Hackney Training Enterprise Associates  (HTEA)

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About HTEA


Hackney Training Enterprise Associates (HTEA) was created by me, Maxine Boyce. 


Through HTEA I wanted to create a platform to help young single women as well as stay at home parents unlock their entrepreneurial potential and gain a greater independence. My overall vision would cultivate with the participating women manifesting their own beloved and profitable business ventures. I would and since have achieved these results through leading training classes and empowerment seminars.


Myself being one of many with a rough beginning, wanted to lead by example and while it is poetic to think in retrospect, some unfortunate occurrences are blessings in disguise as during 2010, I desperately needed to sustain my income, keep my independence and a roof over my head. I realised baking and selling through my home business Maxine’s Cakes, was something I very much loved to do at home, and I could, with serious thought, planning and management, turn into a profitable business. 


I truly believe that if I can do it, anyone can.  I am here. I am still standing and I can wholeheartedly say that from my experiences thus far with following my passion, it is always better late than never at all.

Maxine's Cakes Click and Collect
Cake Decorating: Baby shower Cup Cake
Basic Cake Decorating Video
Rainbow Cake Video

What I Offer


Along with my associates HTEA provides affordable workshops / courses for the local community including:



1-2 -1 Master Classes in Baking and Cake Decorating

This workshop is designed to take your cake decorating creations or baking to a new level?


Wedding and stack Cakes

You will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to create beautiful stack cakes ideal for weddings and special occasions.


Developing Cake Decorating Enterprise Skills

Are you creative or enterprising? Would you like to set your own working hours, market a product? If the answer is yes!!!! Then this work shop is for you.


Cake Decorating Made Simple

Are you that individual who says “I can bake but have no idea of how to decorate a cake” 



I also run cake tasting events on a monthly basis and have Popup shops throughout London on a regular basis



Professional Diploma Sugar paste flowers, Gum paste, Royal Icing and Piping


City & Guilds Level 4 PTLLS - Comprising of:


  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships of lifelong learning

  • Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning

  • Using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning

  • Principles of assessment in lifelong learning


BTEC Business & Finance


Food Safety for caterers


Professional Memberships / Partnerships


  • Cake Masters Membership

  • AFFORD Business Club

Baking Made Easy - Video
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We are continuing to run all of our courses as arranged.  We have furthered stepped up all our strict Hygiene measures. We will measure the temperatures of all visitors and require everyone to wash their hands on entering the premises.  We also have hand gel and face masks for all attendees to use throughout the course.


Cake Decorating

Made Simple

11, 18, 25 November  & 2 December 2021






Baking & Cake Decorating Made Easy

Saturday  20, 27 November,

4 & 11 December  2021   

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