Mich Turner MBE is founder of Little Venice Cake Company and is often described as ‘Queen of Couture Cakes', thanks to her multi-award winning designs and A-list clientele. She has made over 10,000 cakes including those for Her Majesty The Queen, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Ozzy Osbourne, Cheryl Cole, Gordon Ramsay, David Beckham, and Simon Cowell. She originally trained as a Food Scientist and was Patisserie Buyer at Harvey Nichols, before founding her hugely successful Little Venice Cake Company in 1999.
Among her many awards and accolades, Mich was named Harper's Bazaar & CHANEL Entrepreneur of the Year 2006, and in 2009 Little Venice Cake Company was listed in the Walpole Luxury Brands of Tomorrow. In 2010 she was honoured with receiving an MBE for her services to the catering industry.
A successful writer and author, Mich contributes to various publications and has written five international and bestselling books; Fantastic Party Cakes, Couture Wedding Cakes, Spectacular Cakes (Gourmand World Cookbook Awards ‘Best Dessert Book' 2006), Mich Turner's Cake Masterclass: The Ultimate Guide to Cake Decorating Perfection, and Mich Turner's Cake School: Expert Tuition from the Master Cake Maker, published September 2014 in the UK by Jacqui Small, March 2015 in the USA by Rizzoli, and for Estonia and Brazil in 2015.
Mich is regularly on our TV screens, most recently as judge alongside Peter Sidwell in the hugely successful double series Britain's Best Bakery (2012-2014), which was among ITV's top 5 best performing daytime shows 2014 and nominated for a ‘Best Daytime' National TV Award. Other credits include The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning (ITV), The Ultimate Celebrity Wedding (Channel5), Sweet Baby James, Ready Steady Cook (BBC2), Market Kitchen, Bake! (Good Food), Heston Blumenthal's Feast, Kirstie's Homemade Home (C4), CNN, Reuters, and her own series for Sky – Couture Cakes with Mich Turner.
As an authority on the subject of cake baking and decoration, Mich Turner has created cakes for luxury and premium brands including Dr.Oetker, Allinson's, Baileys, Sandeman Port, Divine Chocolate, Silver Spoon, Wall's, Laurent Perrier, and retailers Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrisons, and Marks & Spencer. In 2015 she became an Artist of Excellence for fondant icing brand Satin Ice.
In 2011 Mich launched LVCC brand cake decorating tools and bakeware, now available across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and South Africa. In 2015 Mich Turner launched a franchise of her Little Venice Cake Company in Kuwait.
Mich Turner is an accomplished speaker on business and entrepreneurship, and is the annual presenter and special guest speaker at the Scottish Bakers Conference and Awards.
She has also presented talks for British Society of Baking, HSBC, Barclays Wealth, NSPCC, and Sainsbury’s Magazine. Consumer events include Cake International, The Cake and Bake Show, BBC Good Food Show, and The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair 2015 in Orlando FL.
A huge thank you for all of your extraordinary hard work last night! It was an absolutely amazing evening and we've received nothing but superb feedback both last night and this morning. Literally every person who left the RA couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the masterclass had been – I've never seen such excitement at the end of an event…! It was an absolutely superb and Herculean effort on your part and quite magical!
Thank you also for being such a joy to work with leading up to the event and for being so flexible over the various weird and wonderful themes! The whole experience was a total delight and I cannot thank you all enough!With very best wishes and thanks again!
It was a great event on Saturday! Thank you so much for all of your hard work at all three events. We have had some good feedback from clients and I can safely say everyone was suitably impressed!
When we found out that Mich Turner was writing her fifth book, Cake School, we just jumped at the chance to invite her to our flagship cookery school in London to host a one-day masterclass. From our first meeting with Mich right through to the execution of the day, absolutely everything Mich planned was pure perfection. Mich has the most incredible attention to detail, she is truly inspiring to watch work and listen to. Her approach with each individual customer on the day was completely tailored to their skill level and Mich offered such clear and thoughtful instructions to everyone ensuring they left the day levels above when they arrived. The highlight of the day was of course the 3 show-stopping cakes each guest created to take home with them. Her books were always a source of such inspiration for us at the school but after working with Mich they have now become our bibles.
Mich is the Bentley of cake makers.
Great cake chemistry.
Mich is the Master of Cake Perfection – Learn from the best!
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