My name is Karen, I am a fully qualified baker, confectioner and cake decorator, I have been baking and decorating cakes for over 30 years, creating cakes of all shapes sizes and designs.
I trained at the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts in 1979 to 1981, where I discovered my passion for sugarcraft, and then went on to work in an award winning Bakery in the West Midlands, starting my career as a junior cake decorator and progressing to a supervisory role. I am always continuing to learn new skills and trends of sugarcraft as fashions change with sugar just as with everything else.
City and Guilds Bakery Course parts 1 and 2 - Distinction
City and Guilds Design and Decoration of Flour Confectionery - Distinction
Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene -Certificate in Food Hygiene and Handling of Food
I now create celebration cakes to order for every occasion, I am also passing on the knowledge and skills of my craft as a tutor to students at the University College where I was originally trained myself.