Mary's last class. Business set up  workshop 12
Mary's last class. Business set up  workshop 12

Mary's last class. Business set up workshop 12

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Interview & Tutorial: Hobby 2 Business: Workshop 12 - Class Outline

Brannockburn Cottage, 4 Burstow Street East Toowoomba

8.45am-3pm 16/06/21; 1 x 6 hour Day; Cost $320; Delegates 15


Join Mary Reid, from Merivale Cakes and Crafts, as she shares some of the business secrets that saw Merivale win so many state and national awards from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy. During these 6 hours Mary will conduct a reality cake tasting interview and talk us through some of the most practical tips about running a successful cake decorating business.


  • HOW to conduct a cake tasting interview - choosing the flavours, the design process, the right design for the right venue and tone of the event
  • HOW TO be Covid safe – with cake: guide your client through the cake selection process in the Covid environment; think outside the square; what does a wedding cake mean to the couple - what does the design look like today
  • HOW TO design, transport, market and cost your cakes
  • HOW TO - write a media release to support your cake business


Delegates to this class will experience first-hand Merivale’s extensive business knowledge as taught to their 470+ students. Merivale mentored 32 students into their own businesses and the Hobby to Business class was a critical element for them. Finish the day with a comprehensive Q&A session, take home new knowledge to help kick-start your own business, a copy of Mary’s autographed book Caution! Wedding Cake On Board and a chance to win a free $50 Merivale training session.