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Christmas Cake Club: Your Secret Weapon to Festive Baking

Learn to create stunning Christmas bakes and with our expert tutorials and vibrant online community.

☑️  14 in-depth cake making tutorials

☑️  9 delicious recipes

☑️  Access to our exclusive online community

☑️  Inspiration, guidance, and support

Only £49.99!

Does This sound familiar?

You're not alone. Many people feel the same way. Christmas cake can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.

Imagine this:

Christmas day arrives. You bring out your homemade fruit cake, and your family and friends are amazed. They compliment you on your skills and creativity. You feel proud and accomplished.

That's what the Christmas Cake Club can do for you!

I’ll teach you everything you need to know on how to make a delicious, festive, and professional-looking Christmas cake, shortbread and Christmas gonks.

You'll learn from an expert cake maker, get access to exclusive recipes and tips, and join a community of supportive bakers.

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Why You Should Join the Christmas Cake Club

Start baking like a pro this holiday season!

You will have unlimited access to these tutorials

Lesson 1

Fruit Cake Preparation

Learn the essentials of fruit preparation and cake tin lining for baking your perfect fruit cake and mini fruit cakes.

Lesson 2

Marzipan and covering with sugarpaste

Master the art of preparing cakes for marzipan and covering them with sugarpaste.

Lesson 3

Christmas Cake Topper Crafting

Discover the art of creating 4 charming Christmas cake toppers, adding a festive touch to your baked creations.

Lesson 4

Finishing Touches

Enhance your Christmas cake designs with a variety of intricate and captivating finishing touches for a truly impressive presentation.

Lesson 5

Adorable Gonk Cake Tutorial

Follow a step-by-step video tutorial to create an adorable Gonk cake, adding a whimsical touch to your festive baking.

Lesson 6

Christmas Shortbread Delights

Easy to follow video tutorial showcasing a delicious Christmas shortbread recipe and six charming designs to bring the festive spirit to your baking.

Lesson 7

Christmas Cupcake Recipe

Learn how to make Christmas Cupcakes with my video tutorial

Lesson 8

Christmas Truffle Making

Indulge in the art of creating exquisite Christmas truffles with step-by-step guidance provided in a detailed video tutorial.

Bonus lesson

Irresistible Viennese Mince Pies

A luxurious twist on the classic Christmas mince pie. 

A firm favourite with our family, a buttery, flaky pastry filled with a flavourful mincemeat made with dried fruits, nuts and spices. 

You will also get access to the online community

Access to a supportive community of other cake makers who are passionate about baking delicious and festive cakes. You can share tips and recipes, ask questions, and get feedback on your creations.

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Meet the award winning cake maker behind the cake club

Carol is an International Award Winning Cake Designer and tutor.

Carol is the founder and owner of Cakes By Carol which has won numerous business awards and won ‘Best Product Award’ in the Cake Masters Magazine Awards for a cake tool she developed which now sells worldwide

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Why Our Members Love the Christmas Cake Club

I’ve done several online courses with Carol and her standard of teaching is outstanding. Carol explains everything in an easy to understand way and always goes into great detail, ensuring that all of your questions are answered.

I wanted to improve my cake decorating skills and I knew Carol was the right person to help me. I was initially nervous and felt out of my depth working with Carol, however, her experience and teaching methods put me at ease and grew my confidence very quickly.

I’ve already taken a few courses with Carol, who is a genuine artist.

Carol is very patient, respected in her field, and a visibly passionate teacher. I genuinely believe that spending time with Carol has prevented me wasting years of my own time on trial and error.

If you’re on the fence about taking one of Carol’s courses then please don’t be, I highly recommend them. I’m now able to offer my customers a much more premium service which they are very happy to pay for.

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I’ve been making cakes since I was a teenager, whilst at Catering college training to be chef before joining the Army. Whilst in the army I used to compete in the annual Christmas cake competition that most of the chefs took part in.

When we moved back to England I carried on working as a civilian Chef for the Army, as well as making the odd cake here and there. I remember the very last cake I made before my husband left the Army was a wedding cake for his boss. The idea of setting up a business never crossed my mind until hubby said ‘why don’t you make cakes for a living?’ So that’s what I did when we settled in Peterborough.    

Whilst working as a part time chef I was also making cakes for the business. The orders started to rush in so I decided to quit my job and focus on the business full time. I did this at the beginning of the recession back in 2008 and it was the best thing I ever did!  

With the business growing I wanted to expand my skill set, this led me to Cake International. I entered the following year and won Silver in the Wedding cake category.

Since then I’ve won many Gold awards in the Wedding, Celebration, and Sculpted cake categories. I have also won Regional business awards and had many of my cakes featured in well known cake magazines including Saracino Magazine, Cake Masters, The Wedding Cake Magazine and The American Cake Decorating Magazine.I have demonstrated for The British Sugarcraft Guild, Cake International, Saracino, and Global Cake Artists Unite. Teaching is one of the things I really enjoy, passing on my years of knowledge and experience with lots of handy hints and tips.

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Covering square cakes with sugarpaste had always been my nemesis. I tried over and over again without success and I needed help.

I had a 1:1 with Carol and covered everything from ganaching to covering a square cake.  Carol was very patient and showed me where I was going wrong.

The day was very informative and I learnt a lot of new techniques. I wouldn’t hesitate in booking another course with Carol

As a cake baker I have ‘followed’ Cakes by Carol for a few years and been in awe of her wonderful cakes.  

The day was amazing, full of information, some of which I think I’ve forgotten until I am undertaking bits that she taught, and I then can hear her in my head.

The cost was higher than I initially thought of paying, but boy was it worth it……. The time and attention to detail were so impressive.  My cakes have improved to another level.  She is still my point of contact for advice.

I would not hesitate to have another 121 with Carol, I just love her enthusiasm for all things cake, it is infectious.


The Christmas Cake Club is suitable for bakers of all levels of experience. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned baker, you’ll learn something new from the Christmas Cake Club.

 The Christmas Cake Club is a one off payment of 49.99

You’ll learn how to prepare fruit, line cake tins, bake fruit cakes, cover cakes with marzipan and sugarpaste, make Christmas cake toppers, and create festive designs. You’ll also learn how to present your bakes beautifully.

To join the Christmas Bake Club, simply click the “Join Now” button on our website. Once you’ve joined, you’ll have immediate access to all of the lessons and resources.

All tutorials are pre-recorded, you will also get PDFs. There is also a private Support group for the duration of the programme.

You will have immediate access once you join the Christmas Cake Club

You will have lifetime access so you can go back and view the lessons as many times as you wish. (change modules to lessons)

Each lesson is pre recorded, you can watch when you are ready and have lifetime access

The tutorials are pre recorded videos and PDFs will be saved in the members area.  

As you will have immediate access once you sign up and have access to me, the online support group, videos, PDFs and any  bonuses, I do not offer a refund.

When you purchase the Christmas Cake Club you will be invited to join Carol’s FREE Circle Community, where you’ll find exclusive access to this club and much more.

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Join the Christmas Cake Club Today and Make Your Best Christmas Cakes Yet!

With the Christmas Cake Club, you'll have access to expert instruction, exclusive recipes, and a supportive community of bakers.

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