ACCREDITED TEACHERS

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 sugarcraft community

  • An Accredited Teacher for Cake Minds

Julie

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!

Geraldine

Teacher - Northern Ireland

MySugarFairy Cakes

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.

Help during the Coronavirus at Cake Minds

We are all facing some challenging and uncertain times during the lockdown due to the Coronavirus, here at Cake Minds I would like to help you become an Accredited Cake Minds Teacher without the worry of ongoing membership payments at the moment. 

Cake Minds has 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.

To help with this, I would like to offer you the chance to pay your deposit and then have no further payments until you start your classes, plus your membership will renewal will run from that date (twelve months time) Or is you wish to pay annually, again your membership will roll from twelve months once you start teaching. 

Joining us now will give you the perfect opportunity to take your time to familiarise yourself with all the amazing tools and ready-made material we have ready for you to use, plus off the shelf social media posts to encourage new students to enrol with you during this time so that you are all ready to teach once we are back to normality.

As always in the first instance, check that there is availability in your area on our Map Page 

and then contact me for an informal chat.

Please note this offer is only valid during lockdown periods and applies to whichever country you are resident in.

Membership

Annually

£550

paid annually

in one payment

Monthly

£100 deposit
£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
Press Releases
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
Exclusive student termly newsletter with bonus tutorials and prizes
***optional additional video calls with Rhu (cost involved)
Access to the online Cake Minds Staffroom
Online group staff meetings - video conference
Branded apron
Added credibility to your business
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

Bonus 

Additional Elements Available

 £250 each - or two for £425

Element One

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)

Element Two

If you need additional technical support I can offer 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 = £620

£100 deposit and 10 x £52 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

Plus

Feeling unsure or suffering from imposter syndrome and don't think you are good enough or shy of approaching me for a chat - then please don't - just take a look at the testimonials from my teachers to see that I don't bit 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
Angela

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 six, or other affordable and suitable methods. You can run as many groups as you wish, at one point I was running seven groups a month with about five or six students on each class, you could run these classes over 2.5 days if you wanted, am, pm and eve, the choice is yours.




How do I know if there is availability in my area ?


Please check the Cake Minds locations on the Teachers Map (see under Our Teachers in the main menu) to see if there are any other tutors in your immediate area, or contact us - this may not be availble yet as we start to build our network this will become available. Generally teachers are covering a 30 mile or so radius or an hours drive if in a rural area. Cake Minds would like to be able to offer all our students places on classes, but we also are mindful of over saturating an area, if there is already a tutor in your locality, please contact us to see if more than one tutor is a viable possibility.




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. We may teach, but I’m sure many of your students do the odd class here and there, so you don’t get the chance to form friendships there either. I was in that situation until I started my regular monthly classes, I have students that started with me over seven years ago, who still come, they have formed firm friendships, as have I with them. They came to my other scheduled classes, because they have got to know me so well and are a huge support to me personally and to my business. It has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my business since I started running it in 2009. If this sounds like something you would like to have in your business then jump on in




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. They are also designed to start at step one and take you through a process of learning as you go. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and there is a 1-2-1 with Rhu where you will be able go through some of the finer points of modelling (there won’t be any detailed faces, only simple facial effects or moulds)




Is it all just about modelling ?


No, the first few months are designed to build and improve modelling skills and although we can’t take on large projects, there will be some exciting classes as we grow and develop. There will be a number of classes that may take you out of your own comfort zone, but as your class bonds and feels comfortable sharing their ideas and thoughts, you can all work together. For example, if you have a kitchen you can use you may like to work as a group and use some different materials. Don’t worry we will provide you with all the support and information to do this. We will also be inviting experts in their areas to be guest tutorial creators, and there are a LOT of exciting areas we can turn too within an industry that is constantly growing. We want this to be as enjoyable for you as the teacher as it is for the students.




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. It is also why we advise teachers to collect money a term ahead. This way any absences have already been paid for.




Why do l I have to pay an annual membership?


Cake Minds will be making an investment in you as a teacher for the brand, in return for membership fee we will provide you with a heap of essential start-up tools and ongoing support – just look at the list and you will see the return for your commitment is priceless. You should be able to recoup your membership from your classes, in a very short time. The membership fee is renewable annually at the same price. Over the course of the year you will build a library of short classes that can be taught under the Cake Minds banner. Unlike most organisations we do not ask for any commission on your earnings, this is yours to keep.




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 ?


As a Cake Minds tutor you will bring not only the respect of your customers to your business, but also - a wider network of supporting teachers - wider marketing opportunities, we expect our teachers to advertise each others classes on social media to give a wider reach to potential students - Links from the Cake Minds website - Long term students who may register with you for your own classes - Your own supportive network of local students and cake makers - Possible opportunities at Cake Shows to showcase your students work




What do I need to have to become a teacher ?


Cake Minds are looking for compasionate, dedicated, happy, friendly people with a love of sugarcrafting. The intitial classes are modelling based, so you will need to be proficient at modelling – if you’re not sure please contact me, send me a few pictures of your work and we can have a chat, please don’t be shy of doing this. We ask that you have public liability insurance to cover teaching in your home. This is for the benefit of everyone.




What if I want to leave ?


We hope that you are not in this position and that you love being a Cake Minds accredited teacher. However, if for whatever reason, you find yourself in this situation, we do ask for three months notice, but we do not ask for a buy out fee.




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.




Do I have to run regular classes


The benefits of running regular classes with regular students are huge, however, in todays busy lifestyles we appreciate that it is not always viable for all students to attend each month. Therefore it will be up to the teacher to decide if they also wish to run a stand alone session for those that just want to dip in and out. With most projects being only two hours, there is not enough time for them to be complex. So they should be within the capability of most students, however, we would advise at least some basic skills and knowledge from the student to do this.




How much admin is there ?


Cake Minds has designed the Platinum package to give you minimal administration, emails, press releases, posters, social media have all be created for you to copy and paste, or just print off. Even the emails to your students has been written for you, just a few personal details and you are good to go. And as this progresses and you notice any area's that need addressing, talk to Rhu and she will provide the relevant documentation where necessary and apropriate.




Still have more questions ?


Contact Rhu and arrange for a call to discuss further, you are not commited at this point.





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Rhu is passionate about her teachers supporting and enabling them to build their own network of students, many new to the industry, introducing them to sugarcraft and cheering them on their own journeys in this exciting and diverse industry in mindful environments, forming firm lifelong friendships that involved more than just the regular meetings.

Cake Minds aims to build a global network of teachers that offer and bring together the sugarcraft community from a virtual platform to a local supportive community near you. 

In a mindful and creative space to sugarcraft on a regular basis in small friendly and informal group settings.

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