Our story starts with Lynda Gilbey, owner and founder of CakeArt Creations The Studio. Lynda has always had a passion for cakes. Growing up she always loved baking and by 13 was making cakes herself.
It was then that she announced to her grandad that one day she would have her own cake shop, just like her uncle Bob, who was the local baker at the now Millers Hotel, Sibson. This love of cakes never wavered and has become her lifelong passion. She created her first cake for her sister Claire’s, fourth birthday; a crinoline lady cake which provided the catalyst towards turning her passion into a career. Even though her sister was upset that Lynda had pulled the legs off her much loved Barbie to use the torso for the cake.
Demand Was Soon High
At the party a friends mum asked Lynda to make a cake for her daughter and soon she was making cakes for the whole Nursery. With her skill level and confidence growing it wasn’t long before Lynda was being asked to do demonstrations and baking cakes on a regular basis from home. When her not so little sister started college to become a chef, Lynda’s knowledge of cake decorating was sought from the senior bakery lecturer, which initiated her teaching career. Within a year it was apparent to Lynda that there was a need for a retail outlet for her students to access materials and equipment – so in 1993 CakeArt Creation was established.
Passing on Skills to Every Student
A lecturer for over 26 years, Lynda has taught CENTRA, ABC and City & Guilds at various colleges within the Midlands area, whilst successfully running a retail business in Atherstone, Warwickshire. Lynda is our senior lecturer and head of school at The CakeArt Studio and ensures that all classes are run to the highest specifications. Lynda is an accredited tutor for the professional PME Diplomas in sugarcraft and also designs and delivers a number of our other highly successful baking and cake decorating classes. And also a senior judge for both the Salon Culinaire and N.I.S.E, plus a judge for both Cake International and Cake International on Tour. Fully DBS checked (No. 000956245892).
Operating for over 29 years
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Thank you for visiting CakeArt Creations The Studio. I have enjoyed the world of Sugarcraft for my entire life and hope to pass this valuable experience on. Please enjoy browsing our fun and exciting classes and I look forward to welcoming you as a student very soon.