Cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes – they seem to be everywhere I turn!!! I have always made and decorated cupcakes but I first came across cupcakes in large numbers when teaching in Australia last summer. Everywhere I visited seemed to have a cupcake shop just round the corner! On my return to the UK in September my publishers asked me to write another book – and yes, surprise surprise, it was to be on cupcakes! The book’s been a lot of fun, as there is so much you can do with the humble cupcake! There are already many books on the subject, but being me I am creating different and exciting designs, one of which I shared with my class last Friday, can you spot it?
Opinion is much divided on whether cupcakes should be decorated with sugarpaste or buttercream, so for Friday’s class I decided to show the students options with both mediums – as predicated some preferred the sugarpaste as it is very manageable but some also preferred the buttercream.
All the students completed three basic designs of cupcakes, two sugarpaste and one buttercream and then they experimented with the techniques they’d learnt to complete more. Some were new to cake decorating, so more experienced but all seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Here’s a sample of their work….
We have another cupcake class scheduled in April and will definately add more to our summer and Autumn programmes so if you’d like to join us click here for more information.