Do you make cakes for friends and family and wish it was your day job? Turn your passion into your livelihood.
Annabelle started her business from home, before opening three very successful bakeries and teaching studios. Presented by Annabelle, she shares her many years of knowledge and experience with you in this unique day.
Learn everything you need to know, including legislation, insurance, how to price cakes, advertising and building a portfolio. She explains what happens during a food safety inspection and what training you need, together with life savers such as what to do if things go wrong and how to deal with tricky clients.
You’ll have a whole day to ask questions (so come prepared!) and go home with comprehensive course notes; you’ll leave with a wealth of insider knowledge that you could not get anywhere else as well as the confidence to successfully launch your own cake business from home.
This course is perfect if you are considering setting up or already operate a cake business from home; past attendees have gone on to launch successful careers creating cakes for every occasion, knowing that they can always come back to us for advice and moral support.
If you’re serious about starting a cake business from home, this will be the best business investment you make.
Annabelle established Confection Perfection (now re-branded as Annabelle Jane Cake School) in 1996 from her kitchen table; bought her first retail premises in 2000 and is now settled in a delightful setting in Bearsted, just outside Maidstone. Annabelle has extensive cake decorating experience and is highly creative and artistic. Annabelle is an accredited tutor for the PME Diplomas in Sugar craft and also designs and delivers a wide range of other highly successful cake baking and decorating classes. Annabelle has a huge vision for our Cake School and ensures that the strong reputation we have earned continues to grow lead by her consistently high standards.
The course price includes a full set of comprehensive course notes which includes many usefulcontacts/ telephone numbers. We provide tea, coffee, drinking water and cake - you may like to bring a packed lunch as well as a notepad and pen.
You will also receive (on booking) the link to our exclusive Cake School Home Business facebook page. This is the perfect forum for asking help & advice. Annabelle also posts topics of trending interest such as using Fresh flowers on cakes safely, along with legislation changes - such as Natasha's law and what this mean to the home cake maker.
- What's the skill level?
Any level, beginners and upwards. This course is perfect if you are considering setting up a cake business, want to know what it entails and if it is the decision for you; equally it is ideal if you are already selling cakes and need some help to ensure your business is operating legally, effectively and to help with the tricky bits like how much to charge for your cakes and how to attract and retain customers.
- Are there any age restrictions?
- What are the course times?
This course is a full day course with approx. 30mins for a lunch break.
- What do I need to bring?
We provide everything you need. You may like to bring a sandwich or alternatively lunch may be ordered from the coffee shop next door (order when you arrive, it will be delivered at lunch time). Unlike our more practical courses you will be sitting down for most of the day so you may like to bring a cushion!!
Definitely recommend. Course what I expected. 5 stars. Very knowledgeable tutor.
— Kerri Adams, 19th February 2022
A must do for anyone thinking about starting a cake business from home - so packed with information! Tutor awesome! So knowledgeable & full of useful anecdotes.
— Laura, 19th February 2022
A brilliant day giving me both the knowledge and confidence to make my hobby my business. Even more content than imagined. Annabelle amazing as always, answered all my questions clearly.
— Jessica, 19th February 2022
Thank you so much. This course was fabulous, huge amount of very relevant content. Course exactly what I expected & more! Perfect! Everything you need top set-up your own cake business. Health and safety well organised and thought out. Friendly, exceptionally knowledgeable tutor.
— Jackie Frost, 19th February 2022
Learned a lot. Really useful information. Annabelle is very knowledgeable. Friendly, helpful, very clear.
— Helen McCrann, 19th February 2022
5 star course. What I expected. Tutor excellent.
— Sarah Clark, 6th November 2021
Excellent tutor as usual! Course what I expected and more! Very informative.
— Nicola Paine, 3rd July 2021
I have done quite a few of Annabelle's courses. All have given me more knowledge and confidence and I am excited to want to start my own cake business. This course will form my foundation. Anybody that is nervous about coming into classroom - don't be, it's very friendly fun and suitable for all abilities. Very well thought out health & safety measures - I felt very comfortable.
