At the Academy of cake decorating we are passionate about teaching! We love sharing knowledge and passion for chocolate, baking & sugar craft!

We work hard every single day to develop new methods of teaching or improve existing ones. We pass our knowledge and experience to our students helping them to reach their goals, start baking and decorating stunning cakes, quicker and stress-free.

Our classrooms are fully equipped, clean and comfortable. Teachers are fully qualified and helpful, willing to help students with every single step of the way.

We take pride in what we do and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for both teaching method and quality of information delivered to our students.

The timetable includes a variety of cake baking and decorating classes for all level students, from beginner to advanced. We teach professional cake decorating diploma courses, our very own ABCD method, PME and Wilton plus specialty courses for students who want to learn the secrets of successful baking, working with hot sugar, Isomalt, chocolate, cake carving, figurine modelling, piping with royal icing and buttercream, painting, airbrushing, as well as making flowers using wafer paper and gum-paste.

We are focused  on helping our students in polishing their skills to the level required to start a successful business in the cake market. The opportunities are endless in growing a business in this market, and not limited to baking and decorating. Our students are guided to find their niche and start building an enterprise on a small budget. Serving their ideal customers while doing what they love are the foundation of turning it into a strong business which can perform as a money making machine. For a business to grow sales are required, so we focus on adopting the best marketing and management strategies.

Our head of school Ribana Cristescu, has the qualifications and experience needed to help our students to thrive. As a fully qualified patisserie chef, sugar craft instructor and BSG demonstrator and judge, Business Made Simple certified coach and Story Brand guide she is committed to use all resources and abilities contained in her tool box to help our Academy's students to turn their dreams into successful businesses.

 Academy of cake decorating started to supply courses for all levels, students, more than 12 years ago and we are proud to say that we've built up our reputation by providing the highest level of teaching in our fully equipped classrooms suitable for all baking and decorating courses.


We care about quality, not quantity so our places for the in class courses are limited from 2 to a maximum of 6 places per class depending on the topic. We want to make sure every student is looked after properly and gets enough support in learning the topics taught in the class.

Is always a good idea to plan and book your course far in advance to avoid disappointment. In case you want to secure a particular date you can get in touch and pay a 10% non-refundable deposit then sort out the balance 4 weeks before the due date of the course. 

 For all queries in regards to the courses we provide  please get in touch using the details below:

Academy of Cake Decorating Ltd


Unit 1 &2 Fiddlebridge industrial Area ,Hatfield,AL100DE,UK


email: academyofcakedecorating@yahoo.com




 Our bank details are:

Academy of cake decorating ltd 

Company registered in England No 9799661 

Barclays PLC Sort Code 20-92-54 Account No 43429687


IBAN GB51 BARC 2092 5443 4296 87


Our school is conveniently placed, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, near to the town center, offering free parking. We are 5 minutes walking distance from Galleria or Asda Hatfield and 5 minutes driving distance from the train station.

Hatfield is 20 miles (32 km) to the north of London. It is 14 miles (23 km) from London Luton Airport and also near Stanstead airport. The A1M motorway runs through a tunnel beneath the town, and it is also close to the M25.

Hatfield has direct trains to King's Cross railway station, Finsbury Park, and Moorgate.

The frequent train service runs directly from Hatfield Station to London King's Cross via Finsbury Park (Victoria Underground Line), taking about 16 minutes to Finsbury Park and 21 minutes to London King's Cross on the fast trains, which run two to three times an hour. An additional train service calls at all stations to Moorgate in the City of London.

Uno and Arriva buses are running regularly connecting Hatfield with the north-west side of London.

For students looking for accommodation, there are few hotels nearby: Premier Inn 5 min walk distance, Travelodge 10 min walk distance, Mercure Hatfield Oak

 20 min walk distance.

Galleria, the outlet centre is conveniently located 5 min walking distance, Asda supermarket and many takeaway shops are on the opposite side just 5 minutes walk away from us.

For any question you may have before proceeding with your booking please get in touch. We are reachable: 

-24 h by email academyofcakedecorating@yahoo.com or through our Facebook page Academy of cake decorating

-on our mobile 07909993200, during office hours 9.00 am to 5 pm ( Monday to Friday)

We would like to remind you to read our terms and conditions before booking a course.

We treat our customers and their sensitive data seriously and we do not offer our courses through third parties. To make a booking you'll need to contact us directly through any of the methods mentioned above.



Unit 2  Fiddlebridge industrial area HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE




Helen Ogbor
Helen Ogbor
Amazing Experience! One of the best teachers I know. Every mistake is a learning point and she teaches you tricks and shortcuts, this really boosted my confidence. Thank you Ribanna x
I had an awesome experience attending the fondant class at the academy of cake decorating.I have always been fascinated by art of cake making and was determined to get it right. I learnt a lot of stuff and the instructor ( Ribana ) she was very attentive to every individual and patient with all our questions,an excellent teacher I must say, I can’t thank her enough, can’t wait to attend the next course class . Thanks again…
It was my first online course and it was amazing from day One until the last day of the course. My instructor was one of the best instructor I ever had. She paid so much attention on every details and always gives me lots of advice and follow up to make sure that I understood and able to do my work. So grateful and lucky to have her as my instructor. Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement. Definitely planning to enrol more classes in the future time 😊.
Nicola Hoy
Nicola Hoy
I had an amazing experience on the 3-day PME Royal Icing & Piping course. The facilities were outstanding and Ribana was so generous with her time and sharing her knowledge. I learned so much and picked up countless tips and tricks to achieve superb results. I would highly recommend attending courses with ACD.
Var Renj
Var Renj
My heartfelt thank you to the Subject Matter Expert-Ribana -Academy of Cake Decorating with wealth of knowledge and experience for making this Certificate Course completion possible. The Course sessions were great with all the valuable and abundant information, guidance , corrections, extra time and efforts and materials provided with very systematic and timely responses-appreciate it very much.
Alexandra Hurt
Alexandra Hurt
I found the course incredibly informative and I learnt a lot from it, your teaching was clear and of a high standatd, however, I personally would have preferred 4 sperate 2 hour modules as I found that there was too much information to absorb and not enough time to practice each instruction. I would have preferred to be able to go home in-between each class and practice and master the technique, so by week 4 , when it came to decorating the cake , it would have looked amazing . I would most definitely recommend your class to others. If there were shorter models I would most definitely be interested and book with you again.
Today had the privilege to meet Ribana. I must say the course was informative and enjoyable and the facilities of the classroom was beautifully organised and the arrangement was beyond my expectation. She answered all our questions patiently and gave us good tips. I would definitely be going back for more lessons as I feel she has so much talent to share. I have already recommended her to my friends and will continue to do. Thank you again for an amazing lesson👌🏼