Amanda Lee
Founder of Sugar Sugar Cake School

Hey it’s Amanda here from @sugarsugarcakeschool

What did you have for dinner?
Takeaway, cause it means someone else made it for me!

How long have you been Cake Decorating for?
I started out as a pastry chef, but the first time I actually decorated a fondant cake from scratch was 2012, time flies!

Why did you choose Cake Decorating?
I feel like Cake Decorating chose me. I was persuaded by a friend to make a cake for her, and despite my initial reluctance, I soon fell in love with the artistic possibilities of cake.

In times of doubt, what do you do to get back into your creative zone?
I read Interior magazines, make a cup of tea and turn on some Indie music.

Where did you learn your Cake Decorating skills?
I was very fortunate to have prior patisserie training at Le Cordon Bleu, but beyond that, I did a lot of self-learning through classes, books, tutorials and ultimately… practice, experimentation, trial and error.

What is your typical day like, what does it entail?
As a Cake Instructor and Content creator for my my Online cake school ‘Sugar Sugar Cake School’, no 2 days are the same! I spend most of my time planning and filming tutorials, posting on socials, teaching in webinars and connecting with my students via my members-only group.

We know Edible Art Paint is a medium you use, what do you love about it?
The best thing about EAP is that it goes on anything, dries super quick and works just like paint! It’s a gamechanger and I’ve loved it since day dot.

What is your #1 piece of advice for the newbies in Cake Decorating?
Don’t ever fall into the comparison trap. It steals all the joy out of cake decorating, slows down your progress and distracts you from finding your own voice. Always remember why you do what you do and (as cliche as it sounds) know that it’s a journey, not a destination.

Who is your inspiration out of the Cake Decorating world?

Soooo many to choose from its impossible to narrow it down to three! I love Zoe from @zoesfancycakes, she’s a master figurine sculptor and all-round lovely person, Nina from @sophiamyacakes is gorgeous and talented and of course Maggie from @maggieaustincakes for her artistry