So, a Baker, I am not... However, after being HOOKED on the latest season of #GBBO (weren't we all) I was really pleased to be invited to a cupcake decorating session at Hey Little Cupcake by The Hut group!
Hey Little Cupcake are based in Spinning fields in Manchester and organise super cute, cupcake decorating classes. The cakes are all baked in-house and include gluten free & vegan options. Not only can you buy their amazing goodies to take away, but you can also get involved in the icing and decorating too (the fun bit!)
As a complete novice, suddenly being handed a big bag of icing can be a bit daunting, but luckily Sean the Head Baker talked us through each step of the process and had some great tips on how to make our cakes look (and taste) great! Despite one minor incident with a a bag of custard and an unfortunately placed iPhone... The class went extremely well! :-S
Our first task was to roll up fondant icing to create the flowers for our cupcakes. It was amazing to see how some clever rolling and folding could easily create these floral decorations!
We then hand piped green icing onto the top of our cakes to create a grassy base. the flowers were then placed on top to complete our cupcake garden.
On display in the store were some of the beautiful pieces that you can buy from some of the brands available under The Hut group name. Gorgeous homeware, accessories and lighting... I came away with a funky Bucket Mug from IWOOT.
The second cake that we decorated was a salted caramel cake filled with custard and topped with chocolate icing. (Are you drooling yet?!)
Ta Daa! Here you can see the finished cakes! Worthy of a Star Baker right? Well.... funnily enough! We ran a mini competition to see who's cakes were the prettiest and mine won! Woohoo! I won the biggest, most tastiest piece of Rainbow cake (which of course I ate as soon as I got home!)
Hey Little Cupcake are currently organising Christmas themed decorating classes. So if you're planning on heading into town to visit the newly opened Christmas Markets, why not tie it into Afternoon Tea at Hey Little Cupcake too for the a fun, festive afternoon!