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You Design and Create 2 Bespoke Wedding Cakes!

£995.00

Payable in instalments

This is a unique opportunity for you to design and create two bespoke Wedding Cakes.

Paul will encourage and push your creativity and you will leave with two cakes that you didn't think would be possible.

You also learn from everyone else who will be making two unique cakes of their own.

 

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“I cannot thank you both enough and will treasure my memories of last week. Your hospitality and Paul’s tutoring were top class”Andrea Iles

What an amazing opportunity to design and create TWO  BESPOKE Wedding Cakes with Paul there every step of the way to both help and challenge you.

Having hosted literally thousands of wedding appointments, Paul will use his experience to help to steer you towards a wedding cake that will be both achievable and challenging at the same time. As always, Paul will introduce his own brand of fun to ensure an enjoyable learning experience.

Payment plans are available on request to CakeFlix members Contact us for Details.

Key Learning

  • How to design two bespoke wedding cakes
  • Covering, ganaching and stacking wedding cakes
  • Meticulous cake design to match your initial design sketch
  • Detailed finishing touches
  • How to present your cake to maximum effect

“I just wanted to send you a note of gratitude for such a magical experience. I have learned a tremendous amount from Paul and have had a chance to experience his kindness, wisdom and genius talent first hand.”Amanda & Ron Whitehead

Who will find this course most useful?

  • Anyone who struggles to come up with an eye catching, bespoke design
  • Those who might struggle with sharp edges or neat finishes
  • Cake Decorators who need some guidance to push their boundaries
  • Those looking to share and learn from a group activity where everyone is in the same situation
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul Bradford as they can in one week!

During the course

Paul always starts the course with everyone ganaching a double barrelled 8″ round cake then covering the cake to achieve a sharp edged finish.  This is the fundamental key building block for any great wedding cake.

This cake can then be used as part of one of your two designs, but you can keep it completely separate if you prefer. To maximise your time with design and learning new decorations, most students then prefer to use dummies as they are quicker to cover and easier to carry at the end of the week.

However, there will be plenty of real cake available if you prefer, but the covering and ganaching time may restrict the design a little with time to consider. Paul is always keen that everyone pushes their boundaries and it’s an amazing sight with 16 bespoke designs on show at the end of the week. The magic really happens as everyone is not only learning their two new designs, but passively learning rom the other designs being created around them.

The classes are always great fun and with everyone under one roof, there will be some great friendships born from the course.

5 Day wedding class

5 Day Wedding course

 

Paul started cake decorating from a very early age helping out his gran on a Saturday afternoon with the baking. At age 9 Paul and his gran came to an arrangement where gran would bake the cakes and Paul would decorate them and he´s never stopped since.

After leaving college he worked full-time at Oliphant´s bakery in Linlithgow then the age of 23 Paul opened his own his High Street shop in 2004. The cake business grew to 7 outlets with 35 staff, but Paul soon found that his passion was in teaching so sold the business in 2011.

Paul has taught all over the world including UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, India, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Albert of Monaco, Barry Gibb and a long list of A listers! Paul is also the holder of the coveted Disciples D’ Escoffier award, which he received in Italy in 2008 for his dedication to sharing his cake skills.

Paul believes that learning is all about having fun in a caring and forgiving environment and the best reward is seeing the cakes people have made through his teaching. This is what inspired him to create Strathardle Lodge as a residential cake retreat in the Highlands of Perthshire.

Paul is lead tutor at CakeFlix, Caking all Over the World and CakeFlix Master (the first accredited online Cake Decorating Programme).

Paul Bradford

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £75 per night on a BnB basis.

Since taking the property on Paul and David have embarked on a renovation project to bring the former hunting lodge back to life.

On the ground floor there is the Honesty bar, which doubles up as the breakfast room. The bar offers licensed and soft drinks with a selection of crisps, chocolate bars and microwave meals should you get peckish. You simply add them to your room sheet and they are tallied up and paid at check-out.

