BakeSchool: Sponges Online Course

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BakeSchool: Sponges, BakeClub's newest online course, October 2020 intake is now SOLD OUT.

If you are interested in taking part in a future course, please fill out your details below to express your interest and you will be one of the first to know when new dates are released.

Discover the secrets to super light sponges – right from your very own kitchen!

BakeSchool: Sponges is a 2-week online course that will have you whipping up your own light and fluffy sponge cakes – all from your very own kitchen!

Made up of a combination of a virtual live demonstration (which will be recorded so you can watch it again or in your own time) and printable recipe and information sheets that you can study at your own pace, this fun and accessible course will teach you everything you need to know to conquer your fear of these gorgeous, classic cakes at home.

Guiding you through the course will be Anneka Manning, ready to share her more than 30 years of baking experience, knowledge and research, as well as her practical and handy tips and tricks. You will have access to a closed Facebook group throughout the 2-week course where you will be able to ask Anneka any questions that arise while you practise your baking.

At the end of this course, you will walk away with fail-safe recipes, techniques and confidence you need to bake a gorgeous sponge whenever the mood takes you!


9th – 23rd October 2020 (SOLD OUT)

If you are interested in joining this course, please fill out your details at the top of this page and you'll be one of the first to know when new dates are released.





Student numbers

We will only be accepting a maximum of 30 bakers for each course so that Anneka can answer your baking questions during the live session and provide personal feedback via the Facebook page throughout the course.

How will the course work?

This course is made up of 3 key components:

1. Live demonstration:

The live component of this course will take place on Saturday 10th October at 10.00am-12.30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time​ UTC+11) via Zoom.

During the live session, Anneka will demonstrate the process of making a sponge cake, giving you the opportunity to bake along with her. This session will be recorded so you can look back at it as often as you like or watch it in your own time if you happen to miss it.

2. Recipes and resources:

The live session will be supported by printable recipes and resources which you can study and work through at your own pace. This will include additional recipes which you are encouraged to practise in your own time during the remainder of the course.

3. Closed Facebook Group

An integral part of the course will be the closed Facebook group. It will be the place where you can ask Anneka any questions that come up as well as troubleshoot any issues that arise during the course. It is also a place where you can share your experience with other like-minded bakers doing the course along with you. This group will be open for questions and feedback for the duration of the course but you will be able to refer back to the content for up to 6 months after the course finishes.


Who is this course suitable for?

This course is, quite simply, suitable for everyone. As this course is completed online, it is suitable for students from all over the world.

Please note: the live component of this class will take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time​ UTC+11.

So, is BakeSchool: Sponges for me?
  • Have you always wanted to bake your own golden, light sponge cakes at home?
  • Do you have more time on your hands at the moment and keen to learn a new skill?
  • Would you love to join Anneka live (virtually) in her own kitchen and receive direct feedback and advice from her?
  • Are you interested in meeting other like-minded people and sharing your love of baking?

If any of these sound like you, then this course is the one for you!


What will I get?
  • A virtual live baking demonstration (which will take place on Zoom and will be recorded) where you will learn and bake along with Anneka Manning through the process of making your sponge
  • Access to a closed Facebook group where you will be able to ask Anneka any questions that come up during the course, as well as personal and timely baking advice, guidance and inspiration
  • A chance to learn surrounded (virtually) by like-minded people
  • A thorough understanding of the sponge-baking process and how to apply what you’ve learnt to be able to troubleshoot in the future and ensure baking success
  • Invaluable printable information sheets and recipes
  • Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home

How will I get the most out of this course?

To get the most out of this course, you need to set aside the time to attend the live session with Anneka, read the support material supplied and practise your baking over the duration of the course. The live session will be recorded so it will be available to watch at any time if you are unable to attend. However, we do recommend baking along to get the most out of the course. 

We do understand that life sometimes gets in the way so the content and live session video recording will be available for 6 months after the completion of the course. However, access to Anneka via the Facebook group will only be available to students for the duration of the course.

Do I have to use Facebook to take part in the course?

An important part of this course is the closed Facebook group which allows you to share your experience, receive timely support and generally communicate with Anneka and the other students.

If you are not a Facebook user, or you’re apprehensive about joining the group, the course can still be completed without being a member however we do find that our students will get more from the course if they do participate. The more you get involved with the group and share your experiences, the more value it will add to your experience.