If I’m honest, I can’t remember mine but I love this photo of me on my first birthday.
My mum is so talented. She made all of our birthday cakes and they always went down a treat!
I’m so thankful that photos like these exist. Even when I do remember special occasions, it’s moments like these that are captured by photo that makes it come alive again. My mum remembers making every single cake for our birthdays.
She always tells me she made them because she was so proud, not just making them, but the joy and happiness it brought to us and seeing us making a mess eating it! Reminiscing these moments with her always fills me up with love.
I’m lucky that I’ve been able to follow in my mum’s footsteps and I want the same for you too. I know you love baking and cake decorating but you want to take your skills to the next level.
My goal is to use my years of experience, knowledge and skills to get you from A to B as effortlessly as possible. Why? Because I know exactly what it's like to see a picture and think, "I can make that"
You buy the ingredients, get excited, follow the recipe and then it looks nothing like the photo! You feel stressed, annoyed, confused and want to give up.
"Where did I go wrong and how can I fix this? Can I fix this?!"
To find out, you spend hours on the Internet, asking on FaceBook Groups, watching YouTube videos only to find you've lost hours searching for the answer.
I don't want that for you. I know you're an avid and keen baker. I know you're creative and have a passion for cakes. I know you can create anything you put your mind to.
That's why I set up M Bakery Academy (MBA). To help passionate bakers like you to understand why things go wrong, how you can avoid them and hone in on your skills to master the techniques so that your cake is the one that people aspire to make.
People use your cake photo and ask how to make it.
So whether you’re a complete beginner or a bit more advanced, I’ll be there to teach and help you get to where you want to be.
So what can I expect from M Bakery Academy?
M Bakery Academy will provide you with the resources such as templates, clear and easy to follow instructions, recipes and much more. With these tools, you get to save time and stress so that you can spend more time with your family and enjoy the celebration...even have time to take those all important photos of your cake for Instagram!
To begin with, you’ll learn all of the basics and foundations of baking and cake decorating. Just like building a house, you need a good foundation to make it stable and understanding the science behind baking and cake decorating is the same but don’t worry, it’s not as daunting as you think!
With all of the basic knowledge learnt, you will start to build on your knowledge and skills so that you can take it to the next level. This will inevitably grow your confidence and who knows, you might become the go to person for cake orders and advice.
As I’ve tried and tested so many recipes and techniques along the years, there is sometimes more than one way to achieve a desired look. Within MBA I will show you them so that you get to practice and use the one that suits you best.
So not only will you get group sessions where I answer questions and provide you with the tutorials, you will get the chance to learn these techniques live with me on each monthly project (chosen by you). This way, you get the encouragement and support you need to improve, gain confidence and take it to the next level.
Outside of these sessions, you also get to be part of the M Bakery Academy baking family where each member gets to shape the community. Being around like minded people creates an environment that makes you feel valued and supported.
There is no silly question and I am always there to help and answer questions all the time so that you don’t end up wasting time and energy looking on the Internet, YouTube or any other groups.
This membership is designed to get you from A to B as easily and effortlessly as possible so that you can feel really proud of your bakes, especially when you look back at your past photos.
You will learn the exact process that I use which includes my 3 Secrets to Baking Success so that you become the go to person for cakes.
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How does MBA differ from other memberships?
Unlike other cake decorating memberships, I will be there to help and guide you every week in a live group session and answer all of your questions.
Not only that, every month you get to choose a project or we will design one together to help build your skills and confidence so that you can create endless celebration cakes.
With each project, we go through the basics, plan it around our hectic lives, set a date and make it together by having a cake decorating party (maybe with a glass of wine?).
If you can’t make it, don’t worry because there will be a replay of the live demonstration and at the end of the project, we will discuss any hiccups or issues that we can work on and incorporate into the next project. In addition to that, there will be full written instructions so that you can easily print them.
My goal is for you to get results, feel confident and have fun so that you can say “Yes, I made that!” And the best way to do that is to practice by guiding you through my 3 Secrets to Baking Success. Confidence is about being competent and that is exactly what you’ll get in M Bakery Academy.
I also envision MBA to not only focus on cakes but desserts like cheesecakes, tarts and all of the other delicious desserts that are Instagramable and Pin worthy!
Other things on the list of things to come are how to put a mini dessert table together and how to price your cakes.
