What we bake

I teach sweet and savoury recipes which I have tried, tested and simplified over the past 19 years. They are all very easy to follow and can be repeated in your own kitchen using widely available, affordable ingredients. I am very keen on using local, seasonal produce when possible. Supporting local businesses as well as caring about the environment have always been close to my heart and are becoming increasingly important to us all.

No sophisticated, expensive baking equipment is necessary; a mixing bowl, a spoon, a set of kitchen scales and a baking tray are usually enough!

Some of the recipes I teach include: classic chocolate chip cookies, shortbread,traditional gingerbread, sweet or savoury scones, jammy dodgers, cheese straws, pizza, sweet potato muffins, gluten-free chocolate cake, vegan or diary-free biscuits and many more. I constantly try out new recipes with my classes and enjoy the constructive feedback from my bakers!

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Baking Classes in London

I aim to create a warm and intimate atmosphere in my classes, where everyone feels welcome and encouraged to give everything a try. No previous baking experience is required; novices are welcome as well as those looking to expand their baking repertoire.

Please let me know if you have any food allergies, intolerances or dietary requirements. Many allergens can be avoided or substituted and my priority is to give you the best and safest experience.

I teach one-to-one or in small groups, in clients’ houses in London and in local community venues and cafes. For more details, please see below.

Baking Classes in London

Community Baking

Community baking classes are run at local community centres and charities in the Hampstead, Swiss Cottage and Camden area.

Baking for Wellbeing group for adults at Likewise in South Hampstead. Everyone is welcome and no baking experience is required. The group meets every Tuesday, 3.00-5.00 pm. We make delicious biscuits and cakes as well as some savoury treats and then share some with our fellow bakers over a cup of tea. £2.50 is charged per person to partly cover the cost of ingredients.

Please contact Likewise directly to find out more and to reserve your place. Booking and prior registration are essential. Follow this link to send them an email:community@likewise.org.uk. Discover more about Likewise and the wonderful work they do here: Likewise website

Baking with young people at The Dome Youth Club which is a part of Queens Crescent Community Association in Gospel Oak. Fun free baking class on Thursday, 5.30 - 7.30 pm in a small group of maximum 6 juniors aged 8-12 years. Contact the Dome directly via their website for more details and to reserve your place: Queens Crescent Community Association website

Previous community baking courses: Families 4 Peace and Ashford Place Community Centre.  


Kids' Baking Classes

Rise and Shine kids' baking classes and parties are all about learning basic baking techniques while having fun, switching off and creating space to enjoy the creative process. Finger-licking is allowed, if not strongly encouraged! I am hoping to resume my regular baking group (which had to close due to the pandemic) in spring 2024.

While working out the logistics with a new venue, I would be delighted to run a small private group or baking birthday party of up to ten children in your home. Your chefs-to-be can choose from sweet and savoury treats such as: shortbread biscuits, classic chocolate chip cookies, traditional gingerbread, pizza, cheese twists, vegan biscuits, jammy dodgers, coconut muffins, seeded breadsticks, sweet potato muffins, savoury scones and many more. All age groups from three years up are catered for.

Please send me an email for more details and the choice of delicious goodies I can make with your young bakers:

Prices start at £35 per child depending on the size of the group, what we make and the length of the class. Minimum booking is £200. Please note that these prices apply only to NW London postcodes such as: NW2, NW3, NW6, NW8 and part of NW10 and NW11. If you live in other parts of London, the cost of travel and extra time will be added.

I provide all baking ingredients, baking equipment, fully recyclable paper boxes for your child to take their baked goods home in and printed recipes. Aprons can be borrowed too.

Please email me for more details: hello@riseandshinebaking.co.uk


Private Baking Classes for Adults

Baking in the comfort of your own kitchen? Why not? As long as you have an oven I can teach a group for up to eight people at your house. These classes are educational as well as informal and fun. If you are looking for an idea for a birthday gift, hen do or just an excuse for a fun get-together, I am here to help!

Either choose from the options below or get in touch to let me know your requirements and I will design a bespoke baking class especially for you and your guests. All ingredients, baking equipment, aprons, recipes and paper boxes/bags are provided.

Prices vary depending on factors such as location, number of participants and type and size of your oven (which will determine cooking time).

Prices start from £40 per person, minimum booking £225. Please note that these prices apply only to NW London postcodes such as: NW2, NW3, NW6, NW8 and part of NW10 and NW11. If you live in other parts of London, the cost of travel and extra time will be added.

Check out below what we are baking this autumn and get in touch to discuss your requirements and find out more: hello@riseandshinebaking.co.uk

Check out what we bake


New Baking Classes in NW London

New fun cooking and baking classes both for adults and children in North West London to start in late 2024. Run by Jean and Agnieszka. Stay tuned.



My mum bought me a voucher with Rise and Shine baking for my birthday, and my friend and I had a brilliant time! Agnieszka was warm, so helpful and made the session super fun. She bought everything we needed to my house (including all the ingredients, utensils, three electric mixers and even tea towels!) and put in so much effort to make the day as great as possible. She was able to help me understand where I've gone wrong previously with my baking and I now have so much more confidence in my baking skills! Also, the cakes we made tasted unbelievable, and we ended up with 5 whole cakes to share between the two of us. Brilliant value for money, thank you so much Agnieszka for the best day :)

David von Dadelszen

Agnieszka ran a superb baking class for a group of children at my daughter's 10th birthday party. Turned up in plenty of time, super organised, kids loved her (and she kept them busy for nearly 3 hours), ended with delicious looking biscuits (which I haven't been allowed to sample yet). all presented in boxes the kids decorated themselves. All very thoroughly cleaned up afterwards. A great birthday party option, the feedback from all has been sensational. Thank you Agnieszka!


Going to Agnieszka’s baking classes was a very special time for me. It’s a regular time to switch off from chores and doing things to just be with my children. I loved it. I got a lot of support from being with kind people in a relaxed place. I was very lonely at times and just being with other grown-ups helped me so much. Playgroup and baking class helped me parent better by not being so alone and getting an emotional lift from the teachers running it, other parents and nannies. Very special class.

Lis Vasconcelos

Agnieszka was wonderful at my daughter's party! She brought all the ingredients, organized everything, they baked delicious chocolate chip cookies and she cleaned everything before leaving. She is nice and friendly with the kids and they loved their baking class! Totally recommend her!

Baking classes video

Bespoke baking classes in London for all levels focusing on the wellbeing benefits of baking as a group activity. Run in community venues as well as in clients' homes. Join Rise and Shine and share the love for simple home baking! :-)