Five Reasons you’ll want to attend our in person cake school
You can learn to bake by attending a cake class in person, online or both. Our expertise at our in person cake school in Maidstone, Kent is creating macarons and handmade sugar flowers.
Writing this in Spring 2020, whilst in lockdown, we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to meet with everyone again in person and join the gym, attend a cake class or even go to theatre! Yes, everything can be adapted to online living (who else has been trying out Joe Wicks’ PE lessons on Youtube), but there is nothing like experiencing the class or event in person!
Looking forward to the Autumn and when our next classes are ready and waiting for you…here are five reasons you’ll want to attend our cake school.
1 In Person Classes
Personalised. That’s how we describe our classes.
By actually attending our classes in person you’ll get personal attention. This is the whole reason that we set up our cake school. Online classes are great (we’ve done them ourselves) but there are times when you need to get your “hands dirty” and you just can’t understand how to make something no matter how many times you watch the demo.
Attending our cake classes at our studio in Maidstone, Kent means that we can break down each part of the “make” e.g. how to roll the flower paste to the exact thinness so that you can make the most realistic rose petal or exactly how to pipe that perfect round macaron.
2 Small Group Classes
Did we mention we have a maximum of four students in our adult classes and up to six in our parent and child classes.
Why such small classes? You’ll get almost one to one attention as each class has one teacher and one assistant. This means if you are struggling with something you’ll get instant feedback and help. You’ll also get all the cake chat you need and support from your fellow students…surely the best bit about any class you attend!
We pride ourselves on the fact that everyone in the class will go away after a few hours having achieved an amazing amount.
3 Specialist skills
Have you found that during lockdown you’ve wanted to try out new bakes and experiment with flavours…if you’ve managed to find flour and eggs anywhere that is. How about taking these to the next level?
Our cake classes specialise in learning specific cake and macaron skills so that we can pass on our expertise in patisserie and sugar flowers to you.
Our Introduction to Macarons is not simply a demo class. This is a full on BAKING class. You’ll learn every stage of making delicious macarons from mixing, testing our unique fast way to dry the macarons (an integral step) and of course baking them.
You’ll receive a breakdown of how to recreate the techniques at home. Remember we’re ready to answer any follow up questions by phone or email after the class so you’ll always receive ongoing support.
This is true for every class. You’re not only learning how to create sugar flowers from scratch but just as importantly how to safely, and of course beautifully, display them on your cake.
4 Cake classes aimed at you whether you’re a beginner or an expert
What experience do I need? Probably one of the first things you’ll ask before signing up to any course.
If you’re a beginner, but don’t know your sugar paste from your flower paste or your macaron from your macaroon, no problem. Our classes are small, taught almost one to one so that we can aim them at your experience.
Already made macarons and want to level up your skills and baking techniques then our more advanced patisserie desserts class of Gourmet Macarons experimenting with different styles and finishes is for you.
5 Everything but the kitchen sink is included!
To answer your question, no you don’t need to bring anything with you when you come along to one of our cake classes…no, not even a pencil to make notes!
When you book:
- We ask for dietary requirements so we’ve got suitable snacks for you.
- We send you detailed directions to our cake school studio in Maidstone, Kent and any train, taxi or accommodation suggestions that you might need.
When you arrive:
- We’ll provide you with all the tools and equipment you’ll be using during the class, even aprons.
- We’ll have plenty of drinks, snacks and lunch if you’re doing a full day’s class.
After the class:
- You’ll take home full recipes, tips and tricks to recreate your new found skills at home and suggestions where you can buy equipment from.
- Most importantly we don’t stop there. If you have any question, big or small, you can always phone or email us and we’ll answer it as quickly as we can. We’ll always try to help so that your learning doesn’t stop at the end of the class.
Did we mention the secret sixth reason…you’ll always receive a discount code off your next class booking valid for one year!
To book any class you can click on the individual group classes or by phone/ email and you will be invoiced directly. Any questions emails us or phone 01622 210980.
Come and have some fun with us. We can’t wait to get teaching you again.
We are Erica and Charlie Bell, a mother-daughter team creating breathtaking wedding cakes and macarons from our studio in Maidstone, Kent delivered across London, Kent and the South East. We love nothing more than getting to know our couples, creating distinctive designs that are inventive and imaginative – one-of-a-kind cakes that are designed down to the very last (sugar) detail.