Bento Lunchbox Cake Decorating Class

Celebrate Christmas with us decorating mini Christmas wreath bento cakes!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 8 label £50

This is a special Christmas edition class so we'll be making cute little festive Christmas wreath monster cakes of your own design!

Join us in this 2-hour creative and therapeutic cake decorating class, where you will learn the art of decorating your own mini bento cake to take home and gobble down or share with your loved (and lucky) ones!

This workshop is for all skill levels - which means you can be a complete beginner or a professional baker, we're just here to have fun and learn something new!

It's a small and cosy class with a maximum of 6 people, so you'll get plenty of contact time and time for questions!

The venue is home-based, situated on the 11th floor of the beautiful Manhattan-inspired London City Island Apartments - you'll receive detailed directions of how to get there on the day, in addition to the address provided!

Please note that our classes focus purely on icing and cake decorating techniques and will not include the process of baking cakes.

Spaces are very limited, so we encourage booking as soon as you can to ensure you have a spot!

What you'll learn:

  • Mastering foundational tools like a spatula and a piping bag
  • Crumb coating and top coating a cake with vanilla buttercream to smooth perfection
  • Design thinking and sketching
  • Colour theory and mixing colours
  • Cake decorating tips
  • Piping techniques to decorate with flair
  • How to make your baking environment relaxing

What we won't be covering:
How to bake and make the cakes and buttercream! These will be prepped for you before the class, but we'll give you the recipe after class!

At the end of the class, you'll proudly take home your own beautifully decorated bento lunchbox cake, ready to impress friends and family with your newfound skills. So come join us and let your imagination run wild in our cake decorating workshop.

As Walt Disney once said, "If you can visualise it, and you can dream it, you can do it!"

Please note:
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for class! Unfortunately, you won't be able to attend the class if you're more than 10 minutes late. By paying for the course, you agree that no refunds will be provided if you run 10 minutes late and aren't allowed in class.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
None at all - this class is beginner-friendly!
What you'll get
  • A 4-inch Bento cake in a box!
  • Our cake and buttercream recipe
  • All tools and equipment
  • A workbook
  • Vanilla sponge cake, vanilla buttercream, and filling of your choice (made with our most beloved recipe!)
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and biscuits
  • A glass of sparkling if you arrive 15 minutes early!
  • A 10% discount for your next class or cake order!
What to bring
Nothing - just yourself!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Defoe House, City Island - City Island Way, London, England

This venue is home-based and is a 6 minute walk from Canning Town station.

Bento Lunchbox Cake Decorating Class location
Your teacher
Choky's Cakes
Choky's Cakes

5.0 (2)

I'm an East London Cake designer who specialises in the art of storytelling through my cute and furry mini monster cakes!

I use cakes as a medium to tell stories and give the illusion of life as seen in my recent collection "my inner monsters" where I design cute little cakes that illustrate my quiet negative emotions. I also love my travel series with Choky's Cakes where they go to Mexico, Milan, and more!

I run themed workshops regularly as I find baking extremely therapeutic and want to share the same experience with all of you.

Verified reviews

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Kwynn Thu Nguyen Nov 2023

My brother and I had a fabulous time in this class. Sarah was so friendly in advance of the class, giving us the option of decorating 3 cake designs and sending us instructions on how to find the venue.

The class was so relaxing, it was a lovely setting. Sarah was a great teacher showing us how to do certain methods as well as checking our progress throughout. We found the pace of the class was great, enough timing to decorate the sponge with buttercream twice and then practising our designs for the top. We chose the wreath design and left with a lovely bento cake with a lovely ribbon, label and flowery garnish. We would definitely do this class again! Looking forward to a Valentines and Easter class!

Probably the best cake decorating class I have been to!

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023

Found this gem of a workshop, where I learnt fundamental skills of cake decorating in a fun and positive environment which I found truly enjoyable! The attention to detail and quality from Choky (our teacher) was fantastic. She was very accommodating to all skill levels and was patient in spending the time to help us make the perfect bento cake - I could feel that she was genuinely keen to teach and see us learn. The agenda of the class was well prepared, and covered fundamental concepts of crumb coating, optimal colour combinations, and finally the art of cake piping! I also liked the fact that the class was themed for Christmas, which made it interesting vs. a normal cake class. As a bonus, the cosy room ambience and warm hospitality from Sarah made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Would definitely recommend, and would be keen to go for the next cake themed class going forward
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