Certified Cake Baking Professional (CCBP)

Learn all there is to know about cake decorating, from conception to execution. The Cake Baking and Decorating Diploma Course will walk you through the steps of making a delicious, fully decorated cake and give you a ton of ideas, tips, and tricks along the way. It is jam-packed with written, graphical, and video teaching.

The first part of the course covers the fundamental tools and equipment you’ll need, how to design a cake, and how to set up your ingredients, workplace, and self.

You’ll be shown how to finish your cake by combining your decorations. Additionally, you’ll be shown how to secure and transport your creation to a venue, take a clear picture of it, and learn about food safety issues, potential allergens, and inedible cake components that you should discuss with the recipient.

Certification Program Objectives:

  • Learn how to design, bake, decorate, and deliver a cake with written, illustrated, and video instructions that take you step by step.
  • Fully comprehend the equipment, methods, and materials utilized to make gorgeous cakes.
  • Gain competence in this field and the ability to satisfy a brief’s requirements.

Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 2 – 5 years of relevant work experience

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CCBP, student should take up a 1.5 hours online exam conducted by AIPC.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Certification Modules:

Module 1: Cake Decorating Tools & Equipment
Module 2: Baking Cakes
Module 3: Working with Fondant
Module 4: Creating Cake Toppers & Decorations
Module 5: Advanced Cake Decoration Techniques
Module 6: Specialty Cake Baking and Design

* The modules of the certification are constantly updated and are subject to change.

Who Should Do This Certification:

This certification is tailored for individuals who are passionate about the art and science of cake baking, whether they are beginners eager to learn the fundamentals or seasoned bakers looking to refine their skills and expand their repertoire. The Certified Cake Baking Professional (CCBP) certification offers a comprehensive understanding of cake baking techniques, decoration, and presentation, catering to a diverse range of individuals including:

  • Home Bakers: If you have a passion for baking and aspire to create delicious and visually stunning cakes for your family, friends, or special occasions, the CCBP certification provides the knowledge and skills to elevate your baking game to the next level.
  • Professional Bakers: For individuals working in bakeries, pastry shops, or catering services, the CCBP certification offers advanced training to enhance your baking expertise, enabling you to produce high-quality cakes that meet the standards of discerning customers and clients.
  • Culinary Students: If you are pursuing a career in the culinary arts and aspire to specialize in pastry and baking, the CCBP certification provides a solid foundation in cake baking techniques, allowing you to develop your skills and pursue exciting opportunities in the field of pastry arts.
  • Cake Decorating Enthusiasts: Whether you enjoy creating intricate designs with fondant, piping buttercream flowers, or sculpting edible cake toppers, the CCBP certification offers specialized training in cake decoration techniques, unleashing your creativity and helping you master the art of cake design.
  • Entrepreneurs: If you dream of starting your own cake baking business or offering custom cake decorating services, the CCBP certification equips you with the knowledge of industry best practices, food safety standards, and business fundamentals to turn your passion into a successful venture.
  • Career Switchers: If you are considering a career change and have a passion for baking, the CCBP certification provides a pathway to enter the thriving baking industry, offering the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career doing what you love.

Whether you are a hobbyist baker, aspiring pastry chef, or seasoned professional, the Certified Cake Baking Professional (CCBP) certification is designed to hone your skills, ignite your creativity, and empower you to create beautiful and delicious cakes that delight both the palate and the senses.