Most Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Tasteful Cakes Academy?

Tasteful Cakes Academy is based in Waltham Abbey, Essex,UK.

It's easy to get here by car, junction 26 off the M25. There's plenty of on-street parking. The nearest train stations are Waltham Cross or Theydon Bois on the central line, followed by a short 8-minute drive.

Do you teach Facebook live classes?

Every now and again, yes! Best to keep an eye on my socials or sign up for my newsletter. You won’t want to miss these; my live classes are always ones we do together.

I bought crafty creatures, where can I buy the window boxes?

I sell the boxes on my website now; you can purchase them here.

What Modelling paste do you use?

Saracino! I couldn’t use anything else; this stuff is amazing.

How long in advance do I need to order cake and cake toppers?

As soon as possible always! I teach online, in-person, have a YouTube channel, and a coaching program. So, I have limited availability for cakes and cake toppers.

In-Person Classes

Can you demonstrate at my Sugarcraft club?

Sure! Click here to download my latest prices and subjects to demonstrate and teach for your club. (pdf in file)

Can you teach at my school?

I can indeed! I love to travel and teach at schools in the UK and around the world! Contact me or click here to download the full information.

Do you teach 1:1 private classes?

I sure do! 1:1 cake decorating tuition is especially good if you want a class tailored to your needs and time schedule. This also suits you if you want to create a particular cake topper, cake, or sugar flowers for someone. We can do it together, and you can learn at the same time. To book click here.

What do I need to bring to a class?

Just yourself! And maybe some slippers if you want to be super comfortable! That’s super important to me. Everything is always provided: material, equipment, refreshments, and a hot lunch.

I'm a beginner; will I keep up?

Yes, definitely! You’ll be surprised how many of my students are beginners. My classes are kept small, and I ensure 1:1 attention to everyone at every stage. You’ll never be left behind or uncertain.

Online Classes

Are your online classes live?

No! Unless otherwise stated, my classes are pre-recorded and laid out beautifully in an online portal. This ensures a much better quality of video; it's also much nicer to stop, start, and re-watch.

How do I access my online class?

If you purchase an online class through Tasteful Cakes' website, you will be manually added to the online portal, and login details will be sent to you. You may need to wait a few hours for this. To get it faster, text 07872073257.

Please keep this email safe for future reference.

Once inside your portal click the person icon in the right-hand corner to change the password to something more memorable. You can also access your portal through student login on my page Login.

How long do I have access for?

Online classes come with lifetime access.


How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is dependent on size and weight. In the UK, it can vary from £2.70 - £6.

Do you do next day delivery?

I post within 24 hours of ordering on a 48-hour tracking service. I find this is the quickest, safest, and cheapest option for you

How do I track my order?

Order tracking is set up for you; you should receive a notification once your item has been posted.

How can I pay with Klarna?

Pop everything in your basket, and you’ll see the option at the bottom of the page; click Klarna instead of card payment.

How can I purchase a class?

See what classes are coming up here. Check if you are available on that date and add to your basket. You can purchase with Klarna if you’d like to spread the cost.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we do, but please be aware that taxes may be applied at your end. The shipping is adjusted at the checkout once you have added your address.

Cake orders

Do you make cakes?

I do! I’m so busy, but I just can’t say no to a killer cake design. Please note that I only make cakes that are very much in line with my style. It must be super personalized with some sort of model or personalized figure.

What price do your cakes start from?

As a rough guide, please allow around £200+ for celebration cakes to feed 15-20 people, with a handmade cake topper. View celebration cake gallery here.

Can I book a wedding cake consultation?

My wedding style is fondant cakes, beautiful floral sugar flowers, and personalized wedding cake toppers. If any of these things sound like a bit of you, then I am your cake maker! I would love to meet and design something with you. Contact me here and we can find a date that suits us. View Gallery Here.

I picked up a cake from you; where should I store my cake?

Never in the fridge, in a cool place away from sunlight and moisture in the box it comes in.

Cake Toppers

Are your cake toppers made of clay or fondant?

I can create in both! Most people like clay as it's like an ornament and can be kept.

Can you post cake toppers?

Sure! Cake toppers can be posted worldwide. Wedding toppers that are posted I only create in clay.

What is the process for booking a wedding cake topper?

Let me know the design of your cake topper; you can download your description form here, fill it in, and send them to me with your requests. I’ll then confirm once booked into the diary. You will see pictures before it's baked so I can make any changes, and then it will be popped in the post a minimum of two weeks before your wedding day.

Will the cake topper figurines look like me?

Tasteful Cakes’ style is “caricature” and not intended for actual depictions or lifelike models. The product will be customized by making simple changes such as face shape, eye & hair colour, hairstyle, and clothing only. Each cake topper is unique, and no moulds are used, so they won’t look the same as other sample photos.

How can I order a cake topper?

Contact me, or you can view and purchase through the Etsy shop here.

How to keep cake toppers?

You will receive a care slip with your toppers, but always and dry away from sunlight.