Monday, 2 December 2013



Select any of our three christmas cupcake tutorials for just £7.50 each - so there is  now no excuse why you cannot complete a pretty set of traditional or vintage cupcakes this Christmas time.  Why not make a few and place in a box as a gift for a friend or brighten up your Christmas party.  There is our very popular Traditional Christmas set, featuring Santa, Snowmen and lots of holly, and two Vintage Christmas designs, with The Jewelled Collection having featured on the front cover of the December issue of Candis magazine.
The workshop packs contain all of the detailed notes and photographs used in our face to face classes together with a full break down of the materials and pastes required by gram weight, colour and type of paste, and also a full list of all equipment used.  Each cupcake has its own set of instructions and images, together with recipes for the cupcakes and the buttercream.

To purchase you can either send us an e-mail with your requirements to and we will send you a Paypal invoice for payment either with a Credit/Debit Card or Paypal account or visit our on-line shop page at  and place the required items in your basket and checkout. If you experience any difficulties in completing the on-line checkout, just send us an e-mail and we will send you an invoice back by return.  Your workshops will be sent back to you by e-mail when your payment has gone through.


Friday, 15 November 2013


GIFT VOUCHERS FOR CHRISTMAS - If you are looking for that perfect gift for that special person - why not give them a gift voucher to join us on one of workshops in 2014. Gift vouchers are available from just £25 upwards - they are personalised to the recipient and come in an embossed card format with envelope sent direct to the buyer of the voucher so that you can write your own personal message before giving the card to the recipient. We also can offer personalised Gift Vouchers in an e-mail format if time is short. To purchase a gift voucher please telephone 01451 851076 or 07802 529259. To see an image of our vouchers please visit our website where you will find lots more details.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


WHAT WILL YOUR CHRISTMAS CAKE LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR? - We hope it may look as pretty as our above illustration, but if you do not want to leave things to chance and would love to learn a whole new set of decorating skills suitable for covering any large celebration cake, then join us on our special 3 day Celebration Cake Weekend event. The event will be held at our stunning Farncome venue, set in private parkland in the heart of the Cotswolds and runs from Friday evening on the 6th December until Sunday afternoon on the 8th December. You have a choice of two nights accommodation will all meals included or workshops only. Prices for the 3 day event starts from £226 - so if you want to learn how to professionally cover a celebration cake, have fun and enjoy great weekend - check our more details here:

Monday, 4 November 2013


FUN AND PRETTY TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES WORKSHOP - We only have one workshop this year for our traditionally styled Christmas cupcakes featuring Santas, Snowmen, Pretty striped parcel cakes, and much more. This is to be held on Sunday 24th November at our Farncombe venue in The Cotswolds. Your workshop consists of a full day to create the pretty box of 12 cupcakes, lots of lovely hand made biscuits to munch through on arrival with a three course Sunday lunch in the restaurant and afternoon tea - an absolute bargain for just £115. To make a booking either visit our website and click on the Book a Workshop link, or go direct to the Farncombe website - both links below. Accommodation available if you would like to make a weekend away with a Partner.

Saturday, 24 August 2013


SUGARVEIL LACE CUPCAKES - We still have a couple of spaces left on our VINTAGE LACE AND PEARLS cupcake workshop to be held on Sunday 22nd September. This is the first workshop that we have availability for between now and end September, so if you are keen to learn how to create the perfect cupcake dome, find out everything there is to know about using Sugarveil lace, including lots of hints and tips that will make a big difference and creating a very pretty box of 12 cupcakes suitable for all occasions, then this is the workshop for you. Click on the link below to take you direct to the full details page where you will find lots more information on the workshop and others planned. x

Monday, 27 May 2013


VINTAGE STYLE DECORATED COOKIES - If you love Cookies and you love Vintage then we have the perfect workshop for you.  If you would like to create the 12 cookies shown in this image, this is all part of our forthcoming workshop on Sunday 16th June.  Skills you will learn include Making Royal Icing, identifying the different thickness for piping, flooding, brush embroidery and using these techniques to decorate your cookies. The workshop is just £115 for the day and includes all materials and a three course Sunday lunch in the restaurant - go on - spoil yourself!!!!!  For more information please visit the 'Book a Workshop' page on our website.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