Evening meals are available at the Kirkmichael Hotel, which is just 500m away in the village.

There is a very relaxing guests lounge and the cake training room and CakeFlix filming studio are also on the ground floor. If you still have energy left after the class, then there is a small gym that you can use to keep fit.

All rooms (with the exception of Room 6, King suite) are dog friendly. There is a secure doggie play area to the rear of the Lodge and plenty of walks from the front door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Starthardle Lodge Guest House & Cake School.

Book a Room

Strathardle Lodge is set just to the east of the village of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Scotland. Set amongst woodlands and in the foothills of the Cairngorm National Park, it is truly a spectacular place to chill-out.

While you are attending the cake course your partner could be out exploring the countryside or local distilleries, both whisky and gin!

There are numerous walking and cycling routes from the Lodge and skiing at Glenshee is just 25 mins away for the winter months.

The Lodge has 200m of river frontage with fishing rights.

Strathardle Lodge is the ideal place to relax, chill-out and get back to nature.

How to get here:

The closest train station is Pitlochry, which is 20mins away.

This is a mainline station and a main stop for the regular London to Inverness high speed services.

We offer a complimentary collection/drop-off service when you are attended a course.

Closest Airports:

Aberdeen – 1hr 45mins, but no easy access by train

Edinburgh –  1hr 45mins, easy tram ride to Waverley station to catch the train to Pitlochry

Glasgow – 2hrs 15mins, regular 500M bus service that drops at Queen Street station where you get the train to Pitlochry

What to bring

All tools, materials, lunch and refreshments are provided. You just need to turn up!

Lunch & Refreshments

Lunch and regular refreshments will be provided as part of the course. We will be in touch a week before the course starts to ask if there are any special dietary considerations.

Dinner

If you are staying and looking for an evening meal then the Kirkmichael hotel is just a 500m walk into the village, where an extensive menu is served. If you don’t fancy going out, then the former public bar at Starthardle Lodge has a selection of snacks and microwave meals from our honesty bar area.

Its a great place to unwind in front of the open fire and relax into the night.

Relax & Enjoy

Our two key objectives are that you enjoy the whole experience and have two amazing cakes to take home that you are super proud of.

“I cannot thank you both enough and will treasure my memories of last week. Your hospitality and Paul’s tutoring were top class”Andrea Iles

What an amazing opportunity to design and create TWO  BESPOKE Wedding Cakes with Paul there every step of the way to both help and challenge you.

Having hosted literally thousands of wedding appointments, Paul will use his experience to help to steer you towards a wedding cake that will be both achievable and challenging at the same time. As always, Paul will introduce his own brand of fun to ensure an enjoyable learning experience.

Payment plans are available on request to CakeFlix members Contact us for Details.

Key Learning

  • How to design two bespoke wedding cakes
  • Covering, ganaching and stacking wedding cakes
  • Meticulous cake design to match your initial design sketch
  • Detailed finishing touches
  • How to present your cake to maximum effect

“I just wanted to send you a note of gratitude for such a magical experience. I have learned a tremendous amount from Paul and have had a chance to experience his kindness, wisdom and genius talent first hand.”Amanda & Ron Whitehead

Who will find this course most useful?

  • Anyone who struggles to come up with an eye catching, bespoke design
  • Those who might struggle with sharp edges or neat finishes
  • Cake Decorators who need some guidance to push their boundaries
  • Those looking to share and learn from a group activity where everyone is in the same situation
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul Bradford as they can in one week!

During the course

Paul always starts the course with everyone ganaching a double barrelled 8″ round cake then covering the cake to achieve a sharp edged finish.  This is the fundamental key building block for any great wedding cake.

This cake can then be used as part of one of your two designs, but you can keep it completely separate if you prefer. To maximise your time with design and learning new decorations, most students then prefer to use dummies as they are quicker to cover and easier to carry at the end of the week.

