Meet Mrs Jones and her Guest Tutors

My passion for baking and cake decorating stems from many an afternoon spent with my Mum learning the intricacies of it all. Over the years this has been consolidated by achieving a professional diploma with PME Masters Certificates in Sugarpaste, Sugar Flowers, Royal Icing and Piping, and attending Masterclasses with the very best professional cake decorators in the country. I am also the Chairwoman of the Glasgow Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, a member of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and a founding member of the Glasgow Baking Club. It is also an honour to be the baking expert for the online tutorial library for Designer Cakes and one of their first Accredited Tutors.

From our comfortable and well appointed kitchen at home in Glasgow we aim to share the joys of baking and cake decorating with you, whether to teach or simply to bake for your pleasure. Our classes cover a wide variety of specialist baking and cake decorating skills, including how to start your own baking and cake decorating business from home. Look out for our new one and two day courses, and those being taught by prestigious cake decorators whose expertise we are very proud, and lucky, to share from our kitchen.

We are also very excited about our online shop. We have selected the best of cake decorating equipment which is used regularly in our kitchen and which we hope you will find useful. We also run a cake stand and cake tin hire service.

If you would prefer to have a particular baking or cake decorating session, our one-to-one ‘You and Mrs Jones’ classes focus on any aspects of baking and cake decorating to suit your own requirements. We also run baking and cake decorating parties for any type of celebration, including Hen parties and children's parties, which are great fun. Of course, we can always bring the classes to your location by special arrangement. Please do not hesitate to contact us to chat things through.

If learning to bake and decorate cakes is not your cup of tea, we also specialise in delicious, bespoke celebration cakes to order. Our vanilla sponge cake was highly commended in the awards for Scottish Baker of the Year 2014.

So, please explore the website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. Remember, delicious cakes really can make your day better!

  • Maggie Austin

    Internationally renowned cake designer Maggie Austin brings her sophisticated and playful approach to technique with a cascade of Pearls and Petals. You are invited to come learn some of the beautiful techniques behind her exquisite cake designs. Join Maggie as she shares her signature artistry in an intensive two-day course. Explore hand-rolled, molded, and freshwater pearls and a variety of methods for making petals. Next, learn how to create and arrange gum paste roses, garden roses, hydrangea, leaves, and fruit and go home with your masterpiece!

    Maggie Austin’s design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans that follow her work. Maggie is a former classical ballet dancer and she brought her unique artistic vision to life when she launched Maggie Austin Cake in 2010. She has since reached an international audience; from White House Christmas celebrations to Hollywood parties to royal weddings all over the globe. Maggie Austin designs display symmetry, elegance, and sophistication with the subtle yet unmistakable mark of haute couture.

  • Faye Cahill

    Faye Cahill of Faye Cahill Cake Design is one of the world's most popular and influential cake artists. Based in Sydney, Australia she is renowned for her elegant and contemporary style of wedding cakes which regularly grace the covers of renowned bridal magazines. She shares her fabulous skills on embellishing cakes via Craftsy and travels the world teaching the most beautiful sugarcraft techniques. We are delighted that Faye joins us in Glasgow to teach from her stunning range of wedding cake courses.

  • Jacqueline Butler

    Jacqueline Butler

  • Natasha Bell

    Natasha Bell

  • Sharon Wee

    Sharon Wee creates fun cakes that make us smile as well as elegant and pretty ones in beautiful muted colours. Based in Sydney, Australia she started creating cakes for family and friends before starting her own cake decorating business. Her work regularly features in international cake magazines, her three video tutorials on Craftsy are extremely popular and her book  'Adorable Cakes for all Occasions' is a best seller. She is in great demand to teach worldwide and we are delighted that Sharon is coming to our kitchen to teach two of her most cute cakes!

     

     

  • Miso Bakes

    Miso Bakes in Los Angeles is a cake artist with a fresh, clean, modern, balanced, colourful approach to her work which we love. Her pretty style of cakes have gained her many fans and her work regularly features in cake decorating magazines. She is also in demand to demonstrate at cake shows, and teach, around the world. Her recently released video tutorial entitled Simple Shapes, Modern Cakes on Craftsy is rapidly turning into a best seller. We are delighted that Miso has kindly agreed to share her expertise in our kitchen.

  • Ellen Redmond

    Ellen Redmond of Splendor - Cakes and more is based in County Wicklow, Ireland and, with an interest in art and sculpture, her cakes have been described as elegant, creative and highly detailed. She gained silver and gold awards in the Irish National Sugarcraft Show in Dublin in 2014 followed by two gold awards and Best in Class for her wedding cake design in the same event held in Cork in 2015. Her work has featured in the American online Cake Central Magazine and she is now in demand to teach across the country. We are delighted to welcome Ellen to the kitchen to share her amazing skills in wafer paper.

