Cupcake decorating – the Hours of Fun workshop in Croxteth

Hours of Fun have been out and about with the craft table visiting the community centres in the Croxteth area.

We headed to the Rhys Jones centre and got the children to make 2 cupcakes, one decorated with rolled out fondant cut to shapes using cutters, the other decorated with frosting as they learnt how to do an ice cream swirl.  Along with sprinkles, edible silver and gold balls and coloured icing they created some master pieces and all really enjoyed themselves.

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We also took the cupcake decorating kit to the GEMS centre in Croxteth.  We had a smaller group for this session and they were slightly older so they were given the challenge of making a flower, a teddy bear and using a piping bag.  We had a mixture of results!  They made 4 cupcakes in total, so for the last one I let them decorate the cupcake using anything from the table and combining any of the techniques they have learnt.

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Our final stop was at the Stonedale bus.  The kids got busy (along with some keen adults) decorating the cupcakes on the top deck of the bus.  They used lots of sprinkles and frosting and created some amazing cupcakes, with lots of taste testing along the way!

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Vintage afternoon tea hen do with a cupcake decorating session

 

I was asked by Victoria Rose Vintage Crockery if we could get involved with a vintage hen party, with a cupcake decorating workshop and cocktails in the tea pots – I jumped at the chance and got my friend Karen involved.

We worked with Vicky to plan and organise the day and arranged to pick all the crockery and food up and set up at the venue – a fantastic room at St Marys Church  in Wavertree.

We set up the vintage style tea party which looked amazing, as Vicky as some gorgeous crockery and table decorations.  The cupcake decorating workshop was also set up ready for the hen party to get creative decorating cupcakes, keeping in with the vintage theme.

The Hen party were a fantastic group and made some spectacular cupcakes, trying different techniques using moulds, piping bags, embossing tools and adding glitter, sparkle and much more.

We played some fun games, the bridesmaids did the classic Mr and Mrs quiz and they also played pass the parcel.  The afternoon tea table was full of delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes, cocktails, tea and juice.  After they had filled up on food and drink we got them up and into groups to make a wedding dress.  They made some amazing and very varied wedding dresses and was the perfect game to work off the afternoon tea ready for their evening of fun at an ABBA tribute night

We wish Liz all the best for her wedding and hope she had the best weekend ever!