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SLES (School Leaver Employment Support) trainees are encouraged to develop their skills and confidence before they enter the workforce, but SLES also provides many social activities to support trainees to develop and grow their friendships.

Learn New Skills in a Fun Way

SLES Penrith and Minchinbury trainees recently participated in a sweet training sessions where they learned cake decorating techniques to create specialised cupcakes. The best part was, that they could use their skills to create an amazing cake for Myra’s birthday!

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But it wasn’t just about cake decorating, the class was also about investigating more about what goes on in the hospitality industry – in relation to food presentation and plating. Trainers and trainees, couldn’t think of a better (or yummier) way to learn these skills than to create some truly beautiful and scrumptious confectionaries to enjoy!

At the Penrith SLES site, trainees let their creativity flow by researching icing, recipes and more on the internet. They also brainstormed some amazingly delicious ideas for cupcake designs.

Try New Things

First, trainees practiced their measurement skills and following a recipe to create the cupcakes. Then, once the cakes were baked, the trainees learnt new skills, such as rolling marzipan, creating icing shapes, embellishing with assorted edible decorations, and for a true artistic touch, painting with food colouring!

The finished products looked fantastic! They looked almost too good to eat…almost! Some trainees gifted their cupcakes to each other, while others couldn’t wait to dig into their own creations. As well as a learning experience where trainees walked away with some amazing new talents and skills, it was a day or fun and socialising together.

Find out more about Afford’s SLES program and how it can support you to develop your skills and make some new friends along the way.