Some schools that offer cake-decorating courses include the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art, Le Cordon Bleu, and the International Culinary Center. All of them offer cake decorating courses in the United States, and Le Cordon Bleu also offers courses in London.
The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art is located in Darien, Illinois, and has a 6,200-square-foot instructional facility that provides each student with a work and storage station. The school offers a range of decorating courses, from basic to advanced, as well as workshops that vary between one and three days in length.
Le Cordon Bleu offers a Baking and Pastry Arts Program that includes three branches of courses. The Associate in Pastry and Baking program delivers well-rounded education, the Pâtisserie and Baking Certificate prepares students for pastry industry careers, and the Pâtisserie and Baking Diploma aims to prepare students to explore the industry. All of these programs include cake-decorating techniques.
International Culinary Center has locations in New York and California that offer Professional Pastry Arts programs. Some of the decorating techniques covered include chocolate curls, piping, stenciling and sugar paste flowers. After the 600-hour, six-month program, students have the knowledge and skills required to be professional cake designers. Also in New York, the school offers a Cake Techniques & Design program that teaches students everything they need to know, from the essentials of baking, filling and finishing to advanced design and decorating.