Cupcake Classes and Parties

May 18, 2011

Cup Cake Classes / Parties

I thoroughly relish the decorating of cup cakes and celebration cakes and spreading the enjoyment only makes it more worth while.The opportunity to hold Creative Cup Cake Classes / Parties is one I’m thankful for.The people who come to create cakes get so involved; it’s lovely to be a part of.

Some people come in confident and willing to experiment with decorations, others who don’t think they’re creative or are unsure of where to start, end up with beautiful cakes they feel proud of. It’s a chance to show a different side of you, many people unlock hidden creativity…

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People comment on how absorbing the decorating is, and the time flies as everyone concentrates so hard with each cake. It’s relaxing as you just concentrate on cake!

We cover a range of techniques depending on the length of the class from making butterflies, relief techniques, butter icing and run-ins. Everyone goes home with a ribbon tied box of their cake creations to share and enjoy.

The children’s parties that I do are enjoyed by the children and loved by the parents, they can never believe how totally involved the children get and how quiet they are!

This weekend I held two classes, both to entertain people on Hen Weekends. The first held in Bath was in a small intimate affair, with only 6 people. They opted for a longer class so made butterflies, animals and experimented with different icing techniques. They each made 12 cup cakes during the time. There was one bloke with them who initially seemed rather dubious, although he was a good cook. By the end of the session he was thoroughly won over, carefully having created 3 types of each, swearing he was going to continue baking at home. He was genuinely surprised at how much he had enjoyed it. It only made me laugh though as I know when I did the Love Food Festival in Bristol and cake decorated, the blokes got even more ‘into it’ then the women

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The second class was in ‘The Admirals’ house in Bath, a house that can be hired out. The setting was gorgeous in this huge, lovely Georgian house with the champagne flowing; it was always going to be a winner. The ladies were astonished at how 2 hours quickly passed, each making 6 cakes to box and extras to eat over the weekend. They made little ducks, piggy faces, batman and many more.

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What never ceases to amuse and amaze me is the variety of different cakes made all from the same initial input from me. We can all learn from each other and I pick up different ideas from other people that I can use in the future too.

All I can  say is get a group of friends or colleagues and have a go…



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