Cookery - Cakes and Bakes** Course Cancelled - Call 01825 761820 for Alternative Courses** (HE07N83B)

Make a selection of cakes and baked products for family and friends which can be presented as beautifully packaged homemade gifts or for a tea party.

Where? Sixth Form Centre, Heathfield Community College, Cade St. Old Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8RJ.
When? Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:00pm from 4th November 2021 until 2nd December 2021 for 5 weeks.

This is an in-person course. In the event of restrictions being reintroduced and if the class is remaining in the venue, you will be informed of further safety measures. If the lessons cannot take place because the tutor has to isolate or in the event of government imposed restrictions or lockdowns, every effort will be made to reschedule the missed classes. If this is not possible we will refund the outstanding lessons.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £84.00. The concessionary fee is £47.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
You will need to supply your ingredients. A list will be sent to you before your course starts and your tutor will give you a list for each week during the class.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

Develop your skills and make a selection of cakes and baked products for family and friends which can be presented as beautifully packaged homemade gifts or for a tea party.

During the course

Specific Covid Considerations:

To ensure Safe Practice during practical sessions:

You must not attend the class if you show signs or symptoms of Covid-19, are awaiting results of a PCR Covid test, have been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient within 14 days or anyone who has been advised to self isolate for any reason. Please inform the ACRES' office, who will advise the tutor.

All tutors, students and visitors are encouraged to participate in rapid lateral flow testing in the interest of everybody's safety, however, this is not a mandatory requirement. Test kits are readily available locally or from

For further information please see Policy & Procedures on the ACRES website.

What you already need to know

This course is suitable for those with no previous experience and those wishing to develop their culinary skills further.

What you will learn

To use a variety of techniques to make delicious cakes using the creaming, whisking, rubbing-in and melting methods.
Products range from Victoria Sandwich, light fruit cake, swiss roll, gingerbread, flapjacks, scones and brownies, lemon drizzle cake, carrot cake.
Learn how recipes may be adapted to make them healthier and suitable for different dietary needs and preferences.
To use confectionery and creative skills to decorate your products to give an attractive finish.
Learn how to present finished products in an original and artistic way.

How you will learn it

Tuition will be through demonstrations and hands-on practical cookery sessions.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

For all sessions:
Containers for your creations.
Apron, dishcloth, tea-towel and oven glove.
Notebook and pen.
Please tie long hair back and ideally remove nail varnish.

Week 1:
Light fruit cake and scones.
Ingredients and equipment list will be sent to you a week before your course starts.

How much extra study or practice is involved?

Preparation of ingredients for the class.

What do previous students say?

Sarah has many years experience teaching cookery and we are very happy to welcome her to ACRES as a new tutor.

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

Sarah will be teaching other cookery courses throughout the year. Check the ACRES website regularly for new courses.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

If cooking interests you, you may wish to look for a college course such as a VRQ in catering or employment.

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge

How can I get further information about these?

For details of ACRES courses, please speak to your tutor, visit the ACRES website at, consult our latest brochure, or alternatively speak to a member of the team at the office in Uckfield on 01825 761820.