Brickendon and Nazeing women get creative with cake business

Jackie Rorke, 46, of Brickendon and Gill Hayes, 47 of Nazeing run day classes for people of all ages decorating cakes of any size and shape.

Jackie said: “Two hours an evening once a week does not really allow sufficient time to develop skills. Furthermore many were disappointed when places in subsequent courses were very quickly snapped up leaving them unable to continue.”Our main objective is ultimately to provide a quality day’s tutorial at an affordable price, covering a variety of interests including the art of cake decorating, floristry and jewellery design.”

The Cake Decorating Classes are a one day course which begins at 9.30amand finishes at 3.30pm.

The number attending each day is limited to 12 and each course covers a different aspect of cake decorating including cup cakes, two-tier cakes, celebration and novelty cakes.

Cake decoration courses take place at Fanshaws Rooms at the Parish Hall in Brickendon and course prices vary from £42 to £48

All equipment is provided even the ready-made cakes to be decorated and taken home at the end of the day as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Jackie added: “While neither of us will be giving up the day jobs – yet – we have been amazedand excited at the amount of growing interest in our project particularly at the start with cakedecorating and see no reason why we should not be equally as successful, in time, withfloristry and jewellery courses. Although organising each course is hard work we recognisethat our success is also due to the exceptional skills of our tutors.”