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The Art of Cookie Decorating

The Art of Cookie Decorating


The Art of Cookie Decorating course at CTS College offers a delectable exploration into the world of creative confectionery. Delve into the artistry of beautifully decorated icing cookies, transforming them into edible masterpieces fit for various occasions. Whether you're seeking to craft delightful treats for personal enjoyment, or aspiring to turn your passion into a profession, this course provides the perfect foundation.

CTS College introduces this practical training workshop designed to unlock hidden talents and expand creativity in the field of cookie artistry and design. Guided by Pastry Chef and Cake Designer Melanie of Melrose Cakes, this course promises to be a delightful journey for individuals eager to master the art of cookie decorating and become the next Cookie Design Artist.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Make proper cookie icing for any cookie decorating method
  • Prepare cookie dough for successful baking of cookies
  • Design a cookie set and properly flood/outline designs with ease
  • Successfully dry and store cookies depending on environmental factors
  • Aesthetically pack and price the finished product

Note: Participants get to design and take away a custom cookie gift box using their cookies designed in class


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 1 day
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Face-to-Face classes with hands-on training
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Persons desirous of starting their own business/ home based business
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Amateur Cookie Artists interested in learning more professional techniques and methods for an improved product
  • The 'Do-It-Yourselfers'
  • Persons who would like to learn a marketable and creative new skill
  • Persons interested in becoming a Cookie Design Artist

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

  • How to make cookie icing for decorating
  • Achieving the right icing consistency for flooding, piping details and outline
  • Colouring and blending icing
  • Cookie decorating basics: wet on wet, wet on dry, borders and beads, marbling icing
  • Making icing embellishment and transfers: piped flowers, eyes, bows and monogram transfers
  • Introduction into monogram cookies
  • Cookie drying and storage techniques
  • How to package and price cookies
  • Cookie dough demonstration
  • Designing and decorating a set of cookies related to a specific theme
  • Troubleshooting and Q&A


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:00 am to 12:00 pm 1 Day 3 hours $1,000.00 Ms. Melanie Ramlochan

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Practical Classes Saturday, February 10, 2024 Saturday, February 10, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Practical Classes Saturday, May 11, 2024 Saturday, May 11, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Practical Classes Saturday, September 28, 2024 Saturday, September 28, 2024
2024 - Cycle 5 - Practical Classes Saturday, November 23, 2024 Saturday, November 23, 2024

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Produce designed cookies in class
  • Present a final product

Note: Each student will be working on their own cookie sets.


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


This is an all-inclusive workshop, therefore all materials, recipes and tools will be provided.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,000. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Chef Melanie Ramlochan to facilitate the Art of Cookie Decorating course. Ms. Ramlochan not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Chef Melanie has a passion for sugar craft and a decade of experience in the culinary/sugar craft field. She specialises in sugar flowers, gourmet and wedding cakes and has trained with local and international mentors and loves sharing her passion and knowledge in the classroom with budding enthusiasts and students.

Her sweet creations have garnered a reputation in Trinidad and Tobago with a reputation for creating extraordinary tasting and attractive cakes, desserts and cookie designs. She continues to push the boundaries with complex, elegant and delectable creations, inspiring a new and trending service to satisfy a growing demand for events and occasions.

Chef Melanie owns and operates her acclaimed cake and dessert business - Melrose Cakes (IG @melrosecakestt). She is a past student of CTS College and holder of a BSc (Hons) Computer Science. Her personal motto is 'it is never too late to redefine your career part and find your passion'.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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