Dawn & Sophisticake

Sophisticake was opened in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire in 2003 & has been running successfully for over 17 years. My name is Dawn & my love and passion for this creative art form started over 30 years ago & for over 25 of those I've been teaching, alongside baking & decorating cakes.
I now pass on my experience & knowledge of this fascinating subject tutoring at my shop.

My Cake Classes

Would you like to learn some Sugarcraft secrets? Have you thought about decorating your own cakes?

It’s a fabulous feeling when you’ve made and decorated a cake for your child’s party, or made a celebration cake for a friend or family member. I give individual tuition at Sophisticake so you can have a little time for yourself and learn something different & a life skill that’s very calming & therapeutic.

Individual tuition is very flexible as it works between your diary & mine and is very affordable.

Only £30 per person per hour(min 2 hours)
Gift vouchers are also available.

Get in touch
All Things Royal

In 2005 I was delighted to be invited to Clarence House for a meeting that ended with me securing the commission to make the wedding cake of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles, as well as 2,500 slices given to the guests inside commemorative tins marking this very special day in our history. A full size replica is on show at Sophisticake.


I undertake several talks throughout the year for various organisations. They are very entertaining, & funny as well as being informative.
Please contact me if you would like to have an accomplished speaker give an informed, interesting & funny talk about all the cakes I have made for the Royals, including the wedding cake of HRH the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall & some of the other cakes I’ve made like a 4’ 6” replica of St Brides Steeple in London, for your organisation or event or perhaps a workshop or demonstration would suit better.

My lovely customers

Here are some comments from my great customers
which I hope you will enjoy reading.

  • "Many thanks Dawn for the wonderful cupcakes you made for us for my sons 21st.. They are delicious. Excellent service ????"
    - Joanne H
  • "Wonderful service from Dawn at Sophisticake. We absolutely love our Westie cake. So clever and delicious. Highly recommended."
    - Yvonne A
  • "I cannot rate Dawn highly enough. She went above and beyond to help my mother-in-law and I create a wedding cake, staying very late with us at her shop to ensure that the cake was as perfect as it could be for the big day. She is a fantastic teacher, endlessly patient and encouraging. If you want to learn how to perform wonders with icing and sugar paste, look no further!"
    - Gemma G
  • "Really enjoyed my tuition with Sophisticake. Amazing teacher and very patient ! Was great to add more skills to my cake making.
    What a talented Lady you are !"
    - Mandy J
  • "Where do I start - saw Dawn today speaking at a charity ladies lunch, wow just wow! Dawns talents are endless! Her cakes are amazing and she's such an inspiration with one fabulous story to tell. In the hopefully not to distant future I'll be making the journey to Lincolnshire to attend one of Dawn's classes and I just can't wait! Dawn you should write a book! Thank you for a lovely day x"
    - Rachael B
  • "Had an amazing day with Dawn yesterday, I'm expanding my business so returned for advice and some practical tutoring. She is amazing, gave me such a confidence boost,advice and some new skills, we had lots of laughs and can't wait to send her pics of what she has helped me create, thank you xxxxxxx"
    - Claire R
  • "Thank you Dawn for an amazing wedding cake!!!! Our guests commented on how beautiful and delicious it was. Thank you for providing such a professional and personal service from start to finish. We would definitely recommend you to our family and friends and look forward to working together in the future. Thank you xxx"
    - Louisa P
Want to say hello?

Here at Sophisticake I pride myself on a totally personal service where you, the customer, is all important. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, suggest ideas, advise and help in any way I can to make your vision a reality. So please feel free to contact me by phone, email or why not pop into my shop and say hello.

    Unit 6, The Broadway Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincs. LN10 6ST