SOLD OUT christmas cake dec day

This event has now passed. We are currently in the process of planning more learning workshops for 2015 so please keep an eye out…


10 to 10.30 Meet and greet with tea and cakes.

10.30 to 12.30 Sue McMahon will demonstrate various Christmas decorating techniques including a stained-glass window effect and how to make a wired sugar poinsettia.

12.30 to 2.30 A buffet lunch plus four informal demonstrations where you can see products being used and a chance to ask questions:

Tony Warren – Fun Christmas Models: Learn how easy it is to create Christmas sugar models including trees, snowmen and Father Christmas. See, taste and try the PME range of sugarpaste and understand the modelling tricks of the trade.

Yvonne O’Neill – Decorated Cookies: Whether you bake your own or simply use biscuits from a shop, decorated cookies can be a great family project. Transform your cookies with simple textures, cut-outs and a touch of lustre for that Christmas magic.

Rose Macefield – Piped Cupcakes (including poinsettia, Christmas rose & holly). Christmas parties, fairs and celebrations would not be complete without decorated cupcakes. Learn how to pipe simple Christmas flowers and motifs that will amaze your family and friends.

Rachel Lehane – Stencils and Fun Ideas Using an Airbrush: Airbrushing is the latest trend in cake decorating. See how to transform your cakes, flowers and leaves, add simple backgrounds, plus learn how to create wonderful designs using stencils.

2.30 to 4.30 Paula MacLeod – Head of School, Knightsbridge PME and Sue McMahon will help you create a Christmas plaque using some of the techniques demonstrated throughout the day.

About the day:

The demonstration day will be held at Knightsbridge PME, Riverwalk Business Park, Riverwalk Rd, Enfield EN3 7QN on Tuesday 16 September 2014. An additional date, 17 September 2014, will be made available only when tickets to the previous day have sold out, the additional date will only be publicised on the Woman’s Weekly website. Bring your own notebook and pen or Tablet in case you want to take notes. Feel free to bring a camera but please no photographs or filming during demonstrations. A buffet lunch will be served. Every reader attending will get a goody bag worth £20. Every reader attending will receive a 10% discount to use in the Knightbridge PME shop on the day. There is free car parking available at the venue.

Meet The Experts

Sue McMahon – has been our Cookery Editor for over 20 years, having realised the ambition of her 13-year-old self! Sue’s absolute passion is baking and cake decoration and she travels the world teaching cake decorating techniques. Since winning the Prix d’honour at La Salon Culinaire International de Londres (the top award at the UK’s highest competition), Sue has ‘retired’ from entering competitions herself but she’s regularly invited to be a judge, both in this country and abroad, and she was a former President of the UK.

Rose Macefield – made her first cake in 2007 for her son’s christening and soon became hooked. Over the past five years she has received several gold and silver awards, and in November 2013 she won Best in Show, Overall Winner at Cake International.

Yvonne O’Neill – became interested in sugarcraft at the age of 13 when she became captivated whilst watching her friend’s mother baking and decorating wedding. Yvonne has taught and demonstrated extensively in the UK and owns her own business.

Paula Macleod – is the Head of School at KPME Ltd. She has won many awards for her work and has a real talent and passion for cake carving and sculpting. Paula is an author and her work has been used for adverts, packaging and has featured in many publications.

Rachel Lehane – is a Teacher/Demonstrator who made her teaching debut for KPME Ltd at the Cake Decorating and Baking Show in Excel in April 2012. She has won several awards for her work and is a welcome addition to the team of demonstrators and teachers.

Tony Warren – is the Deputy Head of School and Publications Manager at KPME Ltd. He is a highly talented teacher and demonstrator in all aspects of cake decorating. Tony is also an author and teaches the PME Professional Diploma Classes at the KPME School

Terms and conditions

Please note that tickets to this event are non-refundable unless it is cancelled or postponed. A guest list policy will be in operation at the event. Woman’s Weekly have the right to change the itinerary of the day. Tickets cost £99 per person, and will be made available on 20 April 2014. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and a letter of confirmation will also be sent to you prior to the event. The day will run from 10am-4.30pm. A guest list policy will be in operation at the event. A second date, Wednesday 17 September 2014, will be made available once 16 September 2014 is full.