About Julie

Julie's Cake Studio

Julie Donald has been a fondant junkie for over 12 years, and has been teaching cake decorating for 8 years. Her writing regularly appears on food24 and she loves to talk. She has an entrepreneurial streak and has been running her own successful cake business since 2007, specialising largely in wedding cakes. She qualified as a chef at Silwood in 2005, after running away from her life as a microbiologist. Julie is a passable knitter, overscheduled mom of 3, including new born twins, and self-proclaimed badass, who likes salami sticks, Chenin blanc and road trips through the Karoo.

Julie started the school from her home in 2009 and has been growing ever since, from her first class with just two students to roughly 40 students per week. Since the early days, the studio has moved from her tiny kitchen in Claremont, to Obs, then to a retail space in Newlands and now from her home in Claremont. The studio in its current venue can accommodate 10 students per class for decorating classes and 6 students per class for baking classes.

Julie is a Silwood qualified chef, and has been doing cakes since 2005, specialising in wedding cakes (see Cakes). As the school has grown, each class has an assistant. All the assistants are trained to help and assist with classes, assuring that you get as much personal attention as possible. This also means that you don't have to worry about washing up the dishes! You can just come and enjoy!

Julie is passionate about sharing her skills and has helped many young cake decorators to launch their businesses. Many of our students have travelled from all over Africa to attend the various courses and students return over and over, as new classes are added to the syllabus.

About Julie

Julie has been teaching sugar-craft, cake decorating and icing since 2009 and originally started the business to share her knowledge, experience and skills with her enthusiastic students.

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