Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialist was founded in January 2006. Having started cake decorating at the age of 14, it was a bug that has never got old. Following various evening courses, by the time I was 18, I was employed by one of Hertfordshire's leading bakeries to make sugar flowers and wedding cakes. Having gained a wealth of experience, I went on to do a City & Guilds teacher training course, and taught for West Herts College for several years and also for the previous incarnation of Cornelli. The opportunity arose to take on the shop, and Cornelli was born. The rest is history! The tiny haven of cake decorating delights, is a firm favourite on Wendover High Street, and I am so happy to still be offering the personal service that you really can't get anywhere else!
I live in Stoke Mandeville with my daughter and run the shop in Wendover whilst doing the hands on cake making and personal one-to-one and small group lessons. I have also co founded Cake Party - a social cake event concept, with Tracey Mann (Tracey Mann Cakes - cake decorator, tutor and author).
I specialise in flower sugarcraft, modelling and royal icing techniques. It is my aim to inspire you to create and supply you with everything you could possibly need to make your ideas come to life.
I am delighted to be supported by my wonderful team in the shop of experienced "home" bakers and cake decorators. With years of expertise between them, along with a real passion for cake decoration and for customer service, they are all available to support, inspire and advise you in all your cake decorating needs.
I am also grateful to the rest of "the team" - all our fantastic customers who when in the shop, happily advise other customers with the tips and techniques they have picked up along the way and who readily provide beautiful photographs of their lovely creations to illustrate what can be achieved!
Owner and Creator
Keen Saturday Advisor
Cake Party Co Founder
What can I say about Debbie and her phenomenal workshops and demonstration evenings?! Debbie is an absolutely fantastic woman who is so generous in sharing her tips and tricks, and explains things so simply. I have learnt so much from her, all whilst throughly enjoying myself along the way. If cake decorators had groupies, I'd be one. Debbie has changed my cake-life!!
Brilliant private cake decorating lesson with Debbie. The 3 hours flew by and I loved every minute! Debbie gave me some amazing baking tips as well as fantastic cake decorating skills. I would highly recommend doing a lesson with Debbie. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to start practicing.
Myself and my mum had a great time at our private sugar paste cake decorating class with Debbie this evening. Debbie has a massive wealth of knowledge for all things cake related and was incredibly patient as we created a Hey Duggee cake for my daughters 1st birthday. I've learnt so much and feel confident now using the techniques she demoed, on my own cakes in the future. Thank you for a fun evening... we will be back for the buttercream class!
Cornelli is a "Come and Visit" shop, There is such a treasure trove of goodies that we encourage you to come and take a look for yourselves. Not only do we have a huge range of supplies and equipment, but we will offer excellent advice, ideas and even show you how to use the products before you buy on our in store demonstration table.
If we don't have quite what you need, you can pre order handmade sugar flowers, fondant models or personalised card cut cake toppers to your own specification.
As well as a comprehensively stocked shop, the inspiration levels are strong!! The store window is changed every few weeks, showcasing new products, moulds, cutters and clever little tricks and ideas which you are definitely encouraged to photograph, copy and try for yourself on your next cakey project. The Cornelli Window has become quite a feature on Wendover High Street, often dividing opinion, but always a much looked forward to talking point.
When you are planning a party, the cake is obviously the most important thing in our opinion, however we know there's more to it than that. Cornelli also provides a really useful tin and stand hire service, helium balloons, and decorations, as well as party tableware and packaging.
Don't forget the regular classes, catering for beginners and skilled students, covering many aspects of cake decorating techniques or you can book a private lesson, tailored to your interest.
We would love to keep you up to date with our news, courses and everything sugarcraft.