At each baking class, you'll be greeted by me and my bakery assistant in the Cake or Death Bakery - a commercial vegan bakery in Dalston. We'll start with a glass of wine and nibbles, then put on our aprons as there is lots to get through! First I will demonstrate how to make a signature vegan cake and a vegan fruit curd with the class gathered around the mixer. I'll explain how to beat and combine chickpea water into a cake mix to lighten the texture. We'll get them in the oven so they are ready to decorate later. Then you will prepare a loaf cake from scratch, learning how to use fruit and vegetables to add moisture and texture to cake. We'll then make delicious mini cakes and learn about drizzling sugar syrup into sponges to add moisture. Last of all, you will mix and shape one of our famous cookie recipes, before decorating and finishing the cakes we made at the beginning of the class. Both I and my Bakery Assistant will be there to teach the recipes and ensure everyone is on track. Throughout the class we'll talk about tips and tricks to improve your baking, particularly how to replicate your favourite cakes - vegan. At the end of the class you'll leave with a recipe booklet and a box full of the bakes you have produced.
I'm Katie, the Founder and Head Baker of Cake or Death, a vegan bakery based in Dalston, East London. A passionate baker for the last 15 years, I wanted to create truly delicious cakes, cookies and brownies both for vegans and for those wanting to eat a more plant-based diet. I set up the bakery in 2018 and we are now busy supplying businesses all over London with beautiful vegan cake as well as teaching people how to bake vegan in the bakery after-hours.
Vegan savoury and sweet nibbles
Wine and soft drinks
All equipment and ingredients to make the cakes, and an apron to protect clothing.
This experience takes place in the Cake or Death Bakery, which is a commercial bakery set in Dalston, Hackney, the centre of London's vegan movement.
This is a hands on baking class, where students will get to prepare their own bakes and learn different skills. You do not need any prior baking knowledge.
Learn to bake vegan cakes and cookies