In the kitchen with Georgia Green: The cake-maker to the stars
We take a look at the Cordon Bleu trained pâtissière and Instagram baking sensation Georgia Green.
Georgia Green is a new breed of pâtissière. No ordinary young British master baker and cake maker, Georgia has amassed over 75,000 followers on Instagram in just a year and attracted luxury brands like DKNY and Lancôme, as well as fans like Cara Delevigne, Suki Waterhouse and Lorraine Pascale.
Aged just 26, Georgia isn’t just making cake for the elite, she is in fact bringing cordon bleu down to earth, creating baking hacks for her social media followers, keeping it real with the best and most natural ingredients and giving a modern spin to traditional baking techniques.
Most recently, Georgia was chosen as one of a handful of businesses featured on Instagram’s official recent Christmas guide and is one of the leading UK tastemakers for Tastemade (3.5million followers).
Georgia, who grew up in North West London, was exceptionally bright at school. After achieved straight As in her A levels, she was invited to apply to Cambridge to study architecture, but decided instead to go travelling and study photography part time. She then did an art foundation in Leeds, followed by the London School Of Communication, where she left a year into her animation course as she found her creativity was stifled. During that time she discovered her passion, she walked into an open day at Le Cordon Bleu and her eyes simply lit up.
She said: “I knew animation wasn’t right for me, I realised that all I was interested in was food. I was already devouring everything to do with food and cookery, through TV shows such as Masterchef and Bake Off, being inspired by Heston Blumenthal, and consuming cookery magazines and books. It dawned on me that it was actually something I can do professionally. So at 21 I decided to leave animation and go to Le Cordon Bleu to train in patisserie and it was the start of the journey!”
Georgia made the spontaneous decision to quit university and immerse herself in a baking career. With her family’s encouragement, Georgia enrolled onto Le Cordon Bleu London’s patisserie course and honed her talents at North West London’s Black Truffle Deli, before launching her own business Georgia’s Cakes in December 2014.
It was a decision which quickly paid off. Well connected, stylish and charismatic, Georgia caught the eye of some of London’s influencers within the fashion and luxury lifestyle scene, and was ecstatic when DKNY approached her to create a cake based on a jacket from Cara Delevigne’s new range for the global brand. The supermodel was delighted, and the images of Georgia presenting the cake to a delighted Cara led to global exposure.
“It was incredible to be asked to create a cake for Cara, it was amazing to get such an opportunity so early on in my business and it’s been a whirlwind ever since,” she explained.
Georgia was subsequently asked to bake for Pop and Suki, the fashion brand created by models Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse. Her cake creations have also been requested by leading beauty brand Lancôme, as well as featured on Lorraine Pascale’s Instagram.
Baking is most undoubtedly cool again. With her sights firmly set on establishing herself as Britain’s leading lady of baking, Georgia is building an empire, one decadent Cupcake at a time.
She concluded: “I want to be the next face of modern British baking. I’m classically trained in patisserie, yet understand the home cook too so I bring that high-end quality back down to reality. Also, I am very aware of leading a healthy lifestyle. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of cake every now and then. Everything in moderation and good ingredients is key.”