photos of the products, the selling price, ingredients ( including allergens), and the price you sell it for. It will also mention your terms and conditions and the details of your collection or delivery system.

To complete your business profile, you will need a website, social media accounts and a software for your CRM ( customer relationship management). If you need help building/ setting those, you can look at the "Build your online presence" course. This online course will teach you how to make your website quickly, get a domain name, create a logo, a Google my business page, an Etsy account and social media business accounts like Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Plus help you connect your business profile with a payment provider( e.g. Pay pal).

This course is half-price for all students who have completed or are booked to attend any professional diploma courses training at our Academy ( ABCD, PME, Wilton).

LAUNCH PRICE

PAY IN FULL

£ 1,799

PAY IN 2 INSTALLMENTS

£ 980

2 payments of £ 980 

Total to pay £ 1960

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louise harvey
louise harvey
I have just completed a 9 day course with Ribana and I have learned so much and have enjoyed every minute. Ribana is incredibly knowledgeable and patient, a fabulous instructor who is generous in in encouraging others and sharing her tips. 100% recommend. Thanks Ribana
C W
C W
Ribana is a true artisan and has always been so passionate about her craft. She has been so helpful over the many years I have known her, always willing to help share her wealth of knowledge and experience. What used to be the shop, was like a treasure trove for budding cake makers and bakers, there literally is nothing that Ribana didn’t stock or could advise on. From printed edible paper to intricate silhouettes, all the tools and skills you’d ever need under one roof. I am in awe is what Ribana has achieved over the years, always evolving the business to adapt to the changing needs of her customers. Her passion to share her skill and knowledge shines through always and I am so grateful to have such a unique and specialist establishment just a stone’s throw from where I live. Supporting this type of local business is a pleasure, as Ribana is one of a kind and keeping the business going through Covid especially, could not have been easy, testament to her hard work and tenacity. Wishing you continued success and huge thanks Ribana for all your help and advice, it is much appreciated.
Helen Ogbor
Helen Ogbor
Amazing Experience! One of the best teachers I know. Every mistake is a learning point and she teaches you tricks and shortcuts, this really boosted my confidence. Thank you Ribanna x
kelsidr
kelsidr
I had an awesome experience attending the fondant class at the academy of cake decorating.I have always been fascinated by art of cake making and was determined to get it right. I learnt a lot of stuff and the instructor ( Ribana ) she was very attentive to every individual and patient with all our questions,an excellent teacher I must say, I can’t thank her enough, can’t wait to attend the next course class . Thanks again…
Kate
Kate
It was my first online course and it was amazing from day One until the last day of the course. My instructor was one of the best instructor I ever had. She paid so much attention on every details and always gives me lots of advice and follow up to make sure that I understood and able to do my work. So grateful and lucky to have her as my instructor. Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement. Definitely planning to enrol more classes in the future time 😊.
Nicola Hoy
Nicola Hoy
I had an amazing experience on the 3-day PME Royal Icing & Piping course. The facilities were outstanding and Ribana was so generous with her time and sharing her knowledge. I learned so much and picked up countless tips and tricks to achieve superb results. I would highly recommend attending courses with ACD.

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Our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee fully protects you.

If you don't like the content of the course, feel it is not what you've expected or the delivery of the content is not as promised, get in touch and we'll send you a prompt & full refund of what you have paid .

To see if you qualify we will check your course attendance. If you did not access more than 25%  of the course content and did not attend the live training you will be entitled for a full refund, no question asked.

If you attended more than 25% and been constantly present and active during lives but you changed your mind and want to stop the training we will refund the difference after deducting the cost of that part of training you have already benefit from.

If you just need more support to accomplish the desired results email us at info@academyofbakingandcakedecorating, and we will do our best to guide and help you in overcoming the problem regardless what point of the journey you are at.

That is a promise.

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