We run a selection of hands on, small-group baking classes from our kitchen in Great Wakering, near Southend on Sea in Essex. Established in 2013, the Bake School was borne out of the founder’s love of traditional domestic baking and her desire to share these skills with everyone, from the complete baking beginner to the enthusiastic home baker who wants to learn more.

Proper bread is a passion at Delightful Tea and our real bread series includes topics such as doughnuts, two French bread baking options, and a popular starter course which suits both novice bakers and those looking to improve or learn different techniques in an informal but professional environment, taught by experienced and welcoming tutors.

Also on offer are traditional baking courses including cakes, pies and pastry, cake decorating and seasonal sessions. Students can choose from weekday and weekend dates, as well as evening classes during summer. New titles are added to our range regularly, so there’s always something new going on!

When booking a Delightful Tea course, students can be confident that everything is included, from ingredients and equipment, right down to aprons, refreshments and onsite parking. Students take away everything they have made and can enjoy tasty home baked treats during their time in the baking studio too. Some of our courses have as few as four places per date in total, so rather than being a face in the crowd, our guests are assured plenty of one-to-one attention from their tutor and staff.

The focus of our courses is both learning and fun; aimed at amateur and aspiring bakers, we have had the pleasure of teaching many students with varying experience how to bake better. We use high quality equipment and ingredients, but don’t overwhelm our students by using domestic appliances that are readily available in most homes or are easily to source – we want to encourage our guests to continue their baking adventures, not frighten them with a complicated list of kit!

We also offer:
Hen party and children’s party activities.
Group and multi-booking discounts.
Private bespoke tuition.
Gift vouchers in a range of values.

Sarah Plumb
Delightful Tea Bake School
2a Meridian Point
449 Southchurch Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2PH
United Kingdom