Cake International Academy Winter Escape · 9 – 11 February 2024

Join us from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February 2024 for
the Cake International Academy Winter Escape: an immersive cake art retreat and weekend of professional cake decorating workshops in the luxurious setting of Woodland Grange, Warwickshire.

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The workshop theme will be Bride Of Frankenstein an artists’  own interpretation.


Over the two day course, you will experience an immersive cake art retreat like no other, learning from world renowned artists, Emma Jayne and Gary Pollard!

Taking part with other like-minded cake decorating enthusiasts, Emma and Gary’s incredible cake decorating workshops will be fun, educational and inspiring.



Your Accommodation

A warm welcome and award-winning hospitality await you at Woodland Grange. Set in the heart of Warwickshire within 16 acres of leafy grounds, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the motorway network and the historic town of Leamington Spa.

  • Ensuite bedrooms
  • Free parking
  • Nearest station Leamington Spa
  • An hour by train from Birmingham New Street
  • 30 mins drive from Birmingham International Airport

Your Weekend Includes

Two nights’ accommodation in a private en-suite double room

Use of gym throughout

Free parking

Two full day workshops with international cake stars

Evening socials

CA certificate of achievement

Friday 9th February

Welcome drinks reception

 Evening meal with your hosts and fellow students 

Saturday 10th February

Buffet breakfast

Full day workshop with all materials provided

Morning hot drinks & pastries / Hot buffet lunch / Afternoon refreshments

3 course gala dinner with your hosts and students

Sunday 11th February

Buffet breakfast

Full day workshop with all materials provided

Morning hot drinks and pastries / Hot buffet lunch / Afternoon refreshments

Refresh, Relax, Learn, Enjoy

Your Hosts

Emma Jayne

Coming from a background in fine art, Emma Jayne is famous for her amazing work and outstanding life-size showpieces. She has won an incredible array of awards, including the 2017 Cake Artist of the Year award from Cake Masters Magazine. Emma Jayne has taught and inspired many students around the globe.

Gary Pollard

For more than three decades, Gary has contributed work to an extensive list of films (including the fantasy film “Labyrinth”), TV programmes, themed environments, advertisements and exhibitions, progressing to team supervisor positions and following his creations through design, construction and installation.

  • Early bird price (£799) is valid until 12th November 2023. All bookings made from 13th November 2023 will be charged the standard price £899.
  • The Cake International Academy workshop includes all materials and equipment required to complete the final piece
  • Accommodation, food and drink are as detailed in the package – you are liable for any additional items (including food & drink) and this will need to be settled with Woodland Grange before check out.
  • Students will be able to take their pieces (not the equipment) home.
  • The student is responsible for their own travel costs to and from Woodland Grange.
  • Due to demand for places, full payment is required upon booking.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Please inform Jordana Johnson at of any dietary requirements/allergies. If you have any concerns regarding ingredients used in the workshop please ask. 
  • Students must be 18+ and are responsible for themselves and their actions whilst participating – any disruptive behaviour could result in student being asked to leave the course (in this event the student would not receive any refund).
  • Should the event need to be postponed due to restrictions or on Government advice,  you will automatically be transferred to the new dates with the option to receive a voucher should you be unable to make it.  You are advised to take out insurance as Cake International cannot be held responsible for any other expenses including travel costs.
  • Details are correct at time of going to print but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to change the artist as specified.
  • Images of pieces used here are examples only.
  • Max. 15 students per workshop.
  • All possessions and vehicles are left at their own risk when on the Woodland Grange site.
  • All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure our workshops areas are made safe.