Take a French Cake Break with Rhu Strand of Pimp my Cake!

By Michelle Burden

An exciting new venture by Rhu Strand of Pimp my Cake has been launched this year: cake decorating holidays in the Dordogne, Lot region of France. Featuring courses suited to both the novice and those wanting to improve and build on their skills in a relaxed and informal environment, French Cake Breaks offers a unique opportunity to spend a week indulging in learning new cake decorating techniques. Attendees enjoy the beautiful French setting in an accommodating gite, fabulous food prepared by Claire, the gite’s owner, the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts and the opportunity to chat with Rhu about her art and her business.


Beginner’s week classes teach the basics of covering cakes, making simple sugarpaste flowers, sugarpaste figures and even high heels. Advanced skills week classes include the standing bride and groom workshop, 3D cake carving and enclosed high heel. Customized classes covering a wide range of topics and techniques can be developed for groups upon request.

All meals at the gite, accommodations, classes, tools, equipment and materials are included, as well as an exciting midweek trip to the medieval town of Sarlat to saviour the busy market. Attendees will be picked up from the airport, pampered from start to finish, and returned to the airport at the end of the week. Packing assistance will even be provided, to ensure that each attendee’s creations travel safely home with her.

This is a ladies-only holiday, and is limited to four students per week. This ensures that every student has Rhu’s utmost attention to maximize her learning and entire holiday experience. Whether travelling alone or with a group of friends, a wonderful time is sure to be had.

About Rhu

Rhu Strand is an experienced sugar paste teacher who has won awards for her business, Pimp my Cake, and gold for her cake designs at Cake International. Rhu is fast becoming a travelling international teacher, with classes scheduled inFrance, Sweden, New York and Australia over the next year. With a relaxed, informal teaching manner, Rhu has glowing testimonials from her students, who return to her in the UK time and again, improving their skills to build their own successful businesses.


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