Private Classes

Hands decorating a cake

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cake maker who wants to expand your repertoire, Bespoke Bakery presents classes that will be informative and fun. I offer private, one-instructor-to-one-student classes in all aspects of cake decoration and sugarcraft. Classes are available in two-hour and six-hour sessions, and can be tailored to an individual student's requirements.

A two-hour class may focus on making Royal Icing and basic piping skills, or it might cover bas-relief techniques or making and applying Garrett Frills. The content is completely customisable to the student's needs.

The six-hour class may encompass the creation of sugar flowers or, maybe, cut and shaped novelty cakes. Again, the curriculum is completely flexible to the student's needs. Six-hour sessions run from 10am to 4.30pm with a half hour break for lunch (bring your own).

Two students can be arranged for the same price as one, so why not bring a friend for a creative adventure and share the cost?

For tuition fees and to schedule a class, please contact Lesley on 01256 356933 or email

Owing to pressure of work Lesley is not currently running any group classes. However, there are some exciting changes afoot, so please check back here soon or email us to request details of new classes as soon as we have the information available.

Royal Icing Course - Beginners

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Whether you are completely new to cake decorating or have a little experience, this course will equip you with the essential skills that will enable you to produce professional looking celebration cakes.

The creative craft of royal icing is a challenging but rewarding discipline that takes practise to perfect. This course provides a good grounding in the basic skills.

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Starting: Wednesday 19th October 2011, 7pm-9pm
Venue: The Vyne Community School,
Vyne Road,
RG21 5PB
Duration: 10 weeks (20 hours)
Cost: £99 for the course, materials not included (add approx. £55)
Enrolment: Call 01256 356933

The course will cover making royal icing, piping techniques, applying marzipan for royal iced cakes, flat icing, piped borders, run out techniques, lettering, and lace work.

Sugarcraft Course

Would you like to meet new friends whilst learning to make delicate and realistic wired sugar flowers in a relaxed and informal environment?

The class tutor is a highly skilled, professional, cake decorator and sugarcraft specialist with teaching qualifications.

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Starting: Tuesday 3rd May 2011, 7pm-9pm
Venue: Hanna Moore Room,
Christ Church,
Reading Road,
RG24 8LT
Duration: 8 weeks (16 hours)
Cost: £80 for the course, materials not included
Enrolment: Now Closed

Course content will include making a variety of wired sugar flowers and leaves such as dog roses, poppies, honeysuckle and clover from sugar paste using various techniques such as the use of cutters and veiners.

You will learn how to use colour to achieve realistic effects, how to tape the stems and how to wire your finished flowers into a spray suitable for use on a cake or for display purposes.

A small selection of previous students' achievements:

Regina's Work Amanda's Work Tania's work Helen's work Jan's work Nikki's work Tania's work in-progress

For more information, or to book your place, contact Lesley on 01256 356933 or email