Welcome to Heavenly Tiers

Bespoke cakes and classes by Joanna Jarvis in Midlothian, Scotland.

Welcome to Heavenly Tiers

Are you are looking for a unique cake design for your special occasion, wedding or event?

I aim to help brides, busy mums and professional event organisers create the perfect centre piece for their celebration that tastes as good as it looks. See our cake pages for inspiration.

Have you always wanted to learn how to create your own cakes, or take your skills to the next level but don’t know where to start?

I love to teach cake decorating skills to small group classes or 1:1 at my cake studio. I can also provide demonstrations or workshops to private groups. See our class pages for information.

About the designer: Joanna Jarvis

I am from Tonbridge in Kent and moved to the Scottish Borders after finishing University in 1997. I settled in Midlothian with my family in 2005, where I live with my husband Neil, our son Ryan and Tess the dog. My background is in community learning and development, specializing in youth work. When I am not making cakes, I love to be outdoors with family and friends. Enjoying a nice glass of red wine curled up with a book.

My cake journey

It all began when I volunteered to make my sisters wedding cake in 2007. I got the cake bug and attended Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft classes Level 1, 2 & 3 at Edinburgh College.

I continued classes at Midlothian Council and practiced my skills making many cakes for friends and family. Due to popularity, I launched Heavenly Tiers in 2010 on a part time basis.

In 2016, I took the decision to leave my role as Project Manager at a Youth Charity to focus on Heavenly Tiers. Successfully completed a Professional Diploma in Patisserie at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine. Relaunching in 2017, to provide cakes and confections.

In 2019, my husband and I converted our 1850’s former coach house and garage into a cake studio. I now specialise in creating bespoke luxury cakes for celebrations and weddings.


I have taught cake decoration classes as an adult education tutor for many years. In addition, delivered private demonstrations and classes, both for young people and adults.

Studio Based Classes:

I now offer small group classes from my studio and specialise in teaching beginners classes, novelty cakes and models.

Cake Minds (Edinburgh):

In April 2020, I became an accredited Cake Minds Teacher offering monthly modelling classes in a small group setting over a term of four classes. See our Cake Minds Page for information.


Member of the British Sugarcraft Guild and trainee BSG Demonstrator.

Affiliate business member of Pretty Witty Academy which has been invaluable for cake and business support.

Heavenly Tiers is registered and inspected by Midlothian Council and insured by British Sugar Craft Guild.

© Heavenly Tiers 2020. Created by Odd Panda Design.