Full Day Workshops | Cake International

Full Day Workshops

Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn close-up from the world greatest tutors. Hands-on tutorials in intimate classroom settings with cake stars like Emma Jayne and Best in Show International winner 2017, Georgia Ampelakiotou. Book now as places are VERY limited. 

Workshops include lunch and refreshments. All equipment is provided (to be returned at the end of your session). 

Workshop Room A

Mei Mei Chinese Lady by Georgia Ampelakiotou

Thursday 09.30 – 17.30hrs (7 hours)

An incredibly elegant model from International Best in Show winner 2017, Georgia will show you step-by-step how to create this stunning figure.

Skills taught: Modelling

Capacity: 15

Price: £215.00

Georgia Ampelakiotou started cake decorating in December of 2012 when she made her daughter’s birthday cake. She realised that she had a passion and undeniable talent for cake topper figure modelling and was teaching classes just two years later. In 2018 she became the Greek ambassador for Saracino modeling paste (Cake Masters Best Product Award 2018) and has travelled worldwide teaching modelling workshops, participating in collaborations and creating show pieces. She won Best in Show International at CI 2017 and has received multiple Gold Awards.

Butterfly and Signature Roses Handpainting by Emily Hankins

Friday 09.30 – 17.30hrs (7 hours)

Achieve this striking design using cocoa butter and dusts. Learn how to paint a beautiful butterfly, Emily’s signature roses and berries onto a cake.

Skills taught: Handpainting with cocoa butter

Capacity: 15

Price: £195.00

Emily Hankins is a Cornish based artist and designer with a passion for creating unique wedding cakes and a love of all things floral and hand made. Emily is recognised as one of the UK’s top hand-painted cake specialists using her preferred medium of cocoa butter paint to capture her instantly recognizable signature blooms. Alongside creating bespoke wedding cakes Emily teaches sought after cake painting classes worldwide. She works regularly for Squires Kitchen International school and is delighted to have cake tutorials featured in magazines including ‘Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine’ and ‘Wedding Cakes Magazine’.

Floral Hoop by Suzanne Esper

Saturday 09.30 – 17.30hrs (7 hours)

Suzanne will teach you how to make a David Austin, an English Rose, Anemone, sweet pea and foliage and how to attach to a hoop. A very on-trend design to use for your wedding and celebration cakes!

Skills taught: Sugar flowers

Capacity: 15

Price: £215.00


Suzanne Esper is well known for her fresh, modern and on-trend designs. Suzanne has her own cake school, where you can learn all of the latest skills and techniques from beginners to advanced.


Workshop Room B

Cute Cactus Class with Emma Chamberlain

Thursday 10.00 – 17.30hrs (6.5 hours)

Come and create this two-tier, fun and funky, on-trend Cactus themed celebration cake with Emma Chamberlain from the Renshaw Academy. This cake has great character and charm. Emma will teach you all the fundamental skills you will need to make this cake, allowing you to transfer the skills learned onto your future designs! Emma will also cover how you would transfer this design onto real cake including how to stack and secure the tiers.

Skills learned: Sharp edge technique with Renshaw Extra sugarpaste, Rainbow Dust Edible Glitter, decorative cut out accents, colouring with the Rainbow Dust product range, use RTK, marshmallows and chocolate to form shapes.  

Capacity: 15

Price: £195.00


Emma Chamberlain is a highly talented Cake Artist, Confectioner and qualified Chef with more than 10 years’ experience gained across the confectionery industry. For 8 of those years, Emma worked for the award-winning Slattery Patissier and Chocolatiers based in Manchester, England to further develop and fine tune her confectionery skills. Emma currently works for the Renshaw cake decorating pillar providing in-depth knowledge and expertise to the business based at the state of the art Renshaw Academy, Liverpool.

Aaliyah by Emma Jayne – Sculpted Bust

Friday 09.30 – 17.30hrs (7 hours)

Learn from the expert and create this stunning bust (with full facial features) using modelling chocolate, sugarpaste and RKT. Full of life and movement, this bust is based on Emma’s daughter!

Skills taught: Create a bust, achieve facial features, how to use modelling chocolate

Capacity: 15

Price: £220.00


Emma Jayne is well known for her incredible features at Cake International. Emma travels the world teaching her amazing art and was awarded Cake Masters Artist Of The Year in 2017.

Create chocolate bark and a striking magnolia by Ben Fullard

Saturday 09.30 – 17.30hrs (7 hours)

Discover Ben’s signature Chocolate Bark technique plus how to make a magnolia flower and leaves using a template from a real flower! You’ll also cover how to make two-tone leaves and glaze them; and dusting and painting flower petals.

Skills taught: Chocolate bark technique, flowers and leaves from real flowers, glazing, dusting, painting

Capacity: 15

Price: £215.00


Ben Fullard is a qualified pastry chef who worked in a number of high end hotels. He left the pressure of a professional kitchen to become a full time cake artist. Ben is a senior judge at CI and a very successful wedding cake artist.



Cake International Full Day Workshops Terms & Conditions 

Full day workshops include all materials and equipment required, lunch and refreshments. It may be necessary for some small items to be supplied by the student, if so, a list will be sent to you before the workshop.

You will be able to take home your finished piece (not the equipment supplied).

Please email melanieu(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ichf.co.uk at the time of booking if you have any special dietary needs and/or allergies.

Students are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the workshop. Please be aware that a workshop may run over the expected finish time.

Due to high demand for places, full payment is required upon booking and we are unable to refund  (please double check your travel arrangements). 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.

Maximum class size stated in class description.

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


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