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Train the Trainer

£1,495.00

Payable in instalments

Do you want to become a successful Cake Decorating tutor?

Delivery, making it fun, course set-up, time-management, confidence and tutor personality are all key factors that are taught on this course.

Successful candidates will be awarded Paul Bradford Approved Tutor status.

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“This course truly changed my life. I now run successful cake classes, I am a brand ambassador and I owe it all to this course and the help that David & Paul have given afterwards”Farzana Manzoor

Most cake decorators can put on a small class, but if you want to run a successful and profitable cake school then there are some very important points that you must get right.

Whether you want to run a few classes or be on the main stage at Cake International you really need to know this stuff!

CakeFlix are 6 times WINNERS of Cake Masters Best Learning Experience so David and Paul really do know what they are talking about.

Become a successful Paul Bradford Approve Tutor on successful completion of this course.

Key Learning

  • How to deliver engaging content
  • Marketing your courses and getting repeat business
  • Confidence
  • Working with your audience
  • Come up with an Action Plan to get your cake school to the next level

Who will find this course most useful?

  • Anyone who looking to teach cake decorating for profit
  • Those looking for ideas and contacts to get their names known
  • Anyone who has the skills, but maybe lacks the confidence
  • Those looking to use Paul Bradford Approved Tutor status as leverage
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul & David as they can in one week!

During the course

Monday

  • Introductions
  • Paul will teach a short course so that you can get to know his style of teaching
  • The key factors to consider when running successful classes
  • Introduction to the Business Plan
  • Introduction to designing course cakes

Tuesday

  • You will deliver a 10-15 min lesson on how to make a model or flower of your choice – with feedback
  • Awareness of the different personality groups – DISC  – dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance.
  • Learn from Paul’s teaching experiences
  • Each candidate will be allocated lessons from the Introduction Bow, Chocolate Wrap and Teddy Bear course to be taught over the next three days
  • Plenty of time to discuss your allocated lesson with Paul

Wednesday

  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Introduction Bow course – with feedback
  • Business plan
  • Designing cakes to teach
  • Marketing – How to get your first 8 students

Thursday

  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Chocolate Wrap course and manage the group following your tuition 
  • Q&A with Paul and David in prep for assessment day

Friday

  • Assessment day
  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Teddy Bear course and manage the group following your tuition 
  • Certificates and photos

The course is taught by David Brice & Paul Bradford

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).

David joined the army at 16 years old and enjoyed a number of exciting deployments including Germany, Kenya and Belize as well as two active tours in Northern Ireland during the troubles in 1985 and 1986. David left the army aged 23 to take up a career as a civil servant with the Ministry of Defence.

David had reached the grade of Senior Executive Officer, a year later he then took a transfer the Scottish Government to take up a senior role in finance. A year after that, he was promoted again to a senior role working closely with Scotland’s Transport Minister. This position involved policy influence, public speaking, speech writing and a place on the Transport Management Board. Although considered very successful, David knew this wasn’t what he wanted to do, so in 2005 he make a monumental decision to give up his civil service career to help grow the cake business with Paul. They grew the business to 35 staff over 7 outlets and won many awards. During this time David became a Business Coach with the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust and Business Gateway, where he shared his business knowledge with start-up business owners.

David was instrumental in the growth of the cake business and in 2010 started plans to implement the online tutorials project. This was bold and adventurous as nobody else was doing online tutorials at that time.  However, having persuaded Paul that it was a good idea, he went about building a website, learning how to do the filming and editing and getting a prototype ready in 2011 for proof of concept. The uptake was amazing, and over 9 years later has ensured that at least one new feature length tutorial is added to the website weekly.

In May 2020 David was instrumental in the delivery of the world’s first fully accredited online cake decorating course; CakeFlix Master.

In January 2021 David started the hugely successful CakeFlix Business Boot Camp, where his no nonsense approach to business has had a hugely positive impact on so many members. This has proven so popular that it is now a regular feature for CakeFlix Pro members.

