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"WOW.... What can I say Sharon, the cake for Steve was fantastic and as usual tasted every bit as good as it looked. Thank you will be back again next year! - By Email"ClaireAnother happy bunny....
"Thank you for making our wedding cake. The cake was beautiful and everybody enjoyed it. Thanks again, Nicola and John - Thank you card, complete with photo of the happy couple c..."Nicola and JohnHappy Bride and Groom
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Hi My name is Sharon-Ann Riley and I was a lecturer in the culinary arts at Blackpool and the fylde college for many years as well as teaching cake decorating classes on a part time basis at St Bedes in Lytham and Hodgeson High School (Poulton) through Myerscough college ,Lancashire.
With over twenty years experience and expertise in my chosen field, I am passionate about my craft.
My qualifications include a Professional Certificate of Education (Cert Ed), NVQ 3's in Confectionary and Patisserie, NCFE (Advanced) in Creative Craft- Cake Decoration, OCR Level 3 in Assesing candidates, NVQ 3 Food Preperation and Cooking- Kitchen and Larder, BTEC Diploma in Art and Design and GCE A levels in Fine Art and Graphic design .
I taught all levels of Confectionary and patisserie from Pre-NVQ to HND as well as teaching masterclasses in chocolate and pastry work I am also a member of the Association of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) as well as the IFL ( institute for learning)
In the past I have made celebration cakes for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, St Ivel, The trainer of Nashwan ( winner of the Derby), Blackpool airport, Starlight Stage School and many more.
I am a triple gold medal winner for live marzipan modelling, a novelty cake (2012) and a decorated gateaux, triple Silver medal winner- British sugar Class and hold two bronze medals for novelty cakes and the Slattery's cup- chocolate wedding cake.
I am now teaching basic, intermediate and advanced cake classes in Chorley every Saturday (starting September 7th 2013) from 11.30am to 2pm, if you are interested please contact me on 07816 537243
I will also be teaching human figure modelling classes (1 day) and cute fancy dressed baby modelling classes (1 day) in the Autumn so please contact me if they are of interest and I will send you a prospectus