How do I book a class?
All our upcoming baking classes are are listed on the calendar on the Classes page and can be booked directly through the website. If you are looking for a private lesson, or a specific date to have a class that isn't shown on the calendar, then do get in touch personally via our Contact page to see if we can help.
Where do the classes take place?
Unless we have arranged to come to your own venue, all classes take place in Kate's own kitchen which is located in Crystal Palace, South East London. The nearest train stations are Gipsy Hill or Crystal Palace, each are within a ten minute walk, please be mindful that you will need to walk up a hill to reach us. Buses do regularly run up and down the hill. There is limited on-street parking availble on adjacent residential streets.
Please note that from 1st September 2016 we will be moving our class premises to 97 North Street, Clapham Old Town, SW4 OHF, please be aware of this when making your booking. If you have any questions regarding this please email us at email@example.com
What can I expect from a class?
Classes tend to last 2-3 hours depending on what class you book and they are suitable for 12 years plus (unless otherwise indicated - please see individual class descriptions) and to ensure that students receive personal tuition each workshop caters for a maximum of 6 people, unless a larger group booking has been arranged.
We will supply all baking equipment, ingredients, aprons and refreshments. We are happy for you to bring along your own food and drink if you like, alternatively there are plenty of eateries and a large supermarket within two minutes walk. Cake boxes and bags will be provided for you to safely transport your baked goods home. There is use of a toilet and bathroom for changing if required. There is no dress code but be prepared to get slightly messy!
Please see our Class Terms and Conditions for further details.
Do you offer private classes?
All classes listed on the website are also available as private and group events - please get in touch to discuss dates and numbers with us! If you are looking for something a little different, such as a birthday party or hen party then this is something we also offer. Please get in touch!
Do you offer parties and birthdays?
If you are looking for an original and inclusive idea for a party then we can certainly provide that! Baking and decorating classes are available for groups up to 16 people - we can come to a venue of your choice, or run the party from our own kitchen venue. Take a look at at our Parties page or get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Do you sell bespoke cakes?
We practice what we preach here, and alongside teaching, we offer a bespoke cake service to customers, weddings, birthdays, christenings or general celebrations are all catered for. You can see some previous work here, but to get a quote or discuss your idea you can get in touch via email or phone.
Do you offer classes for dietary requirements?
In short - yes! If you are looking to learn how to bake without wheat, dairy, eggs or a vegan diet, then there are classes available to accomodate all of these requirements such as our Clean and Free From Baking Class. If you're requiremets are more specific, please get in touch with us to discuss these.
Do you offer gift vouchers so I can give a baking class as a gift?
Yes, please purchase your voucher via our Gift Certificates page.
Do you have a retail store I can come to?
Classes are all taught from a private kitchen, rather than a retail store, in order to create a relaxed and informal environment for each person. If you are looking to see examples of previous work, then just get in touch and we'd be happy to email over more images or reviews from happy customers! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up to date images of our work.
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