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Baking and Patisserie

Learn how to make cakes, fillings and pastries and perfect the art of beautiful baking with the experts from our baking school.

Jams and fillings with Helen Knight

Macaroons with Mark Tilling

Cake recipes, cupcakes, cake pops, iced cookies and petits fours with Ann Skipp

Gluten-free and dairy-free baking with Bea Harling

Croquembouche and Pate DĂ©cor designs with Makiko Searle

Chocolate Skills

Master the medium of chocolate to create homemade chocolate bars and truffles, dinner-party desserts and gateaux like the professionals.

Foundation to professional chocolate skills, tempering chocolate, making chocolate decorations, and a white chocolate showpiece, all from Master Chocolatier Mark Tilling

Foundation Sugarcraft Techniques

Discover the essential skills needed to cover and decorate celebration cakes.

Beginners' sugarpaste skills with Linda Garnham

Painted cakes and mini cakes with Paddi Clark and Susan Griffiths

Sugar modelling with Jan Clement-May and Liz Aplin

Beginners’ royal icing skills with Ceri DD Griffiths and Tessa Whitehouse

Sugar flower skills with Claire Fitzsimons and Paddi Clark

Extended Sugarcraft Techniques

Take the techniques learnt at foundation level to create more advanced projects for every special occasion.

Patterned paste wedding cake with Geraldine Dahlke

Pastillage collars with Helen Mansey

Frilled decorations with Naomi Yamamoto

Flowers for wedding cakes and arrangements with Susanna Righetto, Paddi Clark, Alan Dunn and Naomi Yamamoto

Royal icing collars, borders, pressure piping and extension work with Paddi Clark, Ceri DD Griffiths, Eddie Spence MBE and Tessa Whitehouse

Sugarcraft Masterclasses

Take your skill repertoire to the most advanced, professional level by learning from the very best tutors.

A cake for a new arrival with Carlos Lischetti

Sugar flowers for a cake top with Alan Dunn

Royal iced wedding cake with Eddie Spence MBE

Commercial Cakes for Business

Discover the steps you need to take to develop your hobby into a cake decorating business.

Commercial cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, desserts and favours with Kathy Moore