So, as you may have noticed, this is my first blog post (eeeek!). I’m hoping that your expectations of my blog posts are suitably low, but thought I’d start this off with an introduction to The Cake College for those that haven’t been to a class yet (why on earth not?!).
We describe our classes as ‘fun, friendly, and fabulous’ and I might be biased, but I think that’s pretty accurate. We are lucky enough to have lots of students that return time and time again, so I think we must be doing something right, but if you want to check it out for yourself, have a read of our reviews on our Facebook page. Lots of people have described our classes in those reviews as relaxed, and fun, and that’s exactly what we’re aiming for.
When I set up The Cake College, I had a very clear idea of how I wanted the classes to be, having been to several myself all over the country and sworn to myself that I’d do things differently. I didn’t want anybody to feel rushed, I didn’t want anybody to feel that they would be struggling to keep up with those that have maybe had more cake decorating experience, and I wanted everybody to feel that they were just having a fun day out and learning something new at the same time. I think we’ve managed that, largely down to my amazing tutors and ace classroom assistant (huge thanks to Jenni, Natalie, Sally and Debs – love you ladies!) and the way they put everybody that comes through the door at ease. There’s usually a lot of chatting and laughter at our classes, and my favourite part of the day is when people say ‘wow, I can’t believe I made those’.
Another thing that I’ve loved over the past 2.5 years, is seeing some of the students that have been to us set up their own cake businesses that are now flourishing. Just to show a few off (apologies, we can’t share all of them), have a look at Mini’s Bakery, Dovey Cake Design, Sam’s Cakes, and The Cake & Craft Box. We’ve loved being part of that journey and it’s so great to see all your fantastic cakey creations!
We have had students that have come from as far away as Ireland and Norway, and that’s a huge compliment. We definitely have some favourite students, those that have been to several classes end up becoming more like friends, and we love that. So a huge thanks to them too – you all know who you are, and you know we love seeing you (you should see my face when the email pops up saying you’ve booked again!). You make it all so much more enjoyable, and I often say ‘we have the best students’, but I really do mean that.
So if you’re thinking about joining us at a class, go for it! You just might find you end up loving them as much as we do.
Happy baking and caking everyone,