Tuition

I offer both small group and private tuition from my lovely home which is nestled on the edge of the picturesque Cannock Chase Forest in Cannock, Staffordshire. The Bake Pod has excellent transport links being a 5 minute drive from both the M6 and M6 Toll road networks. Cannock train station with direct trains to Birmingham New Street is also a 5 minute drive away.

Our workshops are welcoming and informal with a focus on fun and a comprehensive set of notes are provided after each session. All equipment is provided as well as a light lunch and refreshments for full day classes. You just need to bring yourself!

Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place. If for any reason we need to cancel a class a full refund will be made. Please note that any documentation is provided for your own personal use and should not be copied or used in other tuition.


Kind words from previous students…

“My amazing mum-in-law and I had an amazing day learning decorative cupcakes. Hayley was so welcoming and lovely and a great and patient teacher! We felt very comfortable in her beautiful home whilst learning all the little tips and tricks on cake decorating. I would very highly recommend her to anyone who wants to know how to make classy cake decorations. We had such a lovely day that I would definitely go on another course with the lovely Hayley if ever the opportunity arose! Thank you bake pod for a wonderful day!.” Vicky

“Cannot recommend Hayley enough! Over two days she taught me how to make the most beautiful cake and was a super teacher throughout. Patient and hospitable as well as lovely and friendly! Thank you again!” Heather


Two Tiered Marble Wedding Cake Class

In this class you will learn a range of new skills and finish the two days with a beautifully decorated two-tiered modern cake. This is a two day course and includes copious amounts of tea and coffee as well as lunch on both days. I keep my classes to a maximum of 3 people and I also like to make them informal and fun, this is just as important to me as the skills you learn. Skills covered include:

Levelling and filling a real cake
Covering a real cake the professional way in chocolate ganache to achieve a flawless finish
Covering a real cake and a dummy cake in fondant to achieve modern sharp edges
Marbling fondant technique and how to texturise the fondant
Making sugar roses and colouring sugar paste
Making sugar leaves, grass and blackberries
Stacking cakes and attaching flowers to your cake

Date: 12th and 13th March 2019 10am til 4pm

Cost £295


Semi-Naked Cake with Fresh Flowers Class

In this class you will learn how to create the super popular semi-naked affect. You will also learn how to use fresh flowers in cake decoration and how to apply delicate chocolate drips for an extra special touch. . This is a one day course and includes copious amounts of tea and coffee as well as lunch. I keep my classes to a maximum of 3 people and I also like to make them informal and fun, this is just as important to me as the skills you learn. Skills covered include:

Levelling and filling an extra tall real cake
Covering a real cake in buttercream to achieve a semi-naked, modern sharp edge effect
Covering a cake board in buttercream
Working with real flowers on a cake, creating posies, taping and attaching to a cake
Creating delicate drips down the sides of your cake

Date: 26th March 10am til 3pm

Cost £150


Private Tuition

I am delighted to offer private one to one or small group tuition tailored to suit your individual needs. Whether it’s perfecting your fondant cake covering techniques, learning how to create sharp modern edges on cakes or making delicate sugar flowers I can help you to develop your skills. Each day is built around your own individual needs and can be adapted from complete beginners to those with more advanced cake decorating skills. Comprehensive notes will also be provided.

Cost £205 per day (10am to 4pm) or £150 per half day (10am to 1pm). Please enquire about availability.