Practical Cake Craft

Course Overview

Pratical Cake Craft- S5/6

Level: National 5

Units to be covered are:   

 Cake Baking

 Cake Finishing         

The Scottish hospitality industry is large, vibrant and growing, employing a significant proportion of the nation’s workforce, cake production is a part of this sector and this course can be seen as a gateway to the hospitality industry. The course aims to allow pupils to develop their technical skills in cake baking, and creative skills in cake finishing.  Pupils will develop a knowledge and understanding of cake design and the trends in cake production.  They will acquire and use organisational skills in the context of managing time and resources, and gain an understanding of the importance of food safety and hygiene in relation to producing a product of commercial standards. Pupils will also develop the organisational skills needed to research, plan, prepare & evaluate products. The course includes practical cookery (1-2 baked items per week) which will allow pupils to develop a range of practical baking skills and techniques using appropriate tools & equipment.   

Due to the high cost of food stuffs, pupils are expected to contribute towards the practical lessons, it is anticipated that this will be £65.



  • Unit by unit assessment
  • Practical Assignment worth 100 marks in which pupils follow a design brief to  plan, research, resource, manufacture showing creativity and evaluate a completed celebration cake.


There is no Higher qualification in school.

HNC in Professional Cookery/Hospitality Management at a Further Education College

 Possible Careers include:

 Patisserie Chef, Catering, Home Economics Teacher, Food Technologist, or Hotel Management.







Homework Diary


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Some of the Cakes made by pupils:

























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