Almost, everyone has an idea of what it entails to bake a cake, but baking is actually an art that requires proper training in the right environment.
In Lagos State, there are hundreds of schools that offer cake and confectionary training however it takes more than just enrolling at any of these schools to become an expert.
There are some important things to look out for before enrolling at any cake school. Some of these include: experience of tutors, track record in providing quality training as well as the courses offered.
We’ve reviewed many of the cake schools in Lagos based on these parameters and as a result we’ve selected these top 5 schools.
Mix ‘n’ Bake
Mix ‘n’ Bake is one of the biggest confectionery schools in the country. With centres at Ojodu, Maryland, Ikota, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Warri, the school offers top quality training in a wide range of confectionary courses. These include cake making, decoration, pastry making, bread making and event decoration.
The school was established in the year 2000 however, they aren’t really restricted to their trainings. They organize workshops and seminars in different places where they train upcoming cake makers and confectioners. As a matter of fact, they have specific classes where cake making is taught for free.
The tutors at Mix ‘n’ Bake are seasoned professionals and the courses are flexible enough to meet different categories of students. These include beginner, intermediate and specialty baking courses. Some of the other courses offered include:
- Cocktails drink class
- Human, cartoon and animal modelling.
The courses can be specifically tailored to meet your unique need. For instance, you can request to be privately trained or you can choose to attend the weekend classes if you have no time during the week.
Cake and Candy
Founded by the gifted baker, Siku Adewuyi, Cake and Candy is one of the prominent cake schools in Lagos. The school has taught hundreds of men and women the art of cake and making and they are popularly known for 2 cake books namely: Ethnik SugarCraft and All the Stencils.
Cake and Candy is located in the Ikeja part of Lagos however, their reputation isn’t restricted to this vicinity alone as they are well known in many parts of Lagos and Nigeria.
The classes at Cake and Candy are quite interesting and engaging and as a way of ensuring proper communication and maximum supervision, the class size doesn’t exceed 12 students.
They offer a wide range of interesting courses and some of these include:
- Baking course
- Cake Decoration
- Pastillage work
- Modeling people
- Modeling Animals/Inaminate Objects
- Fabric Effects
- Finishing school
Although these courses have fixed timelines, the tutors are flexible enough to meet your specific time frame.
Tito Cakes and Events
Popularly called Tito Cakes, the school was founded by Toyin Ayodeji, a creative cake decorator and event planner.
With a decade long experience in the industry, Tito Cakes has proved its mettle in offering qualitative training in cake and confectionary courses.
Their classes are quite flexible but no doubt intensive. The training usually covers the needs of both beginners and expert cake decorators.
Also, you can learn a lot about the different cake recipes on their website. You will also be taught many more during your training.
If you’re looking to add other courses to your baking classes such as event management, catering and cocktail classes, then Tito Cakes should be your destination school.
Nuts About Cakes
Only a few cake schools can make you totally enjoy the process of cake making and one of such is Nut About Cakes.
Located in Lekki Phase I, Nuts About Cakes has grown over the years from a creator of amazing cakes for weddings and event to a provider of awesome trainings in the art of cake making.
Their classes cut across the different aspects of cake making and decoration and some of these include:
- Basic cake making and decoration
- Fondant class
- Dessert making class
Also, if you’re interested in other aspects of baking such pastry and bread baking, you’ll certainly find Nuts About Cakes quite suitable.
One standout feature with Nut About Cakes are their classes that have been tailored to teach kids between the ages of 6 and 13 the art of cake making. During these classes, the kids are taught how to bake vanilla cookies, apple crumbles, brownies, cup cakes and many more.
Additionally, if you’re interested in an apprenticeship, you can also enrol at this school. They offer a 3 months apprentice training where, you’ll be taught not just cake making but pastries and bread making.
Honeysuckle Cakes and Confectionery
Honeysuckle is one of the few cake training schools that have links to international confectionary bodies. Established by a veteran in the industry, Chineze Ibuoka, Honeysuckle has been passionately training students in the art of cake making and confectionary for over 15 years.
Currently, the training at Honeysuckle is in collaboration with the PME Art and Crafts in London. And when you enrol at the school you will be awarded an internationally recognized certificate.
The training prepares you for an amazing career in confectionary and cake making and there are three major modules and these include;
- Sugar paste module
- Sugar flower module
- Royal icing and butter module.
Usually, the completion of any of these modules leads to the award of a diploma certification in the relevant module. However, if you choose to enrol in all of the 3 modules and you successful complete them, you’ll be awarded a Master Certificate. These certificates have international credence and are recognized anywhere in the world.
Also, you could choose to enrol in any of the short training courses where you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of your program. The courses include:
- Cake baking
- Pipe and sugar flowe
- Butter cream and royal icing
- Finishing school
Learning how to bake cake professionally can be quite interesting if you’re enrolled in the right school. Importantly, these schools don’t just train you in an engaging environment; they also prepare you adequately for successful career in the business. The aforementioned schools are some of the top centres where you’ll certainly enjoy these benefits.