eddie spence royal icing jubilee cake

Eddie Spence M.B.E.

Royal Icing Master
Cake created for the Queens Jubilee celebration. Photo courtesy of McVities.

Eddie Spence MBE, started his career as an apprentice baker for J W Mackie in Edinburgh.

He then went on to study confectionery and cake design and began teaching the skills he had learnt at a wealth of prestigious colleges, including Napier College in Edinburgh, Kedleston College and Wilmorton College in Derby. Eddie’s renowned royal icing skills have earned him the opportunity to decorate many cakes for the royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Wedding anniversary cake and her Diamond Jubilee celebration cake.

Eddie has won The British Open Confectionery Trophy plus many more awards.

His proudest honour was receiving an M.B.E from Her Majesty The Queen in the 2000 honours list.

In March 2010 Eddies book "The Art Of Royal Icing" (published by B.Dutton Publishing) was released. An amalgamation of over 50 years teaching experience and knowledge fitted into a beautifully presented book for cake decorators of all abilities.

In September 2012 Eddie was invited to "The Baking Industry Awards" ran by The British Baker to receive a lifetime achievement award, in the same year he also appeared on Loose Women and celebrated his 80th Birthday.

At the tender age of 82 years young Eddie still enjoys everything about his profession and is still judging,teaching and demonstrating "The Art Of Royal Icing.

His favourite saying is... "I love my job and if you love what you do you never have to work."

The Art of Royal Icing, by Eddie Spence

After many requests from my students, friends and fellow tutors, I finally found the time to make this introductory DVD guide to 'The Art of Royal Icing'.

Back Cover

As one of my friends said, it is "Eddie being Eddie!" An extended demonstration to have as a visual guide to view whenever you need to.

The DVD is available in PAL format only but should be viewable on any laptop worldwide.

Available now! For £20, please order below. Payments are via Paypal.

'Eddie's Sugar Babes' Apron

Available now! For £25, please order below. Payments are via Paypal.


Classes with Eddie Spence

We hold our classes at our local Boscombe Conservative Club, Havilland Rd West, BH1 4JW. (See map below)

We supply the dummy ready coated in Royal Icing, all the icing sugar, piping bags and a standard cake box.

We also offer a very light lunch, tea and coffee.

The classes are held for 4 days from Thursday till Sunday.

You need to have some experience of working with Royal Icing to attend and also be able to complete the 4 days.

We start at 10 am on the first day (Thursday )and 9.30 am each day after. We try to finish about 4.30pm / 5pm ish.

Normally we take no more than 6/7 students depending on the design.

We have to point out that we Do Not and cannot offer any type of insurance for your travel arrangements, accommodation or any other expenses you incur in attending the class due to Eddie's young age of 83 (84)this year 2016.

Please keep your eyes on the Facebook page 'Eddie Spence MBE' Facebook page for any classes or cancellations.

If you (and your friends)are travelling to the UK at a particular time and would like to arrange a class for your visit please contact us to see if we can squeeze a class in.

Many Thanks,

Look forward to seeing you sometime.

Kindest regards,

Eddie and Tracy.

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