Victorious Cupcakes Recommends Mrs Baker's Cake School

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A few months ago I was lucky enough to be given as a gift, a subscription to Mrs Baker’s Cake School and its fab. A brilliant gift for a girl who can never decide what she wants for Christmas/ Birthdays. I’m always delighted to stare at cake and tutorials as its how I love to spend my spare time.
I first discovered Mrs Bakers Cake shortly before going to Cake International in Birmingham in 2011. Shelly entered her Roast Beef Cake, which was unbelievably realistic. I remember getting so close not believing how anyone could make meat and veg with fondant, not to mention the Yorkshire puddings! It won an award and deservedly so. Mrs Baker’s Cakes now runs classes to recreate this cake and it seems to be very popular.
I follow Mrs Baker’s Cakes on her Facebook page and have loved watching her bake and create building up into a business. First classes and tutorials and then came the cake school.
On my first look at the cake school I was itching to see how Mrs Baker’s cakes made the Ice Cream Sundae and the fairy, so headed there first. I wasn’t disappointed; it looked really complicated before looking at the tutorial but seeing the method step by step made it SO much easier. I’m glad I waited before rushing in and guessing what Mrs Baker’s Cakes may have done, as it was WAY simpler than I had imagined.
Onto the fairy – What I love is that Mrs Baker’s Cakes takes a photo of all the equipment needed. I find this much simpler as when people just write ‘bone tool’ as then I’m wondering what a ‘bone tool’ is and have to head off to Google before I would see what they mean.
The videos – These are always so easy to follow. The nice thing being, you can watch it as much as you like. You can play the videos as you are making the cakes and pause it ‘til you’re ready again, even nipping off for a cuppa if you fancy one. I am always put off by the face to face classes for fear of not being able to keep up, as I like to take my time. I have always wanted a good tutorial for a fairy and this was perfect. I was quite pleased with the one I tried and it was much quicker than I thought.
Recipes with the top tips - This is a great idea, I’ve heard so many people say “I paid for the class, and then they wouldn’t share the recipe for the cupcakes!?!” Mrs Baker’s Cakes does and the top tips are great and answers to questions I get asked on a regular basis.
The last section made me laugh, I keep threatening to become a business and never get there. Mrs Baker’s Cakes has a Business Focus section that is extremely helpful, clear precise instructions on what you will need to start your own business. There are handy links and book recommendations all to help with that big step to your new income. I read it thinking “Yes - I could do this!”
This cake school is perfect if you - like me – like to learn at your own pace at your dining room table. Being able to watch how these wonderful cakes are made, makes it so much easier and if you’re struggling with something Shelly is always there to give you a helping hand.
I can’t end this review without mentioning the price - £24.99 for 12 months! A fraction of the cost of some cake schools, with new content on a regular basis. I love it; I’m betting you will too.


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  1. Gemma Hall

    I have been a member of Mrs Baker's cake school since May and I am really impressed with the tutorials. Shelly guides you through every step and makes even the most difficult cakes seem simple. I really like the fact that she shares all her knowledge with you, many other tutors seem to hold a lot back and require you to spend copious amounts of cash to know more. I have since been for 2 classes at Shelly's home and I can recommend these too. I relaxed as soon as we got started Shelly is a great tutor and has a really great way with the students. I made some great friends at the class and I will be booking my space on the Christmas class once I have been paid.

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  2. Chantal Hellens

    There is another cake online school that charges £149,00 per year and I think Mrs Bakers Online school is far better I do understand that we can't always lend our talent for free. But for value for money I recommend Mrs Bakers school

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