About

Julie’s Cake Studio is a place to learn all about cakes, baking and cake decorating.  We strive to offer innovative classes and interesting content.

Julie Donald has been a making and baking professionally for more than 10 years. Her writing and tutorials regularly appear on food24, SA Craft and Home and  and she loves to talk. She has an entrepreneurial streak and has been running her own successful cake business since 2007, specializing 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 pre-school twins and self-proclaimed badass, who likes salami sticks, Chenin blanc and road trips through the Karoo.

Julie is proud to run a women-focused business that encourages entrepreneurs.  Courses all include information on how to launch a home-based cake business.  Julie also offers a whatsapp group that helps with long term support for bakers.

Julie’s Cake Studio courses and classes are hands-on and centered around learning broad-based skills.  Julie’s Cake Studio also offers an extensive recipe resource. 

Julie is also available for private classes, parties and speaking engagements.

Julie’s Cake Studio