Robert Haynes grew up on a farm in Lancashire learning to cook & bake from his mother. He trained as a Chef in the North of England and when he moved down to London in the late 90’s he specialized in hospitality and fine dining. Over time Robert developed a keen eye for food presentation, layout, and design
As a self-taught sugar artist Robert acknowledges the work of many other tutors worldwide, in his learning through their sugarcraft books, articles, and journals; he has further explored and cultivated his knowledge by focusing his attention on the detailed anatomy of flowers and foliage. His unwavering passion and meticulous nature flourished through practice and repetition.
In order to share his passion and desire to create sugar flowers and to teach others the skills, Robert established the Sugar Flower Studio in London, UK in 2006, he now regularly travels the world teaching Masterclasses, 1-2-1’s and demonstrating the art of sugar flowers.
He is an accredited demonstrator for the British Sugar Craft Guild and a member of the International Cake Exploration Society (ICES – USA) His work can be seen featured in various magazines and publications around the globe and through numerous online tutorials.
He also worked very closely with a design team developing 3 sets of stunningly beautiful bespoke handmade in Yorkshire UK paintbrush sets. These were launched in 2019. The paintbrushes were perfectly designed for use on delicate sugar flower pieces of art, and are an utter joy to use.
He is currently working on his first book and adding to his range of distinctive veiners and cutters which are sold under his Sugar Flower Studio brand.
Robert has been designing a range of handmade, brushed steel tools which will be launched in the spring of 2020.
He was recently given the title of an Artist of excellence, after being invited to judge and represent the International team for the FIPGC.