A SWEET shop in High Barnet hired a cake baker to the stars for its cupcake workshops.

Hopscotch Essential Treats, of High Street, Barnet, invited Janine Rose to teach 12 people how to design cupcakes during the classes at Barnet College.

Alice and Michael Kentish, who have run their traditional sweet, cake and sugarcraft shop for two years, decided to expand their business by offering something else to the community.

Mr Kentish said: “The feedback from everyone involved has been really positive and it's great to see everyone really enjoyed it.

“It is good to see people have genuinely come away, having learnt something from someone professional.”

Janine Rose boasts a list of celebrity customers including designing cakes for Jack and Kelly Osbourne's birthday celebrations, Rick Stein and the Selfridges department store.

Her cake designs have also featured in national newspapers and bridal magazine features.

The workshops attracted people of all ages and were so popular, the couple have organised more cupcake workshops on Wednesday, July 13 and sugarcraft workshops on Friday, July 15, which will teach wedding cake design.

For more information on the workshops, contact Hopscotch Essential Treats on 0208 8364 97777, or visit www.hopscotchsweets.co.uk