The Secret Ingredient: Online Membership

This online learning community has been created to teach you quickly and effectively - THE most 'on trend' cake designs featured on Social Media.  Suitable for both Hobbyists and Cake Businesses to build your confidence.

Training is thorough and will encourage you to identify and nurture your unique style.

Each month we will focus on a NEW DESIGN whether it is Drip Cakes, Cookies, Treat boxes, Monogram Cakes, Personalised Cupcakes and who knows what's coming next in our newsfeed!

You have access to over 30 video tutorials here in this online library PLUS a private Facebook Group where you can ask questions, share your successes and be a part of a really supportive community.

I will teach you the basics up. From the important baking basics, to the decoration, where to buy resources, how to prep, how to store, packaging, pricing, photography and prepared text to post on social media.

PLUS lots of business advice and motivation to keep you accountable, positive and confident!

There is no contract and you can leave within 24 hours of joining (although I think you will want to stay longer lol!). 

Membership can be cancelled at anytime by either requesting via email or you can cancel via your original payment method (paypal or stripe).

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The Secret Ingredient: Cake Members Club

Take your Cake Business to another level!

Suitable for new businesses wanting to develop their Cake Decoration Skills and Sales Techniques quickly. 

Learn the most 'on trend' cake designs featured on Social Media that will make you a BIG PROFIT!

Plus lots of support in a private online cake community.

How to Build a Cake Business from Home Online Learning

Let me help you BUILD A CAKE BUSINESS!

If you LOVE to bake and decorate and would like to learn HOW to turn a Hobby into a Business then take a look at the online training I have created to guide you through the process.

'How to Build a Cake Business from Home'

This online training will take you through the legal aspects of starting a cake business, including training requirements, environmental health inspection, tax, pricing and sales.

This is a 2 hour online course that can be completed at anytime.  Videos are pre-recorded to enable you to watch at your leisure.

The course is £99 to purchase if you would like to buy as a stand alone course (use the link at the bottom of this page to purchase).

*FREE* Top Ten Tips for How to Prepare for your EHO Inspection

In this short video I share ten of my top tips to preparing for a successful EHO Inspection.

There are SO MANY barriers that can stop us from starting up our own Cake Business from Home.

Throughout my 10 years of running a cake business my students have told me that the Environmental Health Inspection is one of their biggest worries.

So that I can help relieve some of those concerns I have put together a selection of my Top Tips which have helped me and every student I have taught in my online training a 5* EHO Rating.

If you would like to receive all of my guidance to preparing for an EHO visit plus registering with HMRC, Pricing, Marketing & Social Media including weekly Facebook Q&A Lives then take a look at my online membership 'The Secret Ingredient' in this section.

Gill Blackall

Business Owner & Tutor

The Secret Cake Kitchen

Cupcake Bouquet Online Class

Bake and decorate GREAT looking Cupcakes!

Show them off on social media.....

And if you sell make a BIG Profit!

Access my short mini videos ANYTIME in the online Cupcake Bouquet Class and learn how to:-

- Construct a Cupcake Bouquet to maximise your profit.

- Make large cupcake bouquets that hold 7, 12, 19 cupcakes

- Bake vanilla cupcakes

- Make smooth buttercream perfect for piping flowers

- Colour buttercream red

- Pipe a quick red buttercream rose using a Wilton 2D Piping Nozzle

- Make two tone/two colour buttercream roses

- Make a quick marshmallow Chrysanthemum

- Pipe with the Rose Russian Nozzle Tip

- Pipe a 3D Rose with individual petals using a petal nozzle

- Pipe buttercream leaves and buds to compliment your flowers.

- Use a small petal nozzle and flower nail to pipe individual rose buds to build mini bouquets on cupcakes.

- Plus pricing advice and where to buy resources in the Facebook Student Community Group.

Keep permanent access to this class by simply logging in to my website.

The Online Wedding Cake Design Diploma

Learn how to confidently design and decorate a 4 Tier Wedding Cake.

Part 1: Intro & Foundations. 

Module Videos include: Wedding Cake Design, learn how to bake perfect cakes, make ganache, buttercream, crumbcoat and cover cake in sharp corner fondant and how to dowel PLUS how to cover cake dummies with sharp corners. 

Part 2: Marble, Textures, Metallics & Sparkles.

Module Videos include: How to make edible lace, how to colour sugarpaste, different brands of edible food colouring and creating sugarpaste marble effect.  Learn how to apply different finishes to fondant incl. lustre, pearl and metallic finish, sparkles.

Part 3: Ruffles and Sugarcraft Roses.

