Do you want to create your own local sugarcraft community ...
Earn a recurring income
Increase your earning potential
Want to start teaching
Grow a library of classes
Be part of a respected teaching network
A partner business to Cake Minds
Grow your own local and wider virtual sugarcraft community
An Accredited Teacher for Cake Minds
Teacher in Beverly
Julie's Cake in a Box
Rhu has been so helpful and supportive during the process of becoming an accredited Cake Minds teacher, and setting up my monthly modeller classes. Nothing is too much trouble, and she has so much experience to draw upon. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of joining Cake Minds, either as a teacher or a student!
Teacher - Northern Ireland
The support that is available has made getting my monthly modelling classes up and running a pleasure. There is a great community of teachers and Rhu is so helpful and pleasant to work with. My classes have started and it is very enjoyable teaching the modelling class, Rhu's lessons are very well thought out and easy to deliver.
Cake Minds - the most unique teaching network for sugarcrafters
Cake Minds prides itself on be an incredibly active, safe, inclusive and supportive staffroom, with teachers and myself sharing and supporting each other through all their teaching and sugarcrafting experiences. And I am incredibly proud and honoured to have such an amazing and dedicated team of teachers involved with Cake Minds.
We have exciting opportunities and options for you as a teacher within Cake Minds as we grow together to do things differently, valuing our students and their own learning experience.
in one payment
£50 x 10
monthly payments * (see below) total = £600
and includes all this and so much more
1-2-1 informal video chat with Rhu to find out more
12 fully instructed monthly videos - one per month - with live video support if needed
Material list, equipment details and learning objectives
Bonus beginner's video for your students
Bonus Hints and Tips video for your students
Featured Listing on teacher's directory
Live video calls with Rhu - quarterly / termly
Online support in the Staffroom
Logos and branding tools
Growing library of Social media templates
Ready made social media advertising
Regular revenue - run unlimited classes
Guidelines on setting up
Terms and conditions for students
Email templates for students
Growing library of tutorials for Cake Minds Students - both from Rhu and Cake Minds Teachers
***optional additional video calls with Rhu (cost involved)
Access to the online Cake Minds Staffroom
Online group staff meetings - video conference
Added credibility to your business
PLUS the Option to be part of :-
online teaching timetable - money earning classes
be a Skills Support Teacher
run your own Skills Support Sessions
demo to the wider community
contribute to the student tutorial library
Potential earnings of up to £1000 per week (£25 pp x 4 students x 10 classes @ 2 hours)
Regular students who are likely to enrol on other classes you run
Create a supportive local sugarcraft network
Membership is renewable on an annual basis - and includes all the original package elements
Once you have applied, you will be asked a few questions. I will then contact you to arrange your 1-2-1 informal video call and we can discuss you becoming an Accredited Cake Minds teacher, you will then be invoiced.
Your first years membership spans fourteen, 14, yes fourteen months
this to enable you to gather all the information, advertise and enrol your students
and then start your classes in a more relaxed and timely manner
Additional Elements Available
£250 each - or two for £425
One day Face to Face meeting with Rhu for intensive 1-2-1 training on any area's you feel you need help with.
Held in Gosport - please contact me to book a day
(additional cost incurred if I travel to you)
If you need additional technical support I can offer 1-2-1 online assistance (video calls/messaging/emails) in setting up your Social Media needs i.e. Facebook pages and how to use them, advise on website creation, creation of specific personalised social media imagery for your own marketing campaign, or training on how to do your own - ongoing for six months.
*Pay in Instalments
Pay your membership in instalments = £600
£100 deposit and 10 x £50 per month via paypal subscription (your monthly instalments start two months after your initial deposit to allow you time to get your first class underway. eg you pay your deposit 5th February - your instalments start 5th April first year only - subsequent years payment to be divided by 12 months)
**Pay in Other Currencies
Are you based outside of the UK, but interested in being a Cake Minds Teacher, then that is still possible and beauty of Cake Minds. Click on the purse to go to a currency converter page.
***Additional Phone Calls per term are charged at £49 per hour - with an hours minimum charge
Feeling unsure or suffering from imposter syndrome and don't think you are good enough or shy of approaching me for a chat - please don't - just take a look at the testimonials from my teachers to see that I don't bite or judge, but that I am here to help.
A short extract from one of my students about Monthly Sugarcrafting - imagine having your own testimonials just like this from your students
I signed up for a place on one of Rhu’s Monthly Modelling Sessions beginning in February 2015.
As a relative novice I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up the pace or that my work wouldn’t be good enough, something that Rhu was very quick to reassure me about.
I found each lesson informative and fun. Simple skills were taught with more advanced options, both supporting and allowing my confidence and skills to grow.
Through these courses I also met some wonderful ‘likeminded’ sugarcrafters and it has been a real pleasure to watch them develop their talents and confidence under Rhu’s tuition and continue their own sugarcraft journey.
You have a heap of questions of course, hopefully we will be able to answer some of them here
How does it work, can I do this from home ?
Through regular monthly modeller meetings, hopefully from your kitchen table as it makes for the best informal setting, you will provide a mindful place for people to learn sugarcrafting and form friendships. The students are expected to commit to these regular classes and pay in advance for a block of four, or other affordable and suitable methods.
How do I know if there is availability in my area ?
What do I need to provide ?
A table for the students to learn around, a welcoming atmosphere, tea and coffee, the materials for the class, students will be expected to bring their own workboard and tools, this allows them to learn with the tools they have or discover new ones from other students and yourself, this makes your life easier too, just a table to wipe over at the end of class. And of course a friendly smiley welcome
Who are we looking for ?
We are looking for established teachers or people interested in teaching, who are passionate about helping others. Sugarcrafting can be such a lonely career, with our ‘staff room’ being on social media, which just does not replace that human contact.
Do I need to be a teacher ?
As a practicing teacher you can sign up now and start teaching Cake Minds classes, however, if modelling is not your strong point – remember these are short two hour classes and by their very nature are designed to be achievable by everyone.
Is it all just about modelling ?
Will I make any money?
The idea behind Cake Minds is to ensure that the teacher is paid and has the ability to earn an income, if you teach from home then you will save on venue hire. Projects are small due to the time constraints, meaning that your outlay is minimal. We tend to work onto either 5" or 6" cake boards or drums depending if the project needs to be 'fixed' to the base in any way - skewers or wires.
Why do l I have to pay an annual membership?
Why be a member of Cake Minds to do this?
We understand you would think you could just do this yourself, but by being a member of Cake Minds you will have the wider support and respect of the industry and those within it, the support and backing of some big names, and the classes of choice from prospective students. And just look at the list of benefits we offer from the outset.
How else do I benefit ?
What do I need to have to become a teacher ?
What if I want to leave ?
Do I have to teach from home or can I use a venue ?
Of course you can use a venue, that isn't a problem at all, I understand it isn't possible, or ideal for everyone to teach at home. I have a mix of using my kitchen table and running the classes at a venue. If you run your classes from a venue you can add an additional element to your costs for the classes and run slightly bigger classes.
Can I just teach online ?
The founding principles of Cake Minds are that we teach Face to Face, this is what your membership is about.
What if I don't want to be a Skills Support Teacher
The Skills Support Sessions are designed to build relationships between teacher and student, an informal upbeat chance to chat and learn more.
So how do I earn some money ?
Through teaching face to face