Want to hone your baking skills and learn some really achievable decorating tricks and techniques you can use again and again?
Sign up for one of our small intimate courses where you will learn new skills, meet other cake lovers and have a chance to ask Lily, Megan or one of our super skilled team all your baking questions.
All classes include delicious snacks, complementary Mirabeau sparkling rose and recipes for you to use at home.
Megan studied Hospitality and Catering at Canterbury College, then embarked on a dazzling pastry career that included Oblix at The Shard, two years on the opening team of Dominique Ansel Bakery, the Shangri-La and The Kimpton Fitzroy Hotels. More recently she has worked alongside Lily as head baker at Lily Vanilli, combining her impeccable pastry skills and 10 years of experience with her endless creative flair to create the most beautiful cakes and pastries. She is a queen of piping!
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Self-taught, Lily has been described as one of Britain’s best-loved artisan bakers and the Queen of Cakes. Since 2008 she has built an industry-leading brand with a pioneering approach to baking and running a food business.
She is the author of three best selling recipe books, co-founder of the industry-leading YBF Awards (now in its 10th year) and founder of the viral fundraising campaign #BakeForSyria.
She recently opened a second store in Tbilisi, Georgia and in 2018 launched an afternoon tea concept in Nanjing, China.
Laura caught the baking bug while pursuing a successful career in finance and marketing. Having set up her own flourishing cake business in Hampstead she made the move to turn professional, graduating with a distinction from Le Cordon Bleu. She went on to work at the Connaught Hotel and Harrods, mastering the art of fine patisserie before going on to star in Bake Off The Professionals 2020, as part of a 2 person Hurlingham Club team, where she reached the semi-final (and was fan favourite!). She joined Lily Vanilli in 2021 where she has perfected her piping skills and continues to thrive.
Together, Lily and Megan have made cakes for Vivienne Westwood, Claude Bosi, Gizzie Erskine, Shrimps, Laura Jackson, Jamie Oliver, Vogue, Browns, John Torode, Skepta, Kate Spade, Fka Twigs, Lily Allen, Poppy Delavigne, Adwoa Aboah, Alexa Chung, Matches Fashion, Baileys, Billingtons, Rixo, Benefit, Instagram, Google , Ru Paul’s drag Race,
“Guiding me through this is my baking guru, Lily Vanilli. Before the lockdown, I had taken a cake decorating class at her East London studio, which I highly recommend for anyone looking to learn how to evenly stack and ice a cake.”
Rosie Vogel, Vogue
“One of the most sought-after artisan bakers of her generation”
The Queen of baked goods
“Lily Vanilli’s flights of fantasy have us grabbing our aprons”
I thoroughly enjoyed the decorating class last week and would love to come back again to learn more tips and tricks!
The wedding cake I made for my friends went down a treat and couldn’t have pulled it off without the icing skills I learnt in the class.
Thank you so much for Tuesday’s class. I learnt so many new tricks and tips that I have put into practice this week
Your sponge recipe is insanely fantastic. It took me a few reads to absorb your unique method of not creaming the butter and sugar. So clever and worked a treat.
I am now curled up on the sofa reading your book that has just arrived in the post. Can’t wait to try more recipes.
The class last week was fantastic! Thank you all for your patience and persistence with us less gifted students, everyone was so kind and welcoming.
Great tips that I’ll be practicing for weeks to come !
Lily Vanilli’s was a dream class and the skills are such to champion. Lily teaches in a fun, creative way, sharing her knowledge, making one feel like a star amature. I can’t wait to start practicing and practicing these valued skills in my own home-kitchen so I don’t lose a drop of information and I can proceed, conquer and amaze people with what I learnt in a mere 3 hours. And I got to go home with cake!
Kylee Newton- The Modern Preserver
Book us for your event
Whether you’re planning an office team building exercise, hen party, childrens party or any sort of get together we can make it happen. Either at the bakery, or in a venue we organise to suit your needs, just email us email@example.com and we can create something bespoke for you.