— Sharon Rochester, 3rd July 2021
This course is a must if you are considering running a cake business from home. Very informative, useful tips and you get to hear ideas from other attendees too. Annabelle is very passionate about what she does, which makes learning from her so much fun! Very friendly and knowledgeable, stories of own experience really helped. I'm so glad I attended!
— Victoria Farrow, 3rd July 2021
I found this course covered everything I needed. Annabelle was excellent, so friendly and knowledgeable. Health and safety well considered - everything was perfect.
— Maureen Rafferty, 3rd July 2021
If you are thinking of setting up a cake business from home this course is invaluable. It takes you through everything you need to know step by step. It covered everything I expected/needed. Brilliant tutor, very knowledgeable, helpful and more than happy to share tips and her experiences. It was a fabulous course!
— Tracey Martin, 3rd July 2021
A brilliant course to attend for anyone thinking about setting up their own business, receive lots of information+ notes. Annabelle was excellent, always very helpful & informative. What I expected + more.
— Natasha Turnbull, 3rd July 2021
Excellent tutor. Lots of brilliant advice + good to have more interaction working in a small group too, feel I'm getting to know more Cake Clubbers.
— Karen Hannah, 3rd July 2021
100% worth it. Enjoyable, interesting + informative. More than I thought. Annabelle is full of first-hand useful information, very thorough information. Excellent. Thank you!
— Cassie, 29th February 2020
A friendly and informative day with lovely like minded laddies, with lots of lovely Tea and Cake, what more do you need!
— Sherri Proctor, 29th February 2020
Lots of useful stuff not found online. Knowledgeable, very experienced tutor, has a solution to all questions. What I expected and a lot more.
— , 29th February 2020
Brilliant course I should've taken ages ago. Extremely useful first hand information. A must before before you start your journey.
— , 29th February 2020
So much info you don't think about. Better than expected, Excellent tutor.
— Zelda Heath, 29th February 2020
Very good tutor. Extremely helpful, informative and made interesting. At no moment did I feel bored or tired throughout the day.
— Isabel Kelley, 28th September 2019
A great experience, full of useful insight, hints and tips and accurate information vital to building a successful platform to grow a business. Very personable and knowledgeable tutor. Loved the relaxed feel and friendly nature. Great course!
— Kim Inniss, 28th September 2019
I would recommend the course to other people. Very good tutor.
— Sukhi, 28th September 2019
Lots of useful information. Very good tutor. Good support,
— Lindsay Walker, 28th September 2019
Very informative, friendly nice atmosphere. I have attended 3 courses and all 3 have been brilliant. I have learnt so much and gained a lot of confidence. I will definitely be attending more.
— Lizzi, 28th September 2019
I am very glad that I attended this course. It has given me lots to think about. It was a very enjoyable & informative course presented in a fun, friendly & down to earth way. Annabelle was very warm & personable & clearly knew her stuff. Added bonus was meeting other like minded & relatable people.
— Caroline Freemantle, 28th September 2019
Great knowledge + advice regarding setting up a cake business from home. Informative, friendly and passionate tutor. Very thorough.
— Judith Jones, 28th September 2019
Great value for money considering all the knowledge I left with! The course was so informative but most importantly I felt so comfortable and at ease - no question was a silly question or left unanswered. Annabelle was so friendly and welcoming! I was very unsure before attending this course if I could make it having cake business, but Annabelle and the lovely ladies on the course have given me the confidence to say I can do this!
— Megan Fagg, 8th June 2019
This course is very informative. Have learnt a lot about how to run a cake business.
— Delenda James, 5th September 2018
Annabel is excellent, so much information and knowledge. Very informative.
— Sharon Henderson, 5th September 2018
A fantastic informative day. So much information given in an excellent way. Useful, informative, amazing day. Thankyou!
— Callie Pollard, 5th September 2018
Very good experience, enjoyable + informative. Very good tutor.
