Sugarcraft & Cupcakes

Not my usual form of craft I must say, but when my friend mentioned about buying a cupcake class from Groupon I couldn’t say no – who could! An afternoon of sugary goodness and cupcakes to bring home! Lush!
I took the class with my friend at Sweet and Floral Sugarcraft School in Enfield.
First things first, we separated our fondant into different shaped balls, following a chart, for the things we were going to make.
Next we learn how to colour our fondant, not using the usual shop bought liquid colours (this makes the icing too watery and difficult to work with) but gel colours. We were taught how to add the colour and work it through. We then got on with colouring each of our balls of icing.

The first thing we started doing was the bow cupcake. When I looked at this I thought ‘eeeek’ how am I ever going to be able to do it, but I think you’ll agree it worked out pretty well! We were talked through everything step by step and although I felt too heavy handed, it worked out ok! And I thought the colours looked cute together too!

Next it was on to making roses, this is what I was scared about! Knowing that when it comes to delicate work I often feel very heavy handed I was concerned if I would be able to be delicate enough to do well. Well, I don’t know what happened, because how the hell did I produce two amazing looking roses. It must have been a total fluke!

And last but not least, we made doves, using little cutters.

Then we piped the buttercream onto two of the cakes, two different ways, and competed our cakes.

I honestly thought I would struggle more than I did, and was pleasantly surprised with the results!

Below is how my friends cupcakes turned out too!

It was a brilliant day and you totally need to check out Sweet and Floral Sugarcraft School for more information on different classes!

2 Comments

  1. JessiccaBee
    October 31, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    Wow…just wow!

    Have you tried to recreate them at home since? And more importantly, did they taste good?

  2. November 1, 2012 / 10:26 am

    I haven’t recreated them…yet!

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