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Welcome to 'Caking it Back to Basics' One Step at a Time!

Welcome to the wonderful world of cake decorating! I'm Dianne, and I'm excited to be your guide on this journey. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced baker seeking to perfect your craft, I'm here to support and inspire you every step of the way.


I believe that everyone can learn to create beautiful cakes, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals.

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In Person Classes, Workshops, 1:1 Tuition & Group Demonstrations.

Explore our range of cake decorating classes and workshops, catering to all skill levels. From introductory cupcake decorating sessions to basic sugarcraft for beginners, and classes tailored to the more experienced decorator, we have something for everyone.

Visit our 'At a Glance' page to view current and upcoming classes, allowing you to plan, select, and book your place before they're publicly advertised.

Led by Dianne, a professional cake decorator with over 30 years of experience in designing and creating wedding and celebration cakes, our classes promise to inspire, enrich and elevate your cake-decorating journey.


Our in-person cake decorating classes are held at Dream Cakes HQ Hemsworth, Nr Pontefract. Full address details and how to find us will be given when you book. 

Unless otherwise stated all course prices are INCLUSIVE and cover all equipment, cakes, icing and ingredients needed to create and decorate your sugarcraft masterpiece to take home at the end of the class. Class sizes are kept small, to ensure you get the most out of your learning time. Questions and feedback are always welcomed.

In person classes & workshops 

Welcome to the world of cake decorating! Let me guide you through the wonderful journey of transforming cakes into edible masterpieces. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, I'll provide step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and creative inspiration to help you unleash your artistic potential. From mastering basic techniques like frosting smoothness and piping borders to sculpting intricate designs and crafting lifelike sugar flowers, together we'll explore the diverse range of possibilities in cake decoration. Get ready to indulge your passion for creativity and discover the joy of bringing sweet visions to life one delicious cake step at a time!


Whether you're just starting on your cake-making journey, a beginner looking to improve, or a seasoned cake maker seeking to learn new skills, you are very welcome to join us!

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Terms & Conditions

  • Whilst the dates and times for the courses are correct at the time of advertising, Dream Cake Designs by Dianne Stanley reserves the right to make alterations to the dates and times of courses. In such instances, students will be notified immediately and an alternative date and/or course offered. If the alternative date/time or course is not suitable, a full refund will be offered.

  • Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Places are not reserved and confirmed until cleared payment of the booking fee or course fee has been received.

  • The full course fee is payable at the time of booking (unless stated otherwise). Instalment payments may be available for some classes – (see course schedule for information).

  • Students may change or cancel a booked course no later than 28 days before the start date of the class. In the case of cancellation by the student (within the timescales set for the class), the course fee paid will be refunded less an administration and rebooking charge of £25.00.

  • In the event of a change or cancellation made between 28 days and 14 days before the start date of the class, a refund of 25% of the course fee will be made. If a cancellation is made within 14 days of the start of the course the full fee paid will be non-refundable. A student may transfer his/her place on the course to another person up to 7 days before the start of the course.

  • In the event of a late cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness) the workshop fee can be transferred to the same or an alternative workshop at a later date –  to be taken within 12 months of the initial date.

  • Payments can be made in cash (or Gift Voucher), by BACS, by credit/debit card (please call 07849 329 429 with card details).

  • Please use ‘workshop/date’ as a reference when paying by BACS.

  • Please note that we do not accept payment by cheque.


Full Terms & Conditions are available as a PDF download and are also on the booking form.

Tutor ~ Dianne Stanley

Caking it Back to Basics - 2023 & 2024

Classes, Workshops, 1:1 Tuition & Group Demonstrations.

For more information please contact Dianne @

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