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Baking Business Bootcamp 


  • are aged 16+

  • are UK National/ or have the Right to work

  • love baking/ cooking

  • Feel you ought to be your own boss

  • Are available for an intense skill & business training

  • ideally nominated by the school pastoral care lead

  • Priority will be give to those who

    • are at risk 

    • have less than 4 GCSEs

    • were in foster care

12 places in each bootcamp.

Your future isn't limited by your past


Training by Cynthia Tooley MBE

Cynthia is a self taught baker who set up a business making cakes from home using a £5 handheld mixer, a plastic bowl and baking in a rented house using a temperamental oven. She grew this into an internationally renowned business that


- won Entrepreneur of the year 2014 & 2015

- turned over £250,000+ a year

- winner Lloyds Bank National Business awards Pivot for purpose 2020

- official cake supplier to BRIT awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023

- Official cake maker to Queen Charlotte Ball 2016, 2017, 2018

- official supplier to London Clothes Show

- Brides magazine- top 10 cake designers in UK

- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

- Cynthia is a food judge on TV shows in UK, USA, Canada and beyond. She also is a motivational speaker and since 2015 has been volunteering in secondary schools in UK mentoring students in year 11 facing challenges  to aim higher. She is also an entrepreneur course workshop host in University of Hertfordshire, has been a mentor in Oxford Brookes and a speaker at University of Buckingham.

Her business success was no fluke or one-off, she applied the same methods to teach her apprentices, none of who had been trained in cake making..

Her apprentices (who she taught baking from scratch) now all run successful baking businesses in their own right.

Cynthia coaches creative hobbyists & business owners across UK, Canada, India and USA to take their business to new levels

However, charity, as they say, begins at home. Merging Cynthia's triple passion* for baking + business + transformation, this business bootcamp is a practical way to change someone's future.

*Cynthia's MBE was awarded for Business, Mentoring & Charity.

I'm looking for someone ready to take control of their future and earn an honest living where the sky is the limit. If you are ready to work hard, I can help you create a cooking business.

Only 12 places per bootcamp

Participants will receive

  • Food Hygiene training & qualification

  • Training on skills to bake and decorate cakes

  • Training on selling

  • Marketing skills

  • Rebranding & finesse exercise

  • Cake design tutelage

  • Best in class will win

    • A contract to supply a world class event. *If ready to handle it

    • 3 month mentorship with Cynthia to grow her business

    • 3 month website package to include domain name and design advice

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