The Perfect Sponge (SOLD OUT)

USD $ 95.79

The perfect sponge.


What could be more nostalgic, comforting and deliciously indulgent than a classic sponge?

But let’s just clarify… this is not a Victoria Sponge.

This is the real ‘spongey’ sponge cake of your dreams.

Soft. Light as air. Melt-in-your-mouth. Lush.

Sorry…but this one could have you reaching for another slice!

Join us for a fabulous afternoon making and savouring this true delight.




In this demonstration workshop demonstration, you will learn the art of making the perfect sponge cake, from mixing the wonderful cornflour-based batter, to filling it with fresh jam, fruit and mouthwatering ‘Devonshire-style’ cream.

Learn how to stabilise your cream filling so it always stays firm and luscious.

We’ll demystify the how to’s, giving you the confidence to bake at home.

Once ready to serve, we’ll enjoy our gorgeous sponge together over afternoon tea.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner to baking, or already know your way around an oven, our CWA baking award-winer, Sil, will take you through all the steps, tips and tricks to ensure you master the art of making and serving this iconic Australian bake.

Our little pop-up shop will also be open, showcasing gorgeous handmade treasures for that special gift or take-home treat.

Please note, this class is based on refreshments which include gluten flours, dairy, nuts, egg and other potential allergens.




  • small group, limited to 6 attendees aged over 18 years
  • fun and lively demonstration of making, baking, filling and serving a light sponge
  • around 3.5 hours of fun, learning, participating and tasting
  • indulgent afternoon tea with lashings of handmade jam, cream and other delicious treats
  • unlimited tea and barista-prepared coffee
  • goody bag containing recipe sheets and a special surprise to enjoy at home
  • your teacher is a Country Women’s Association (CWA) baking blue-ribbon award winner
  • facts, tips and tricks shared while going through the various techniques to perfect your sponge-making
  • plenty of time for all questions to be answered in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • exquisite home kitchen and creative space located in Killara on Sydney’s North Shore
  • extra retail therapy on hand by choosing unique handmade treasures from our pop-up store
  • learn while you meet like-minded people; make friends – our community is our heart
  • love to gift this skill to a loved one? Easy with our gift certificates.




We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Once your booking has been processed, you’ll receive an email confirming details including the workshop address in Killara on Sydney’s North Shore.

Workshop bookings are non-refundable but you’re welcome to send someone in your place if you can’t attend.

The ticket is also non-transferable after the workshop has been held in case you forgot to come or were unable to attend.

Our full workshop and booking Terms and Conditions are here. If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us.

If this session is fully booked, please get in touch – we will put you on the waitlist and notify you if we have a cancellation or when we list a new class.

Please email us if you’d like to make a group booking – we’d love to host it!




Former President of the Country Women’s Association Sydney City Branch (CWA), Sil is an avid home baker and preserver and has been awarded numerous blue ribbons in baking, preserving and handicraft across branch, group and State levels over the last 12 years.

Keen to share her love of sponge-making, Sil will help demystify this revered skill, answer your questions and set you on your way to making and baking with confidence.

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