However, there will be plenty of real cake available if you prefer, but the covering and ganaching time may restrict the design a little with time to consider. Paul is always keen that everyone pushes their boundaries and it’s an amazing sight with 16 bespoke designs on show at the end of the week. The magic really happens as everyone is not only learning their two new designs, but passively learning rom the other designs being created around them.

The classes are always great fun and with everyone under one roof, there will be some great friendships born from the course.

5 Day wedding class

5 Day Wedding course

 

Paul started cake decorating from a very early age helping out his gran on a Saturday afternoon with the baking. At age 9 Paul and his gran came to an arrangement where gran would bake the cakes and Paul would decorate them and he´s never stopped since.

After leaving college he worked full-time at Oliphant´s bakery in Linlithgow then the age of 23 Paul opened his own his High Street shop in 2004. The cake business grew to 7 outlets with 35 staff, but Paul soon found that his passion was in teaching so sold the business in 2011.

Paul has taught all over the world including UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, India, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Albert of Monaco, Barry Gibb and a long list of A listers! Paul is also the holder of the coveted Disciples D’ Escoffier award, which he received in Italy in 2008 for his dedication to sharing his cake skills.

Paul believes that learning is all about having fun in a caring and forgiving environment and the best reward is seeing the cakes people have made through his teaching. This is what inspired him to create Strathardle Lodge as a residential cake retreat in the Highlands of Perthshire.

Paul is lead tutor at CakeFlix, Caking all Over the World and CakeFlix Master (the first accredited online Cake Decorating Programme).

Paul Bradford

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £75 per night on a BnB basis.

Since taking the property on Paul and David have embarked on a renovation project to bring the former hunting lodge back to life.

On the ground floor there is the Honesty bar, which doubles up as the breakfast room. The bar offers licensed and soft drinks with a selection of crisps, chocolate bars and microwave meals should you get peckish. You simply add them to your room sheet and they are tallied up and paid at check-out.

Evening meals are available at the Kirkmichael Hotel, which is just 500m away in the village.

There is a very relaxing guests lounge and the cake training room and CakeFlix filming studio are also on the ground floor. If you still have energy left after the class, then there is a small gym that you can use to keep fit.

All rooms (with the exception of Room 6, King suite) are dog friendly. There is a secure doggie play area to the rear of the Lodge and plenty of walks from the front door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Starthardle Lodge Guest House & Cake School.

Book a Room

Strathardle Lodge is set just to the east of the village of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Scotland. Set amongst woodlands and in the foothills of the Cairngorm National Park, it is truly a spectacular place to chill-out.

While you are attending the cake course your partner could be out exploring the countryside or local distilleries, both whisky and gin!

There are numerous walking and cycling routes from the Lodge and skiing at Glenshee is just 25 mins away for the winter months.

The Lodge has 200m of river frontage with fishing rights.

Strathardle Lodge is the ideal place to relax, chill-out and get back to nature.

How to get here:

The closest train station is Pitlochry, which is 20mins away.

This is a mainline station and a main stop for the regular London to Inverness high speed services.

We offer a complimentary collection/drop-off service when you are attended a course.

Closest Airports:

Aberdeen – 1hr 45mins, but no easy access by train

Edinburgh –  1hr 45mins, easy tram ride to Waverley station to catch the train to Pitlochry

Glasgow – 2hrs 15mins, regular 500M bus service that drops at Queen Street station where you get the train to Pitlochry

What to bring

All tools, materials, lunch and refreshments are provided. You just need to turn up!

Lunch & Refreshments

Lunch and regular refreshments will be provided as part of the course. We will be in touch a week before the course starts to ask if there are any special dietary considerations.

Dinner

If you are staying and looking for an evening meal then the Kirkmichael hotel is just a 500m walk into the village, where an extensive menu is served. If you don’t fancy going out, then the former public bar at Starthardle Lodge has a selection of snacks and microwave meals from our honesty bar area.

Its a great place to unwind in front of the open fire and relax into the night.

Relax & Enjoy

Our two key objectives are that you enjoy the whole experience and have two amazing cakes to take home that you are super proud of.

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