Somerville Secondary College

Create, Make and Bake

Featured Learning AreaFood Technology
Additional Learning AreasTechnology
Learning Capabilities DevelopedCritical and Creative Thinking


This elective teaches students how to produce beautifully decorated cakes. Students will learn a range of different cake making skills using a variety of modern techniques. These include sponges, cupcakes, gluten free cakes, vegetables cakes and fancy gateaux. They will also learn a new modern technique in cake decorating which includes baking a chocolate mud cake, setting the cake up with ganache and covering with rolled fondant icing. Through the use of design, students will have the freedom to show their imagination and creative talents. During the course students will be evaluating their products, designs and recipes. Cookery techniques include: basic piping, moulding, flower-making and creating cut-out decorations. This elective cost includes an excursion.