MEET YOUR TUTOR
Dee lives locally but makes The Cake Shop her home. It is where she creates her brilliant bespoke celebration and wedding cakes as well as designing unique courses for people to enjoy.
Dee started cake decorating when she was 18 but found it too expensive to continue with the course. It was some 20 years later when she was asked if she could make and decorate a cake that she rediscovered her love of cake artistry. Dee is honest – she loves food and enjoys art – cake decorating embraces both and provides the medium for sculpting and modelling.
Dee has entered Cake International Welsh National Decorating Show and has acquired 2 Bronze, 13 Silver and 4 Gold Medals.
The courses run by Dee are extremely popular and fill quickly. Cake School houses a maximum of eight students but on the more advanced courses, this number is reduced. Dee believes it is important to be accessible to help students and ensure they master the techniques being acquired. Her goal is for each student to be happy with their work and understand all the processes.
The whole-day courses are almost like gift experiences – Dee provides refreshments throughout the day and there is always time for a delicious lunch. It is no problem to cater for any eating allergies.
Cake School is located above Dee's Cake Shop (a cake supply shop) in the centre of Thornbury. The cottages in St Mary Street have been turned into retail and eating establishments and the shop/school used to be a petrol station many years ago.
Thornbury is a beautiful, historic market town with a high street providing a range of small independent shops, coffee bars and restaurants. Parking is free with short-stay (up to two hours( and long-stay (all day).
It’s a great location for a short break and some people who travel afar for courses spend the weekend. Thornbury Castle is worth a visit and there is a local Golf Course and leisure centre if you enjoy sport. Many events take place during the year and there is a strong emphasis on the Arts.
There is a brilliant website www.mythornbury.co.uk if you would like to find out more about the town and what is happening in the area. The site also has information about local hotels and guest houses if you do decide to take a weekend break.