Numero Uno has to be the legendary Bettys in Harrogate. Here you will learn how to make cakes the Bettys way. There is a choice of course to choose one just visit the website for more details,

Lucy Cooks has an array of baking courses, from creating afternoon teas to perfect cakes, at her school in the Lake District. For dates and more details 015384 32288 or visit they also have a course which includes a three-day stay at Lingmoor Guesthouse.

Newlyns Cookery School in Hampshire will help you make perfect pastry with their biscuits and cake courses. The five hour cake and pastry course should make you an expert. For dates and more details 01256 704128 or visit They also have details on a stay at the Tylney Hall Hotel.

Angela Gray’s Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard, in Glamorganshire has a ‘Bake It’ course which will help your to turn out spiced chocolate brownies and banana caramel cake. For dates and more details go to their website Accommodation is available at the Vineyard.

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School’s Baking Days offer a masterclass in scone and cake making. For dates and more details 01312264314 or visit . They also have accommodation.

Harrop Fold Farm in the Peak District National Park holds baking days and you can take home a dozen cupcakes that you make on the day. For more details visit their website


  1. I also run CAKE BAKING COURSES!
    I note your “TOP SIX” are well-distributed around the UK, but may I tell you about my courses based in the SOUTH EAST….very easy access from London by HIGH-SPEED train from London St Pancras to Folkestone, as well as motorway by car, and coach service from London Victoria.
    Prices are clearly-shown on my website
    Although they are priced at just over £100, they are PACKED with tuition and information on a one-to-one basis: day courses include light lunch, whilst the 5 day course offers a saving as well as grand-finale tea party. Course prices include all ingredients, recipes and notes/bibliography, plus an eco cotton souvenir bag and baked goods to take home.
    If two friends wish to attend together I do offer a discount which I will discuss on receipt of a genuine enquiry.
    I respond to every e-mail personally and will create a course to suit the tea-lover’s schedule if required.
    All my students leave well-satisfied and I will cater for differing levels of ability. Look forward to hearing from you!


  2. Hi Carolyn,
    Feel free to message me with your details and maybe some pics then I can do a review on your cake courses. It’s true there are not many mentioned outside London but I guess it’s just because they get the monopoly.

    Yours sounds good, look forward to hearing from you.


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