Every year I always like to make my work colleagues a special cake or cupcakes for their birthday (or when I fancy baking)! It is normally travel themed due to the area I work in.
This year was no different and I made a super funky coloured birthday cake that had a range of colours inside – blue, pink and cream colour. I then covered the it in the best butter icing I think I’ve ever made with my lovely kitchenaid.
I went on another cake pop course at The Classic Cupcake Company with my friend to make Cake Pops that we found on one of those voucher sites. I had made cake pops ages ago but they weren’t the best and now know how to make them properly! Cake pops are simply to make and can use left over cake with some buttercream. You roll them into balls and cover in chocolate or icing.
Me and a friend recently went on an Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes course, where we learnt the skills to decorate cupcakes. This course was hosted by The Wright Partners, out in Neutral Bay and we had a fantastic time! The teacher and the other people taking the course were lovely and learnt some useful tricks along the way. The course runs quite often so check out their site if you are interested.
I have put some of these skills to practice to make some aeroplane toppers which I will be putting up soon! We learnt how to shape the icing in different ways as well as getting to use different stamp cutters and it was great to work with a range of icing colours. Definitely the perfect cupcakes for an afternoon tea. I enjoyed making the bunny the most as it was simple to do but very effective.
I am looking at doing the ruffles course soon so pictures will follow…
Click through some of the cakes I’ve made made in the past – these have been for birthdays, work functions and just because! I have been on a few decorating course over the last couple of years and hope to put these skills to good use! I hope my cake making and decorating skills improve over time.
I like to go on courses to learn different skills like buttercream piping and working with fondant, which can be found in my blog.