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  • Crackled Wood Tutorial

    Learn how to make my popular signature crackled wood effect. I will teach you step by step, in 4 easy to follow videos.

    You will learn how to:

    – create the crackled effect using paste.
    – use edible dusts to enhance the effect
    – adapt the technique to create different colours
    – apply the wood panels to a cake
    – make a rustic cracked wood heart

    You can watch any time and have lifetime access. A link will be sent after purchase.

    You also get a PDF to download with details of tools and materials.

    The tutorial is taught in English and is suitable for all abilities.

    PLEASE NOTE: This tutorial is not available to EU residents, due to the changes in VAT regulations post Brexit.

    This tutorial is for personal use and not for re teaching purposes.

  • Wedding Cake Masterclass 20th-21st October 2022

    Create a beautiful 3 tier wedding cake with textured stone effect, sugar flowers and foliage at this intensive 2 day class.

    You will work with dummy cakes and learn how to:

    • Create a textured stone effect
    • Cover a square and a round tier and learn how to enhance the stone effect with edible dusts and stencilling.
    • Create a moulded monogram and apply to a pre-covered dummy cake.
    • Make 2 beautiful wired heirloom roses, rose leaves, ivy and twigs. Dust, tape and assemble the flowers and learn how to arrange them on the cake.
    • Learn about dowelling and stacking.
    • Lots of professional tips for working with wedding cakes, including delivery and set-up.
    • Finally you will take home your beautifully decorated cake to impress your clients and use as a display cake.

    The class will have a maximum of 4 students, which ensures lots of individual attention and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.  This is an intensive class and some previous experience of cake decorating/sugarcraft is helpful.

    The class includes everything you will need, including apron, equipment and materials and a box to take your cake home in.
    A light lunch is included and refreshments are available throughout the day.

    Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October 2022

    9.30 am to 5.30 pm each day.

    Cost:  £450

    Payment:  £150 deposit and then 2 monthly payments of £150, for which you will be invoiced. Full payment to have been made prior to the course.

    The class is held in our lovely studio in Whaley Bridge in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak district.  We are 2 minutes from Whaley Bridge railway station and 45 minutes from Manchester Airport.  There’s lot of accommodation available locally, should you wish to stay overnight or combine with a short break in the Peak District.  We are happy to provide advice on accommodation and transfers.

    *Please note that classes are non-refundable.  Please see Terms and Conditions for our Cancellation Policy.


  • 2 Tier Cake with Sharp Edges 19th April 2020

    This is a hands on class where you will learn how to prepare, cover, stack and decorate a 2-tier cake to achieve a professional finish, under the personal guidance of Linda.

    You will learn how to:

    • Level, fill and ganache a 6” sponge cake
    • Cover the cake with sugarpaste to achieve a smooth professional finish and the much sought after sharp edges
    • Mount the cake on the iced board
    • Dowel and stack the cake, using a pre-covered dummy cake for the top tier
    • Apply ribbon
    • Make ruffle flowers and attach to your cake
    • Finally you will take home a beautifully decorated cake to impress your friends and family.

    The class includes everything you will need, including apron, equipment and materials and a box to take your cake home in.
    Refreshments are available throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.

    9.30 am to 5 pm

    Sunday 19th April 2020