Module Videos include : How to make Sugarcraft Roses and Sugarpaste Ruffles.

Part 4: Sugarcraft filler flowers and Dreamcatcher Hoop.

Module Videos include: How to make sugarcraft filler flowers and leaves and how to arrange and secure flowers to cake dummies and real cake in a food safe way.

Xmas FUN Cupcakes & Cakesicles Video Tutorials

The main focus of this online training is to teach you quickly and effectively - THE most 'on trend' Xmas cupcake/sweet treat designs featured on Social Media.

Training will be thorough and I will teach you the basics up. From the important baking basics, to the decoration, where to buy resources, how to prep and how to store.

Once payment has been received you will be able to access your online learning portal from this website using the email and password you registered when purchasing.

Video tutorials are pre-recorded so you can watch at a time that suits you.  You can ask any questions in the private student Facebook Group.  You will have permanent access to these video tutorials and the Facebook Group.

The Video Tutorials available in this £25 package include:

1. How to bake vanilla cupcakes.

2. How to make Vanilla Buttercream.

3. How to make all of these Xmas Buttercream Cupcakes incl where to buy resources.

4. How to make this cute Xmas Elf Cupcake topper incl where to buy resources.

5. How to make Xmas Rudolph Cakesicles and Chocolate Geometric Hearts incl where to buy resources.

6. How to make a Father Xmas Giant Cupcake Pinata


Using flowerpaste & simple tools learn my quick tips to making stunning feature flowers.

This class is for beginners and there will be advanced online classes available in the near future.

I will teach you a different flower from the basics up, step by step including:

Rose buds & Large Rose Blooms

Filler flowers & sweet peas

Leaves, colour dusting arranging mini bouquet & hoop

Open Peony and Calla Lilly

To view the tools please use this link to my Amazon Shop.

Remember to shop around for the best deals.

You will need:

General equipment to last the course:

Squires Florist Paste 1kg (that's enough for the course)

Edible glue, small paint brush, cocktail sticks, tin foil, scissors and wire cutters

Petal pad


Rolling pin

Trex (from sainsbury's next to the butter)

Selection of metal Ball Tools

Cardboard apple tray (free from sainsbury's if you ask nicely!)

Flower drying pad

Small selection of colour gels. Colour choice is your decision.

Small selection of petal dusts eg yellow to colour the stamens

Jem Rose Cutter 100mm and Cell budsWeek

Peony Cutter

White Florist Wires 20/22/24 gauge

White Stamens

Large heart cutter (approx 5cm), small heart cutter (approx 2-3cm), blossom art flower cutters (optional)

Piece of card to make a cone (10cm x 10cm)

Leaf cutters and/or leaf mould, dream catcher hoop (optional)

You can choose to make along with me OR sit back and relax and watch.

Modern 3D Cakes Online Course

4 Week ONLINE Course.

Learn how to make a Costa Cup Cake, Harry Potter Cake, Perfume Bottle and Mrs Hinch Cleaning Cake.


Take part in the comfort of your own home and receive step by step support from me!

Over £200 worth of techniques taught for £64 🤩

*STARTS 5th September 2021*

Learn my quick tips to producing lifelike cakes!

During our 4 Week ONLINE Course learn:

- How to bake and carve shaped cakes.

- How to make buttercream and ganache for different crumbcoat techniques.

- How to work with edible prints.

- How to make rice crispytreats (RKT) and how to mould into bottles and packaging then cover in sugarpaste.

- How to make real life objects using flower paste eg Harry Potter's spectacles, wand and snitch.

- How to use moulds to create a basket weave effect.

- Creative ideas for decorating cake drums incl wood effect, cloth and saucer.

We will complete one cake project per week. You will have access to a private Facebook Group to receive ongoing support throughout the course.

Pre-Recorded Classes of the cake being carved, crumbcoated and covered in sugarpaste will be launched every SUNDAY in September (5th/12th/19th/26th).

A Facebook Live Class will take place at 7.30-9pm each Tuesday for Q&A and I will be making the modelled items and complete the cake. Here is a liat of our cake projects:

Costa Cup

Tuesday 7th September 2021

Chanel Bottle

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Harry Potter

Tuesday 21st September 2021

Mrs Hinch Cleaning Basket

Tuesday 28th September 2021

You will keep lifetime access of all the above classes.

You do not need to attend the live classes. They will be recorded and available for immediate playback.

A list of tools required will be available to you once purchase has been made. The biggest investment is a Karen Davies Basket Weave Mould and Katie Sue knitted Mould.

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