Cupcake decorating at Oakmere Community College

I first met Rachel from Oakmere Community College back in August at the Liverpool Loves Business network event and we got talking about the college and we agreed I would get in touch to see if there were any workshops I could offer the college as part of their enrichment studies.

I headed down to the college and met with Rachel and Andy and had a little tour around.  The college feels really welcoming and everyone I met was lovely, it gave me a fantastic feeling about the place and the work they do for their students and I was keen to get involved.

The first workshop was cupcake decorating and we set up in the canteen which was perfectally placed next to the kitchen.  The room and facilities were fantastic.

The course ran for the catering and hair and beauty groups, so this was something a little different to compliment and widen their studying experience.

The theme was Halloween and each student was shown how to make 4 different designs.

ghost cupcake witches hat cupcake Pumpkin cupcake Spiders web cupcake

They all got stuck in and created some fantastic cupcakes, helping each other out, asking questions and resisting eating any of them for as long as they possibly could!

Sadly I didnt get chance to take any photos, but head over to the college website and check out the pictures they took Oakmere Community College News


Easter egg fun making egg characters

Hours of Fun headed down to the Wirral Arts Centre in West Kirby last weekend to do an Easter craft workshop as part of their fantastic Easter egg hunt day.  Their theme was Easter and Alice in Wonderland.

The day started out with an Easter egg hunt which was enthusiastically embraced even through the rain.  The hunt finished up at the Arts Centre where there was face painting, food, tea and coffee, some fantastic stalls and the Hours of Fun craft table.

Alongside all of this was a performance of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party which was brilliant, with lots of thought to the props and script and the costumes were perfect.

The craft table was busy throughout the afternoon making Easter egg characters.  The children painted their polystyrene eggs then decorated them with pipe cleaners, feathers, pom poms, googly eyes and foam shapes to create fabulous characters they could then take home with them.

We had so much fun and everyone loved the eggs they made.  It was the first time Hours of Fun had run a drop in workshop using paint – this could have got very messy!  The mess was kept under control though, lots of wet wipes were used and everyone popped on an apron and rolled up their sleeves before they got crafting.

Thanks to everyone who came to the workshop and a big thank you to the Wirral Arts Centre for inviting me along.  The venue is beautiful and quirky and they run all sorts of events there.  Check out their website for more information.