VINTAGE ROSES AND PEARLS CUPCAKES - Due to our July 14th workshop being over- subscribed, we have now added an additional date - Sunday 7th July 2013.  On the workshop you will create 12 cupcakes, with stencilling, embossing, hand painting, sugar roses and pearls and much more.  Just £115 for the day workshop including 3 course Sunday lunch in the restaurant and afternoon tea - a real bargain.  To make a booking click on the 'Book a Workshop' link on our website.

Monday, 20 May 2013


CATH KIDSTON STYLE CUPCAKES - If you love all things 'Cath Kidston' then we have a workshop that is perfect for you. At our Cath Kidston Style Cupcakes workshop on Sunday 2nd June you will create 12 pretty cupcakes as show in this image - the cost is just £115 for the day including a 3 course Sunday lunch in the restaurant and afternoon tea - a great day out in the Cotswold and some lovely cakes to take home. For more details and to make a booking on this and our other forthcoming workshops - follow the link below to our website and then click on the 'Book a Workshop' heading.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Vintage Lace and Pearls Cupcakes - Sugarveil

Would you like to learn how to create beautiful sugar lace embellished cupakes?  - then we have the perfect workshop for you.  Learn how to create a delicate box of 12 vintage lace and pearl inspired cupcakes at our forthcoming workshop on May 19th.  If you would like to know more about this workshop and other workshops we have coming in the next few months - please pop along to our website, click on the 'Book a Workshop' tab header and you will see all that we have available.

Go on - spoil your self !!!!!!

Monday, 8 April 2013


Here is a sneak preview of the new Mini Cake Collection we have designed for the forthcoming issue of Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers - April issue, which will be on sale from the 11th April.  They are in soft shades of coffee and ivory and provide a pretty alternative to a large celebration cake, especially if teamed with a top tier cutting cake.

We have a mini cake course this coming Sunday, 14th April, if you want to grab the last couple of spaces.  More details here:
The Creative Cake Academy - Forthcoming workshops

Monday, 11 March 2013


Here is the new collection we have just designed for our Mini Cakes  - The Flower Collection workshops - the first workshop to run on Sunday 14th April.  

Mini Cakes are a delightful alternative to the cupcake and they feature highly on the list of alternative offerings for wedding and celebration cakes.  In this class you will learn a vast amount of cake decorating skills that will also help you become more accomplished in the techniques required to cover mini celebration cakes.

You will be working with freshly baked rich fruit mini cakes and the skills you will learn on this workshop include:

  • Learning how to bake and level a mini fruit cake
  • How to create a perfect cover of marzipan and fondant including a stem effect finish.
  • Creating stunning sugar roses
  • Finishing your cakes with pretty ribbon ties.
If you are unable to make this class, we have others available during the year and for more details on this and other workshops please click the link below to take you to our website for more information.

Thursday, 14 February 2013


If you are stuck for ideas to create a sensational box of cupcakes for your next Children's party, well this is the perfect workshop for you.  In the one day workshop you will learn lots of skills including how to create the perfect cupcake, how to create a beautiful domed top with fondant, and then add variety of toppings including some modelling, moulds, flowers and lots more.  Just £115 for the day to include all materials for your box of 12 cupcakes, a three course Sunday lunch in the restaurant and afternoon tea.  Workshop Sunday 3rd March 2013.  Click the link below to take you to our website for details of this and other forthcoming workshops. a workshop

Sunday, 3 February 2013



Here is the completed box of 12 cupcakes that you will be making on our new Chocolate Lover's workshop. Lots of skills, all chocolate related, and a really pretty box of cupcakes at the end of the day. Next class - Sunday February 10th 2013.
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