Cupcake Decoration Workshop


My hen party was a Cupcake Decoration class with Leigh Koh-Peart of Craft Cakes.

Craft Cakes specializes in beautiful hand-crafted celebration cakes for weddings, birthdays and other events. They also organize fun and informal workshops for children and adults in their workshop space in Hampstead, which is where my party took place.

I discovered Leigh on Twitter, but it was only through Edible Experiences that we got in touch and eventually met. After hearing lots of great things about Leigh’s cakes and her teaching skills, I knew she would organize the perfect hen party for me!

The class lasted two and a half hours and we started by colouring the buttercream. Then we learned how to decorate the cupcakes using a piping bag and creating different shapes of buttercream. We all did a bit of testing and used different colours, so we could mix and match afterwards when we decorated the real cupcakes.

We learned how to use the fondant to create decorations such as flowers, hearts, butterflies and so on. And used sugar decorations and glitter to add a final touch!

Leigh had prepared the vanilla cupcakes in advance and gave us six each to play with. Afterwards she gave us a paper box to carry the cupcakes home (which made my fiancé very happy)!

My creations!

At the end of the workshop, it was time to party with a glass of bubbly, chocolate coated strawberries, tea and cupcakes, of course!

Thank you Leigh and Wen for helping me have the perfect afternoon with my girlfriends!

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  • Reply theFworld 07/09/2012 at 13:14

    Not a huge fan of cupcakes but I must admit decorating them is very fun! Such an original and unique hen do…much more memorable than getting trashed ;)

    • Reply mondomulia 07/09/2012 at 13:16

      Yep, getting trashed is not really my style! Do cakes not drugs, more likely! ;)

  • Reply Tin Roof Press 07/09/2012 at 13:49

    what lovely photos

  • Reply chasingtimemedia 08/09/2012 at 00:23

    This is so perfect!! I love the colors that you used. Beautiful photos and post :)

  • Reply mydearbakes 15/09/2012 at 06:00

    Your cake decorating works are so amazing! =)

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