Within CakeFlix David’s key role is Business Development as he is always looking for ways to grow and enhance the CakeFlix customer experience.

David and Paul

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £85 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 Your 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

“This course truly changed my life. I now run successful cake classes, I am a brand ambassador and I owe it all to this course and the help that David & Paul have given afterwards”Farzana Manzoor

Most cake decorators can put on a small class, but if you want to run a successful and profitable cake school then there are some very important points that you must get right.

Whether you want to run a few classes or be on the main stage at Cake International you really need to know this stuff!

CakeFlix are 6 times WINNERS of Cake Masters Best Learning Experience so David and Paul really do know what they are talking about.

Become a successful Paul Bradford Approve Tutor on successful completion of this course.

Key Learning

  • How to deliver engaging content
  • Marketing your courses and getting repeat business
  • Confidence
  • Working with your audience
  • Come up with an Action Plan to get your cake school to the next level

Who will find this course most useful?

  • Anyone who looking to teach cake decorating for profit
  • Those looking for ideas and contacts to get their names known
  • Anyone who has the skills, but maybe lacks the confidence
  • Those looking to use Paul Bradford Approved Tutor status as leverage
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul & David as they can in one week!

During the course

Monday

  • Introductions
  • Paul will teach a short course so that you can get to know his style of teaching
  • The key factors to consider when running successful classes
  • Introduction to the Business Plan
  • Introduction to designing course cakes

Tuesday

  • You will deliver a 10-15 min lesson on how to make a model or flower of your choice – with feedback
  • Awareness of the different personality groups – DISC  – dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance.
  • Learn from Paul’s teaching experiences
  • Each candidate will be allocated lessons from the Introduction Bow, Chocolate Wrap and Teddy Bear course to be taught over the next three days
  • Plenty of time to discuss your allocated lesson with Paul

Wednesday

  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Introduction Bow course – with feedback
  • Business plan
  • Designing cakes to teach
  • Marketing – How to get your first 8 students

Thursday

  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Chocolate Wrap course and manage the group following your tuition 
  • Q&A with Paul and David in prep for assessment day

Friday

  • Assessment day
  • You will deliver your allocated lessons on the Teddy Bear course and manage the group following your tuition 
  • Certificates and photos

The course is taught by David Brice & Paul Bradford

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).

David joined the army at 16 years old and enjoyed a number of exciting deployments including Germany, Kenya and Belize as well as two active tours in Northern Ireland during the troubles in 1985 and 1986. David left the army aged 23 to take up a career as a civil servant with the Ministry of Defence.

David had reached the grade of Senior Executive Officer, a year later he then took a transfer the Scottish Government to take up a senior role in finance. A year after that, he was promoted again to a senior role working closely with Scotland’s Transport Minister. This position involved policy influence, public speaking, speech writing and a place on the Transport Management Board. Although considered very successful, David knew this wasn’t what he wanted to do, so in 2005 he make a monumental decision to give up his civil service career to help grow the cake business with Paul. They grew the business to 35 staff over 7 outlets and won many awards. During this time David became a Business Coach with the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust and Business Gateway, where he shared his business knowledge with start-up business owners.

David was instrumental in the growth of the cake business and in 2010 started plans to implement the online tutorials project. This was bold and adventurous as nobody else was doing online tutorials at that time.  However, having persuaded Paul that it was a good idea, he went about building a website, learning how to do the filming and editing and getting a prototype ready in 2011 for proof of concept. The uptake was amazing, and over 9 years later has ensured that at least one new feature length tutorial is added to the website weekly.

In May 2020 David was instrumental in the delivery of the world’s first fully accredited online cake decorating course; CakeFlix Master.

In January 2021 David started the hugely successful CakeFlix Business Boot Camp, where his no nonsense approach to business has had a hugely positive impact on so many members. This has proven so popular that it is now a regular feature for CakeFlix Pro members.

Within CakeFlix David’s key role is Business Development as he is always looking for ways to grow and enhance the CakeFlix customer experience.

David and Paul

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £85 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 Your 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