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Cake Decorating - Certificate

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Cake decorating certificate

The Cake Decorating Certificate program will teach students how to apply and use the latest baking techniques and tools with direct experience internships in commercial, state-of-the-art kitchens. This certificate will emphasize American and European cake construction and artistry.

For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

Accrediation- Culinary InstituteFor more information, contact:
Geoff Blount - (843) 839-7002

Career Outlook

As more people discover the fresh taste and healthful goodness of artisan baked goods, HGTC's Cake Decorating Certificate graduates will find employment in the following areas:

  • Bake shops (small and large)
  • Country Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Health Care Facilities

Gainful Employment Information:

See: Cake Decorating Gainful Employment Information.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical Colleges Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Students who complete this certificate are eligible for ServSafe certification.

Program Information

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all CUL and BKP-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Baking and Pastry Making (CUL , BKP) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
BKP 119 Introduction to Baking and Pastry 3
BKP 210 Advanced Cakes 3
CUL 113 Success in Hospitality Studies 1
  Total 7
Second Semester - Spring    
BKP 121 Cake Decorating Finishing Techniques 3
BKP 236 Bakery and Pastry Capstone 3
CWE XXX CWE - Work Experience 3
IDS 105 Career Assessment and Exploration 1
  Total 10

Total Credit Hours


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