Do I need to bring anything to the class?
We will provide everything you need for your class on the day including all equipment, ingredients and aprons as well as a suitable box to take your creations home in.
Is lunch provided?
We provide coffee, tea and refreshments for each class however we do not provide a full meal so please bring food from home, particularly if you are attending a long class.
The nearest options to The Cake School to purchase food are:
- The Co-Op, Majors Rd, Watchfield, Swindon SN6 8TQ
- Waitrose & Partners Faringdon, Unit 1 Henry Blake Wy, Faringdon SN7 7GQ
Once you have paid for a class, we are unable to offer a refund if you choose to cancel your place. You can, however, receive a credit note if you cancel your place up to 21 days prior to your class.
If you have any dietary requirements we can accommodate most requests. Please note that food in the school is prepared in an environment where regular flour is used constantly and so we can not 100% guarantee that no cross contamination will occur.
Please contact us in advance of booking if you will require a gluten free or vegan cake and we will make every effort to fulfil your request.
How many people can attend a class?
The majority of our classes are limited to 8 students however this does vary from 6 to 12 students per class.
How to get to the Cake School?
f you are using a sat nav to get to us, please note using our postcode alone will direct you to the opposite side of the road from the Cake School. The address is - The Cake School by LissieLou, Henleaze Farm Barn, Longcot, Faringdon, SN7 7PR.
Alternatively, from the A420 the best way to reach us is to turn on to Fernham Road (on your right if coming from Swindon or on your left if coming from Oxford direction). Then follow Fernham road to the end and turn right. Keep following the road and you will see a yellow sign for Farmer Gows, turn in here and you will have arrived!
The Cake School Parking
We have ample free parking available for our students. However we are based on a (fabulous) working farm and the car park surface is mud and gravel. During the warmer months this just means it can get a little dusty however when it rains it does get quite muddy so we recommend bringing sturdy footwear.
A short drive from the The Cake School are several accomodation options
- RECOMMENDED Mollie's Motel & Diner Oxfordshire, Shrivenham Rd, A420, Buckland, Faringdon SN7 8PY
- Travelodge Faringdon Oxfordshire, SN7 7GQ
- Sudbury House Hotel, SN7 7AA
- The Old Crown Coaching Inn, SN7 7HU
- The Eagle Tavern, SN7 7LW
There are also several accommodation options available in the area with airbnb.co.uk.
Can I book The Cake School for private events?
Absolutely! Availability is limited due to classes already being scheduled but if you would like to book our School space for a private event, we would also be happy to arrange a baker to host a class for your event too! Please contact us and we can discuss your options.
How much are the classes?
Our class prices vary, each class is individually priced and can be seen on the relevant class pages.
Is The Cake School suitable for any age?
At the moment, our classes are only available for those who are 16 years of age or older.
Does every class include baking?
The classes we provide cover a range of topics, including baking cakes, cookies, doughnuts and more. However the purpose of a lot of our classes if specifically around learning decorating techniques or how to achieve a specific finish with buttercream for example. Please see the class summary for more information or contact us if you have any questions.
The Cake School is snugly nestled in the Oxfordshire country side and even has a view of the White Horse at Uffington. However this unfortunately means that there is no public transport near to the school and so students will either need to come by car or arrange a taxi.
Local Taxi Companies:
- Faringdon Cars - 01367 243838
- Brown Taxis Abingdon - 01235 554444
- White Horse Hire - 01367 241132
The Cake School is equipped with a lift and an accessible toilet to accommodate anyone with additional needs. However the car park surface is uneven and some wheelchair users may struggle slightly. We are happy to reserve space as close as possible to the School entrance, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
We take every precaution to make sure The Cake School is a safe space for everyone and regularly disinfect all areas of the building.
You are not obliged in anyway to where a mask when you attend a class but you are more than welcome to do so if you choose to.