     

     

     

  • Dawn Butler

    Dawn Butler of Dinkydoodle Cake Designs in Nottingham is rapidly becoming a leading expert in the art of airbrushing in sugarcraft and regularly teaches on the subject worldwide. She has designed a much more portable airbrushing machine and continually sources beautifully coloured paints for it across the continents. She is also passionate about SugarVeil and has recently been awarded a position as a judge in the subject for the British Sugarcraft Guild. Her work regularly features in, and on the cover of international cake decorating magazines. In our kitchen, Dawn teaches courses in Airbrushing.
     

  • Natasha Collins

    Natasha Collins of Nevie-Pie Cakes in Hertfordshire creates the most beautiful hand painted cakes. With a background in art and textiles, she now has an international reputation in the boutique style of painting on cakes and is demand to teach worldwide. With a high profile client list which included designing a Christmas range for Selfridges, her work is regularly seen in the press and her beautiful book 'The Painted Cake' is an international best seller. In our kitchen, Natasha teaches the art of painting on cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

  • Karen Geraghty

    Karen Geraghty of Bake Cake Create in Dublin, Ireland has an interest in art and is fast becoming an expert in cakes with structure and sugar models, particulary beautiful shoes, which we love! She is a regular winner of Gold and Best in Show awards at the Irish National Sugarcraft Guild and her work has featured in the magazine Cake Design France. She is now in great demand to teach and we are delighted to welcome her to our kitchen.

  • Ceri DD Griffiths

    Ceri DD Griffiths of is one of the leading 'lights' in modern royal icing techniques and believes that there is no limit to learning in life. Trained as a Master Baker and Confectioner, and in cake design, he is a multi award winner in cake design. The author of two books on royal icing: 'Squires Guide to Making Iced Flowers' and 'Squires Guide to Making More Iced Flowers', his award winning work regularly features in cake decorating magazines. He travels the world teaching his craft as well as running is own cake decorating school in Wales; the Cardiff Bay Studio.  He teaches contemporary English Overpiping on Craftsy too.  We are delighted that Ceri teaches modern Royal Icing techiques in our kitchen.

  • Karen Keaney

    With a background in art, and an accomplished baker, Karen Keaney of the Roses and Bows Bakery in Ireland, is a multi award winning cake designer. Known for her gravity defying and sculpted cakes, she was awarded Gold, Best in Class and Best in Show at the Dublin Sugarcraft Guild in 2014. Her wedding cake design won a Gold medal at the prestigious Salon Culinaire in London in 2014. She was also awarded Gold and Best in Show at Cake International, Birmingham in 2014 and Gold at the same event Manchester last year. In February 2015 she was awarded Gold with Honours and Best in Class at the Chef Ireland Competition and then became Senior Irish Chef. She contributes regularly to the Cake Craft and Decoration and Cake Masters magazines, and the American OOS art books 'Excavate' edition. She is now in great demand worldwide to teach her clever, tricky, sculpted cakes and we are delighted that she joins us in the kitchen.

     

     

  • Makiko Searle

    Makiko Searle of Makis Cakes in Surrey is the designer of her fabulous signature 'Japanese Kanzashi', and 'Temari' cakes which are completely spherical cakes inspired by the one thousand year old Japanese craft of threading silk into a ball to create a child's toy. A law graduate and trained in food art and patisserie in Japan, Maki has gained many awards for her baking and beautiful sugarcraft work. Her work is regularly seen in cake decorating magazines and she is also the author of Cakes to Fall in Love With.She shares her expertise worldwide and is always in demand. In our kitchen Maki teaches students how create her stunning signature Japanese style of cake decorating.

     





Some Kind Words

Some Kind Words

  • Just a wee note to say a big thank you for the lovely cupcakes you made for me. They were absolutely lovely and went down well with all the nurses and doctors at Wishaw General Hospital and they have asked for more. My Xmas order is in with you!

    Margo, Hamilton
  • Double Height, Flowers and Stripes

    Many thanks for the photo and notes - it was a great day.  Katherine had a ball and can't wait to do more decorating.  Perhaps I should have started with something more basic - don't think I will ever look at fondant in the same way again! Salome was wonderful and extremely patient. Kindest regards, Amanda

    Amanda, Glasgow
  • Thank you, Sheila, for baking Harry's first birthday cake. It was beautifully decorated and tasted as good as it looked. ALL our guests were raving about it and your delectable cupcakes. Those caterpillars, toadstools, butterflies and grass were fabulous. I expect our friends will be giving you a call in the future for some of your delicious cakes. Thanks again!

    Lindsay, Glasgow
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