Private Baking Lessons - Chocolate & Bread Making Lessons - London, Kent

Your host - Magdalena Marsden

If you would like to learn a particular baking, chocolate or traditional sweets making skills, you might prefer to book an individual lesson. 

You are also welcome to purchase private baking lessons as a gift and you'll receive a Gift Voucher which is valid for 12 months.

For some types of private lessons, such as bread or cake baking, I can also come to you, so that you can work in the comfort of your own kitchen.

For more complex baking and chocolate work, it is preferable for you to come to our venue, as our kitchen has the right equipment, temperature and facilities for you to have everything at hand and make the best use of the day.

Each session will be completely led by you and what you would like to learn. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I can also travel to your location - I can run baking lessons in London, South East London, (Bexley, Sidcup, Bromley, Greenwich, Bexleyheath), Kent (Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells), East Sussex and Essex. 

There might be an additional charge to cover milleage depending on your location.

I'm happy to share my knowledge and skills with you and look forward to meeting you at some point in the future!


Private Lessons Cost

Private Students

As a guide, prices including basic ingredients, recipes and refreshments, start from £195 for a bread baking lesson (£235 for a cake baking and £255 for chocolate making).

Private lessons are usually run during week days, but some weekends are also available.

Final cost depends on the content, research or recipe testing and ingredients required for your lesson. 

Lessons usually run from 10-4pm.

The final quoted price will include all ingredients, materials and refreshments when you come to our venue.

Start up Businesses

Our one to one rates for new or starting businesses start from £295 and are available mainly during a week. Final cost depends on the content, recipe research and ingredients required for your lesson. Lessons usually run from 10-4pm

Business Consultancy

Established businesses, food consultancy and teaching tutors fees starts from £495 per day and final quote depends on type of lesson and number of people attending.

This price includes basic ingredients, but depending on type of baking or chocolate lesson there might be additional charge for specialist ingredients and travel cost.

How to book

Simply e-mail us to discuss your requirements and will arrange mutualy suitable date and time for your private lesson.

Payment is required to secure your booking.

Your private cooking lesson is completely tailor made - you decide what you'd like to learn and how. All our private lessons are 'hands on' with plenty of practical demonstrations from your tutor - Magdalena Marsden

Cake baking, bread making and chocolate lessons ideas

Here are just a few suggestions on what can be covered during your lesson

Here is an example of what my previous students made:

Vintage Cupcakes

All my baking lessons are planned with you in mind.

Here my student wanted to improve her sugarcraft making skills, so we focused on creating beautiful roses, practicing how to use moulds, stencils and how to add detail with icing.

Chocolate Truffle Cake

If you have a special day or birthday planned and you want to impress everyone with a beautiful cake, why not make it with me!

This is exactly what we have done with this cake. It was based on a cake I made previously and my student managed to re-create it with her own flavours and chocolate truffles on top.

Carrot Cake with Cheese Cream Frosting

Sometimes, cakes don't have to be elaborate, but they always have to taste good!

This humble carrot cake was creatively decorated with cream cheese frosting in a sort of ruffle style. In the end the cake looked like it was from a posh bakery and my student, quite rightly, took all the praise.

French Fancies

Oh, yes, French Fancies! Simple idea, tricky to make, but in the end the result is always worth it!

My student wanted a Vintage style and every cake had a different decoration. Filled with strawberry jam and vanilla icing, these French Fancies were great fun to make!