— Olivia Wison, 5th September 2018
Very happy chose to do the course. Course is extremely helpful with wanting to no about business. Tutor is amazing! Defo be back!
— Chloe Wison, 5th September 2018
Perfect. Exactly what I needed. Gave me all information I needed and lots I hadn't thought of. Has given me lots of confidence. Would definitely return for more advice. Thank you!
— Gemma Johnson, 5th September 2018
— Janet Owen, 5th September 2018
Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and such an informative course. Tutor was fabulous! - so enthusiastic and inspiring. Excellent day.
— Rose Wamen, 15th August 2015
Brilliant and inspiring!
— Raeane Turner, 15th August 2015
Excellent day! Very informative.
— Claire Harvey, 19th April 2015
Fantastic! Friendly, informative, useful and usable information.
— Jenny Waters, 19th April 2015
Very informative and comprehensive. Tutor was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful, using lots of examples and personal experience.
— Gary Cockayne, 19th April 2015
Amazing! Couldn't have asked for a more helpful and knowledgeable tutor. such an informative course.
— Emma Gutteridge, 19th April 2015
The course was very informative, Greeted with a smile. Very knowledgeable tutor.
— Dinah, 10th January 2015
The whole day was very pleasurable with the lovely Annabelle. Have booked two more courses!
— Judy Homewood, 10th January 2015
Would recommend as it's always so good and consistent - always welcoming. Excellent day!
— Gemma Cullen, 10th January 2015
Made to feel very welcome. Tutor very good - covered everything I needed to know.
— Lisa McCullough, 10th January 2015
Excellent tutor. Most enjoyable day.
— Karen Davey, 10th January 2015
Brilliant! Had no questions by the end of the course as everything was answered.
— Emily, 7th September 2014
Fantastic! The course was more than I expected - feel so much more confident.
— Deborah, 7th September 2014
Brilliant! Great expertise and knowledge.
— Happy student, 25th August 2014
I really enjoyed it. Everything was made clear and I felt very welcome and comfortable.
— Doris, 25th July 2014
I found this course very helpful and informative. I feel ready and inspired to go and start sorting out my business. Excellent!
— Katie, 25th July 2014
So interesting, I learnt a lot about all the aspects of having my own business, it was very informative. Brilliant , thank you.
— Kerry, 15th January 2014
Excellent course, very informative and learnt a lot. Thank you
— Debbie Plaha, 12th January 2014
Annabelle and Linda are very welcoming. I had not attended a course before but I will definitely be back. A very informative and helpful course. Great advise of all aspects of the case, a great wealth of advice/knowledge.
— Joanna Sloat, 2nd February 2013
Professional and friendly. Very informative. You'll definitely want to attend more courses to build up your skills.
— Karen Williams, 2nd February 2013
Very useful info. Really enjoyed today's course, very informative and professional. Annabelle is so easy to listen to and has very good advise. Easy to talk and ask questions.
— Nicola Hooper, 2nd February 2013
Would highly recommend courses here as always learn lots of good ideas and always feel welcome
— Sandra Wilkinson, 2nd February 2013
Two years ago I attended your course on running a cake business from home and set up my own business in Newcastle. It's thriving and last we
— Kate, 28th January 2013
I had an excellent day and have learnt tons – thank you.
— Sue, 12th January 2013
Excellent tutor and excellent overall experience.
— Lauren, 12th January 2013
Brilliant, thank you. Will certainly pursue a cake career as a result of course.
— Melissa Henley-Jones, 12th January 2013
All good as usual
— Celia, 12th January 2013
The course was informative and just at the right pace.
— Carolyn, 12th January 2013
I love your place Annabelle! Everything about the course was excellent.
— Nisha, 12th January 2013
Annabelle, very professional and friendly as always.
— Rebecca, 12th January 2013
An excellent course. The tutor was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. Everyone at the shop was so friendly and welc
— Aimee, 12th January 2013
I loved the course, I felt I learned so much. It was informative and very friendly.
— Amanda Hutson, 12th January 2013