Emergency Children’s Cupcake Decorating Party

Due to an accident which prevented a little friend of mine enjoying his planned birthday treat, he agreed to a less energetic and more sugar-fueled way to celebrate his birthday:

Well some of us had lots of fun this afternoon decorating cupcakes and making sugarcraft creatures, some real talents emerged. Watch out Debbie Brown!

We started off by decorating our boxes and included our names.

We moved on to icing and sprinkling. A Jubilee theme today, much care and creativity was applied.

The finished cupcakes. Some were iced with buttercream and others with discs of sugarpaste, we tried to keep the colour theme red, white and blue!

The final task was to make a sugarpaste bear once we had been fortified with pizza and icecream. The box of cupcakes and our bears made great take home treats.

I have been experimenting with workshops in cake decorating for a couple of months and had previously thought I would stick with teaching adults, however it was hugely enjoyable spending time with the children and they picked up the techniques very quickly. I’m trialing this again in a couple of weeks with slightly older girls (this one was a mixture of 7-year-old boys and girls) and will be attempting to teach them to make fondant roses, an excellent staple for decorating cupcakes and traditional celebration cakes alike. Food for thought…..

By the way ‘didn’t they do well!’

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Loafer
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 20:18:57

    Hope you saved one for me!?

    Reply

  2. John Rowe
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 22:51:34

    My kind of party!

    Reply

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