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Our Cupcake Basics Class is a one day class where you will learn our secrets that will enable you to make and decorate perfect cupcakes. This class is for beginners. This is a baking AND a decorating class. You will learn as much as we are able to teach you in just one day and the 12 cupcakes you make from scratch will really impress your friends and family and may even start you on the road to setting up your own cupcake empire!
Moulds and Cutters:
We will start the day by teaching you how to make beautiful decorations using cutters and moulds. We will show you how to use colour to enhance the variety of cupcake toppers you will produce. These will include: flowers, hearts, stars cutters plus various moulds. All flowers and other cupcake decorations are made from sugarpaste or petal paste so are entirely edible. We will teach you how to colour the pastes, what you add to make them stronger and pliable. We will explain all about the colour wheel and how we can use just 3 primary colours to produce all the colours and tones of the rainbow. You will learn which colours compliment or harmonies each other and which to avoid! Understanding colour and colour schemes is critical when designing cupcakes to stand out of the crowd. You will have lots of cutters, moulds and other tools available to experiment with and Lynda will help you throughout so you can learn how to use them all.
Baking from Scratch:
Whilst your cake toppers are drying, you will then be shown how to make moist light vanilla cupcakes. Unlike lots of other courses, we will let you do all the baking yourself. We feel this is the only way you will learn and if anything should go wrong we will be able to advise.
Making and Piping Buttercream Icing: Whilst your cakes are cooking, the studio will fill with the gorgeous smell of fresh baking – so it’s time for lunch. While the cakes cool, you will then be taught how to make our special buttercream icing. We will teach you how to get the right consistency and YOU make the buttercream and pipe with it. We will show you varied result by using a variety of piping tubes During the piping demonstration, we will show you how to two tone and produce coloured edged pipe work, you will be let loose to try them all out. If time allows we will also show you how to flat ice and texture sugarpaste cupcake tops.
Once you have decorated your cakes with buttercream, it’s time to complete your cupcakes with the decorations you made this morning.Finally, once you have finished decorating all your cakes, you will be provided with a presentation box to transport your perfect and fresh cupcakes home with you.
Time: 10:00 – around 16:30pm. The class starts promptly at 10.00am. Everything is explained to you step by step so there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Date: Awaiting new date 2018
What you need to bring/equipment:
Everyone in the class will be provide with all materials and equipment including Andrew James hand mixers, plus tools, cutters, pastes, colours and lots more. You do not need to bring anything with you except an apron and a packed lunch. The classes are held in small groups so you get plenty of one on one attention.