2024 Cl Academy Workshops

The workshops at Cake International provide you with an opportunity to learn from some of the most talented artists in the cake industry.  In small classroom settings, you receive a hands on learning experience, get exclusive access to techniques, tips and tricks from your tutor of choice.  

Workshops spaces are limited to ensure the very best tuition possible. Every effort is made to move the class along but as each student works at a different speed and/or level, we cannot guarantee you will complete the finished piece in the allotted time.

Full day workshops include lunch and refreshments. All equipment is provided (to be returned at the end of your session). Workshop tickets give you entry to the main show.  

Main Hall


Drew by Adelina Baicu

Friday 1st November 09.00 – 17.30hrs (8.5 hours)

Join Adelina in this unique workshop as she shows you how to sculpt “Drew”; a 3D head. Adelina will give you access to a Facebook group during the lesson which will include videos of the process of creating the eyes, enabling you to create these in your own time.  You will be sculpting the entire head yourself using Cake&Cake products.  

This workshop includes the following techniques – 

  • How to create a 3D head on a board
  • How to sculpt facial features using modelling chocolate
  • How to use edible dusts with facial features 

Price: £290.00

Born and raised in Romania, Adelina has been artistic since childhood. She took private lessons in painting and drawing but didn’t follow an artistic education and went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Adelina travelled the world with her family before settling in Italy, inspired by its immense artistic heritage, she was able to rediscover her passion for art and there she became involved with Cake&Cake and today works for the company.

Adelina’s love is modelling and sculpting and in 2019 was involved in the Stephen King feature at Cake International, as well as a finalist at the Cake Masters Awards in the Modelling Excellence category.

Adelina is The Cake International Official Representative for Romania.


Wafer Paper Flowers by Beata Tomasiewicz

Friday 1st November 09.00 – 17.30hrs (8.5 hours)

Beata discovered her passion for sugarcrafting a few years ago.  Since then she has been exploring and perfecting the techniques of working with edible paper which has become her favourite material to decorate cakes

In this workshop students will learn –

  • Which wafer paper is “proper” for flowers modeling, methods of coloring wafer paper
  • Introducing new method for wafer paper modelling – no water or any conditioner – modelling dry wafer paper –new, much faster method for flowers creation
  • How to work with wafer paper to create naturally looking petals and leaves
  • The flowers created: David Austin Rose, garden rose, ranunculus, hydrangea
  • How to store, deliver wafer paper/ cake paper cake

Price: £290.00

Beata discovered her passion for sugarcrafting a few years ago.  Since then she has been exploring and perfecting the techniques of working with edible paper which has become her favourite material to decorate cakes


Valentina by Carla Puig

Friday 1st November 09.00 – 17.30hrs (8.5 hours)

This workshops is a fantastic opportunity to learn in a very intimate class limited to just 10 students. You will be taught and get to recreate a piece in Carla’s signature style.

In this workshop students will learn –

  • Creating an internal structure using dummies
  • Creating realistic female facial features 
  • How to work, sculpt and smooth modelling chocolate
  • Painting with edible colours
  • Making the final components with sugarpaste

Price: £290.00

Carla was born and still lives in Girona, Spain. Carla won Best in Show 2016 at Cake International and since then has taught workshops annually for the show including the spring escape weekend this year. Carla recently completed her art degree specialising in “sculpture techniques”. Being well known for her incredibly realistic facial sculptures, Carla’s love of teaching has taken her all over the world and gained the adoration of many in the cake industry. Carla spends her spare time with her 2 dogs and her husband, usually in that order!

Cake International Terms & Conditions for Workshops

All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure our workshop areas are made safe.

All full day workshops include lunch and refreshments.

All materials and equipment required to create the piece advertised provided. You will be able to take home your finished piece (not the equipment supplied).

It might be necessary for some small items to be supplied by the student, a list will be sent to you before the workshop.

The student is responsible for their own travel costs to and from the workshop.

Please be aware that it is possible that the workshop may run over the expected finish time.

Due to such a high demand for places, the full payment is required upon booking.

Please be aware that once the full payment has been made, we are unable to refund so please double check travel arrangements before committing to a workshop.

Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary needs and/or allergies

Maximum number of students are stated in each class description.

All students must be 18 or older and are legally responsible for themselves and their actions whilst participating in the workshop.

In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled by Cake International, you will receive a full refund. Cake International cannot be held responsible for any of your travel/accommodation costs.