It wasn’t until 2010, when Keiron Murphy signed up for a part-time cake decorating course, that he fell in love with pâtisserie. As an arts graduate working in a monotonous retail job, Keiron wanted to bring some creativity back into his life. Instantly, he was hooked, and knew that this was what he wanted to do full-time.
‘I found out on the first day about a cake shop owner in Skipton, North Yorkshire who was looking for a new trainee so I applied,’ says Keiron. ‘I was hired a few weeks later, quit my job and began this new journey. It was a three-hour round trip but I couldn't wait to start.
‘Three years into the four year course I was asked if I wanted to become a part-time cake decorating tutor which came as a huge shock,’ he continues. ‘But I was incredibly honoured that the college felt I had the skills to teach, even before completing the course myself! Last year I set up my own small business from home – Keiron George Cake Design – specialising in luxury wedding and celebration cakes and I've spent the last eighteen months trying to make this a success.’