Cake decorating pro or a complete novice and looking to improve your skills?
Either way this selection of the cake decorating and baking courses are brilliant and they aim to make learning fun!
Bills Edible Art - Northampton
Bill Thompson of Bill’s Edible Art, makes stunning cakes, and provides decorating courses.
“There’s often an emotional reason for booking lessons. Helping overcome such hurdles by imparting skills, and often removing panic, is one of the most satisfying aspects of my job, and a real pleasure,” explained Bill.
Each class is planned around the person’s existing skills, and Bill’s clients range from the very young to the very old. He’s soon to teach a nine-year-old how to decorate her aunt’s wedding cake!
Worried parents often book because their child has asked for a cake in the shape a TV character.
“Doing your homework is vital. Birthday parties are one of the most important events of a child’s year. They’ll notice if something is wrong on their all-important cake, and pre-party meltdowns must be avoided at all costs.
“A grandmother was having sleepless nights over decorating her granddaughter’s wedding cake. We went through everything, and my client had great nights’ sleep from then on, and produced a spectacularly beautiful cake,” commented Bill.
In case you’re wondering just how good Bill’s cake decorating abilities are, he’s won seven awards at Cake International over the past four years.
01604 211151 or 07514 489965
Bronte Bakes Academy - Hitchen, Hertfordshire
Inspire, have fun, create is the motto over at the Bronte Bakes Cake Academy
. Owner of the school, Kathryn, prides herself on bringing that ethos to life through a relaxed and supportive teaching environment.
The academy is the perfect place for people looking to learn a new skill, offering classes from Beginners Cake Decorating (great for people who have never covered a cake before). Fondant Modelling, the on trend Drip Cake Class, a Christmas inspired Teddy Bear as well as classes especially for teenagers.
Classes are kept small so that attendees receive lots of individual support, giving them the freedom to ask as many questions as they need whilst working at a pace that suits the class.
Children’s events are also a firm favourite, with cupcake decorating themes designed to match the party.
Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Bronte Bakes Courses are easily accessible from London Kings Cross, Luton Airport and the great road links from Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Prices start from £75 for the Beginners Cake Decorating class; prices include the use of all equipment and any ingredients needed on the day.
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