Meet The Team
Meet The Cake Collegers! All of our cake decorating tutors are renowned bakers and cake decorators, who have many years of professional cake decorating experience, and who have won awards including Gold and Silver awards at Cake International. And (we think even more importantly), they are all lovely and will help you feel at ease, even if you’ve not got any cake decorating experience whatsoever.
Our aim at The Cake College is always to have fun and to teach new skills in a relaxed setting, and everybody that works here helps us achieve that aim.
The Cake College was set up by Lucy, who has had a passion for cake design and sugarpaste for years, and who wanted to share the ability to make beautiful cakes with as many people as possible. Lucy has a particular fondness for vintage and super pretty style cakes, and along with baking, also has a love of exploring the world, reading and dancing around the kitchen with her children.
Clare lives in South Oxfordshire where she creates bespoke wedding cakes and desert tables for her clients. Her style reflects her passion for art, design and colour, focussing on bold and contemporary cakes fused with pretty and natural touches. She particularly loves creating extravagant dessert tables which often require plenty of macaron taste testing! When she’s not working on a cake, Clare can often be found growing ingredients and edible flowers on her allotment or making gingerbread men with her daughter. To see more of Clare’s work, visit her website.
Jenni is our Berkshire girl who has a passion for art and discovered her love of baking after becoming a mum. Jenni loves creating original designs by trying new techniques and ideas for her edible art. Her enthusiasm for all things cake shows in her dream wedding cakes and bespoke novelty work. When she isn’t decorating a new creation, Jenni enjoys reading a good book and having family adventures. You can see Jenni’s cake creations on her website.
Larisa lives in Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire, where she runs a microbakery from her home. She opened the microbakery after the birth of her first daughter - a welcome change from commuting into London to work every day. Larisa loves experimenting with different flavours and techniques, and of course, carrying out some ‘market research’ in any bakery she happens to pass! When not surrounded by mountains of sourdough and cinnamon buns, she can be found chasing after her two small daughters, who currently prefer taste-testing to baking! Check out Larisa's website here.
During a business trip to Paris, Lisa’s love of baking was reignited after attending a macaron class.
She eventually ditched the corporate life for baking in her little cottage kitchen in Sindlesham. Lisa’s passion for creating delicate patisserie and pretty cakes comes from her background in art and photography.
When not baking macarons and mixing ganache, Lisa spends time enjoying her garden, visiting art exhibitions and sipping the odd cocktail. To see more, visit Lisa’s website
Stephenie has been baking since she was just 6 years old, when her mum needed to give her something to do in the hope that it might keep her quiet.
As a mother of four fully grown humans and one cheeky dog, Steph loves being busy and helping out. When not working at The Cake College or being pulled along by Gus the unruly pup, she can be found appreciating art and interior design. She loves a decorating project and getting her hands dirty in the garden.
Having spent the last 20 years of her professional life working in education, spending time working at The Cake College is a dream that combines her three great passions (education, design and cake) with having a bit of a natter.
Sally is our ace classroom assistant. She is an Army wife so excels at organising people (which is frankly what we need), but also loves chatting cake and makes a mean cup of coffee.
Being an Army wife means that Sally has lived in all sorts of different places and always has a story to tell. When she’s not keeping us all in check at The Cake College, Sally can be found attempting to control her unruly labradors, and (far more successfully) her four gorgeous children.
Graeme has no cake decorating skills whatsoever, and wouldn’t know a piping bag from a palette knife. However, as Chief Tasting Officer of The Cake College, he feels that his role is vital in class development and student satisfaction. When not eating ridiculous amounts of cake under the guise of quality control, he can be found DIY’ing and reading car magazines.