I would also love to invite other professionals such as florists to teach us about flower arranging, photographers on how to take professional photos to specialist bakers on how to make vegan and gluten free cakes. The list is endless...and of course, if you have any other ideas, I will look to make them happen too.
This membership is for you if...
You have a true passion for baking and cake decorating. You don’t need previous experience or be naturally artistic. We are all artists. We just forgot how to be one when we became adults.
You love being around and connecting with people but don’t worry if you’re an introvert. I’m an introvert and I find cake decorating therapeutic and peaceful as I get to be lost in my own world.
You are open to learning and failing. Yes, failing. Failing is our journey to success so it’s ok to make mistakes because that is how we learn and grow.
“Every master was once a disaster” - T Harv Eker
This membership is not for you if…
You know everything. That’s awesome that you do but this is a membership for those who want to learn and encourage others on their baking journey.
You don’t like putting in any effort and always find an excuse. I want you to get results and to do that, I’ll be providing you with all of the necessary resources however I cannot do the work for you. Just the same as you want to be fit so I can show you how to do push ups but I can’t do them for you.
Want to learn how to make character type cakes. As fab as they are and I’ve certainly made a few in my early years, my style is more towards contemporary and modern styles.
Each month you will get...
In addition to the usual tips and tricks, my own recipes and tutorials (both in video and PDF format), you get:
Hi, I'm Mai.
Like most people, I've been baking from a young age and have always loved it. A few years ago, I made my own wedding cake which became the turning point of taking it seriously and created M Bakery.
I designed and made wedding and celebration cakes, got featured in Wedding magazines such as Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding and took part in styled photoshoots.
As much as I loved being part of someone's special day, I realised that I had more passion to help and teach others on how to bake and decorate cakes as I became the 'go to' person whenever someone had a problem.
Which is how the idea of M Bakery Academy was born.
“I love baking, my skills were OK and I am always trying to improve. More than anything it was a confidence thing and I think that stems from having self taught a lot of stuff. I especially struggle/d with levelling cake and butter creaming it without getting crumbs all through the icing.
I took away several great techniques. Solving a lot of my struggles such as how to level a cake (so simple, but such a fantastic skill) and avoiding crumbs in the butter cream. But the biggest take away was probably the drippy effect. I’d tried it before and failed. I’ve tried it since and I can now do it.
After a class with Mai, I feel more confidence, especially when it comes to certain skills. Drippy cakes don’t scare me now, I feel pretty confident with them, thanks to Mai.”
So how do I sign up?
Simple! By clicking on the peach button below :)
Just to let you know that the doors to M Bakery Academy are currently closed but don’t go just yet. If you provide me your details and sign up now, not only will you be one of the first to know when the doors are opened, you’ll get a special discount for signing up before they’re open!
All of this sounds amazing but I don’t have the time.
That’s OK, I understand that we all have busy lives.
But what if I told you that when Justin and I decided to get married in six months’ time, I was able to make my own wedding cake (despite not knowing much!), work full time as well as make all of the decorations and everything else that goes with wedding planning (including altering my own wedding dress!)!
What I found out during that time was I made it a priority to improve my skills but also do something that I absolutely love. The outcome was worth it because every time I look back at our wedding photos, I love the fact that I made our wedding cake.
I appreciate your time is precious. That’s why my goal is to get you from A to B within the shortest time by providing you with the resources you need to make your next cake project a winner.
Within M Bakery Academy, you’ll have access to me but also content that is structured around your needs which will be easy to navigate so that you don’t waste time searching for the answer.
Baking is expensive and I don’t have all of the tools.
Did you know that the ingredients for a Victoria sponge cake is less than £5? And you don’t use all of the ingredients bought?
I totally understand where you’re coming from. When I bought my first set of professional cake tools 9 years ago, I spent £60! That’s a lot of money but I still have them and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve used them.
So yes, it is a bit of investment at first but the value you get from it is tenfold. Not just from its use but the ability it gives you to create something magical for your loved ones to the standard that you’re proud to say “Yes, I made that!”
I’m not very creative so my cakes won’t look good
It’s not a matter of how talented or creative you are, it’s a matter of being comfortable with how you express yourself and letting others see that side of you.
You might think that not being creative is a negative thing but it’s actually great because you have more freedom to express yourself and have fun while you find your unique style. You never know, you may create the next big trend!
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