new teacher and classes boost for Two Magpies Bakeschool

Win a place on Creative Cake Decorating: Chocolate Mirror Glaze course

With a group of cafes and bakeries across Suffolk and Norfolk, Two Magpies Bakery is now turning its attention to its popular baking school with the launch of a range of new classes and the appointment of Emma Crowhurst. 

Two Magpies owner and founder, Rebecca Bishop, will continue to teach all the bread based classes at the school. However, the introduction of a range of new courses has seen the appointment of Emma Crowhurst, a well-known local cookery teacher and food writer, who will be taking the cake, supper and gift classes. 

“We are very excited to introduce Emma to the Two Magpies family,” explains Rebecca. “Emma used to teach at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London and really knows her stuff when it comes to cooking and baking. She will be a huge asset to the team and her appointment allows me to concentrate on the bread making classes, while providing our customers with a broader range of culinary experiences.”

The Two Magpies Bake School is situated adjacent to the Two Magpies Darsham Cafe and is the ideal place to experience artisan baking first-hand. Whether a beginner looking to gain more confidence or an experienced baker wanting to add some new skills, the Bake School offers everything from sourdough bread baking and cake making classes, to cake decorating skills. All the courses are taught in a relaxed and informal environment with a focus on demystifying baking techniques, experimenting and applying lessons learnt to the home environment. 

New classes now available include macarons, afternoon tea, seasonal suppers and contemporary cake decorating with mirror glaze, ganache and buttercream. “We are excited to be able to expand our portfolio of classes to appeal to a wider range of bakers looking to perfect skills or learn new ones,” adds Rebecca. 

Classes can be booked through the Two Magpies website


Learn to create a contemporary chocolate layer cake that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper!

Under the careful guidance of your teacher, Emma Crowhurst, you’ll make a fantastic fudge cake using the melting method ready for decorating later in the class. You’ll go on to master specific techniques such as applying a chocolate ganache crumb and final coat, preparing and applying a mirror glaze, and tempering chocolate for decorative elements to apply to your finished cake along with flowers and fresh fruit.

This is a full day class and includes breakfast on arrival, snacks throughout the day and lunch with a glass of fizz. The class will run from 9am until approximately 4pm. You’ll also receive a Two Magpies Bakery Apron, a goody bag and all the recipes used in the class.

  • The competition closes 31 December 2021, and the class can be booked from January 2022 onwards.


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