Bake your dreams come true!

Friday, February 20 2015

Five lucky winners have received £5,000 plus a one-to-one masterclass as part of a campaign by Tate & Lyle to make their Baking Dreams come true.

Last year Tate & Lyle offered budding bakers the chance to enter their Baking Dreams competition to realise their own baking dream, whether it was to set up a local cake stall or start an online cupcake business. As well as £5,000 to help make their baking dreams come true, the five lucky Baking Dreams winners each received a private masterclass with Resident Tutor and UK Chocolate Master 2006–2010, Mark Tilling, at Squires Kitchen International School in Farnham, Surrey.

In February, Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Mark held a one-to-one session with first winner, Marjorie, a keen jam-maker who won the title of World Jampion at the 2013 Jampionships. Her baking dream is to write a cookbook to show how easy it is to bake with jams, marmalades and fruit with a selection of everyday easy-bake recipes.

Mark took Marjorie through the process of making a delicious chocolate cake to fill with her homemade jams as well as showing her how to cover and decorate the cake with a range of chocolate decorations. Marjorie also had the chance to try her hand at making delicate French macaroons.

Marjorie hopes in the future to open a small dedicated Jammy cookery school at her home in Shropshire. For now you can find recipes, hints and tips on her Facebook page, One Jammy Lady.

To find out more about the courses at Squires Kitchen International School in Farnham, visit


Master Chocolatier meets World Jampion