Monday, 29 August 2011
We had another brilliant day at the Creative Cupcakes workshop on Sunday 28th August, with a full house and plenty of really beautiful tray of cupcakes prepared by the end of the day. I always say to all students at the start of the day - 'They look great - but you cannot eat them!!!!!' - to the amazement of everyone. Of course you can eat them - everything tastes good and is fully edible, but you will be so proud of your creations you will just want them to sit on some pretty plate or cupcake stand for everyone to admire but dare not eat. Everyone was quite adament that they would definitely be eating theirs and sharing them out with family and friends - but it was quite a different story by the end of the day. They were so proud of what they had created, not believing it possible from the show tray of cupcakes they viewed at the start of the day, that it was clear many were not going to get eaten - but for all the right reasons!!!
Above is a photo of Rachael, one of the students on the workshop, but please click the link below to see our Facebook pages with the full photo album from the workshop. Why not click to 'Like' us on our Facebook pages, to be kept up to date with all that is happening at The Creative Cake Academy. Our next Class is Vintage Cupcakes, to be held on Sunday 18th September - book early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
We still have 3 places left for the 'Creative Cupcakes' workshop to be held at Farncombe Estate Training Centre in Broadway, Worcestershire on Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th August. Please check out the previous post to see the fantastic venue and the wonderful cakes the students produced on the last workshop.
What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Sunday, why not come down to the Cotswolds for the weekend and enjoy the special rates for 4 star Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the beautiful Farncombe Estate, set in 300 acres of privately owned stunning grounds, just outside the very pretty Cotswold town of Broadway. Lots to see, lots of great shopping and a tray of 12 beautiful cupcakes to take home - what more could you ask for!!!!
Here is the link to make your booking. Any queries please e-mail me: email@example.com
Monday, 15 August 2011
Well I know people thought it could not be achieved, but all the students who attended the Creative Cupcake Class on the 14th August at the wonderful venue at Farncombe Estate, really did a great job - everyone went home with their beautifully decorated tray of 12 cupcakes, a complete 18 page pack of course and follow up notes, and hopefully well fed in the process. Probably a good thing as all of the students were very 'precious' about their creations, quite rightly so, as they really were stunning and managed to create the full set of the Lilac and Purple Creative Cupcakes box of 12. I wonder if any of them will get eaten, they all felt they were far too beautiful to touch. Take a look at their creations and photographs of the superb venue on our Facebook pages - see the link below.
The venue at Farncombe Estate was outstanding. Set in acres of countryside, the purpose built modern training venue gave us a beautiful room with views over rolling countryside, a purpose built kitchen attached, a seperate coffee lounge with lashings of hot drinks all day, biscuits and fresh cream scones, and a 3 course Sunday lunch!!!! There certainly was not any room left for any of the cupcakes. You can see from the image above the wonderful amount of space we had, with 3 different workstations in the room, the area for cupcake assemby and the flower making, another area for demonstrations, and a third workstation for completion of the buttercream piping.
The Creative Cake Academy use the Farncombe Estate as one of their training venues and we have a wide range of cupcake classes available for the rest of 2011 and 2012.
Here are the workshops currently available for the rest of this year (please note they are all Sunday classes so ideal for those with families and want a weekend workshop, or people not wanting to book a day off work to attend):
28th August - Creative Cupcakes: This course teaches the creation of the perfect cupcake from scratch, covering baking, buttercream, roses and swirls, embossing, sugar flower making, use of Sugarpaste, Florist Paste and Modelling Paste - a really great start to creating a stunning set of the 12 Lilac and Purple tray. This course is an absolute 'must' for learning how to create a beautiful tray of cupcakes right from scratch. This course is also repeated on:
2nd October and 20th November.
18th September - Vintage Cupcakes - this tray take Cupcakes to the next level, with detailed embossing, painting, raised stencilling, pearls, roses and other flowers, to create a very pretty set of cupcakes, very much in vogue at the moment. This course is also repeated on:
13th November - Flower Garden Cupcakes - this tray of cupcakes is so popular, it has turned up on many blogs and websites and is a hot favourite on Flickr. You really can create our tray of Flower Garden Cupcakes on the workshop - this is a very popular course, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
27th November - Creative Christmas Cupcakes - We will be designing a really special box of Christmas cupcakes for this workshop, traditional in colour but very modern in design - photographs to be posted in the near future. This course is repeated on:
4th December - Vintage Cupcakes for Christmas - Are you tired of the traditional Christmas Cupcake, do you want to make a set for Christmas in a true vintage style in pastel shaded with pearls, snowflakes and gorgeous bows? - then this is the class for you. Photographs to be posted in the near future.
So above is a summary of the Farncombe Estate workshops we have running for the rest of 2011 - we would love to see you there.
Links to Farncombe Estate to book a course:
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Links to our Facebook page to view the Students work and images of the Venue from the 14th August Creative Cupcakes workshop:
Hope to see you there x
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Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Our 'Creative Cupcakes' workshop on Sunday 14th August has been sold out - but we have decided to add 2 more places - so please move quickly if you wish to join us for the one day workshop creating the lovely Lilac and Purple set. You will create and take away the above tray of cupcakes. The day costs £90 and includes refreshments throughout the day and a 3 course Sunday lunch. All you need is to bring yourself and an apron. Click here to book: