Confectionary Arts Diploma

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Full – time   |  Duration: 16 weeks / 77 days  |  Credential: Diploma

The Confectionary Arts Diploma programme is a 16 week intensive programme designed to give graduates a competitive edge in the baking and pastry arts field. Taught by leading industry professionals, students will receive a hands-on educational experience unlike any of its kind. Using only the finest, natural ingredients, Confectionary Arts Diploma Programme students produce high quality artisanal products that are both esthetically and palatably pleasing.

Continually striving for excellence, the college has developed an accelerated, well-balanced curriculum that seamlessly combines the science and theory of baking with the art of cake decorating and design, rendering students confident and qualified for a career in the confectionary arts.

At Bonnie Gordon College we are devoted to student success. We encourage individual creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. The Confectionary Arts Diploma Programme is an exceptional option for those with some or no previous industry experience who want to take their passion for the edible arts to a whole new level.


Full Time
Monday – Friday
January 30th, 2017 – June 2nd, 2017
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Spring/Summer Session
Starting May 1st, 2017
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM


Baking, Bread & Pastries

  • Cakes/cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Pastry fillings
  • Pies & tarts
  • Eclairs
  • Macarons
  • Breads & Viennoisserie
  • Specialty baking (allergies)

Specialty Skills

  • Gumpaste Flowers
  • Figure modelling
  • Sugar work
  • Advanced piping techniques


  • Chocolate Theory
  • Dipped & moulded chocolates
  • Chocolate decorations

Cake Decorating Skills

  • Royal icing piping techniques
  • Design and decorate cakes with fondant and gumpaste
  • Level and dowel cake tiers
  • Colour theory and covering cakes with fondant
  • Cutting-edge cake decorating techniques
  • Painting techniques with edible food colours

Cake Design Skills

  • Modelling Chocolate
  • Sculpted Cakes
  • Multi-tiered wedding cakes
  • Haute Couture

Costing Cakes, Staging & Production

  • High volume baking strategies and how to adjust recipes
  • Effectively plan, create and display a range of baked goods for special events
  • How to give accurate quotes to clients
  • Where to source quality ingredients

Costing Cakes

  • How to give accurate quotes to clients
  • Where to source quality ingredients
  • Accurately measure time to calculate labour, including preparation of ingredients

Cake Photography

  • Introduction to photographing cakes using natural and artificial light

Business Essentials

  • Develop marketing and branding strategies
  • How to open a bake shop or small business, and essential procedures and permits required
  • Business insurance requirements
  • Tax rules, regulations, and business structures

Tuition Fees

(All Costs are in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition $ 15,000
Application Processing Fee $ 100
Uniforms & Equipment $ 1,257.33
Book Fee /
International Student Fee $ 1,000.00
HST (13% Harmonized sales tax)* $ 163.45
Total (Canadian citizens & Permanent Residents) $ 16,520.78
Total (International Students) $ 17,520.78

All rates are in Canadian Dollars.
*Only applicable to uniforms & equipment.

The Confectionary Arts Diploma is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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