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The Beginner’s Guide to Cakes and Baking – Weekday

Master fundamental baking techniques in this class for beginner level bakers

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Elevate your skills to new heights in this home-cook course


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience

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A great place to start for those who are new to baking. On this one-day class, you will learn the four essential methods of cake-making and master a selection of classic and modern bakes.  

Once you have understood the basic principles, a world of creative baking awaits. 


  • Lemon, lime and poppy seed drizzle cake with citrus needle shreds, dehydrated raspberries and edible flowers 
  • Sticky gingerbread 
  • Chocolate espresso bundts 


Menu may be subject to change 

Course Structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently. Whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food to go around, and often food to take home too. 

Your day will comprise of a mixture of practical cookery and demonstrations performed by the teacher who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.  

Around 1pm, you will break for lunch and enjoy the dishes you have cooked with the rest of your class, accompanied by a glass of wine or other refreshments. In some classes, such as skills classes, where dishes may not be appropriate for lunch, a mezze lunch will be provided.  


What’s included:  

  • Refreshments on arrival 
  • A recipe booklet 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance 
  • We do the washing up 


What to bring: 

  • Flat soled shoes 
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top are advisable 


Allergies and dietary restrictions 

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. However, some classes are unsuitable for people with particular intolerances as the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days’ notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.